In every critical respect the k:ium-railed version of the Aliante is identical to its braided carbon brother: It's built with Fizik's patented Twin Flex shell. The exterior shell is a 35g multidirectional carbon fiber shell that surrounds a 15g bi-directional carbon and Kevlar weave interior "hammock". The entire story of the Aliante is this carbon shell: It simultaneously provides comfort and support. Like the carbon version, it has to be ridden to be believed. It offers a supreme balance of comfort and lightness.Due to skyrocketing materials costs, the Aliante is no longer made with Titanium rails. In place of Ti is a new rail material Fizik calls k:ium. According to Fizik, k:ium offers an 8% weight reduction in comparison to Ti rails, and thanks to its use of Silicium and Chrome, it has better vibration-absorption qualities and more corrosion resistance. The Aliante is available in a wide variety of color options, and it's 100% compatible with Fizik's ICS taillights and saddle bags. They literally snap into the rear of the saddle -- say farewell to velcro straps and awkward clamps! 265 x 142mm.
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