I have a Toupe Team and it is quite comfortable given the weight and hardness. I get bum pain on long rides, but not really numbness too bad. I think I may try the Toupe gel next and see if it fixes that. I'd like to try a Selle Italia SLR as well.sharkey said:The toupe is a very comfortable saddle. I have done lots of long rides and centuries on mine and, despite it's appearance, the flex and shape of the saddle ensure that it is comfortable. The only (minor) issue I have had with the toupe is that on extended rides (over 80 miles), the general hardness of the saddle begins to take it's toll on my sitbones. Not painful really . . . just a little annoying.