Edit: Even on the fizik website, the red vs the white one are different. The price is still the same, though.
Anyways, I bought the white one. It weighs less, and cost me $50 less than the red one on CC.
We (the Blounts) have 4x original Fizik Ares saddles that were purchased because they were UCI legal i.e. longer than 240mm. In fact they are 242mm long providing a 2mm safe margin and avoidance of any dispute with a UCI official.
When moved forward to the UCI limit of 50mm behind the bottom bracket, the saddle gives an aggressive but UCI legal set up.
The new Fizik Ares which I believe was launched in 2013 and appears on the 2014 Fizik website is a different item. Fizik claim the new saddle is 235mm long and if correct IS NOT UCI LEGAL!
Reference to images of the early and late models provides visible evidence that they are not the same.
http://www.metrobicycles.com/images/lib ... 617-12.jpg
So please take care when buying.
"There is a mistake on our website that will be immediately corrected.
The length of the (Fizik) ares model is 240 mm.
That would suggest the platform is the same even if the upholstry is more generous, who knows?
It would appear to still be UCI Legal and remain a sensible choice bside their new Fizik Tritone.
If it matters to you it's probably still worth checking what it measures for peace of mind.
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