Yes, this is the basic starting point.Moodyman said:A few points:
Before you go splashing on a new saddle, check your saddle position - height, angle as well as distance from handlebars.
This is where, I think, fitness and how much you weight come into the equation..... the fitter you are the harder you pedal which equates to putting less preassure on the saddle with your backside. As you spend more time on the saddle and you get more tired your whole body weight tends to concentrate on the saddle.Then, look at your riding style. Do you get off the saddle at every opportunity (slight downhills) to get the blood flowing? This makes a big difference.
Padded shorts do help but it gets to a point when only a rest from the saddle is the only real solution.... for me that is around 80 mile mark for fit people that might be lots more.Also, do you wear padded shorts. These help.
Re Brooks B17 and Charge Spoon.
I bought a Brooks to put on my new Charge bike. But, I found the Charge Spoon saddle (that the bike came with) so comfy that the Brooks has not been anywhere near the bike.