VS models are for riders who want a fi'zi:k saddle with a relief zone. This is a solid-base saddle with an ergonomic channel spanning the length of the saddle. The saddle features a 5mm-deep central relief channel.
Solid base ensures saddle's structural integrity is unaffected.
No reduction in saddle's surface area, therefore no subsequent increase in pressure.
Relief channel spans the length of the saddle, allowing the rider freedom to move along it.
Edge of relief channel is a gradual change in the foam mould leaving no sharp edges that might cause pressure points.
Antares VS is for The Chameleon: Medium Spine.
If you have an intermediate degree of spinal flexibility (approximately 90 degrees between your straight legs and your back when bending over as far as you can, keeping your legs straight a shoulders' width apart), you are a chameleon. Your degree of spinal flexibility helps you so far, before you need to rotate your pelvis slightly to achieve fully the performance position.
Provided this saddle's width isn't too narrow for them, some women may find this model comfortable due to the presence of the relief channel. The Aliante VS Braided's carbon braided rail reduces weight and increases saddle stiffness.
Shell: Nylon Carbon Reinforced
Cover: Black Microtex
Thigh glides: Glossy Black Microtex
Padding: Low density with relief channel
Integrated Clip System: Yes
AbrahamHighly satisfied, very comfortable saddle will recommend it to everyone!
DanielNice saddle! I started cycling again after a 12 year lay-off, and transitioned thru several saddles to the Aliante, which is an excellent saddle for a more upright riding position. As my weight came down and conditioning and ride times went up, I felt it was time to progress to a more aero position, and the Antares VS fits me well and is very comfortable. The Fizik quality is excellent!
BoscoWent from Aliante to Antares. Feels comfortable but only the 1st ride. The VS has a cut-out channel to relieve pressure which some people need and some don't. Overall, its a great price for a Fizik saddle.
AJBGreat saddle for the price; The relief channel works great on rides longer than 100KMs
OrganMy old Fizik Antares VS was a few years old, so time for a change. This saddle seems to suit me where it really matters! Since putting on new saddle have done a few long rides, one was 207km with no discomfort. So usual Fizik quality. Delivery and price from Merlin was very good, price was the lowest I have seen anywhere. Very happy customer. thanks.
Mr ErmisGood quality product combined with Merlin's good price and fast delivery. However I didn't find the saddle comfortable and i'm going back to my Romin saddle. It may be good for other people as said in other comments.
Mr CowdenExcellent saddle at a realistic price. Fizik's system relating to flexibilty really seems to work - backpain eliminated!