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Any with experience on the Terry Mens "fly" saddle?(11 posts)

Any with experience on the Terry Mens "fly" saddle?russ g
Oct 6, 2001 6:11 AM
I'm currently riding the Terry Liberator and thinking of getting a slimmer design but staying with Terry seats as I've had a good experience with the Liberator model. Anyone else with experience in switching from one to the other or with the fly model in general? $100 is pretty steep but I think you can trade up with Terry seats.
Regards
Russ
re: Any with experience on the Terry Mens "fly" saddle?davee
Oct 6, 2001 7:05 AM
I rode a Terry liberator for about a year. It was the best of several saddles I tried, but felt a little wide, and on long rides I started really noticing the seams on top. I switched to a Fly when I got my new bike. I love it.

Davee
Liberator to Flygusriley
Oct 6, 2001 7:19 PM
Ditto on all my singles.....however, neither work well on a tandem. I had to go to a much more padded saddle on the tandem.
re: Any with experience on the Terry Mens "fly" saddle?Samcat
Oct 6, 2001 7:08 AM
Wonderful saddle; have three...one on each bike. My spouse rides a women's Fly and loves hers, too. Beware the Dragonfly, though...the drooping nose and slightly narrower form I found uncomfortable.

LBS might deal on the price as the end of season is here...worth a question to them...

Sam
re: Any with experience on the Terry Mens "fly" saddle?Me Dot Org
Oct 6, 2001 8:08 AM
I guess the moral of this is that it's all subjective.

I had a Terry Liberator on my old Bianchi Veloce and loved it. I crashed the Veloce, and decided to move up to a Ti Fly on my new Carl Strong. I've got nearly 1.000 miles on the new bike, and I'm mixed on the Fly. I rode back-to-back centuries last weekend and my butt was a little sore. It could be positioning (the bike is new) and it could be getting used to a new saddle, but so far I don't like it as much as the Liberator.
Gotta love the FlyAFred
Oct 6, 2001 9:08 AM
I tried the Liberator on my beater about two years ago, and then switched to the Fly. Now, I use the Fly on each of my bikes. Even our tandem sports the Fly and Butterfly.

Performance has the cromo version on sale now.
Sure, butt...Cliff Oates
Oct 6, 2001 12:44 PM
Terry has a 60 day satisfaction guarantee on their saddles, so try it. If it works for you, great. If not, return it. I have a fly saddles on each of my bikes so I obviously prefer this saddle. Not all butts are the same though.

http://terrybikes.forest.net/FAQ/3.html#4:

Ride it for 60 days. If you don't like it, return it to the place where you bought it for a refund or exchange, whichever you choose.
I Like My Flys....Xeke
Oct 6, 2001 4:05 PM
I've one (each) on all three road machines. $80 at www.bikeworld.com....
Similarity to Flite/Max Flite?Rich Clark
Oct 6, 2001 4:41 PM
I seem to recall that Selle Italia makes these saddles for Terry. Can anyone say how closely they resemble the Flite and Max Flite Trans Am saddles?

I have Max Flite Trans Ams on both of my bikes, and I think they're outstanding. I was able to find them for under $60, considerably less than the Terry, which is why I ask.

RichC
Your butt knowsAFred
Oct 6, 2001 6:14 PM
the difference. Selle Italia makes the Fly for Terry, but with almost imperceptable modifications that make all the difference in the world, at least to my butt. The seam runs down the middle on the Fly. There is a bit more padding on the Fly. and its pushed all the way out to the edges of the saddle. Finally, the edges of the cut-out are rolled and not as sharp on the Fly. From "ouch" to "oooohhh"!
THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES! I may give the fly a try...russ g
Oct 7, 2001 6:16 AM
As I'm racking up more miles the Liberator seems to wide now for some reason, Sounds like the fly model will be perfect.
Thanks
Russ