With many brands going down the split nose and truncated design routes, Fizik had, up until now, persevered with fully-nosed saddles. Cue their new Tritone, which is effectively an Arione Tri with the nose cut off and incorporates a deep, perineal pressure-alleviating groove.
It’s not just a cut-and-shut job though, with Fizik adding additional tri-specific features, such as a transition rack-friendly hook on the nose and removable mounts that’ll allow you to carry a threaded CO2 canister behind the seat bottles.
The ride is incredibly comfortable; we were able to adopt and hold a more open-hipped and aero position. And compared to other spilt-nosed designs, which sometimes chafed around the nose and forced us to ride slightly bow-legged, the Fizik had none of these issues.
At 250g, the K:ium is over 60g lighter than the ISM Adamo TT. There’s a lighter carbon-railed version for £219.99, but the K:ium is priced extremely competitively.
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