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terry saddles(12 posts)

terry saddlesf86sabjf
Apr 27, 2002 3:58 PM
HI Everyone

I'm thinking of getting a terry mens fly saddle.Has anyone used this or any of the liberator style saddles.I was wondering if there worth the money as far as durability and build quality.

Thanks to all in advance
re: terry saddlesfirstrax
Apr 27, 2002 5:19 PM
I just started using the Terry mens fly. It takes more than a couple of rides to judge a saddle but so far so good. The construction quality looks top notch too.
re: terry saddlesbianchi boy
Apr 27, 2002 5:55 PM
I tried a Terry Fly for a week or so, but it just didn't fit me. It was a little too soft and narrow for me, but I've got a friend who says it's the best saddle he's ever ridden. They're made by Selle Italia and similar to the TransAm but with more cushioning. The Fly is a nice light, well made saddle if it fits you right.
re: terry saddlesLone Gunman
Apr 27, 2002 6:13 PM
I have one that is for sale, no tears or scuffs or major damage that I would like to sell or trade. I am looking for a Selle San Marco Regal so I am looking for a trade or trade and cash from me for the San Marco. I like a stiffer saddle.

The Fly has been proofided, a treatment product from Brooks Leather Saddle Co. It does have Ti rails, is very light and has alot of rail adjustment available. If interesred contact me by email.

Hey Lone GunmanTorzi
Apr 28, 2002 4:18 PM
If Jeff didn't want your saddle let me know.I have one that I like so much I'm looking for one for my second bike. Thanks Torzi
positive results for me x2Luis
Apr 27, 2002 8:56 PM
I've had the ti-rail Fly on my road bike for almost two years, and it's been great. Fits me, and I've done 90-mile days with no seat-pain. After using the Fly the WTB saddle on my mountain bike seemed too wide, so I've put a Fly on my mountain bike, too. The older saddle shows no sign of wear, other than the expected superficial fading.
Not the Fly but...GeekRoadie
Apr 27, 2002 9:48 PM
Try taking a look at the Dragonfly, too, if you can. The ti-railed version is similar in weight to a Flite and just as comfortable for me. The shell seems to flex just the right amount. Solidly-built saddle and would expect the Fly to be the same.

I've also had (mostly) positive results.Leisure
Apr 27, 2002 9:53 PM
I think the durability has been fine, I like the finish, and it's plush for a low-profile saddle which happens to suit me. Across two years on my mtb and six months on my roadbike, I never had numbness, except for one odd ride a week ago. It's gone away again for no apparent reason. Weirdest thing. But across over a hundred other rides it's been awesome, so I'm happy.
re: terry saddlesMrCelloBoy
Apr 28, 2002 6:38 AM
I ride a Fly on my road bike and a Butterfly n my tandem. I'm very happy with both. Did a 120 mi. ride with 10,000' gain yesterday and my butt feels fine.
re: terry saddlesMP
Apr 28, 2002 4:49 PM
I have one on my Litespeed and it is the best saddle I've ever ridden. It was comfortable from the first ride. I'm sold on them. On Terry's website ( they have a new model called the "Zero" which you can buy online for $110. I haven't seen one yet, but they look pretty nice in the photo.
I really don't like the standard liberatorColnagoFE
Apr 29, 2002 8:04 AM
got one of those a while back. way too padded and chafes the insides where you don't want it to chafe. maybe the fly is better, but personally i like my Flites and SLRs as well as anything. I think Terry's are made by selle italia anyway so the quality is definately there.
re: terry saddlesJimP
Apr 29, 2002 12:22 PM
I rode with the men's Liberator for one year - the center of the saddle caved in like a sway-backed horse. I then bought the Fly - that lasted 2 years and also became too sway-backed to use. I recently bought a DragonFly and it feels good now but time will tell. I do weigh 185 lbs but I haven't read about any wieght limit for the this or other saddles. I have heard similar complaints about other saddles that are supposidly "anotomically correct" so it might just be that cutting a hole in the saddle exacerbates this situation.