Fizik Antares Vs Evo R1 Adaptive Saddle

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Description

A 3D printed bike saddle with a revolutionary padding with carbon reinforced nylon shell and a highly stiff carbon rail (R1).

A 3D PRINTED PADDING

The evolution of digital 3D printing allowed Fizik to develop a new saddle without the constraints or limitations imposed by traditional production methods and materials. The Adaptive saddle padding is crafted by Carbon using its revolutionary Digital Light Synthesis technology. DLS is an additive manufacturing process which uses digital ultraviolet light projection, oxygen permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to produce parts with excellent mechanical properties, resolution and surface finish.

TAILORED ZONAL CUSHIONING

Using Carbon technology, biomechanists and engineers have an unprecedented possibility: to design and manufacture multiple functional zones within the saddle, tuning each of them separately for specific mechanical properties. Each of these key functional zones is engineered with a distinctive cushioning and mechanical response, joined together progressively and seamlessly in the same padding.

LAB TESTED, ROAD PROVEN

Professional cyclists and amateur riders were tested in both the fizik labs and on the road. During each development phase, every iteration was carefully tested. A great focus has been put on understanding how the pressure patterns change according to different bike geometries, riding positions, and riding styles.

FROM AN IDEA, DIRECTLY TO SCALABLE PRODUCTION

Thanks to this one-of-its-kind combination of process and material, Fizik have been given the chance to develop a product five times faster, creating and field-testing hundreds of iterations. Being applicable to mass production, this technology completely remaps the traditional manufacturing process, accelerating and leaping over all intermediate phases.

LONG-LASTING PERFORMANCE

The saddle is very easy to clean. Even with the filthiest road muck, all you need to do is simply hose it over with water. Whatever gets in, gets out. They’ve put it through the most severe tests, simulating accelerated weathering, UV ageing and wear resistance by following strict protocols.

TECHNOLOGIES / SPECIFICATIONS

  • Adaptive: Carbon® Digital Light Synthesis™ 3D printing technology, offering seamlessly engineered zonal cushioning
  • Versus Evo: Engineered with a degree of flexibilty and a full channel design for pressure relief on soft tissue area
  • R1: A combination of a ride compliant carbon reinforced nylon shell and a highly stiff carbon rail
  • Intended use: road racing
  • Concepts: this is a product of the fizik Concepts programme, a cross-disciplinary collaboration of leading industry experts and academics carrying out research and analysis on technology, design, physiology and bikefitting in search of ways to improve cycling performance.

SPECIFICATIONS

139mm

  • Length: 274 mm
  • Width: 139 mm
  • Weight: 174 g
  • Height at 75mm width: 58 mm
  • Length from nose to 75mm width: 148 mm
  • Rail: 10×7 mm

149mm

  • Length: 274 mm
  • Width: 149 mm
  • Weight: 180 g
  • Height at 75mm width: 58 mm
  • Length from nose to 75mm width: 148 mm
  • Rail: 10×7 mm

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