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Fizik releases short-nosed 3D-printed Argo Adaptive saddle range starting from £259

New saddle features “zonal cushioning” for improved comfort and stability, and is available in 140mm and 150mm widths

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Fizik has expanded its Argo saddle range with the new Argo Adaptive saddle featuring a 3D printed “digital-padding” upper that aims to improve comfort with its optimisation for varying postures and sit bone positions. 

2022 Fizik Argo Adaptive 4

The Argo Adaptive combines 3D printing technology manufactured by a specialist company called Carbon with Fizik’s saddle pressure mapping data to create tailored “zonal cushioning”. This is not the first time Fizik has made use of the technology, it already has a 3D-printed upper on its performance Antares Versus Evo Adaptive range which has proved to give some real benefits. 

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2022 Fizik Argo Adaptive 7

Fizik says the new Argo Adaptive is suited to those who are looking for long-lasting comfort on a versatile saddle that provides both stability and balance. 

2022 Fizik Argo Adaptive 2

The unique 3D printed lattice structure is said to be tuned for different loading patterns across the whole saddle. According to the Fizik, the result of this is a shape that’s optimised for varying postures and sit bone positions.

2022 Fizik Argo Adaptive 3

Originally developed in partnership with former British Cycling head physiotherapist Phil Burt, the short-nose shape is designed to encourage stability and relieve pressure on soft tissue, which Fizik says increases power output and allows riders to become more aerodynamic. 

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“Where a traditional saddle shape encourages riders to shift their position frequently, the new Argo Adaptive puts the rider in a planted position, offering greater stability, comfort and weight distribution,” Fizik says. 

The top tier R1 with carbon rails is priced at £299, and will be available in two sizes: 140mm (190g) and 150mm (196g).

2022 Fizik Argo Adaptive 1

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The more affordable R3 version with kium alloy rails costs £40 less with its price of £259, and both widths weigh 34g more, with the 140mm size weighing 224g and the 150mm width weighing 230g. 

We have the R3 in for review, so will be sharing our thoughts on this new 3D-printed option soon... 

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Bikesutras | 1 year ago

When is it going on sale? It's now over a month since it was first announced/launched but I cannot find it for sale at Fizik nor other retailers.

Global Nomad | 1 year ago

so any information on how this differs from other brands using the same 'Carbon printing method' (whoever came up with the name of that company really wasnt thinking....)..

Wingguy replied to Global Nomad | 1 year ago

Fizik use the same company and technology for the variable density padding as Specialized do. They differ from each other in all of the other ways that any other two road saddles can differ from each other.

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