For 2012, Fizik is introducing a new line of saddles, Kurve. The Kurve line puts a premium on comfort, with tunability via a soft or hard tensioner at the nose of the saddle. Continuing with their Spine Concept, three distinct models will be available. Depending on your flexibilty, you may fall into one of three categories. The most flexible of riders will ride their Snake saddle, someone with less flexibility will ride a medium or what they call their Chameleon, and the most rigid of riders, the Bull.
All three variations of the Kurve use a lightly padded cover over what Fizik calls their Re:flex Base. Constructed from thermoplastic composite materials, the base will adapt to the bodies twist and turns. The base is also designed with only a single layer beneath more critical parts such as where your sit bones and perineal nerves make contact with the saddle. The forged 2014 aluminum rail, named the Mobius rail, is designed to hold the saddle at the very ends of the saddle, allowing the rails to act as a sping under compression, complementing the flex of the base.
Kurve saddles include a “Tuner”, a soft or hard replaceable clip at the nose of the saddle that locks the Mobius alloy rail to the saddle. The nose piece grabs the rails and shell differently to allow for more or less flex.
All three Kurve saddles will be available later this month at an MSRP of $270.