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    Pear vs T

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    I guess I'm defective, because I don't see it.




    Is this Finesse a pear or a T?



    SLK - pear or T?



    Diva - pear or T?

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    Thank you for asking this - I have not been able to tell the difference either...

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    I had a great picture comparing my B67 and my Serfas Niva.

    Photobucket ate it, because I didn't touch the account for so long. You look at the top view, not the sides like the pictures you put up.

    From the top, look at the transition from the sit part to the nose. If it is gradual, it's on the pear side of the universe. If it's abrupt, it's on the T side.
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    Well, I went downstairs to take a picture of the saddle on my old race bike, which was I'm pretty sure the first saddle Terry ever made - a gel saddle with the cut-out in the plastic frame, but not in the cover.

    And dangit if it isn't nearly the same shape as my Jett, albeit a little narrower overall, including a very narrow nose.

    Why, oh why, did Terry saddles go all pear-shaped - as the Brits would say - from such a promising beginning?
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    What is the full name of the Diva in your picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Well, I went downstairs to take a picture of the saddle on my old race bike, which was I'm pretty sure the first saddle Terry ever made - a gel saddle with the cut-out in the plastic frame, but not in the cover.

    And dangit if it isn't nearly the same shape as my Jett, albeit a little narrower overall, including a very narrow nose.

    Why, oh why, did Terry saddles go all pear-shaped - as the Brits would say - from such a promising beginning?
    That's the kind of Terry I had, too. I loved that saddle. I can't ride the new Terry saddles at all, they chafe the bejeebers out of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ny biker View Post
    What is the full name of the Diva in your picture?
    It's this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post

    Why, oh why, did Terry saddles go all pear-shaped - as the Brits would say - from such a promising beginning?
    Terry's got a new one out -- FLX.

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    Oooh, now that's a pear shape!

    Compare that to the first top view Veronica posted.
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    I made this graphic for my blog right before I ordered my Jett...I was looking for a way to compare them without having both saddles in front of me:


    I love my Jett...the SI Lady Gel Flow was WAY too wide and pear-shaped for my behind.
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    I love the looks of that FLX, but eeeks!...I don't think my butt would like the pear-shape of it. Now I'm bummed, because that was actually one of the saddles I was considering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nscrbug View Post
    I love the looks of that FLX, but eeeks!...I don't think my butt would like the pear-shape of it. Now I'm bummed, because that was actually one of the saddles I was considering.
    TE has that one AND a 90 day return policy.

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    [QUOTE=Veronica;516050]I guess I'm defective, because I don't see it.




    Is this Finesse a pear or a T?





    Finesse is pretty sleek, not a pear, but seems kind of narrow to support sit bones.

    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica View Post
    SLK - pear or T?



    Diva - pear or T?
    Veronica
    Can't tell from the angle on this Diva..
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    The top two photos were both of the Finesse, just from different angles and different colors. It's 177 mm wide.

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