Fizik Luce S-Alloy women's saddle review

A flexy rear end provides comfort but the cutout won't suit all

Image: Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Fizik has conducted large-scale research to develop this saddle, and that's great news. Whilst saddle comfort is personal, I would suggest that there is a reason most popular women's saddle models have a wider cutout - I found this one too narrow, especially when adopting a more aggressive position. When in a more upright stance the rear flex provided comfort, but I'd like to see more width options available.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Clean aesthetic

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    Flex zones at the rear

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Narrow cutout

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    Limited width options

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Fizik proudly proclaims that the Luce saddle has been "specifically designed for women", something I find a little odd as it seems like an obvious prerequisite for a women's saddle.

The Luce was however designed following "extensive research" by Fizik, as it sought to create a comfortable but high-performance line of women's saddles. Whilst comfort in this area is very personal, I would suggest this is a model suited to a more upright endurance position rather than an aggressive racing stance.

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