Took up biking this year. Using the standard fitted saddle that came with the bike, my rear would become very painfull after about 3 miles or so. It was the kind of pain that's even more painfull when you initially get off the bike (always dredded having to get off the bike for this reason). Was told by the bke shop that if I persevered with it, it would become more comfortable, after several weeks, the pain was only getting worse. My brother-in-law had replaced his standard saddle with an more expensive gel seat, but standard size. I tried using that, but for me, was no improvement over the standard saddle, then I purchased THIS saddle. What a difference !
I've gone from painfull 3 mile rides, to 15 mile rides with "NO" discomfort at all. If you have a hardtail bike (which I have), the springs really do soak up the rough surfaces. The springs did get a little squeaky after a few uses, but a little spray of WD40 soon put a stop to that.
I could do with loosing a couple of stone in weight, so there is a lot of weight/pressure on my bike seat, but this seat copes with ease, very comfy. I brother-in-law even borrowed it, and now he is getting one of these (getting rid of his more expensive gel seat).
Oh yeah, seeing as this is a uni-sex saddle, I'd better mention that I'm a bloke.