Introducing the Fizik Vento Argo 00 road saddle – Fizik’s new lightweight aero wonder?

Fizik introduce a new saddle from the Vento line. The Fizik Vento Argo 00 is intended to be the flagship product of the lightweight Argo saddle range. It relies on proven Fizik features and combines them with minimal weight and high-quality workmanship.

Fizik Vento Argo 00 | 138 g | € 275 | Manufacturer’s website

The Argo shape is a familiar “face” among the compact saddles in Fizik’s portfolio. Now they’re introducing the lightest model yet with the 00, relying on a full carbon base. This carbon shell is injected with a light EVA padding, which should offer a high level of comfort.

The carbon rails are designed to distribute the load evenly.
Called Vento – Italian for wind – there are no doubts about the saddle’s aerodynamic aspirations.

Shape, dimensions and weight of the new Fizik Vento Argo 00

Due to its compact shape with the short nose and the generous cut-out in the middle, the saddle promises to be comfortable in an aerodynamic, aggressive, bent-over position, reducing pressure on sensitive areas. The one-piece mobius rail construction is intended to distribute the load evenly on both sides of the saddle and allow for a certain amount of compliance and comfort. Considering the height of just 43 mm at the widest point (75 mm) and the aerodynamically oval 7×10 mm rails, the saddle is clearly intended for aerodynamic road bikes. It’s available in two widths – 140 and 150 mm – featuring subtle clear-coated carbon fibre and structured EVA padding. The 140 mm wide saddle that we have on test exceeds the manufacturer’s specs by just 4 g, coming in at 138 g. As such, it’s lighter than the Brooks C13 yet significantly more comfortable than super-light saddles such as the Tune Skyracer, which received a Design & Innovation award 3 years ago.

Of course, a saddle is probably the most subjective contact point on the bike, but if you’re looking for a super-light yet padded saddle for your road bike, the Fizik Vento Argo 00 might be just what you’re looking for. The high-quality finish, careful attention to detail and comfortable padding speak for themselves. Only a (long-term) review will reveal whether the generous cut-out can deliver, reducing the pressure on sensitive areas, allowing you to stay comfortable on those super long rides.

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Words & Photos: Julian Schwede