Think of the Fizik Antares saddle as occupying the middle ground between Fizik's other "A's" -- the Aliante and the Arione. How? The Antares' length is almost halfway between them, and it shares the same width of the Aliante. It is flat like the Arione. But it takes its own direction in two critical areas: First is its nose width at 45mm. Most saddles are barely 40mm wide at the nose, giving the Antares added comfort if you're in the drops, or if you typically ride with a significant saddle-to-bar drop.The other difference is its padding. It has 10mm of padding at the nose (the typical Fizik saddle only has 3mm) and employs a new low-profile padding that keeps the Antares light and looking sleek, even though its padding gives it more cush than the other A's.Another element that adds to the cush, the comfort, the give, of the saddle is the carbon-reinforced nylon shell. The shell flexes gently across the entire span between the front and back ends where the rails meet the shell rather than being stiff in some places and forgiving in other.The K:ium (pronounced "Koom," rhymes with zoom) rails is an evolutionary step forward from titanium rails. They're 8% lighter, have greater strength to weight ratio, and damp more vibration. The damping is thanks to the Silicium. The shiny look is thanks to the chrome content. The chrome increases corrosion resistance, which helps with overall durability.The length of the Antares is 274mm. The width is 142mm at the widest. The saddle possesses Fizik's Integrated Clip System (ICS), a means by which to attach a Fizik light or saddle bag directly to the saddle without the need for straps. The cover is White Microtex with Black thigh glides and Silver Fizik logos on the thigh glides. The weight of the Antares K:ium saddle is 175g.
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