The brand new Fizik Vento Antares saddle vary has a revised design with a decrease profile than the older mannequin Antares saddle which it replaces and which we rated among the many finest street bike saddles.
Fizik says that the up to date saddle is designed to permit the rider to shift their weight round extra simply and undertake a wider vary of positions.
In addition to its decrease profile, the brand new Vento Antares saddle design has been given a wider nostril and incorporates a central cut-out. Collectively, Fizik says that these adjustments assist keep away from stress hotspots, assist you to shift your weight round on the saddle extra simply and provide help to to keep up a tucked aero place.
The Antares is a well-liked saddle mannequin with the professionals, utilized by lots of Jumbo-Visma‘s staff amongst others, that’s not as aggressive because the Vento Arione. Fizik recommends it for street racing, cyclocross and XC MTB use.
The brand new saddle is accessible throughout the total vary of spec ranges from the highest 00, by to the R1, R3 and R5.
Fizik Vento Antares 00
Top quality is the Vento Antares 00. It has 7mm x 9mm oval carbon rails and a carbon shell with injected EVA padding. It’s obtainable in two widths, 140mm and 150mm, each of that are 270mm lengthy. Fizik claims a weight of 118g for the 140mm width saddle and 124g for the 150mm width.
Value for the Vento Antares 00 is £259.99 / $299.99 / €299.00
Fizik Vento Antares R1
Transfer on to the Antares R1 and the carbon shell is changed by carbon-reinforced nylon, though the carbon rails of the 00 are retained. Fizik makes use of double density foam padding, with softer foam on the nostril than underneath the seat, whereas the perimeters of the shell are designed to flex as you pedal.
Once more, there are 140mm and 150mm width choices, with the 140mm saddle weighing 161g and the 150mm 166g.
Value for the Antares R1 is £179.99 / $224.99 / €199.00
Fizik Vento Antares R3
Transferring down the vary, the Antares R3 has the identical carbon-reinforced nylon shell and double density foam padding because the R1, however swaps the carbon rails for Fizik’s proprietary Kium rails. Claimed weight for the 140mm width is 195g and for the 150mm saddle 202g.
Value for the Antares R3 is £144.99 / $149.99 / €149.00
Fizik Vento Antares R5
The entry-level Antares R5 retains the principle options of the upper spec saddles, however sits on alloy rails. This makes for a small improve in weight to 210g for the 140mm width and 217g for the 150mm width saddle.
Value for the Antares R5 is £104.99 / $129.99 / €109.00