Fly on the wings of a butterfly
In 1999, Terry Bicycles introduced the Butterfly saddle, a women's-specific saddle. For 16 years, Terry has been designing and testing saddles for female athletes and the Butterfly Cromoly represents the best of all the research and development.
The Butterfly Cromoly combines the features most sought after by women: support, cushioning, and flexibility. To begin with, it features a wider-than-normal paddle width. The paddle is the widest part of the saddle at the back — it functions to support your sit bones. Where many race saddles are a narrow 130mm, the Butterfly is 155mm. While professional riders often ride smaller saddles to enable fast position changes, Terry understands, in general, that the touring, endurance, or casual female rider is more concerned with comfort for long rides. Additionally, the saddle features a full-length cut-away through the nose and mid-section. This provides pressure relief for soft tissue. The saddle has also been designed so that it flexes, ever so slightly which aids in protecting delicate areas from pressure sores.
The Butterfly Cromoly saddle is designed with the identical attributes of the Butterfly Ti saddle, however, using cromoly rails and a synthetic covers keeps you from cringing when you look at the pricetag. The saddle is perfect for any level of rider looking for a comfortable women's saddle that won't break the bank. The one difference is that the cromoly version is the heaviest of the Butterflies weighing in at 335grams. But, if comfort trumps weight-savings in your book, the Butterfly Cromoly is an excellent choice. The saddle is covered in smooth vinyl with a textured leather back.
The Terry Bicycle's Butterfly Cromoly Saddle is 261mm long by 155mm wide and weighs 335grams. It is available in Black.
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Reviews & Community
Great saddle, too soft for long rides
I have the Butterfly Carbon on my mountain bike, and it's a dream. I thought I'd try the lower priced CroMoly version for my road bike, but it's too soft. It feels like heaven for the first few minutes, but not supportive enough for long rides. This would be a great saddle for non-road bikes. The wide width of the rear is awesome, but the nose is too wide for me for road riding.