Took a chance on this Cx saddle as I my current saddles all hurt after 18 hours on the road. This is a problem because I ride more than that enough to need something that doesn't become a torture rack. This one while hard (though I hate too much padding) is so well designed there is no squashing, numbness, sore tail bones or any of the odd symptoms I've run into over the years. Took it on a 100 mile ride last night and its... painless. A novel experience. Usually by that time the saddle is beginning to annoy me.