I bought an 80's road bike for my girlfriend and fixed it up for her birthday. We finally got around to riding together yesterday, and she enjoyed it but had a lot of pain from the saddle (a men's saddle). So obviously she needs a new one. How do forum members pick out a new saddle? In my experience, I can't tell whether a saddle feels good or not until I've ridden it for a few miles. I've learned that in general hard saddles are more comfortable than soft saddles, but that's my only real principle. Also I think my a$$ has toughened up to the point that I can't really tell
Anybody have any tips on how a new female rider should pick out a saddle? I'm worried if she doesn't get something real comfortable she won't want to ride with me anymore. Any specific women's saddle recommendations?