This Fizik Antares Versus Evo 00 Adaptive saddle not only looks like a beehive, the name itself has about as many letters as a swarm of them.
The saddle starts with the carbon body of Fizik’s existing Antares Versus Evo 00, but builds upon it with a 3D printed mesh that lies over the top. The mesh was created in partnership with a company called Carbon and Fizik claims it is the first-ever 3-D printed saddle. Carbon use a process called Digital Light Synthesis that uses “digital ultraviolet light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins” to create a mesh that sits on top of the saddle.
Fizik claims the 3-D printed material has a higher level of tune-ability than a traditional saddle. The mesh is softer in some parts of the saddle than others with various zones designed for comfort or support. Fizik have been testing the saddle with its pro road teams and they claim that the mesh can be cleaned inside and out simply using a hose.
All that fart dissipating mesh technology comes at a price though.The saddle is available in 2 widths – 139mm (claimed weight 147grams) or 146mm (claimed weight 154 grams). It will retail at $399.00.