Fizik Tempo Argo R3 saddle review

Short saddle comfort with some extra length

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Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £130.00 RRP | USD $149.00 | EUR €129.00
Fizik Tempo Argo R3 saddle

Our review

Fizik’s Tempo Argo is one of the comfiest short saddles for epic rides
Pros: Superb padding and seating position
Cons: There could be too much flex for some
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The Tempo Argo is Fizik’s new, slightly longer short-nosed saddle aimed at endurance riders.

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It’s based on a carbon fibre-reinforced nylon shell with a broad central channel containing a large, 135mm long, almost diamond-shaped cut-out, and is supported by Kium hollow rails.

When the forward portion of the saddle top is horizontal, the rear half ramps up by a few degrees, naturally dictating your position on the saddle.

The upswept rear prevents slip, and the saddle’s generous 150mm width locks you in position, together providing a great foundation for effective pedalling.

The stubby front gives great freedom for when you want to get down low, and both the cut out, and its surrounding shell flexibility relieve pressure.

The firm and supportive padding is thicker than Fizik’s race saddles, and works just as well soaking up micro road vibrations on lengthy rides in a more upright position, as it does for short, sharp race efforts.

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On every ride with the the Fizik Tempo Argo, I found that it matched excellent comfort with brilliant pedalling performance, thanks to the shell’s Wingflex sides, which deflect with your leg rotation and allow more natural movement.

Product Specifications

Product

Price EUR €129.00GBP £130.00USD $149.00
Weight 240g (150mm)
Brand Fi'zi:k

Features

Features Rails: Kium hollow
Available widths 150, 160mm
Cut-out Yes
Gender Men's
Length 260mm