This was a replacement for a Selle Italia Glide that had earned its retirement. I was beginning to experience saddle sores and decided go for a bit wider saddle. I have been very happy with the results and pleased that it has trimmed a bit off of the bike weight, at the same time. I have had no issue from day 1 with this saddle. A bit firmer than the glide (cushioned), but not really an issue when it comes to comfort. A good buy, from my perspective.