When I bought a new Trek 2.3 roadie, I had to immediately buy a new saddle. The OEM seat, small and hard, was beyond painful. No way I could ride more than a couple of miles on it. The replacement felt great from the first mile and I was soon riding 30+ mile rides.
Fast forward 20 months, ~4,500 miles, and almost 50 lbs of weight lost. I'm now spending most of my time in the drops and have had to adjust my fit a couple of times along the way. I've begun to notice a touch of soft tissue pressure, despite adjustments, on my trusty replacement seat.
Today, after a 28 mile group ride, I put the OEM saddle back on and went for a 10 mile test. Much to my surprise the OEM is now more comfortable than the replacement. It feels like it's contacting my sit bones only. The soft tissue pressure is gone.
I disliked the OEM seat so much I named it Prison Sex. So I now apologize to Trek for any discouraging comments and openly admit I like P.S.
Anybody else have success with a saddle you previously couldn't ride on?