Aliante users... R1 open vs. Regular R1

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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by Rich_W

Any Aliante r1 users out there switch to the version with the hole in it? R1 open looks tempting to try. Profile looks the same. Easier on the 'taint?

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by MikeMoore

I didn’t like it, put undue pressure on the edges of the cutout. Not a fan.
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by bilwit

the new open series is much heavier, might as well get a Berk if you want an open channel 8)

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by wingguy

I've demoed the Arione Open and it was rubbish, more pressure than a normal saddle. Looking at how they're built I personally think the new Versus Evo range is a much better bet from Fizik than the Opens. Basically exactly the same construction principles as Fabric's madly successful saddle line but with Fizik's shapes and a full length channel.

But hey, saddles! Everyone's so different.

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