I'm a newbie and bought my Specialize Allez on June 6. I've ridden 350 miles and my sit bones still hurt so I was thinking about a different seat. I was surprised when my LBS (who's been very helpful to me) suggested a gel saddle. Does this seem to be good advice? From what I've read on these forums, gel seats are not highly regarded. Not sure all this matters but I'm 64 years old, my longest ride has been 31.5 miles (today), my goals are to ride 65 miles around my birthday late next month and a Century in November. I'm sex feet, 200 lbs (down from 220 and aiming for 188).
Should I just gut it our with the saddle that came with the bike or is six weeks a good enough test? If it's time for a new one, is gel a good idea?