As someone who has comfort issues when riding, be it road or mountain biking, I’m looking forward to catching up with Fi’zi:k at this yar’s Sea Otter Classic to chat with them about their Adaptive saddle line. (Side note: Fi’zi:k is pronounced “physique”, something I didn’t know when before I visited their booth at last year’s SOC. Whoopsie!) Their innovative 3D printed designs appear to offer unique support and cushioning, along with increased airflow, and I’d love to find out if they can make my ride more comfortable.
So let’s chat about Fizik’s Adaptive 3D Printed Technology. What’s the big deal, you ask? Well, it’s all about crafting the perfect saddle to fit every cyclist. And let’s be honest, we’ve all had our share of not-so-comfy saddles, right?
Here’s the magic: Fizik’s teamed up with Carbon, a cutting-edge 3D printing company, to create saddles with a revolutionary, digitally printed padding. How cool is that? The padding is made with a lattice structure that adjusts to your body and motion, giving you more comfort and support.
But wait, there’s more! These saddles also have a creative design that distributes pressure better, so Fi’zi:k says it’ll get rid of those annoying hotspots. And the bonus? The saddles are available in two different versions: the Adaptive R1 and Adaptive R3. Both offer the same innovative 3D printed padding, but have different shell materials and rail options to suit different riding styles and budgets.
These features are why these saddles caught my eye. Remember, a comfy saddle isn’t a luxury, it’s essential for an enjoyable and efficient ride. I’m hoping a new saddle with better comfort and support boosts my riding performance.
You can check out Fizik’s Adaptive 3D Printed Technology saddles at Performance Bicycle. Or you can say hi to them at Sea Otter at Booth G30.