OK: I've done this thread once on BR and ended up with a Selle Italia Flite. Lovely saddle but it didn't suit me or the bike. So now rather than ask what saddle people would recommend I want to ask a bit more about the process of picking one. One of my problems is that, although there are a couple of decent bike shops nearby, the saddle selection is poor so I need to make a good a good guess at what I need. So current saddle is a cheap squidgy gel: OK up to about 20 miles then progressively more uncomfortable. So I need a harder saddle which fits my sit bones which are 130mm wide according to some squirming with hands and rulers Also current saddle doesn't taper enough, so I feel it rubbing slightly inside my thighs. Thinking of a Brooks, maybe not the B17 but one of the others or at the other end of the spectrum a Specialized but for the latter I'm a bit wary due to the Sella Flite being a bit too minimalist. Previous saddles have been smooth with minimum padding but no 'channels'. I don't generally suffer with numbness. I do the usual of moving forward on the saddle when pushing hard. So! any thoughts?