Fizik Tempo Argo R3
The Tempo Argo is Fizik’s new, slightly longer short-nosed saddle aimed at endurance riders.
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.
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.