Dave, I have the stock seat on my XC, and think it is really comfortable. Last spring I did 3600 miles in 2 weeks and never had a problem with the seat. The backrest makes all the difference. I would have never thought so, but now that I have one, I don't think I could ride without it.
Ride safe, Rick
I will a get a stock seat and try it
Dave,where are you located mate,I have a good friend who runs VCM cycle seats,he can work magic on any seat there is!