A short saddle long on performance
The TEMPO ARGO R3 saddle from fizik is a versatile endurance road saddle with a short-nose design and generous ischial support that encourages stability.
Where a traditional saddle shape encourages riders to shift their position frequently for better leverage, Argo puts the rider in a more planted position, making for greater stability and better weight distribution.
Tempo Argo's short length allows the rider to sit further forward without placing undue pressure on sensitive tissues. It also features an ergonomic cutout that was developed using detailed pressure analysis and input from medical experts.
Argo is fizik's most versatile saddle shape and each version suits different riding styles. As the endurance riding option, Tempo Argo has been engineered to deliver a riding feel that suits the balanced geometry of today's all-purpose road machines.
The padding is made from fizik's proprietary Type 2 foam formulation, slightly thicker around the ischial sit bones area to support a more upright riding posture. The cushioning is slightly softer and more progressive than the type we use on our racing saddles, providing more long-distance comfort.
Features & Specs:
- Argo: A versatile short-nose saddle that encourages stability and relieves pressure on soft tissue area
- R3: a combination of a ride-compliant carbon reinforced nylon shell and a Kium hollow rail with high strength-to-weight ratio
- Wingflex: the shell's side edges flex and adapt to rider's inner leg movement
- Type 2 foam: progressive cushioning, with lower compression modulus
- Length: 260 mm
- Width: 150 mm or 160 mm
- Weight: 229 g or 235 g
- Height at 75mm width: 43 mm or 45 mm
- Length from nose to 75mm width: 103 mm
- Rail: 7x7 mm
B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. Saddle rails may have minor scratches. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.
Saddle Type: Cut-Away Saddles
Saddle Type: Road Saddles
Rail Material: Chromoly
Black - 150mm
Mfg PartNum: 70D9SA13A22
Black - 160mm
Mfg PartNum: 70E0SA13A22
Saddle OK...I generally like the fizik saddles, and was looking for a longer, comfortable saddle for road bike. gets pretty uncomfortable on the butt after 3+ hours. Not as comfortable as the Selle Italia's...and the bigger rear section I was hoping for more support...but just is a bit uncomfortable.
I have tried many saddles I would say over the 55 years many and this is perfect for the right person, shot fast ride going a hard as you can go. Its great. Yet do not commute or ride long unless you have a pro fit on the saddle to make sure the seat is the right height, the reach is not to long, and make sure you have your insoles in you bike shoes. If your a pro and your fit is right for speed its fine.
This is a great saddle. I have been doing more indoor rides for the winter and having some pressure and numbness. I decided to try this and it works for me. It did take some time to really get adjusted.
Once I got the saddle position dialed in on my road bike it is a comfortable saddle as far as saddles go. In the past I would need get off the saddle every 15 to 20 miles. Not anymore. Iï¿½ll probably Buy another one for my gravel bike
I had the R1 on my road bike and bought the R3 for my gravel bike. Used it on my ride across NY,390 miles. It was comfortable the entire ride. This was a "B" grade purchase, not sure if that is the right terminology. The discount was super. It appeared to be new. No scratches or any indication it had be used. The price was great.
Measured my sit bones at 135-140. Added 25mm. Equals ~160mm ideal saddle width. I have been riding a 153mm saddle and this is better, more comfortable. Recommend.
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