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Fizik Aliante Adaptive Brings 3D-Printed Padding Comfort to Classic Curved Saddle

Fizik Aliante Adaptive 3D-printed carbon-reinforced endurance road bike saddle at Fizik HQ
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The latest to join their 3D-printed lineup, the new Fizik Aliante Adaptive is a curved-top or ‘waved profile’ saddle optimized for endurance cyclists who prefer a planted position on the bike over long distances. It features a wider tail at the back that gradually sloped down to the nose, and longer overall lengths. Fizik calls it a design made for improved stability and more even weight distribution for the longest dropbar rides.

Fizik Tempo Aliante Adaptive 3D-printed endurance saddle

Fizik Aliante Adaptive 3D-printed carbon-reinforced endurance road bike saddle, side profile

The Aliante has long been a favorite of road riders cranking out the miles, and ultra-distance racers, and even gravel & bikepacking riders who sit and spin in the same position, hour-after-hour. Really, for a saddle where riders don’t move around much, it seems like the perfect one to benefit from the Adaptive tech.

Fizik Aliante Adaptive 3D-printed carbon-reinforced endurance road bike saddle, R3 top
(Photos/Cory Benson)

Now with the custom ‘zonal cushioning‘ that only 3D-printing can really deliver, the Fizik Aliante Adaptive can provide increased support stiffness under the sit bones. And at the same time offers softer cushioning in the nose and throughout the rest of the saddle, for more even weight distribution and improved comfort.

What’s new?

Fizik Aliante Adaptive 3D-printed carbon-reinforced endurance road bike saddle, R3 angled side

This new Aliante Adaptive is said to feature a flatter surface overall for even better spread of pressure when seated.

Fizik Aliante Adaptive 3D-printed carbon-reinforced endurance road bike saddle, R3 underside detail

It uses the same style of carbon fiber-reinforced nylon base as the other Adaptive R1 & R3 saddles, with a narrow pressure relief cutout that you only really see from underneath the saddle.

Fizik Aliante Adaptive 3D-printed carbon-reinforced endurance road bike saddle, R3 zonal cushioning detail

Other than that, it’s the big shift to the open hexagon-shaped Adaptive 3D-printed padding for the classic curved saddle shape. Created with Digital Light Synthesis stereolithography printing on Carbon Inc machines, the honeycomb structure allows for varied levels of support in each zone of the saddle.

Tech Specs

Fizik Aliante Adaptive 3D-printed carbon-reinforced endurance road bike saddle, R1 carbon rail underside
  • Length: 275mm
  • Width: 145mm or 150mm
  • Height at 75mm width: 46mm
  • Length from nose to 75mm width: 137mm 
  • Shell: carbon fiber-reinforced nylon
  • Rails: 7x9mm oval carbon for R1; 7mm Kium hollow ti alloy for R3
  • Weight: 196g (R1 145mm), 201g (R1 150mm), 235g (R3 145mm), 240g (R3 150mm)

Fizik Aliante Adaptive – Pricing, options & availability

Fizik Aliante Adaptive 3D-printed carbon-reinforced endurance road bike saddle, R1 carbon rail & R3 titanium
Fizik Aliante Adaptive R1 carbon rail (left) & R3 kium ri rail (right)

The newly 3D-printed Fizik Aliante Adaptive saddle is available now in two widths and two spec levels. The R1 Adaptive saddles with carbon reinforced shells and oval carbon rails sell for $300 / 300€, with black on black graphics. And the slightly heavier R3 Adaptive saddles that swap in hollow Kium rails sell for $260 / 260€, with white logos. That’s the same pricing for the other same spec level Fizik Adaptive saddles.

Get them now direct from Fizik online, or through your local bike shop.

Fizik.com

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bikefitter
bikefitter
1 month ago

Due to the relatively low “wave profile” this saddle offers a considerable amount of fore-aft movement for riders, especially when compared to the Form Throne and SMP designs which absolutely lock the pelvis into one (hopefully optimized) position. If you like a forward rotation (anterior) for your pelvis and good glute engagement, this is the saddle for you.

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