I've got a singlespeed road bike that I picked up in February for fun. I wanted something a little different from my Specialized FSR mountain bike and my Cannondale T1 tourer. It is a cheap bike and I have been changing out a few parts to fit me better. The frame is a generic white job with a very nice road bike ride with something of a gentleman's sport ride (if I can describe it that way). I've been very pleased so far.
The saddle was something of a plastic mountain bike affair and it wasn't all that bad. However, it wasn't great and I was starting to notice that my 57 year old butt was not sitting on a Lazy Boy sofa after about an hour of riding. The breaking in of a plastic saddle is completed at the factory so I knew that the ride would not get any better than it was.
I've got a Selle Antatomica on my Cannondale and although it is an excellent saddle, I wasn't prepared to literally invest half the price of the bike on another one. The compromise is a new Brooks B17 narrow. I installed it tonight and just took a quick spin around the block to see if I got the initial setup close. Pretty nice. You definitely sit on your sit bones with this saddle and it is quite firm. But the nice thing about leather is that you can look forward to a breaking in period that should result in a comfortable ride. Only time will tell. Al