A layer of gel across the top gives a premium level of relief to the Terry Cite X Gel. It was designed for recreational riders who spend a half day on the bike or less, ride nearly upright with lots of weight against the saddle, prefer the closest thing to a pillow or have significant lower back pain.
A completely seamless, heavily contoured top with a large cutaway will hit and miss in all the right places. Shock-absorbing elastomers molded into the saddle base create the effect of springs without any mechanical devices. They also help eliminate vibrations from the road or surface that ordinarily get transferred straight to the spine. A durable synthetic top with rear graphics is easy to maintain and will look new for years.
B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. Saddle rails may have minor scratches. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.
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Weight: 425 grams
Mfg PartNum: 21071L03
This is my second Cite X saddle ... I use it on my commuter bike, just for around town. Would not recommend it for longer riding, but its great when you aren't wearing bike shorts and want a comfy ride. The only reason it isn't 5 starts is that my original saddle cracked after 4 years. Maybe that's the life expectancy, but I don't put all that many miles on my commuter bike.
I failed to realize that this was meant to be a more recreational upright riding style saddle, however my first ride was a 7 mile uphill mountain bike ride on a rough road and it was just fine. No soreness in evidence. Maybe eventually I will move it to my 3-speed Schwinn that I use for work, but it seems just fine.
A couple of things work for me. First, the angle of the seat after I attached it. Second, the less stress to my low back due to a correct curve while seated. I only ride 5 - 9 miles (short) and then about 20 miles (medium) when I can. This seat has helped me remain determined to finish my ride.