Versatile shot-nose saddle for a more aero riding position
VENTO ARGO R3 is a performance racing saddle with a short-nose design that improves stability and allows for a more aggressive, aero riding position.
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.
Vento 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 racing option, Vento Argo has been engineered to deliver a riding feel that suits race bikes with aggressive geometry. The padding is made from fizik's proprietary Type 1 foam formulation, which has a lower profile and is reactive and springy for instantaneous response and optimal power transfer.
The purposeful shape of its design helps you achieve a better riding posture: the dropped nose supports the pubic ramus when the pelvis rotates forward to add power or to get more aero.
A product of the fizik Concepts program, Argo is a cross-disciplinary collaboration of leading industry experts and academics carrying out research and analysis on technology, design, physiology, and bike-fitting in search of ways to improve cycling performance.
Features & Specs:
- Argo: 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
- Type 1 foam: low profile, reactive and springy for efficient power transfer
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
Length: 265 mm
Rail Material: K:ium
Width: 140 mm
Width: 150 mm
Black - 140mm
Mfg PartNum: 70D7SA13A22
Black - 150mm
Mfg PartNum: 70D8SA13A22
I've never thought much about saddles, just about any saddle seemed to work for me. But then I started track cycling and also bought a smart trainer. Spending more time seated pedaling, without the natural occasional standing on the pedals to absorb bumps or stopping that comes with riding outdoors, made it clear I needed a better saddle. I tried a few, including an expensive 3D printed saddle, before finally giving the Fizik Vento Argo a try. As the review summary says, I liked it so much I bought three and put one on each bike I regularly ride plus the smart trainer.
I have long used a Fizik Arione and I have been looking to replace it with an open concept saddle. This has been a good replacement. A little broader in the back than the Arione but the nose works similarly to the Arione minus the pressure. I find the material a bit too big in some places for me but part of this is adaptation. I'd recommend this as a good choice, fit dependent
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