Fizik Arione CX saddle review

Lightweight, comfy-for-most saddle

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£109.99 RRP
Fizik Arione CX Saddle

Our review

As lovely as an Arione, only much more money for a little less saddle
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Take a standard Fizik Arione with its Kium (tubular steel alloy) rails, then remove some padding and add a narrower stitch seam spacing down the middle, and you have the CX. There isn’t a lot of difference in either weight or performance but there certainly is in price. 

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The standard Arione is 34g heavier, but it’s £50 cheaper. There’s no denying that the Arione CX is a fantastic saddle that most people will find comfortable, but paying £50 more for thinner padding and a 34g weight saving just doesn’t add up. 

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On the sides of the hull there are ‘wing flex’ sections, which are small slots cut into the hull at an angle to allow it to move a little against the pressure from your inner thigh. The Arione’s shape and length are such that it doesn’t matter what shape you are, you should still find a position that’s comfy. But there are riders out there who can’t get along with the ‘will fit almost anyone’ flat shape.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Arione CX
Brand fi'zi:k

Weight (g) 216
Width (mm) 135
Colour Black
Road/Performance Compatibility Road
Saddle Decoration Logo
Saddle Rails Carbon composite
Saddle Cover Material Microtex
Saddle Shell Material Carbon Reinforced Nylon
Saddle Shaping Wingflex