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    Terri Saddle: Liberator Y Gel or the Firefly? for my MtnBike

    The idea of gel for some extra padding sounds like a good idea.

    What do you people think abou the difference in shape between the 2 saddlees for Mtn Biking? The Liberator is for road touring basically..

    Just wondeing..thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper69
    The idea of gel for some extra padding sounds like a good idea.

    What do you people think abou the difference in shape between the 2 saddlees for Mtn Biking? The Liberator is for road touring basically..

    Just wondeing..thanks
    Your butt is the final arbiter, but from my experience, the Fly, Firefly, Damselfly, etc, don't have the seam around the cutout like the Liberators, which can be stiff and irritating. I think the Fly has more padding than the Firefly, and that's what I use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper69
    The idea of gel for some extra padding sounds like a good idea.

    What do you people think abou the difference in shape between the 2 saddlees for Mtn Biking? The Liberator is for road touring basically..

    Just wondeing..thanks
    As Kathy said....your butt will have the final say in it.

    I've tried 6-8 seats including some Specialized SWorks, Selle Italias, and a couple Terrys. For me, the most comfortable has been the Terry Fly. The nose of the seat is narrower which puts a bit more weight on my sits bones at the back so it took some getting used to. However, after I got used to it, there was no other seat for me. Performancebike.com had the Terry Fly on sale for under $60 recently in the blue leather so you might want to check that one out.

    Personally, I'm not familiar with the Liberator. Wasn't that an airplane from WWII?

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    The liberator is very wide, makes womens seat look small. The Fire Fly is the exact opposite, very narrow. The Fly, for lack of a better term is just right (at least for me). I tried several different saddles and found salvation with the Fly and have never looked back. Look out though because I ended up spending a lot of money to have the Fly on all three bikes.

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    THanks people..what about these Two Terry Saddles..link below

    Well I saw the blue Terry saddle...looks good..too bad it wasn't red...Anyway...

    What's the difference between the Terry Fly Men's Blue Saddle
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=17810

    And this Terry saddle http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...e.cfm?SKU=5803

    I can't tell the difference by looking at them that's for sure.




    Quote Originally Posted by CDMC
    The liberator is very wide, makes womens seat look small. The Fire Fly is the exact opposite, very narrow. The Fly, for lack of a better term is just right (at least for me). I tried several different saddles and found salvation with the Fly and have never looked back. Look out though because I ended up spending a lot of money to have the Fly on all three bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper69
    Well I saw the blue Terry saddle...looks good..too bad it wasn't red...Anyway...

    What's the difference between the Terry Fly Men's Blue Saddle
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=17810

    And this Terry saddle http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...e.cfm?SKU=5803

    I can't tell the difference by looking at them that's for sure.
    Color. That's it. I have 3 black and one blue one. Get a little mud on it and no one will notice the color. Pocket the difference. ;^)

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    neither. ti race.

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