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Old 07-09-09, 03:57 PM
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Hey guys I am in the market for a new saddle for my bike and i was wondering if anyone could help me out? My local bike shop stocks terry saddles and they swear by them. They say that they are great saddles for road and long distance but I searched the internet for some reviews and Could find nothing except for a few short reviews, some mixed in opinion others positive others negative. But not the full detailed review I was looking for. The two saddles im currently looking at are the zero y and the falcon y. can anyone tell me anything about these two saddles. Im currently switching for a wtb speed v which is a rather wide seat. and I know everyone hear swears by the specialized toupe but if i get one and its the wrong width does specialized take them back?

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Originally Posted by DARKSCOPE001 View Post
Hey guys I am in the market for a new saddle for my bike and i was wondering if anyone could help me out? My local bike shop stocks terry saddles and they swear by them. They say that they are great saddles for road and long distance but I searched the internet for some reviews and Could find nothing except for a few short reviews, some mixed in opinion others positive others negative. But not the full detailed review I was looking for. The two saddles im currently looking at are the zero y and the falcon y. can anyone tell me anything about these two saddles. Im currently switching for a wtb speed v which is a rather wide seat. and I know everyone hear swears by the specialized toupe but if i get one and its the wrong width does specialized take them back?

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I have a Terry Fly and it didn't work out for me (if interested...PM me). Barely used it. Could ride about 30 minutes on it and then the pain would start (around the cutout). Never heard of the zero/falcon models. I'm riding a 143 toupe now...some days it's OK, and other days not so much. The best return policies I've seen are from Performance. Saddle selection and testing is quite literally a pain in the a. Saddle reviews are going to be mostly meaningless because everyone's shape is different. Good luck. -- Greg
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They make good quality saddles, but the shape/fit is the most important thing, so they still might not be any good for you. Like GPB, I tried a Terry Fly a couple of years ago. It was a nice saddle, well made, and I thought it was a good price. It did not fit, and it killed me. Not Terry's fault, but still not what I needed.

You might try to find a Fizik dealer, and see if you can try their demo models. Good luck, when you find the right one, you will know it.
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I've been testing back and forth between a Toupe 143, a B17N Imperial, a Brooks Pro, and a classic Ideal 92 (similar to a B17 but stiffer and French). The Toupe is the best shape, with the 17N running a close second, but the surface of the Toupe doesn't let me slide around easily. The 92 should be good since it's named "Diagonale," and it is until around 45 miles, when the humidity builds up and the surface gets sticky. It then becomes hard to slide on. Both the 92 and the Toupe sometimes give me abrasion after that point. I think its time to get some better shorts, too.

I'm intrigued by the Arione, too, because I think it might affer a wide range of "sweet spots."
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If Terry saddles went out of business, I'd run out and buy 20 Fly saddles to last the next 100 years. You just gotta keep trying untill you find the right one for you.
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Just ordered a Brooks B17 N. I have a Bontrager Race and it is not bad, but have loved the classic looks of the Brooks since I was a kid and by most accounts, they feel great on longer rides.
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