cheers mindmap, was after a bit more info so appreciate that
seems strange the wear thing, as the spoon ive had for a few years (as a spare thats still had a fair bit of use) still looks pretty mint, guessing the knife and spoon are then built differently? the spoon looks well made and doesnt look like it would lose its covering or wear particularly quick
fizik are shocking for wear - well the gobi is, mine started creaking so i put some lube on the rails and into the entry points, and within a week the of the bottom of the saddle cover had worked loose, glueing a saddle cover on is a shit idea IMO, it needs stitching at least! then it wore on the nose, and now if i dont spray it every other ride with gt85 etc on the saddle entry points it creaks!
its just too flexy god knows how the larger man fairs with the gobi! ive also cracked 2 in excatly the same place, i do think they are comfy but im not massively keen on the wallowy/armchair type feel, i like a saddle to be solid and not move/flex ( a bit racy i suppose), but the winning thing of the fizik gobi xm is the shape, it suits me down to the ground, but everything else is pants about it (wear & price especially!)
so yeah if the knife is going to be similar to the gobi in terms of creaks/wear etc then id prefer to stick with a spoon, or perhaps try yet another brand!
can feel a new thread coming on....