Road Cycling - Fizik road saddle guidance requested
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10-04-09, 08:47 AM
I am looking to purchase a Fizik Aliante road saddle but cannot distingish between the Carbon Braided or Carbon Kium versions. The Carbon Kium is £30 or about $50 USD cheaper.
Wondering the difference and if it's worth the extra money. Is the braided just a slight weight savings?
Fizik's website has been down for days and in my searches I didn't see any other threads that discuss this.
Thanks in advance for any clarifications/assistance.
Mostly weight, they probably have the same shell. The carbon rails flex a bit which make the saddles a bit more foregiving IMO. I have a CX Carbon, so I don't have direct experience with the two saddles you are asking about.
10-04-09, 02:18 PM
the kium rails are a titanium alloy i believe so its kind of a carbon vs ti argument.. its much harder to crunch ti rails though...
I've never considered carbon rail saddles. . . riding home standing up the whole time after it cracks doesn't sound pleasing. despite the extra weight I'd go with the Kium.
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