Bought at Oliver's. On a Ventanna El Saltamonte. Old saddle is Aspide Arrowhead. Riding style: Lazy - I put in too much time riding F.Woods because it is convenient. (I'm trying to get to Alafia & Boyette more often so that I can get more anerobic time in.)
About the saddle: I like it. It does what it is advertised to do, relieve soft tissue pressure. I have probably around 20+ hours on it now. I tend to chafe with this saddle at the contact point with my ischial tuborosities (sit bones). This saddle makes contact on the inner surfaces of the sit bones. I really didn't need any more than about 5 hours to adapt to this prerssure, but I am now a regular pre-ride user of bag balm. The saddle is dished out somewhat giving a strong feeling of being neutally seated. However I am not limited to this neutral position. The seat allows me to rotate my pelvis forward far further that a traditional seat. I like being able to vary muscle tension in the lower back and abs. This seat allows that to happen. I have no problem getting off the back of the saddle for steep decents.
I did get numbness from this seat on one ride. It was riding 2 laps at F.Woods and I didn't get out of the seat at all until I realized what was happening. However any moving around while trail riding should avoid numbness.
I Paid around $240 for the seat with 10% discount. I almost bought the seat online because when I first asked if the LBS would give me a SWAMP discount I was told no. When I was walking away across the parking lot someone from the bike shop came & told me that they would indeed give me the discount. So, I bought it.
I would rate this saddle
4 1/2 gators (is there any way to add 1/2 a smiley face?) because it is a bit pricey. It is a comfortable saddle which feels good on a long ride.