- Charge Spoon saddles – believe the hype
Thats what I was after!!
Back on topic, what I like about the saddle is what PP doesnt like quite so much, it is flatter than a WTB or an SDG Bel Air, but where you kind of sit in those 2 saddles, you sit on the Charge and I find its nice to change where you actually sit on it if that makes any sense..Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
Just fitted A Charge Spoon to my hardtail on Friday night. Rode about 4 hours on Saturday.
Got to say it’s not the least comfy saddle I’ve ever used, but it’s not the most comfy by some margin (yet at least)… Maybe my bum needs to harden to it, or maybe it needs to shape to my arse, but I’m with stuckinarut in that the SDG Bel Air is the most comfortable for me.Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
2nd ride in on mine now, 3 days after the first ride it was flippin painful jumping onto the saddle at first, but managed to grin and bear it. Anyway, 2 1/2 hours later, was noticing the saddle less and less as the ride went on (presumably a good thing, unless I’ve lost all sense of feeling in my arse now!). Certainly noticed the burn in my legs a lot more than the pain in my arse too.
Also, chatting to a guy on the ride, he said he’d had a similar experience with the Spoon. Said he’d bought one upon reccomendation, and likewise found it a bit of an axe at first. But said he peresevered, and finds it pretty comfortable now!Posted 9 years agoPJayMember
I believed the hype, bought one and hated it, which means nothing except that it didn’t suit my bum (and I do seem a bit sensitive when it comes to saddles). There have been loads of top reviews and peer feedback stating how good they are so they’ve got to be worth a try when searching for the perfect saddle but I’ve yet to find anything that works for me as well as a ti. railed SDG Bel Air.Posted 9 years agojulianwilsonMember
The plasic base on mine says ‘Velo’, which iirc is a far eastern saddle producer.
What i would be interested to know is whether Charge designed the spoon and got them to make it, or whether they were just lucky enough to spot a really great saddle and got their name embossed on the top. It makes me wonder how many other great saddles might be lurking out there without the kudos of a brand like Charge to get people interested.
fwiw I love my 2 chromo railed spoons (which also weigh less than ti railed belairs if you are bothered about that sort of thing) and a couple of mates are buying them having tried mine.
Does anyone have a ‘knife’ to comment on? I must say its not the most appealing name for a saddle but a narrower less squishy version might be just the job for my ‘paperclip’ race bike…Posted 9 years agoMrSalmonMember
Does anyone have a ‘knife’ to comment on?
I must say its not the most appealing name for a saddle but a narrower less squishy version might be just the job for my ‘paperclip’ race bike…
I’ve got one but haven’t put it on yet so… bit of a pointless reply I guess. Looks nice though and it’s a good weight, if that’s an issue for you!Posted 9 years agobrantMember
looks close. My OEM book is in the shed.
Essentially with velo, you take a basic shell shape and add your own padding, cover type, graphics.
So whilst you can say “it’s just a velo saddle”, it’s not as clearly Charge have put a bunch of thought into it/customised cover/padding appropriately.Posted 9 years agojulianwilsonMember
So whilst you can say “it’s just a velo saddle”, it’s not as clearly Charge have put a bunch of thought into it/customised cover/padding appropriately.
thanks for a prompt and sensible answer Brant.
..interesting to see how someone can go about banging out dead good saddles at such a sensible price. The funny thing is that if they had originally come out at £30 we would probably still be buying them and telling folk how good they are.Posted 9 years ago
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