Fizik Arione R1 Open saddle
If Fizik’s exhaustive range of saddle designs is enough to make you dizzy, you may want to take a seat because the Italian brand has introduced a whole new sub-division to its popular Arione, Antares and Aliante models. The new Open range retains each model’s overall shape but includes a central cutout in the name of perineal pressure relief. It hasn’t just been a case of slicing up the old designs with a hacksaw, however. Fizik says the cutout has been researched to give the best balance of pressure relief without affecting hull rigidity – an issue it claims plagues many cutout-based saddles.