Fizik Arione K:ium saddle - in brief£99.99

Roadies' benchmark seat powers on

BikeRadar score4/5

Since its debut, the Arione has become the racer's go-to throne. With a massive 300mm length and narrow dimensions, it's a superbly easy saddle to shift your weight around on.

Equally at home on race bikes and tri and TT machines, the Arione is first choice for some of our testers – even for big endurance rides – such is the nature of its comfortable, flexible hull and quality padding.

The Arione isn't for everyone though. Some found the long flat expanse difficult to settle on in a comfortable position, even with the central suede stripe on the whole length offering some welcome purchase on Lycra shorts.

The other issue is the outlay – for a Cr-Mo railed saddle, even one this good, it's rather a lot of money.

Warren Rossiter

Senior Technical Writer, Tech Hub, UK
Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's when he's not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.
  • Age: 43
  • Height: 188cm / 6'2''
  • Weight: 92kg / 203lb
  • Waist: 86cm / 34in
  • Chest: 112cm / 44in
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Big, fast descents and rough surfaces like cobbles or strada bianca
  • Current Bikes: Decade Tripster ATR, Dedacciai Temarario, Cannondale Synapse, BMC Granfondo Disc Di2, Genesis Day One CX, Parlee Z Zero Custom, Storck Scenario Comp Custom, DMR Trailstar, Bianchi Pista, Cube SUV 29er e-bike
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Oltre Disc, Bianchi Specialissima, Cannondale Slate, Buffalo Bike
  • Beer of Choice: Brew Dog Punk IPA
  • Location: Wiltshire, UK

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