Fizik Antares Versus Evo 00 Adaptive saddle review

Is this the saddle of the future?

(Image credit: James Bracey)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

At the leading edge of saddle design and technology, the Fizik Antares Versus Evo 00 Adaptive is incredibly comfortable and offers an extra level of support over traditional designs. As with any early adopter of new technology the only major issue is the price.

Reasons to buy
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    Unique construction

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Reasons to avoid
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    Open honeycomb design can attract dirt

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Fizik's latest saddle project 'Adaptive' incorporates an innovative new construction process and is aimed at being the pathway towards creating custom, fit-to-body saddles for all.

When Fizik unveiled this incredible looking saddle in 2019 it was the culmination of a research project that took the biomechanical data of a myriad of professional and recreational cyclists and set out to map and develop the most optimised saddle to date. The results of the research identified the areas of a saddle that needed more or less padding alongside the optimal shaping. However creating the perfect saddle was no simple task and Fizik had to look outside the traditional manufacturing methods in order to create the Antares Versus Evo 00 Adaptive ; enter Carbon. Carbon is a high-tech material manufacturer that specialises in Digital Light Synthesis, a leading-edge 3D printing technology.

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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.