Fizik Arione R1 Versus Evo Regular saddle review

The new Arione R1 Versus Evo saddle has a deep relief channel to help with pressure issues for some riders and it remains a comfortable performance lead saddle

Fizik Arione R1 Versus Evo Regular saddle
Cycling Weekly Verdict

At £210 you are paying a lot of money for a saddle and I can't see what this offers over the lower model to support that price. Though it is a lovely saddle, lightweight too.

Reasons to buy
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    Low weight

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    Relative comfort

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    Relief channel

Reasons to avoid
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    Extra material at the back of the saddle

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It is now fair to say that Italian brand Fizik covers off most rider's needs when it comes to saddles. Using its Spine Concept Evo system you'll either fall into its Snake, Bull or Chameleon parameters and should find a saddle to support the type of rider you are. The new Fizik Versus range takes that a step further.

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