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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have a couple of rides under my belt on the new F30 from Selle SMP. So far I am really liking the feel of this saddle. The middle channel does its job well. I am not getting any of the numbness that was associated with other saddles.
It doesn't have quite the articulated drop nose as the Drakon, but the F30 still gets the nose out the way enough to not create unwanted pressure points. The slightly flatter nose gives you a slightly better platform to scooch forward on those really steep climbs.
Don't be turned off on the stiff feel of the padding when you unbox it. Once you get on a ride the cushion really helps soak up vibrations and keeps your hips in a correct position for long rides.
It took a little bit of time and small adjustments to get the angle dialed in. I am used to having my saddles pretty much flat, but with the concave shape of the F30 made it felt a little like it was pulling me away from my handlebars so I ended up tilting it forward a few degrees.
Overall, I am really happy with this saddle! I think it will be on many of my bikes to come!