I'm a female, ride an upright, and unfortunately I fit in the Athena category, 245lbs., and which I'd really love to get out of if only I could find a saddle that would allow me to ride comfortably for longer than 3-5 miles. I've tried 3 saddles now, and am back on the gel saddle the bike came with. When I get off the bike I don't see where my sit bones have been, and the seat appears to me now to have developed somewhat sloping sides. Talk about painful wedgies and numb butt. Pain is alleviated shortly after getting off the bike so I think it's the seat.
My current seat is 8 1/2" wide. The Brooks B33 is 9.25 inches or 235mm. Think I should go for it?