When this saddle arrived I couldn't believe just how big it actually was. It was more like a sofa than a saddle and to be perfectly honest I was a bit unsure about what it would be like. However, after my first ride out on it for a 15 mile stint I can honestly say this has been the best purchase. For the first time ever I have not had a sore bum after a bike ride. The undersaddle springs provide good suspension and the size of the saddle and material meant it was very comfortable to sit on. I have been raving about it to friends and family, basically anyone who will listen, and thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has had a sore derriere from biking. I have tried other more traditional gel saddles and only bought this because my previous bike was stolen with my ladies gel saddle on it but in a bizarre way I'm pleased, as I now can ride in comfort. Excellent!