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How is the Fizik Aliante?(6 posts)

How is the Fizik Aliante?Ambishawn
Mar 4, 2003 10:57 PM
I'm considering a Fizik Aliante saddle for My New Bike I'm building up. I plan on the titanuim model. I currently use a Brooks Swift which has been a great saddle on My MTN bike, considering going with the Brooks again but like the idea of saving over 100 grams and taking a chance on a seat that seems to have great reviews regaurding comfort on this site. I always wear good bib shorts so I'm covered there.
Thanks in advance.
Very expensive and very comfyMcAndrus
Mar 5, 2003 7:02 AM
I read a review that called it the S Class of saddles (a reference to Mercedes cars, I believe but I'm not a car buff).

I have one on my training bike which gets the long miles. It's super comfy for me. I wish I could afford another for the racing bike.
Fizik Aliantealibaba93
Mar 5, 2003 7:35 PM
I received an Aliante for Christmas. Black with Carbon rails. Beautiful, light and also extremely comfortable. I rode it for a week and took it off. I felt that the carbon shell was too flexible and didn't provide enough support, resulting in a bit too much motion in my hips. This may be due to my size (210lbs). I rode the one with carbon rails, don't know if ti rail version any different. Also, I had mounted it on a Synchros carbon seat post. Certain posts may not fit well with these rails as the carbon rails with reinforcement sleeves may be a hair thicker than normal alloy rails.
re: How is the Fizik Aliante?Roger H
Mar 5, 2003 8:44 PM
I added one to my DeRosa Planet and it made a considerable difference in the ride- for the better. My LBS salesperson said it rides "like a sofa". I don't know if I'd go that far, but it's definitely more comfy than my San Marco Era Pro. I do wonder why I have never heard of a Pro racer that uses one.
I like the AlianteCoot72
Mar 6, 2003 9:09 AM
I just started using one a month ago. I was leary of spending so much on a saddle, but I've been looking for a nice saddle to match my bum for a while. It's comfy because of the design of the padding and use of carbon. I really noticed a difference on chip-sealed roads. It just takes the sting out of the bumps. Amazing! The width is moderate. I sit toward the back where the "wings" can support my sit bones. There is one area where I can sit. On 4+ hour rides so far, no numbness and my butt's happy.

Good luck! try finding the ones with Ti rails to save a few bucks.

CambriaBike has the ti rail for lessc722061
Mar 6, 2003 11:32 AM