6000 team issue Arione saddles have been made for global consumption. All have been snapped up by bike shops. The saddles - which ship with team issue Bar:Gel tape kits - will sell fast, said fi’zi:k

fi’zi:k team saddles sell out fast

The saddles are available in the colours of Lampre-Caffita and Team Liquigas, competing in this year’s Giro d’Italia.

There’s also a saddle and tape kit in the colours of Team Barloworld-Valsir, which might get a wild card entry into the Giro.

The 2005 Giro d’Italia team issue Arione saddles are celeste with black stripe and matching celeste microtex tape, representing Team Liquigas; silver with black stripe and silver microtex tape representing Team Lampre-Caffita; and silver with metal blue stripe and metal blue microtex tape, representing Team Barloworld-Valsir.

The ti-railed Arione saddle and microtex tape kits will retail for £94.99.

The saddles and tape kits will be shipped to fi’zi:k distributors in May.

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