Rethinking the modern road bike saddle with some old fashioned technology. Similar to an leather saddle with a steel frame the Fizik Kurve uses a aluminum rail and frame that suspends a flexible composite shell which flexes as you ride.
Not much padding. The Kurve saddle has just enough padding to alleviate pressure but not too much that might bunch up and cause pressure points. The saddle shell is flexible and moves with the rider has they pedal. Don't think of this saddle as been in the same category as any other. It's a game changer and unlike anything you have ever ridden.
The rail is another comfort enhancer. Instead of plugging into the rear of the saddle, the 2014 aluminium rails are forged in a loop that suspends the hull at its ends. This noticeably increases the amount the Kurve gives in the middle, especially in the long-bodied Snake version. You can tune the flex by swapping the ‘Tuner’ at the nose between ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ included with each saddle.
Available in three versions, Fizik suggest the flexibility of any rider impacts the way they sit in the saddle. Less flexible is Bull(Aliante), Intermediate is Chameleon(Antares) and flexible is Snake(Arione)
Not the lightest saddle. Actual weight 220-230 grams the Kurve range hold there own in the performance category but surpass the rest when it comes to the comfort to weight ratio.
Well worth the try. Well worth the investment.
Fizik Kurve Bull actual weight 230 grams.
Shell and frame are unlike any other saddle. Nose clip can be either hard or soft.
Kurve Webspot from fi'zi:k on Vimeo.