So after a few rides last Spring 2011 and suffering from sore bottom syndrome I decided to replace my narrow Specialized saddle with a fat@$$ Bell cushy saddle from Wally Mart. I've ridden the bike like that since then, though not much until a couple of months ago. The Bell saddle seems pretty comfy, and I don't have any soreness after rides (longest single ride so far has been 16 miles). Well tonight I thought I'd give the Specialized one another try, and boy does it ever feel hard as ever. How can anyone stand this? I've heard cushy saddles can actually be detrimental but I don't know.
Somebody please convince me why I should use the Specialized saddle, or perhaps go back to the Bell one.