The new Giant's seat hurts my butt after 10 or 12 miles. I don't spend all the time in the seat and I do try to distribute my weight(all 145 to 147 lbs of it) to all three points, sit bones, legs, and hands. I know I need to get used to a different type of bike and riding, but after 1 week and several adjustments, I'm not finding any, or barely any, improvement. I have to stop after about 10/12 miles and get off for a bit and then I seem to have stop 1 or 2, usually 2, times to finish 23 miles. The shorts I wear do have a pad, but it's a rather thin pad. Now, I did go to the LBS and they gave me a test seat to try out, Specialized Avatar, and there is a good improvement. I finished all 23 miles today without having to stop for butt pain--did need to stop for traffic a couple of times, but not for my butt.
I just wondered if I had shorts with a better pad that it might make a difference. BTW, other than when I stand, I ride 80% on the hoods, 10 or so% on the flats, the rest is standing and 1 or 2% in the drops.
Edit: Can an Admin add shorts to the thread title to make it:
"Does the type of padding in the shorts make a seat more or less comfortable?"