Fi'zi:k Aliante R1 Carbon Braided Saddle. If you spend any amount of time watching professional cycling you'll come to notice the amount of Fi'zi:k Aliante saddles in use as they're designed to strike an exceptional balance between comfort and weight. And this particular Aliante version the R1 Carbon Braided is optimized for the ultimate in light weight performance. Its carbon braided rails and double carbon shell combine for superb strength, support and absolute minimal weight just 185 grams for the saddle. The Aliante is built off the 'Bull' family of the Fi'zi:k Spine Concept system, so it's designed around cyclists who are less flexible and therefore need more cushion for soft tissue areas as they roll forward on the saddle. This saddle features Twin Flex construction that combines two layers within the shell. A layer of multi directional carbon fiber provides strength, while a bi directional layer allows flex for comfort. The two layers are molded together, so that the stiffer outer layer controls the flexibility of the inner layer. Handmade in Italy, this saddle is truly the pinnacle of craftsmanship, technology, and all around aesthetic excellence.