3D printed saddles are becoming more affordable with Fizik's new models

Granted, they're still expensive but the new R1 and R3 models backfill the range to bring the cost of ownership down

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(Image credit: Fizik)

Fizik has bolstered its 3D printed Adaptive saddle concept with two lower priced versions alongside a more subtle all-black look.

Fizik (alongside Specialized) made waves in the saddle world in 2019 when it announced a revolutionary new way of 3D printing its saddle cushioning in order to pave the way for genuine custom saddle production. Working in conjunction with Silicon Valley material tech wizards Carbon it unveiled its new Adaptive saddle platform.

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James Bracey

James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.