Fizik Arione CX Carbon Braided Saddle
Fizik Arione CX Carbon Saddle combines two great designs from Fizik into one saddle.
First you have the Arione, with its 300mm length, it offers some of the most varied positions. The CX designation means it’s using Fizik’s lighter foam which shaves around 20 grams off the saddle when compared to the standard Arione.
However, what is most different and what drives the additional comfort is the second point, the carbon/Kevlar shell. Flipping the saddle over reveals an Aliante design. The outer section of the shell is constructed of carbon weave, while the section just under your soft tissue is constructed of a Kevlar weave, thus producing a Kevlar hammock that makes the middle of the saddle unusually soft for an Arione and shaves another 26 grams off the standard Arione.
The rails are made from a carbon weave, some 20 grams lighter than their k:ium counter parts. This rail shape is Fizik’s 7x9 design which is oval and requires a seatpost that clamps from the top and bottom. See their seatpost for an example of a design that is compatible.
The Arione CX Carbon Braided is finished in microtex and weighs 159 grams. ICS compatible.
Fizik Arione CX Carbon Braided Specs
Rails: Carbon 7x9 oval