Fizik Terra Argo X1 gravel saddle review

A gravel-specific saddle from Fizik boasting bags of features and chunky carbon rails

Fizik Terra Argo X1
(Image: © Dean Hersey)

Cyclingnews Verdict

At the top of the Fizik Argo saddle range, this lightweight gravel-specific saddle is comfortably cushioned for longer rides on unpaved roads


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    Flexible wings for comfort

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    Choice of widths


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    Requires compatible seatpost

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    No dedicated women's specific option

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Since the late nineties, Italian brand Fizik has specialised in perfecting the contact points for riders, from bar tape and footwear to a wide choice of saddle offerings. The Argo gravel saddle joins the mountain bike Aidon and Alpaca models, all sporting the Terra name. Fizik launched this Argo range of saddles a couple of years ago now, and the Argo was born from an evolution of the brand’s road racing Vento Argo saddle but with a mixed surface twist, aimed to sit squarely alongside the best gravel bike saddles on the market.

Originally Fizik offered two metal rail options to complement its established gravel-specific Argo series. The entry spec Argo X5 saddle with its alloy rails, the middle option is the X3 with the Fizik proprietary Kium hollow alloy rail technology to shave some grams, and now there is this carbon rail option - the Terra Argo X1 - to perch at the top end of the line-up, offering a further reduction in weight over its siblings. All three models share the same carbon-reinforced nylon shell and shape that boasts flexible wings for all-road comfort.

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Dean Hersey

Dean is a freelance cycling journalist based in Dorset. He's got  the New Forest National Park and the Isle of Purbeck on his doorstep and enjoys anything on dirt. Dean has been fortunate to travel the world in search of the best trails - from summers spent in the Alps to exploring iconic locations such as Scotland, Aosta Valley, the Pyrenees, Finale Ligure, New Zealand and Whistler. While he's raced DH, enduro and XC he much prefers exploring with his gravel bike these days and can even be found on the bikepacking trip, too. 

Rides: Open U.P

Height: 180cm

Weight: 65kg