Did specialized discontinue the Toupe?
Specialized seems to have discontinued the Toupe line, which seems crazy since it was a pretty well loved shape for lots of people. other saddles that work well for me include the SMP forma and dynamic, cut-out Rivet leather saddles, and a couple others over the years that i’ve tried.
What is the difference between Fizik Antares R3 and R5?
The base model R5 shares the new design of the R3 and R1 but has a carbon-injected nylon base, K:ium rails and a microtex cover. It weighs 245g. Fizik has also redsigned the Kurve saddle range. The Kurve’s unique Mobius rail design debuted as a 3D-forged alloy piece but it’s now been reworked in braided carbon-fibre.
What do Fizik R numbers mean?
R1 – Carbon/Thermoplastic Shell, Carbon Rail. R3 Braided – Fiberglass/Thermoplastic Shell, Carbon Rail. R3 Kium – Fiberglass Shell, Metal Rail. Weight increases and price decreases as you move down the line from the 00 version.
Is Fizik Italian?
Fizik: Born in 1996 as a brand made for high performance fi’zi:k was designed in the USA, and handmade in Italy by the world’s largest saddle manufacturer, Selle Royal. Fi’zi:k is the phonetic spelling of the word physique, referring to the form or state of the human body.
Is the toupe similar to the Antares?
The Antares is super flat, and the Toupe is just the same. My Selle Italia SLR Superflow is also pretty flat like the Antares with just a little rounding at the wings, but much less than on the Arione. It also has a nutso huge cutout, which is fantastic. I just traded a a Romin for another Antares.
What is the best Antares saddle for long rides?
Fizik’s latest Antares Versus road saddle retains the general shape of the popular flat-topped Antares but adds a full-length central channel that’s designed to reduce pressure on soft tissue during longer rides.
Is there a real-world gap between the Antares versus and Antares?
As a result, the real-world gap between the two Antares versions is noticeable but surprisingly subtle. Still, the Versus remains an enticing option for riders seeking a high-end saddle.
Which Ariones are similar to toupe?
So far, the PRO Stealth or Falcon (quite similar to Toupe by looks of it), along with Sella Italia SLR Superflow variants. I’m going to be replacing a total of 4 Ariones, so want to get it right! Not going to be cheap neither! I like the 30 day try-out deal with PRO too. I went from a toupe to a power and found they are nothing alike.