My first experience with a Prologo saddle so I was a bit wary when I ordered this item. I previously used a Selle San Marco Era followed by a Fizik Arione. The Selle San Marco provided me with years of pain-free riding but finally wore out and is no longer available. I had high hopes for the Fizik Arione but it simply did not match my backside and became increasingly uncomfortable. Based on glowing reviews from several of the major cycling websites, I decided to give the Prologo a try even though I had never ridden a short-nosed saddle with a wider width than I was used to. Within a few miles, I knew this saddle was for me--firm yet supremely comfortable. Short-nosed design means if you like to shift your seating position during different phases of your ride--I don't--then it's not for you. My rides are typically 40 - 60 miles long. During the summer months I'll ride three to four times a week. I'm a small-to-medium framed individual weighing about 130 pounds. Other pluses: very lightweight and the saddle seems well-made. I'm very happy with this saddle and cycling is a joy again.