ACTUALLY, IT’S GREAT. (Thanks for asking, total stranger). And here’s why: I use the hardest, smallest saddle I can handle. For me that’s the Brooks B17 Standard.
Brooks has been making bicycle saddles since 1882, when Mr. Brooks filed his first saddle patent after finding his bicycle an unbearably uncomfortable alternative to his recently deceased horse. Brooks saddles today are still basically just a nice piece of leather, which makes them tough, long-lasting, and gives them the reputation of being difficult to break in. Cyclists like to joke whether it’s the ass breaking in the leather, or the other way around.