Terry Zero X saddle £60

Women's seat

BikeRadar score 3.5/5

Rather than being a tweaked version of the men’s equivalent, the Zero X has been designed from the rails up to cope with the demands of fast women.

While it weighs in at a racey 220g, there’s still plenty of foam padding and it’s definitely on the soft side for a performance perch.

As long as they’re shaped correctly, cutaway sections massively improve comfort for female riders. Just as you’d expect from a company who specialise in saddles for women, Terry have worked hard to perfect this, with no sharp edges to dig in and a smooth transition to the nose and rear end.

The front section is wide and flat, making sliding forward for steep climbs a cinch and the deep-cut wings let you glide on and off the back for drops without a hitch.

Vanox rails possess the same buzz-killing properties as pricier titanium, but you’ll need to take good care of the leather cover when washing, as it’s not keen on abrasion and harsh soaps in the long term.

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