The Fi'zi:k Thar VS Manganese Saddle was designed to meet the positioning and support needs of 29er rigs. It better aligns over the bottom bracket for increased comfort and reduces the need to shift the saddle unnaturally far forward on the rails to achieve desired positioning. This Thar features a carbon reinforced nylon shell and manganese rails, which won't absorb quite as much trail chatter as the more expensive carbon offerings, but will maintain excellent durability and resistance to wear. Fi'zi:k also incorporates a replaceable insert under the nose that can be swapped out to either firm up or soften the saddle's overall demeanor. The flat profile of the Thar allows easy movement fore and aft on the saddle for navigating technical situations. The VS designation adds a pressure relief channel along the center of the saddle, and unlike many saddles with splits or cutouts, the channel does not affect the overall stiffness and rigidity of shell. Fi'zi:k surrounds the center channel with soft, low density cushioning for a more forgiving but not overwhelmingly plush ride, and covers the entire saddle shell with durable Microtex.