The Fizik Antares is great if you like a flatter saddle like the Arione, but long for a bit more width, more like the Aliante. In fact, the Antares nestles into the middle ground between the two. In comparison to the Aliante, the sweet spot is bigger, meaning you can shift around on the saddle more
The new Tommaso Diavolo Carbon Cyclocross Bike comes with plenty of testing and thought behind its spec and design. Tommaso's own product team got out and raced, rode and suffered to make this bike. It is a labor of love and blood and Tommaso came up with the perfect bike. The Diavolo attacks the trails, roads and race courses with racer-favorite SRAM Rival components, solid Kore Gradient wheels and Tommaso TRS handlebar, stem and seat post. The Tommaso Diavolo will provide miles of dependability and excitement whether commuting or racing. The carbon 12K Diavolo is a fast and stable carbon devil loaded with great spec at a price you can't afford to miss. The Tommaso Diavolo was featured in the November 2010 issue of VeloNews. You can see the feature here: The Tommaso Diavolo in VeloNews Cyclocross is a tough sport and the engineers at SRAM understand this better than anyone. Look at the pits of the local cross race and you will see SRAM on most of the bikes. Tommaso went for the Rival group because it delivers performance race after race. The carbon Rival "Double Tap" shift levers are paired up with the Rival front and rear derailleurs. Putting all of this great technology in motion is the SRAM Rival OCT (Open Core Technology) aluminum crank with cross specific 46/38 chainrings. The cross gearing is lower so you don't get bogged down in the sand or deep grass but leaves enough for applying the horsepower on the finishing straight away. Other Tommaso Diavolo highlights include the light aluminum Tommaso TRS handlebar, stem and seatpost. These components are light, strong and built to last. Shallow drop bars are a cross standard and the seatpost is a double bolt for great adjustability and strength for the dismounts and remounts. Kore supplies the braking power with its Kore Kross aluminum cantilever brakes with plenty of mud clearance.
Mountain biking requires endurance, strength and ease of movement to navigate treacherous drops, descents, and turns. We aren't just talking about what is required from you, but from your gear. To alleviate gear-frustration so you can focus on your mountain trek are the Shimano SH-WM62 Women's Off-Road Sport Shoe. For durability, the SH-WM62's are constructed from tough, stretch-resistant synthetic leather and mesh so that you don't lose energy through structure-less, floppy footwear but still have breathable freshness. A long-lasting rubber tread offers ease of walking and excellent traction when you hop off your wheels. The strength comes through in the glass fiber reinforced polyamide midsole plate. For ease of movement, the micro-adjust buckle and dual straps allows you fix the fit exactly to you're liking while the insole comfortably adapts to your foot shape. Your SH-WM62's will work with you to bring your trek to another level. Tough, stretch-resistant synthetic leather and mesh Glass fiber reinforced polyamide midsole plate and durable rubber tread Flexible insole conforms to wide variety of foot shapes Micro-adjust buckle and dual offset straps