Gender-specific saddles for every requirement
Sitting problems are the most common complaints about cycling. Because women and men are anatomically quite different, especially in the seat area, Terry develops gender-specific saddles in the ergonomics lab - for every need, for every bike. So that every ride is a comfortable experience. Without sitting discomfort, without unpleasant feelings of numbness.
The pelvis of women
The female pelvis has a birth canal, which anatomically causes the pubic arches to be at a flat angle to each other. As a result, the cartilage junction between the two halves of the pelvis at the front (pubic symphysis) is very deep. In addition, women's pelvises tilt further forward than men's.
Sensitive genital area
The problem: Conventional saddles put a lot of pressure on a woman's external genitals. The reason for this is the low pubic symphysis, which, due to the high pelvic tilt, exerts a lot of pressure on the genital area, squeezing it between the pubic symphysis and the saddle surface.
Female-specific relief in the front saddle area
Protects the soft tissues of the genital area
Terry women's saddles have a wide relief channel running out to the front. This takes the pressure off the genitals and reliably transfers it to the sit bones, which are significantly less sensitive to pressure.To the women's saddles
The pelvis of men
In contrast to the female anatomy, the male pubic bone is much steeper and the symphysis is much higher.
Sensitive perineal area
Men often experience unpleasant numbness in the genital area on conventional saddles with a closed saddle surface. This is caused by too much pressure on the sensitive perineum.
Male-specific relief in the rear saddle area
Terry men's saddles have a rear relief opening. This takes pressure off the perineum and transfers it to the much less sensitive ischial tuberosities and parts of the pubic arch.To the men's saddles
What to look out for when fitting your saddle
It is important to adjust your saddle correctly to avoid discomfort and ensure an efficient ride. Here we explain what to look for and how to check and adjust the necessary settings yourself.Learn more
The Terry Saddle Technology
The Terry 3-zone comfort principle
Terry has optimised the 3 zones of each saddle. The relief opening (1) relieves pressure on the perineum and genital area. Smooth transitions (2) around the opening prevent edge pressure, and the shape of the seat (3), which is adapted to the distance and position of the ischial tuberosities, distributes the body weight optimally.
Step-free sitting - without tilting moment
Cyclists intuitively change their sitting position to reduce the individual sitting pressure in the saddle - this happens quite intuitively and without thinking about it. With step saddles, however, this natural movement is almost impossible. The Terry 3-zone comfort principle with its relief opening enables step-free sitting for optimal pressure distribution with a high range of movement from the rear to the saddle tip.