- First ride on Charge Scoop
That is indeed Fantastic news.
I’m a gambling man too, so much so that I stopped buying any cycling magazine other than Singletrack a number of years ago as it seemed many of the others started to employ experienced riders who’ll actually use the equipment before reviewing and rating them in their magazines. I too would much rather go out and buy a product used once (or better still, just photographed in an office) and rated highly with no real explanation of why by someone who’s maybe just returned to riding or perhaps doesn’t really ride much at all.
thanks for sharing, must get back to 888.com now
8)Posted 4 years ago
evillittlegoat – Member
Any more opinions on the scoop? Particularly from spoon users. I love the spoon, have one on both my bikes but one needs replacing.
(un)surprisingly, it’s very similar, perhaps a ‘bit’ comfier?
very nicely made.
i won’t get another spoon for other bikes, i WILL get another scoop.Posted 4 years agonanoSubscriber
I have been using a Scoop for a month or two now on my carbon road bike. I have a Knife on my winter hack and have used Spoons before that.
The Scoop is plenty comfortable for me (6’4 and 110 kilos) on a typical 30-50 mile ride. There’s more flex in the base than the Knife but that is something that was designed in by Charge (there’s a video on their site explaining this). The lack of stitching is a bonus compared to a Spoon as well. The rubber like seat cover sheds water quickly and seems to dry out just as fast. I don’t have trouble moving about on it, but it holds me in place well enough and I don’t tend to move my position that much anyway on the road (appreciate that may not be relevant off road).
I had tried the Selle Italia ID match to try and find a comfortable saddle for the road and am much happier with a Scoop at a third of the price of it’s Italian predecessor.
For shorter rides or crits I might choose the Knife for the extra stiffness but for 9 out of 10 rides the Scoop would win for the comfort factor.Posted 4 years agocx_monkeySubscriber
I never got on that well with the Spoon – found it a little wide at the back, and a touch too short. Scoop fits me really nicely, and is nice and supportive – but I’m not light at a shade under 100kg – so I guess it could be on the hard side for much lighter riders? Running the first one on a CX bike and it’s holding up nicely to repeated remounts, and cover seems durable despite having had wet sand ground into it for a few hours – and no, it’s not sticky. Liked it so got another for a different bike. Really rate it – but saddles are very subjective things I guess!Posted 4 years ago
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