Mountain bikes are known for a few specific things. They’re perfect for hitting trails and rough terrain, and their aggressive posture lets you pedal with confidence.
One thing they are not known for is comfort.
I’ve ridden a ton of mountain bikes and I can’t recall a single saddle that stood out as comfortable. I understand why it’s a low-priority thing: whether you’re riding trails or downhill or single track, these bikes tend to encourage standing on the pedals. And big, mushy seats aren’t a welcome thing in this niche.
Still, you’re going to want to sit eventually. And in many riding circumstances you must use the saddle to properly control your ride. So why do most of the saddles I’ve tried feel like pointed peaks of plastic?