The Fi’zi:k Volta R1 Braided Saddle is Fi’zi:k’s first U-shaped saddle. The brand has turned an all-time favourite ‘classic’ saddle shape into a must-have saddle for years to come. While the Volta’s shape won’t appeal to everyone, it will be everything to a certain few. The R1’s carbon thermoplastic composite shell and mobius carbon braided rail serve to reduce weight and increase stiffness. Unlike all other Fi’zi:k saddles, this is a saddle upon which the rider is always moving due to its curved transversal section at the rear. It has a flat profile similar to the ever-popular Arione. Volta has been designed for riders who prefer a curved seating area on their saddle. One such example is riders who experience some lower back pain as a result of their static position on the bike associated with a flat seating area on their saddle. Such riders find it comfortable to move and slide along whilst pedalling, changing contact/pressure points as they go. Further comfort stems from the large surface area which serves to spread the load of the rider’s body.