Fizik has given their popular snub-nosed family of ergonomic Argo road bike saddles a gravel road refresh in the all-new Terra Argo X3 & X5. More than just re-marketing a current saddle to ride the grav-grav wave, Fizik adapted a mix of the road Vento Argo & endurance Tempo Argo that were already popular with bikepackers & adventure riders, giving the new Terra truly gravel-specific performance tech upgrades…

Fizik Terra Argo gravel road bike saddles

Fizik Terra Argo gravel bike saddle, ergonomic off-road endurance adventure bikepacking seat, top
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Short-nosed, wide ergo saddles are all the rage these days, both on & off-road. And there’s no hotter buzzword than gravel, right now (except maybe eMTB, which Fizik covered last week.) So Fizik combines the best of both in a couple of new Fizik Terra Argo gravel saddles.

Fizik Terra Argo gravel bike saddle, ergonomic off-road endurance adventure bikepacking seat, Argo options

Two other short, wide, extra supportive Argo saddles already exist in Fizik’s road line-up – Vento & Temp – but the new Terra tries to find how best to take the Argo platform off-road, too.

Tech details: What makes the Terra Argo gravel-specific?

Fizik Terra Argo gravel bike saddle, ergonomic off-road endurance adventure bikepacking seat, wave profile

The overall front to back profile gets a gravel tweak, starting with a wave for extra support on the tail to push against, with wingflex on the sides for unfettered pedaling from the wide seat. But a chamfered rear edge makes it easier (and more comfortable) to get off the back for technical, even sketchy descents. Then, a dropped nose comes back to let you roll forward comfortably when trying to tuck down and get out of the wind at the end of a grueling day of bikepacking or adventure racing.

Fizik Terra Argo gravel bike saddle, ergonomic off-road endurance adventure bikepacking seat, center mudguard

In the middle between the dual-density Type-2 foam there is still a deep ergonomic pressure-relief cutout, but just like the recent Terra Aidon eMTB saddles, the Terra Argo builds in the vented center mudguard to stop tire spray on your undercarriage.

Fizik Terra Argo gravel bike saddle, ergonomic off-road endurance adventure bikepacking seat, mobius rear

The Fizik Terra Argo gravel saddle is only available in the mid-range X3 & X5 level which benefits from the more forgiving, vibration-eating carbon fiber reinforced nylon shell, and is offered in either lightweight hollow ti Kium or extra strong tubular chromoly S-Alloy rails.

Fizik Terra Argo gravel bike saddle, ergonomic off-road endurance adventure bikepacking seat, mobius base

Both of those rail options also get the Fizik “Mobius” closed rear loop layout that Fizik claims delivers improved structural stability.

Fizik Terra Argo gravel bike saddle, ergonomic off-road endurance adventure bikepacking seat, profile

But maybe more importantly, it also results in a longer clamping area to give more fit adjustability no matter what offset your gravel dropper post offers, and it sits the saddle a bit higher from the seatpost head for easier access to attach accessories like clip-on fenders or bikepacking bags.

Fizik Terra Argo gravel bike saddle, ergonomic off-road endurance adventure bikepacking seat, climbing

Fizik Terra Argo gravel saddles – Pricing & availability

Fizik Terra Argo gravel bike saddle, ergonomic off-road endurance adventure bikepacking seat, options

The new 270mm long Fizik Terra Argo gravel saddle is available at two price levels X3 & X5 and in two widths 150 & 160mm.

Fizik Terra Argo gravel bike saddle, ergonomic off-road endurance adventure bikepacking seat, X3
Fizik Terra Argo X3, 150mm

The Fizik Terra Argo X3 sells for 129€, with claimed weights of 238g or 245g depending on width.

Fizik Terra Argo gravel bike saddle, ergonomic off-road endurance adventure bikepacking seat, X5
Fizik Terra Argo X5, 150mm

And the Fizik Terra Argo X5 sells for 89€, with weights of 250/257g width dependent.

Fizik Terra Argo gravel bike saddle, ergonomic off-road endurance adventure bikepacking seat, riding

Both short-nosed performance gravel saddles are available for adventurous mixed-surface riding now.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I’m using one of these on my Canyon Grail and It’s hands down the best saddle I’ve ever used. Good job Fizik, haven’t felt this comfortable since my Specialized Henge saddle.

  2. I’ve got the X3/150mm. A few grams heavier than advertised (mine is 246 gm). Very comfortable on short (<2 hour) rides so far. I'm looking forward to spending more time on it.

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