A layer of gel across the top gives an additional level of relief to the Cite X Gel. It was designed for recreational riders who spend a half day on the bike or less, ride nearly upright with lots of weight against the saddle, prefer the closest thing to a pillow or has significant lower back pain. A completely seamless, heavily contoured top with large cutaway will hit and miss in all the right places. Shock-absorbing elastomers molded into the saddle base create the effect of springs without any mechanical devices. They also help eliminate vibrations from road or surface that ordinarily get transferred straight to the spine. A durable synthetic top with rear graphics is easy to maintain and will look new for years.