Charge Spoon equivalent for the road bike.
I’ve got a Fizik saddle on the road bike that can become uncomfortable after about an hour yet I can ride the mtb with a Spoon for 11 hours without discomfort. I’m presuming that I can’t just put a spoon on the road bike as it’s for a different riding position and probably breaks the style rules. Cheap and cheerful would be good.Posted 4 years agozilog6128Subscriber
I have a Madison Prime which seems very similar to the Spoon. It’s what Genesis ship their CdF/Croix De Fers with.
😀 that’s handy to know! I recently borrowed a Spoon for my road bike and really liked it, but I was going to get a Prime as it’s “more roadie”. However, I have the saddle from my Croix de Fer languishing at the bottom of my cupboard as I hate it! Might stick with the Spoon then.
Madison flux, great saddle, very spoon like, actually prefer it to my spoon.
The owner of my LBS told me that the Flux and the Spoon are, in fact, exactly the same saddle (bar the branding of course!)Posted 4 years agotonydMember
Intrigued by your post, and seeking confirmation that I was using the right kind of saddle, I looked at the Charge website to see what mine is. It came second hand with a bike bought from the classifieds, is fitted to my drop bar commuter (Pompetamine), is very comfy, and seems to fit the bill quite nicely.
Imagine my horror when I discovered it’s a charge ladle which is apparently women specific. I suppose I’ll have to change it now!Posted 4 years agoLeonMember
where are you? I’ve got a knife I took off a bike (switched to a fizik, funnily enough). I’m in bristol, happy to loan you it to try, and if you want to keep it, you can buy it off me, or if you just want to buy a new one, then go ahead.
oh, and @leftyboy – flites look good on everything, that’s why you don’t care 😉Posted 4 years agorobdobMember
I can understand why the OP might think he needs a different road saddle. I put an SDG bel air on my road bike as I find the one on my MTB so comfy. But for some reason it was awful and I couldn’t get used to it – must just be the different position.
I would try swapping the MTB saddle to the road bike and doing a big ride and see if you like it. Nothing lost if you don’t, just a few minutes with an Allen key. Eliminates the “was it uncomfortable because it was a new saddle” question too.Posted 4 years agounovoloMember
how many pro roadies do you see using a charge spoon on their bike?
Its not uncommon for Pro’s to have there preferred saddle recovered or rebranded with there sponsors logo’s so whose to say there may not be a Charge spoon(or other generic version as it is just a rebranded Velo)in the peleton.
I’m old school and my ar5e likes a Selle italia Turbo best on the roadie.Posted 4 years agoKunstlerMember
OP – how many pro roadies do you see using a charge spoon on their bike?
They’re usually covering them up when I’m watching them. As I realise that they also don’t wear a peaked helmet, rucksack and the wrong shoes as I do then I’m beginning to feel like I asked a silly question.
Swapping saddles today. I might take the long route home from work if it proves to be comfy.Posted 4 years ago
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