Just over a year ago Fizik reshaped their pressure relief saddle lineup with Versus Evo iterations of their core Arione, Antares & Aliante road saddles. While offering extra comfort,  some riders wanted lighter weight & less flex. So Fizik has adapted the deep cutout Versus Evo concept onto their premium lightweight, hi-mod carbon 00 level saddles too…

Fizik Versus Evo 00 premium pressure relief carbon road saddles

Fizik Versus Evo 00 premium pressure relief carbon road saddlesUsing its prominent central cutout, a new split flexing shell design, and a flexible area where your thighs move up and down, the Versus Evo saddles were already available at either a 210€ R1 level with carbon rails or the 160€ R3 level with K:ium alloy rails, but both shared the same basic nylon shell with carbon fibers injection molded in for reinforcement.

Fizik Versus Evo 00 premium pressure relief carbon road saddles

In the new 00-level saddle range, you get the same pressure relief benefits due to the deep cutout, but now it is on top of the high modulus carbon shell and Fizik’s one-piece Möbius Loop carbon rails. The result is maximum stiffness, no unwanted flex, lighter weight, and of course a bigger pricetag.

Fizik Versus Evo 00 light carbon pressure relief saddles – Details

Fizik Versus Evo 00 premium pressure relief carbon road saddles

The Arione, Antares & Aliante are each available now in the Versus Evo 00 level spec for the same price of 350€. All of the Versus Evo 00 saddles use a two-piece vacuum molded-on Microtex synthetic cover on top of thin, firm foam padding. And each is also available in two widths – Regular and the wider Large.

Fizik Arione 00 Versus Evo ‘Made for Snakes’ road saddle

Fizik Versus Evo 00 premium pressure relief carbon road saddles

The flat profile Arione 00 Versus Evo is 299mm long and 130mm wide for Regular, 140mm wide for Large.

Fizik Versus Evo 00 premium pressure relief carbon road saddles

It weighs 166g & 169g respectively, down about 20g from the R1 version.

Fizik Antares 00 Versus Evo ‘Made for Chameleons’ road saddle

Fizik Versus Evo 00 premium pressure relief carbon road saddles

The slightly waved profile Antares 00 Versus Evo is 275mm long and 139mm wide for Regular, 146mm wide for Large.

Fizik Versus Evo 00 premium pressure relief carbon road saddles

It weighs 153g & 159g respectively, down about 25g from its R1 version.

Fizik Aliante 00 Versus Evo ‘Made for Bulls’ road saddle

Fizik Versus Evo 00 premium pressure relief carbon road saddles

The wavy profile Aliante 00 Versus Evo is 280mm long and 136mm wide for Regular, 149mm wide for Large.

Fizik Versus Evo 00 premium pressure relief carbon road saddles

It weighs 163g & 166g respectively, down about 25g from the R1 version.

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9 COMMENTS

    • FWIW I have an arione R1 versus and it’s the most comfortable saddle I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a lot of saddles). Saddles are entirely personal, you just have to find the one you like. I’ve ridden an Aliante also, and it is the most uncomfortable saddle I’ve ever ridden.

  1. So more money and same weight as most s-works saddles, but with ZERO science behind it. Just putting a channel in a poorly designed saddle does nothing. I bet that hard plastic bit that protrudes from the nose feels great too…

    • I had 5 minute tests a friend’s Antares R1 Versus EVO.
      Having experience with older Fizik saddle, Versus EVO is entirely different.
      While other Fizik saddle have stiff shell. The R1 Versus EVO’s shell flex and sag a lot more. Quite near the level of Brook saddle to be honest.

      I see it as another option for people who want extra flexy saddle.

  2. Shortest one is still 275mm…
    Seems like FIzik do not want to follow short saddle train after Specialized Power, Prologo Dimension, Selle Italia SP-01 Boost, Shimano Pro Stealth saddle, etc.

  3. Fizik could cut more weight by removing a triangle of material in the back between the two padded sections and trimming the shell more flush. Especially how it is accentuated on the Arione that does nothing except discourage its use on MTBs.

  4. Designed on napkins at happy hour. Lots of engineering in the construction, but no true experiments and analysis placed on the actual shape. Their whole “bull” “chameleon” “snake” thing is just that – bull.

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