Terry Bicycles FLX Carbon Saddle - Women's $211.00
Minimal is optimal
Terry Bicycles has been designing women's specific cycling gear for 28 years. Through continuous research and development, it has designed some of the most sought after women's saddles the world over. Terry's FLX Carbon saddle is the lightest saddle in the FLX line. Weighing in at a minimal 172grams, the FLX Carbon is ideal for the female rider who races and wants to minimize the weight on their rig.
There are a few things to look for when deciding which is the optimal saddle for your riding style as well as anatomy. First you'll want to know the width between your sit bones. Easily measurable, this tells you the approximate width of a saddle necessary to support your frame so that pressure on soft tissue is minimized. While the Terry Butterfly measures 155mm, the FLX Carbon is a narrower 142mm.
Additionally, the FLX Carbon features a unique shape. Rather than a traditional one-piece pear-shape with a cutout, the shell is designed with an almost complete cutaway from the back area between the two sides of the paddle to the nose. Unlike saddles that feature a rounded shape as well as a separate cut-out, the full length channel of the FLX provides pressure relief for tissue between the sit bones as well as for sensitive areas near the nose of the saddle. It also allows for a slight flex as you pedal which enhances the comfort of the paddle.
Unique to the FLX Carbon saddle are ovalized, carbon fiber rails. Designed to be 9.6mm high and 7mm wide, these rails are more durable than a round carbon rail. And, while they fit most seatposts, you'll want to double-check to see if you'll need an insert from the manufacturer for your post's clamp. The saddle is covered in black leather with classic black patent leather accents.
The Terry FLX Carbon Saddle is 260mm long by 142mm wide. It is available in Black.