I own four Selle Anatomica saddles on four very different bikes: 1) Carbon road bike, 2) Steel cyclocross, Vintage 1949 road bike, & 1958 roadster. If you're visiting this website, it's because you've experienced perineal discomfort. This saddle solves the problem, end of story. The saddle is comfortable right out of the box, with full break-in period in just a few weeks of short rides, It's also true what others have said, 10-15 plus, mile commutes without padded bike shorts are totally comfortable. No, I don't work for the company!, LOL. Stop reading and buy it!