Originally Posted by bairdco
pay the extra cash and buy a brooks saddle. you can find good used ones online. i've got the B66S and the B77 on different bikes and can ride all day with absolutely no discomfort. and you get an old timey motorcycle look with the aged leather.
my wrists, on the other hand(s.)
i've crashed on my skateboard too many times. i don't wanna call it arthritis, because once you start believing you're old, you get older quick. but after long rides, my fingers don't work too well.
after a day of racing, it's hard to hold a beer and a cigarette. until about the 6th beer. then i'm ok...
I think Bairdco here nailed it. I don't have a Brooks, but my leather saddle wasn't cheap. It's way more comfy than I would have given it credit for, being that it has no padding. I gotta say: my butt NEVER hurts. And if I know I'll be riding for a while, I wear my biking gloves.
No saddle sores. No numb hands. Just pure riding satisfaction.