I downloaded the app to get fitted for a new Fizik saddle. After picking out the model based on hip flexibility went with the cutout to relieve some pressure. Huge improvement on both fronts compared with my stock saddle.
As advertised, the cutout has alleviated the pressure and numbness I had after rides on my stock Bontrager and Selle Italia saddles on my Trek and BMC. The old saddles had minimal cutouts, and I guess I accepted that numbness was part of cycling.
Im pushing 50 years old with average flexibility and feel this model is right for me. Ive had it for a couple months and can happily say the numbness is not an issue. There was an initial break-in period as my sit bones were admittedly sore as I adjusted to the new seat. But after a couple rides it was clear that Id made the right choice. Now I can set out for a few hours in the saddle and not lament having to deal with the numbness. The weight difference was an added bonus - this thing is also super light.
Id give 5 stars but clearly there are higher end saddles out there with larger cutouts, lighter etc., but I feel that this saddle is fantastic. It exceeded my expectations.
Well according to Fizik, Antares is somewhere between race and relaxed. Id agree. Its pretty flat and appears small until you measure it to, lest say a gravel bike seat. I love it. Minimal and not long to get very acclimated