Took my first ride today on the new seat and even though I had read the hype about the seats, being in Australia I had to hope it lived up to it and I am pleased to say that it exceeded my expectations. I found it firm, but far more comfortable than the stock seat and it won't take long to wear it in, so it can only get better. Thanks again for a great product that I know being in my late 50's will give me many more years of riding pleasure.