Fizik launches Terra Aidon X5 e-MTB saddle

Fizik Terra Aidon X5 e-MTB saddle
(Image credit: Fizik)

Fizik has launched the Terra Aidon X5, a saddle designed to complement the experience of riding an e-MTB. 

A shorter nose and shape of the saddle puts riders in a more planted position, leading to more stability and control. 

Fizik argues that e-MTB riders spend more time sitting down than traditional mountain bike riders. Instead of having to stand up and accelerate up steep grades, an e-MTB's motor allows the rider to sit and spin. 

To address this, the brand has designed a saddle that features a more gradual curve from the nose to the rear. The saddle also features rounded contours so riders' shorts don't get snagged when descending.

Fizik Terra Aidon X5 e-MTB saddle

The Terra Aidon X5 was designed to complement the experience of riding an e-MTB (Image credit: Fizik)

An ergonomic cut-out aims to increase comfort and relieve pressure in the seated position. There's also a rubber layer below the cut-out that serves as a mud flap, so dirt and grime can easily be washed away.

Fizik has also made the saddle out of a proprietary Type-2 foam that's thicker around the ischial sit bones to create a more upright riding position. The foam is also present on the sides of the saddle for better maneuverability and comfort.

The saddle also has a vibration-dampening shell that's supported by the brand's Mobius rail system.

The Terra Aidon X5 is offered in both 145- and 160mm widths. The 145mm version weighs 262 grams, and the 160mm version is just 10g heavier. 

The e-MTB saddles are available today for $99.99/£80.12. 

Ryan Simonovich

Ryan Simonovich has been riding and racing for nearly a decade. He got his start as a cross-country mountain bike racer in California, where he cultivated his love for riding all types of bikes. Ryan eventually gravitated toward enduro and downhill racing but has also been found in the occasional road and cyclo-cross events. Today, he regularly rides the trails of Durango, Colorado, and is aiming to make a career out of chronicling the sport of cycling. 

Rides: Santa Cruz Hightower, Specialized Tarmac SL4