Tick off the miles in unrivaled comfort with Specialized's Toupe Comp Gel Saddle. It features a compliant, carbon-reinforced shell and Specialized's Body Geometry technology for premium ergonomics and maximum comfort. It also boasts ultra-light foam padding and gel inserts for even more support.
Strengths: Thin fairly hard platform. Saddle has a small amount of flex for less discomfort. Relief channel works well.
Weaknesses: None so far.
I bought a new bike this year and found that I could not get used to the non-relief stock saddle. I tried a Fizik saddle but it just did not work for me. A bike lfitter suggested the Specialized Avatar. It was better but on longer rides I found it caused chaffing. Kyle alt Plano Cycle suggested the Toupe Comp Gel saddle. After three rides I am sold, no chaffing, with each ride getting less discomfort on the sits boNes.