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New Fizik Aliante - Even Lighter and Enhanced Comfort for the Power Rider
REVIEW DATE: 13 Mar, 2015
The classic shape benefits from new technology and materials to deliver the lightest ALIANTE road saddle yet
What is ALIANTE? The classic design of fi’zi:k’s ALIANTE saddle has made it one of the world’s most popular
and best-loved saddles over the last 16 years. It gives the optimum blend of support and power transfer along with comfort, so it helps push you along faster – and further.
As defined by fi’zi:k’s Spine Concept, ALIANTE is most suited to powerful, less flexible
‘Bull’ riders, and features a supportive rounded tail and slimmer nose.
For the 2015 model, the basic familiar shape is retained, but refined and improved with technological and material benefits to create our best ever, lightest ever ALIANTE.
The flagship ALIANTE R1 is more than 30g lighter than the previous model.
Materials and technologies
The ALIANTE’s shell is created using Twin Flex technology and thermo-welding techniques.
It features Composite Carbon-Nylon construction in the R1 model, Composite Fiberglass- Nylon in the R3, and Nylon-reinforced Carbon in the R5.
ALIANTE saddles’ rails are available in a choice of materials: a tough, light, cold-forged
k:ium aluminum, and an ultralight braided carbon option, which brings the weight of the ALIANTE R1 down to an impressive 185g.
The Microtex cover benefits from reinforced Scuff Guards, and there are a number
of color options.
ALIANTE Overview Spine Concept
ALIANTE is best suited to ‘Bull’ riders as defined by fi’zi:k’s Spine Concept system, with options of either carbon or aluminum rails and in a choice of color ways.
Weight
ALIANTE R1 BRAIDED – 185g ALIANTE R3 BRAIDED – 195g
ALIANTE R3 K:IUM – 220g ALIANTE R5 K:IUM – 245g

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