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Fizik Antares Adaptive Reshapes Saddle that Started Fizik’s 3D-Printed Padding Boom

Fizik Antares Adaptive 3D-printed road bike racing saddles revamped
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Fizik call their new Antares Adaptive the latest expansion of their 3D-printed saddle offering. But it’s a bit more than that, as the pro-tour-proven Antares is the saddle that sparked their focus on 3D-printed saddles. And it was the Antares Versus Evo that went head-to-head with Specialized’s Power Mirror saddles for a couple of years until other saddle makers caught up.

Now, that core Fizik road racing saddle gets another update…

Fizik Antares Adaptive R1 & R3 3D-printed saddles

Fizik Antares Adaptive 3D-printed road bike racing saddles revamped, side
(Photos/Fizik)

Designed for riders seeking a performance saddle that doesn’t sacrifice comfort, the iconic Antares has appeared in nearly every Grand Tour of the last two decades. It is a proven winner and saddle of choice for the likes of Team Visma | Lease a Bike and Movistar Team.

Way back in 2019, Fizik debuted their first 3D-printed saddle padding, with the Antares Versus Evo 00 Adaptive. That saddle features a full-length pressure relief channel and padding split down the middle in two halves. It’s also still in the line-up for those who prefer that shape, even available in the same R1 & R3 specs as this new Antares.

But after the smooth-top Antares was reshaped last year, it seems like it was time for a new Fizik Antares Adaptive, too..

What’s new?

Fizik Antares Adaptive 3D-printed road bike racing saddles revamped, top

The new Antares Adaptive gets the same reshaping refinement that revamped the traditionally padded Antares last spring. Lighter weight, a wider pressure relief cutout, and a slightly wider nose. Now with the custom ‘zonal cushioning‘ that only 3D-printing can really deliver.

Fizik Antares Adaptive 3D-printed road bike racing saddles revamped, bottom

Now, the new shape gets the Adaptive 3D-printing tech – created with Digital Light Synthesis stereolithography printing on Carbon Inc machines. The resulting open honeycomb structure allows Fizik to provide different levels of support in each zone of the saddle. This new Antares Adaptive design also shares a similar look to the Argo Adaptive.

Tech Specs

Fizik Antares Adaptive 3D-printed road bike racing saddles revamped, R1 carbon or R3 kium rails
  • Length: 267mm
  • Width: 140mm or 150mm
  • Height at 75mm width: 50 mm
  • Length from nose to 75mm width: 147mm 
  • Shell: carbon fiber-reinforced nylon
  • Rails: 7x9mm oval carbon for R1; 7mm Kium hollow ti alloy for R3
  • Weight: 180g (R1 140mm), 186g (R1 150mm), 220g (R3 140mm), 225g (R3 150mm)

Fizik Antares Adaptive – Pricing, options & availability

Fizik Antares Adaptive 3D-printed road bike racing saddles revamped, R1 or R3

The newly reshaped & 3D-printed Fizik Antares 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€. And the slightly heavier R3 Adaptive saddles that swap in hollow Kium rails sell for $260 / 260€. That’s effectively the same price as the same spec level Antares Versus Adaptive saddles.

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

Fizik.com

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Billyshoo
Billyshoo
27 days ago

Wow, that $300 price is actually not insane.

FritzP
FritzP
27 days ago
Reply to  Billyshoo

Yup! Good bit less than the Specialized SWorks and Pro offerings.

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