2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Saddles

Jonathan Blyer •

Fizik Arione Donna Versus

$159, Fizik.com
The draw: Best for a road bike

Two notable changes separate the Arione Donna Versus from Fizik’s popular Arione saddle. It is wider in the rear to accommodate a woman’s wider sit bones and has a shallow indentation down the middle to reduce pressure. Our testers found this saddle to be more comfortable when riding in an upright road position. In the aero position, the pressure relief groove wasn’t as effective. While this saddle is technically “for women only,” testers found that it can also be a comfortable saddle for men who like the Fizik Arione but are looking for more pelvic stability.