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Fizik Argo X Race Saddle Hits the Gravel

fizik argo x gravel bike racing saddle
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Starting with their short-nosed Argo road racing saddles, Fizik has tweaked the padding to give XC, gravel, and cyclocross racers the same shape, but for bumpy terrain.

fizik argo x gravel bike racing saddle

The new Fizik Argo X has rounded corners all around for smooth, comfortable leg motion while pedaling, further enhanced by “WingFlex” sections on the center edges to help the shell move with you. The low profile and rounded edge shaping also makes it easy to adjust position and get off the back of the saddle (and back on it) during descents.

The tail kicks up slightly to put your hips in a more powerful pedaling position and give you a little something to push against on the climbs.

top and bottom views of fizik argo x gravel bike racing saddle

It keeps the ergonomic cutout in the center to relieve pressure, but adds a “mud flap” rubber cover on the bottom to prevent mud from splattering your crotch through the saddle…which is the main difference between this and the non-carbon-railed road versions. So, if you ride in wet weather, get this one for your road bike, too.

Available in X3 (Kium alloy rails, €149.00 / $159.99 / £144.99) and X5 (S-Alloy rails, €109.00 / $109.99 / £99.99). Measurements and weights are:

  • Length: 265 mm
  • Width: 140mm or 150mm
  • Height at 75mm width: 43 mm
  • Length from nose to 75mm width: 120 mm
  • Weight 140mm: 231g (X3) and 240g (X5)
  • Weight 150mm: 242g (X3) and 251g (X5)
  • MSRP: €149 (X3) and €109 (X5)


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6 months ago

Is this going to have a similar fit to the Arione.

6 months ago
Reply to  FrankTheTank

The Argo line is their analogue to the Specialized Power – shorter in the nose than the Arione by ~30 mm, and has a definite ramp toward the back edge.

6 months ago

so argo “vento” is road racing and argo “tempo” is more padding for endurance road. Is this just even more padding than that? I have an argo tempo which came on a second-hand mtb and I like it a lot.

The shape is almost exactly the same as the Shimano PRO Stealth saddle, but I found that one to be a tad unforgiving.

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