I had the R1 on my road bike and bought the R3 for my gravel bike. Used it on my ride across NY,390 miles. It was comfortable the entire ride. This was a "B" grade purchase, not sure if that is the right terminology. The discount was super. It appeared to be new. No scratches or any indication it had be used. The price was great.
Saddle OK...I generally like the fizik saddles, and was looking for a longer, comfortable saddle for road bike. gets pretty uncomfortable on the butt after 3+ hours. Not as comfortable as the Selle Italia's...and the bigger rear section I was hoping for more support...but just is a bit uncomfortable.
I have tried many saddles I would say over the 55 years many and this is perfect for the right person, shot fast ride going a hard as you can go. Its great. Yet do not commute or ride long unless you have a pro fit on the saddle to make sure the seat is the right height, the reach is not to long, and make sure you have your insoles in you bike shoes. If your a pro and your fit is right for speed its fine.
This is a great saddle. I have been doing more indoor rides for the winter and having some pressure and numbness. I decided to try this and it works for me. It did take some time to really get adjusted.
Once I got the saddle position dialed in on my road bike it is a comfortable saddle as far as saddles go. In the past I would need get off the saddle every 15 to 20 miles. Not anymore. Iï¿½ll probably Buy another one for my gravel bike