Upon receiving the new ergo seat, because the OEM seat is a big joke of a seat, I was skeptical. The ergo seat seemed hard just like the OEM seat, but I had to try since I had already shelled out my hard earned cash. The ergo seat is much better than the OEM seat. It is not super soft but is satisfactory for a long ride. I can't believe how terrible the OEM seat is, for the amount of money the bike cost. I could not do 30 miles without my seat becoming numb from the pain.