I’m throwing in the towel on the Rivet Pearl. I’ve given it 700+ miles at this point, and it still feels too stiff on my sitz bones. The bummer is that the shape and the cutout is perfect. It just uses leather that is either way too stiff, or I just don’t weigh enough to dent it. I also love the finish and adjustability. The rails are nice and long.
If I rode with a chamois pad all the time, this would be a comfy saddle, but I do a lot of miles with no pads on my commute, and I get plenty of 20-mile+ comfort from a standard broken in Brooks B17, or better still, a Selle Anatomica Titanico.
Time to find the Rivet a new home. Let me know if you are interested in trying it out.