Thanks for sharing this!
Riding comfort is a result of multiple factors, not just the bike alone. I always recommend more budget on the accessories, while still many riders invest most budget on the bike, even lowering the budget for the helmet.
Frankly, Fizik (both shoes and apparels) is not popular in my country, so I don't have a chance to test it yet. But as a marketing guy, I really like their branding and marketing. Top Italian stuff!
The original Fizik R7 Arione is a speed-oriented saddle, and the comfort is not its style. We realize it might not be a good option for 95% riders when we ride our products for the weekend tour. The reason why we choose R7 Arione is more about the character we want to build into Leopard (Pro). However, we prefer an all-rounder saddle for most of our future products.
Maybe you post a picture of you wearing the Fizik bibs!