ISM saddles are organized into categories, each appropriate for different situations and riders. For each saddle shape, there are several options for padding to suit any rider. Generally speaking, those who are new to ISM saddles tend to prefer a softer seat, while more experienced riders tend to prefer a firmer seat. This is just a guideline, and is ultimately up to the individual.
Step 1: Choose a saddle shape
Step 2: Choose the amount of padding
*Note: The padding number refers only to the thickness of the foam padding installed into the saddle before the cover material is applied. Some saddles also include gel padding, which is not referred to in this chart.