The Aliante is 1 of fi'zi:k's 3 Spine Concept Mens Road Saddle shapes. Of these 3, the Aliante shape is the widest and most longitudinally waved.
The Aliante R3's carbon braided rail reduces weight and increases saddle stiffness, making it a lighter and stiffer alternative to the R3 K:ium, R5 K:ium and Gamma models, whilst not compromising comfort.
Fi'zi:k launched the first Aliante in 1999. During the intervening fifteen years it has become one of the most loved and favoured saddles in the world, by both pros and enthusiasts alike.
Aliante R3 Braided is for The Bull: Rigid Spine.
If you have a relatively low degree of spinal flexibility (more than 90 degrees between your straight legs and back when bending over as far as you can, keeping your legs straight a shoulders' width apart), you are a Bull. Your degree of Spinal flexibility will top out quite quickly when attempting to adopt the performance position. For this reason you will rotate you pelvis fully.
You will benefit from the increased curvature (support) of the Aliante shape.
Shell: Composite Glass with co-injected nylon Twin Flex 'sweet spot' at the centre
Rail: Carbon Braided 7x9mm
Scuff guards on either side towards rear of saddle
Integrated Clip System: Yes
Test Saddle Program available in store
‘Fizik Spine Concept’ is a great guideline for the right saddle choice. It realises that cyclists have varying degrees of flexibility and human flexibility affects riding behaviour in a performance position. So that you can buy with confidence, we offer a Fizik demo programme so that you can try before you buy, subject to a £50 security deposit for one week.