Fizik Kurve Bull bicycle saddle $137.50 shipped
Thread DetailsLast Edited by Pogo August 7, 2016 at 11:44 AM
Found on Competitive Cyclist
Aluminum rail version for half price.
This is a novel design from Fizik and reported to be one of the most comfortable saddles out there. Here's a good review: http://road.cc/content/review/133...ium-saddle
Amazon lists for $200 (that's about the lowest US price I've found). UK-based probikekit has it for $145 plus shipping - and pbk is taking heat in the biking community for some sketchy practices. As for Competitive Cyclist? Top class in my book for customer service.
I was really thinking about the mid-width Antares (Chameleon) version until I saw this youtube from Clive de Sousa from glorycycles.com (shout out to GC - great guys)
Quote :GRADING ON THE BULL KURVE.
How does a bull hide from ranchers? By painting its nails red and climbing a cherry tree. How does a bull ride a bike? On the Fizik Kurve Bull Saddle. In Fizik's Linnaean estimation of cyclists-as-animals, Bulls are less flexible and rotate their pelvises forward when they ride, an adjustment that requires a saddle with a larger, deeper pocket.
Bull cyclists can also experience some discomfort from their sit bones on traditional saddles, and will benefit from a wider saddle with a bit more of top-to-bottom wave to decrease pressure in sensitive areas. This type of thinking is just one example of the R&D nous that went into the Kurve.
Instead of relying on padding — which can degrade over time and is really only treating the symptoms of saddle discomfort — Fizik looks to imbue the saddle's actual form with elements of comfort. The Kurve's composite Re:Flex shell incorporates Kevlar in order to behave like a sensory receptor, mirroring your movements as you ride to offer support while conforming to your body. This further complements Fizik's TwinFlex and WingFlex technologies, which provide pedaling compliance in the center and wings, respectively.
The Kurve Bull Saddle also features Fizik's new Tuner insert, an interchangeable nosepiece that allows you to customize the flex of the saddle. By installing the more flexible nosepiece for a softer, gentler ride or the rigid piece for more stiffness and less flex, you can fine-tune the saddle's properties for comfort or efficiency.
The Fiziki Mobius Rail is a one-piece circular rail system constructed of cold-forged aluminum alloy. Rather than supporting the saddle along its latter half, it places the support along the back edge. This lets the Kurve's various elements — especially the TwinFlex center — provide even more comfortable compliance.
7x9mm aluminum rails
Mobius rail provides support without padding
Designed for "Bull" type riders, with slightly-less-flexible spines