Fizik's Antares Versus combines their revolutionary Spine Concept fitting technology with a pressure relief zone for high-mileage comfort. The carbon-reinforced Wing Flex shell moves with the rider's pedal stroke, offering unmatched comfort and an exceptional fit, while the deep center channel reduces pressure on sensitive tissue and nerves. Feathery carbon seat rails keep the overall weight down and damp road vibration. And, as always, it boasts the features and quality you expect from a Fizik: a Microtex cover with efficiency-enhancing thigh glides, and supportive, comfortable padding for on-the-road comfort.
I tried the original Antares and while I like firm saddles it was just too rock hard. The VS is great for me. It's still very firm but has enough give to be comfortable over long miles. I'd rate a 5 instead of 4 if the shell had just a bit more flex for longer rides (4+ hours). Like all Fizik saddles the shape provides a frictionless feel around the thighs when pedaling. It has been durable and looks and feels new after 1000s of miles. ICS is the best way yet to carry a saddle bag. Many Fizik dealers have a test program and I suggest trying before buying.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend