I use this saddle for XC and road biking. After spending lots of money on wrong saddles, I finally got the right one. I ride from 20 to 30 miles a day, without discomfort. This saddle has the right width for larger rider. I mounted them in all my bikes. I am very, very happy with my purchases and, honestly, I will recommend it to riders, looking for comfort and efficiency. I ride on the ungrateful terrain of Point Magu National Park, California.
My wife had a previous version of this saddle. After many miles it showed signs of wear on the side of the nose. I bought her a new one. One tour around Lac Saint Jean, QC and the leather coating came off. Cheap. Her old saddle is back on the bike. In terms of comfort, it was as good as the old version, but durability was poor.
I have been using the Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow Saddle for over 10 years. I am an endurance cyclist spending long hours on the bike so comfort and performance is critical. 5 stars for both! Only concern is that it will be discontinued.
I absolutely love this saddle! It's the third one I've tried on my commutertouring bicycle and it works so well and was immediately comfortable. I ride this bicycle to work daily, and the difference was seriously immediate. I was concerned it might be too bulky and look stupid on the bike frame but it looks great and rides even greater than that-not that looks should dictate these kinds of choices, but it's nice the looks and performance are both matched!