Fizik Antares R1 Carbon Rail Road Saddle
Fizik Antares R1 Carbon Rail Road Saddle
Fizik originates from the phonetic spelling of 'physique' and the focus of the brand is produce the best product to connect the rider and the bike. The range includes saddles, shoes, bartape and bibtights. Their products are used by riders all across the world from the pro peloton to someone enjoying the pleasure of their first rides.
- Shell: Carbon Thermoplastic Composite with Wing Flex™ for freedom of thigh movement
- Rail: Carbon Braided 7x10mm
- Cover: Black Microtex
- Thigh Glides: Black Microtex
- Integrated Clip System: Yes
- Length: 274mm
- Width: 142mm standard / 152mm large
- Weight: 160g standard / 165g large
- Animal: Chameleon
Antares / Chameleon - a slight curve towards the rear of the saddle, slightly wider than the arione. Provides some pelvic rotation support whilst still allowing some movement of the rider on the saddle.
Mr SharpPleased with service from Merlin. Product good too. Comfortable ride
Mr RoyVery light and confortable
BrianVery light and comfortable saddle. Ticks all the boxes. Splashed out on R1 model for carbon steed with no regrets. Will buy Antares again! Note: Beware the R1 has oval rails which might not fit all seatposts (e.g my Ritchey post needed a new clamp kit).
Mr LustriaStiff, Lightweight yet Comfortable, perfect for racing and training. Bargain from Merlin
RobinNot the cheapest option but the quality and the fit of this saddle are second to none. It is awesome even for long indoor trainer sessions which normally will make my seat bones completely numb.
Dr NicolleQuite possibly the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden on - and one of the lightest out there for sure; I have an R7 Antares on my other bike and this is a step up.
chris SuperX/GanRSUsing the Fizik own 'spine concept' for new saddles their recommendation was for the Antares in a large size. Ordered both the 'solid' & the 'versus evo' variants intending to compare & return the least preferred. Fitted to the bike & went for an 80k ride, first 50k saddle felt more comfortable than the original stock saddle, however the latter stages it felt hard & unforgiving & not as comfortable as the first few k's. The saddle is wonderfully well made, feels good quality, the R1 was in the sale & only few £ more than the R3, so why not? Really compliments my black bike & looks a thing of beauty. Kept this variant for my summer road bike.
Mr KulikovVery fast shipping, excellent product, very high quality!!!
SpencerGreat saddle great price! Luckily this saddle worked out perfect for me. Just be aware of its 7x9 rails and compatibility with seatposts
joelAs expected, Antares suites my ride. On my first ride with Antares R1, I feel comfort even after 40km of ride. Comfort that I did not feel on my previous saddle.
MasoudVery comfortable for riders with medium flexibility. Saddle length is a bit shorter than Arion model but overall, very good saddle. Also looks nice
Shaheed, Cape Town, RSA.The new material on thigh area of saddle is better than previous R1. Very comfortable from onset especially on longer rides over 100km. Light and very well manufactured. Highly recommended if you are looking for a wider 155mm saddle.
KrisSuperb saddle, and ultra comfortable, just completed the second sportive in 2 weeks on it and I'm so glad I bought it, I'm also super glad I bought it from Merlin as the price was lower than used ones on Ebay... and it came quickly. Thanks guys!
Mr BenjaminI was seriously looking to find and purchase a quality saddle, after buying my Bianchi bike one year ago. The prices and quality here in South Africa is not great. I took a leap in faith with This Fizik Antares R1. I've had 3 rides and the feel, the look and reality of such quality makes me believe that I will be enjoying many more miles of enjoyment and riding, even during longer rides. I would stick my hand up as volunteer to be a Fizik ambassador. I highly and geniunely recommend this product. I will be looking to Fizik for future quality components.