Argo goes Gravel: fizik release Gravel-Specific Terra Argo X3 & X5 Saddles

fizik terra argo gravel saddle review
fizik Terra Argo X3

“fizik has completed their most-specific bike saddle range adding the Terra Argo X3 and X5 saddles engineered for gravel cycling.” – fizik

“As fizik’s short-nosed saddle, the Argo range prioritises stability and a performance position across a variety of cycling disciplines. From the Vento Argo, a race-ready, high-performance saddle suited to aggressive road riding, to the Tempo Argo, fizik’s all-day endurance saddle. The shorter length of the Argo is counterbalanced by wider sit-bone support, and paired with a generous central cut-out and discipline-specific design features – proven to be capable, comfortable and ideal for a wide assortment of terrains and body types.”

fizik terra argo gravel saddle review
fizik Terra Argo X3

“With the introduction of the Terra to the Argo Saddle range, fizik have given a more adventurous spin to the adaptability of this great all-around saddle shape. Starting with the surface, the Terra Argo features a waved profile with a raised tail to helps riders hold their position when climbing seated on steep, loose surfaces, while the dropped nose and wide centre cut-out allow for pressure-free forward rotation and better power transfer.”

fizik terra argo gravel saddle review
fizik Terra Argo X3

“To absorb the unwanted buzz of riding off-road, the Terra Argo’s ride-compliant carbon shell offers a certain degree of flexibility, smoothing uneven terrain and dampening discomfort. The central relief cut-out down on wet tyre spray during rainy rides through an innovative vented mudguard. Additionally, Wingflex technology means the edges of the saddle adapt to inner-leg movement for an unimpeded pedal stroke while the Type 2 foam featured on the Terra Argo ensures all-day, all-road comfort.”

fizik terra argo gravel saddle review
fizik Terra Argo X5

“The Terra Argo is available in two variations, each with two widths for the perfect fit. The Terra Argo X3 utilises lightweight, hollow Kium saddle rails while the X5 rails are built from ultra-strong S-Alloy—both configured in fizik’s Mobius closed-loop layout for added structural stability, better weight distribution and a longer rail to accommodate a wide range of gravel bike frame geometries.”

In-Depth Information

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.

fizik terra argo gravel saddle review
fizik Terra Argo X3

The Argo is our most 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.

fizik terra argo gravel saddle review

To better support the Terra Argo’s flexible shell, we used our closed-loop Mobius rail system 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 riders hold their position while climbing on loose terrain. The same goes for the dropped nose design which allows riders to rotate their pelvis while pushing forward on the nose for better traction and power transfer. 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.

fizik terra argo gravel saddle review
fizik Terra Argo X3

Terra Argo X3 Specifications

Size 150 mm
A. Length: 270mm
B. Width: 150 mm
C. Height at 75mm width: 47 mm
D. Length from nose to 75mm width: 113 mm
Weight: 238 g
Rail: 7×7 mm

fizik terra argo gravel saddle review

Size 160 mm
A. Length: 270mm
B. Width: 160 mm
C. Height at 75mm width: 47 mm
D. Length from nose to 75mm width: 113 mm
Weight: 245 g
Rail: 7×7 mm

 

Terra Argo X5 Specifications

Size 150 mm
A. Length: 270mm
B. Width: 150 mm
C. Height at 75mm width: 47 mm
D. Length from nose to 75mm width: 113 mm
Weight: 250 g
Rail: 7×7 mm

fizik terra argo gravel saddle review

Size 160 mm
A. Length: 270mm
B. Width: 160 mm
C. Height at 75mm width: 47 mm
D. Length from nose to 75mm width: 113 mm
Weight: 257 g
Rail: 7×7 mm

Pricing

  • Terra Argo X3: €129, $US 129.99, £129.99
  • Terra Argo X5: €89, $US 99,99, £89.99

The Terra Argo X3 and X5 are available now at fizik dealers or online at www.fizik.com.

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