Long-Distance Comfort With Reliability And Responsiveness
The Fizik Terra Argo X3 is a ride-compliant, gravel-specific saddle with a short-nose design and generous ischial support for improved stability. Where a traditional saddle shape encourages riders to shift their position frequently for better leverage, the Argo puts riders in a more planted position, making for greater stability and better weight distribution. The Terra Argo's short length allows riders to sit further forward without placing undue pressure on sensitive areas. It also features an ergonomic cut-out that was developed using detailed pressure analysis and input from medical experts.
The Argo features an incredibly versatile saddle shape, with each version suited to different riding styles. As the gravel-specific option, the Terra Argo has been engineered with a compliant shell to offer a certain degree of flexibility. This controlled elasticity absorbs road chatter and vibrations, delivering the comfort needed for long-distance riding over unpaved roads. To better support the Terra Argo's flexible shell, the closed-loop Mobius rail system allows for increased structural stability and responsiveness. The Terra Argo features a waved profile to provide the lower-back support necessary for long rides and to help hold your position while climbing on loose terrain. The same goes for the dropped-nose design, which allows you to rotate your pelvis while pushing forward on the nose for better traction and power transfer.
The padding used in the Terra Argo X3 is made from Fizik's proprietary Type-2 foam formulation, which is 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 used on racing saddles, providing more long-distance comfort.
- Versatile Argo saddle encourages stability and relieves pressure on sensitive areas
- Kium X3 hollow rail with carbon-reinforced nylon shell has high strength-to-weight ratio
- Closed-loop Mebius rail design for added strength and weight distribution
- Wingflex allows the shell's side edges to flex and adapt to your inner leg
- Type 2 foam has progressive cushioning with a lower compression modulus
- All-terrain series designed to take you beyond your boundaries
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.
The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.
Length: 270 mm
Width: 150 mm or 160 mm
Weight: Approximately 238 g (150mm saddle)
Weight: Approximately 245 g (160mm saddle)
Rails: 7x7 mm
Rail Material: K:ium
Black - 150mm
Mfg PartNum: 70E1SA03A22
Saddle Type: Road Saddles
Black - 160mm
Saddle Type: Road Saddles
Mfg PartNum: 70E2SA03A22
I am one happy owner of the Fizik Terra Argo X3 Saddle. I bought this saddle with the intention of using it for a mixture of Gravel & Road riding, albeit for my Gravel Bike. As for myself, this saddle has made a huge difference in my daily riding. Comfort, stability and performance come to mind without the feeling of an over cushioned seat. This saddle is firm, but compliant and does an excellent job of dampening vibration when riding on washboard gravel roads. I have 500 miles plus on this saddle and haven't had one saddle sore yet!! Most of my rides consist of 2-4 hours time in the saddle. Please note that there are two different sizes in this saddle ... a 150mm and 160mm width. I chose the 150mm for my style of riding which is training, racing, and time in the drops. I did consult with the Fizik directly about the sizing, and they suggested the 150 mm for my style of riding (Racing) which coincides with my physical measurements. As a result, I ended up purchasing the same saddle for my custom gravel bike build project. Lastly, this saddle flat out work! I have found it to deliver in every aspect of the market claim made by Fizik. It's hard for me to imagine if there is a better saddle out there. For a greater technical description feel free to go Fizik's website.
Enter the Fizik Argo X3 Saddle ...
It's hard to believe that I have finally found a saddle that delivers as advertised. The Fizik Terra Argo X3 is a result of sound design and engineering coupled with the input of medical expertise. As a result, I am feeling much greater comfort and stability in my Gravel Bike adventures which consist of pavement & various dirt and gravel roads. Moreover, the sensation I get is less vibration which gives me better weight distribution and stability while in the saddle. Good bye numbness, hello comfort! ; ) This saddle feels less restrictive than my previous saddles as well. I feel much more confident at higher speeds and feel like I have greater control of my bike. Indeed, this saddle is great for climbing, faster riding in the drops and out of the saddle sprinting. It's everything that a bike enthusiast or gravel racer would want in a saddle. As for my saddle spec ... I purchased the 150 mm width as it was recommendation when I contacted Fizik personally. I did mentioned that I wanted the correct saddle width that fit the bill for Gravel Racing. I am 6'1" tall. Lastly, if you're debating this saddle, I say go for it. This saddle is not going to bankrupt your wallet and it's clearly the best value for the dollar. Thank you again BikeTiresDirect.Com for stocking a great product!
Hands down this is the most comfortable saddle that I've ridden to date. No saddle sores, or chaffing. Helps with the dampening.. Helps with stability and balance while giving a solid plant when seated. My bum definitely approves! :)
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