Contributed by Terry Customer Service Superstar, Annie F.
I am fascinated by folding bikes because of their zippy riding characteristics and flexibility with multimodal transportation. The Dahon Boardwalk, a 6-speed with 20-inch wheels, has become an integral companion in my bicycle stable. I have been riding it more frequently, increasing mileage—especially on trips—which meant I had to revisit my saddle choice.
I assumed the Terry Liberator X Gel Italia would be the right choice for my upright riding posture. I had tested this saddle out on my commuter bike and enjoyed the wider rear platform and increased softness. However, it turns out after many trials, that the Butterfly Saddle shape suits me better, specifically the narrowest option in the family: The Butterfly Century
Taking what I learned from my experience with the Liberator and Butterfly Saddle series, I wanted to try out a narrower option. The Topo Saddle was my next choice. It was nearly perfect with its flat, low-profile top and wider relief channel. Tailored to meet the needs of trail and mountain bikers, I had nearly forgotten about this saddle! While it worked well and was comfortable on my folding bike, I eventually sought a bit more softness.
Enter my savior, the Falcon X Saddle. With similar dimensions to the Topo (including the wider relief channel!) but with a bit more padding throughout and a unique, inverted v-wing rear that provides tailbone relief, it’s my ideal balance between support and comfort. The Falcon X is the one for my little-wheeled wonder!
It just goes to show, that even the experts take advantage of Terry’s 100% satisfaction guarantee. We understand that to truly determine if a saddle is right for you, it needs to be tested and ridden on your bike. So, if for any reason you’re not delighted with the first saddle you try from us, return it within 30 days for a refund and our team will happily help you find a better match for your riding needs.
On a quest to find the right saddle for you? Read more advice from Terry’s saddle matchmakers: How To Find Your Saddle Soulmate.