Specifically developed for the rigours of gravel bike adventure riding, the Fizik Terra Argo X5 Saddle with Alloy Rails provides excellent comfort, stability and responsiveness as you conquer the mixed terrains.
This versatile gravel bike saddle features a high-quality carbon fibre reinforced nylon shell, which gives it fantastic durability as well as being engineered to offer a certain degree of flexibility. Its controlled elasticity absorbs road chatter and vibrations, so you can benefit from increased comfort on long-distance rides across unpaved road conditions. Fizik has also kitted it out with S-Alloy rails that use a Mobius closed-loop design for additional strength and weight distribution on your ride. Coming kitted out with a short-nose design, generous ischial support and Type 2 foam padding, this is a great choice of upgrade for improved support and stability wherever your next gravel adventure takes you.
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.
To better support the Terra Argo’s flexible shell, Fizik used its 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 used on the brand's racing saddles, providing more long-distance comfort.
Argo: Versatile short-nose saddle that encourages stability and relieves pressure on sensitive areas.
X5: A combination of a ride complaint carbon fibre reinforced nylon shell and an S-Alloy rail.
Mobius Rail: Closed-loop design for added strength and weight distribution.
Wingflex: The shell's side edges flex and adapt to a rider's inner leg movement.
Type 2 Foam: Progressive cushioning, with a lower compression modulus.
Terra: All-terrain series designed to take you beyond your boundaries.
Concepts: This is a product of the Fizik Concepts programme, 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.
Manufacturer's Part Numbers:
70E2SA13A22 Black 160mm
70E1SA13A22 Black 150mm
Fi’zi:k is the premium, racing brand of Selle Royal S.p.a. Its name is synonymous with the shape and form of the human body; hence the intuitive association with products that are contact points between riders and their bikes. More than this, fi’zi:k represents beauty, speed, passion, freedom for those who race against each other, race against the clock and for enthusiast cyclists around the world who identify with the feeling of the fire of competition. The humble origin in 1996 stemmed from a vision to improve rider performance by creating superior saddle comfort. Today’s Spine Concept™ provides a guideline to help riders find their most comfortable saddle. Integral to this comfort is the design collaboration with professional athletes and the fact that each saddle is 100% “fatto a mano” (hand-made) in Italy. Some credit Fi’zi:k with redefining the racing saddle category thanks to its destructively-innovative elegant products that are not only comfortable, but also a source of style and beauty in their own right. The Arione, launched in 2003 is one such example. In 2006 fi’zi:k launched a product for riders’ hands: a strong, washable Microtex bar tape. Shoes were then launched in 2010 offering a unique blend of innovative materials with an inimitable style. 2014 saw fi’zi:k launch road cockpit components employing The Spine Concept™ to help riders choose their perfect handlebar shape. In 2016 fi’zi:k saddles are ridden by 8 UCI World Tour Teams. Fi’zi:k’s relentless innovation is facilitated by many such committed professional athletes, from all cycling disciplines. Relentless testing and refinement has helped fi’zi:k to push the boundaries of possibility. It will come as little surprise then that Fi’zi:k products have been ridden to many Cycling World titles, Ironman World Championship titles and beyond.
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