Fizik Vento Argo R5 saddle review

The Vento Argo is Fizik’s entry into the increasingly popular short-nose saddle market but where does it sit in our rankings?

Fizik Vento Argo R5
(Image: © Guy Kesteven)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Great if you like a firm front, broad base and a saggy ventilated centre but angular design and variable support won’t suit everyone


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    Plenty of centre venting

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    Big pressure relief cut out

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    Broad rear

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    Aggressive styling


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    Very hard nose

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    Bouncy shell won’t suit everyone

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    Angular padding pressure

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The Fizik Vento Argo saddle certainly looks aggressive with its big coffin centre cut out and angular ‘stealth bomber’ padding form. The shorter, broader format that underscores many of the best road bike saddles currently on the market is proving very popular with riders. Correct angling is vital though and even then some of our testers struggled with the dramatic differences in shell flex and padding profile.


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