Terry Bicycles Liberator Race Saddle - Women's
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For over 25 years, Terry Bicycles has been designing women's specific bikes and accessories. Their saddles are the culmination of years of research, development, and collaboration with females riders from the casual to the professional. The Terry Liberator Saddle is just one of their highly lauded products.
Terry's Liberator Saddle settles in nicely between a race saddle and a touring saddle. It is designed for the female rider who is powerful and yet highly sensitive to pressure on soft tissue. What makes it the perfect "in-between" saddle? The Liberator features more padding than the FLX or Damselfly saddles, but the profile is finely tuned to optimize positioning and power while you ride.
In a similar fashion to the Damselfly, the rear of the Liberator is slightly elevated. This aids in rolling the pelvis forward which helps utilize hamstring muscles for added power. With a slightly elevated rear, your sit bones are still supported even though your pelvis is tilted forward. The saddle measures 147mm wide, and the nose of the Liberator is also shaped to maximize power and comfort. It is the most extreme drop-nose of all of Terry's saddles, yet, because the length of the saddle is 267mm, you'll still have plenty of room to move fore and aft along the saddle. And, as always, the saddle's center is cut-out with Terry's patented design, to relieve pressure on soft tissue between the sit bones. The saddle is covered in perforated leather.
The Terry Liberator Saddle is available in one size (267mm by 147mm) and in the color Black.
- Item #TRY000S
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The narrow nose of this saddle is great- no chafing. However, the rear is not as wide as you'd think with the measurement provided by Terry..... it is not a flat top seat- it is dome shaped, so it rides like a narrower seat. The Butterfly is a flat, wide rear saddle, for instance. So, if you're looking for a narrower version of the Butterfly, this would be a good saddle.
Update: I rode this saddle for a year, and it was still uncomfortable. I finally got a professional bike fit, and now the saddle feels great!
I like this narrower saddle on my road bike, and the Butterfly on my mountain bike.