Our newest performance bike saddle was driven by the philosophy of less is more – introducing the Terry Corta.
The newest addition to the Terry bike saddle lineup brings greater comfort to underserved riders in the performance category.
We took a new approach to performance bike saddle shape to solve a persistent problem for some riders, particularly women who have evolved into more aerodynamic riding positions. With the pelvis rotated further forward there can be more pressure on soft tissue up front, so a once-comfortable bike seat doesn’t serve them so well any more.
For others, the search for a performance level bike saddle has never brought them a comfortable ride. For some women who ride competitively, or like to push their performance boundaries, the search for a lightweight, efficient, low-padding saddle has meant compromising on comfort.
We developed the Corta saddle to give those riders a new option for greater comfort on the bike with no sacrifice in cycling performance.
A new combination of performance bike saddle features
The Corta features high technology along with traditional Terry comfort features. It’s instantly recognizable as a new approach to bike saddle design, with its snub-nosed, shorty profile, distinctive graphics, and gorgeous silvered-titanium rails.
Less obvious is the perfected foam density and profiling.
Like all Terry saddle models, the Corta began with a design informed by decades of saddle design experience. Once the new prototype was complete, it went through a months-long process of testing and refinement, with real-ride testing in a broad range of conditions.
Feedback from test riders guided the design team through several iterations, until the final combination of shape and densities was achieved.
Refinements included both lateral shaping at the rear for optimum sit bone support, and front to rear thickness along the relief channel for soft tissue support. The shaping of the drop nose profile helps reduce front pressure and chafing on the thighs.
The Corta is also a great looking saddle, with an eye-catching contemporary aesthetic. Microsuede panels are bonded to the tried and tested Duratek cover. Subtle perforations and speed ribbon graphics complete the look. True fact: Makes your bike look faster, even when standing still!
Aero rider with sensitivity up front? The Corta was designed for you
We think the Corta brings a new level of comfort to a group of performance oriented riders who have had limited choices up until now.
We recommend it as a great option for road, triathlon and gravel riders who need an efficient, supportive platform for climbing and aerodynamic power pedaling, with excellent pressure relief in the genital/soft tissue area, and don’t want to compromise on weight savings.
Also, check out the Raven, another performance bike saddle option for both male and female riders in search of light weight, efficiency, and comfort.