New saddle time. Recommendations.
Not been impressed by my Charge Spoon or Fizik Gobi. Much discomfort to start a seconds day ride on them both. Thinking WTB speed pro, or other recommendations.Posted 4 years ago
Almost everyone I know who’s tried a Specialized saddle likes them.
Blingy pimp Phenom is my choice, fitted to my pert posterior, obviously.Posted 4 years ago
Charge Spoon…or the very uncomfortable-sounding Charge Knife 😉Posted 4 years ago
I have one on the Trigger and one on the roadie.
Brooks Cambian scooped job for me. Lurrvley.Posted 4 years ago
Spesh +1, although I really like my Bontrager Evoke RXLPosted 4 years ago
Spesh gets my vote, Charge spoon was horrendous and gave me sores 🙁Posted 4 years ago
Brooks cambium c17Posted 4 years ago
I have several different saddles lurking about, Fizik Gobi Xm and Bontrager Evoke RL are alright for a couple of hours, battered old Selle Italia Flite is good for about 4 hours but the one that stays comfy for time is a Charge Bucket that cost 8 quid, weighs a ton and frankly looks shite!Posted 4 years ago
The best thing to do, is beg, borrow or steal as many different types as possible till you find what works for you.
Spesh henge for mePosted 4 years ago
I like my WTB Silverado but it got pretty wobbly on the rails pretty quickly for a £70 quid saddle.Posted 4 years ago
Charge spoon or WTB volt for my posterior 🙂Posted 4 years ago
You must have a very different arse from me.The Gobi and Fabric Scoop have been great for me, as was Fizik Arione. Less good were the,F Fizik Tundra, wtb speed v and prologo zero.Posted 4 years ago
the one that stays comfy for time is a Charge Bucket that cost 8 quid, weighs a ton and frankly looks shite
Designwise thinks that’s pretty much based on the Selle italia Turbo which I too find comfortable.Posted 4 years ago
That said the most comfortable for me is Selle San Marco REGALe like this…
Chromag trailmaster ltd, lovely comfortable leather saddle or SDG Bel Air 2.0.Posted 4 years ago
Spoon… oh 😉
Well, for the majority who love them they’re great. Weird folk is another matter 😛
“Much discomfort to start a seconds day ride on them “
You only gave it a day’s ride to judge?Posted 4 years ago
I’ve also tried a spoon and a gobi and didn’t get on with either of them. I keep going back to the original SDG bel-air. I also have the bel-air 2.0 on one bike but it isn’t as comfy as the original.Posted 4 years ago
Spesh and astute here. Mind you fabric gave me a new scoop which isn’t bad at all, much nicer than the spoon.Posted 4 years ago
Another one for the Chromag Trail master. Comfy and durable and looks good.Posted 4 years ago
Selle Italian SLR is the nicest I’ve used since the original SDG satellite.Posted 4 years ago
SDG Bel-Air is my long-time favorite.Posted 4 years ago
Madison Flux (pretty much the same as a Spoon) the most comfortable saddle I’ve had and only about £20Posted 4 years ago
SDG Bel-Air 2.0 here. Mate has a Fabric one that is comfy too.
Spesh Romin on the roadies.Posted 4 years ago
Everyone saw the part in the OP where he said the Charge Spoon didn’t work, right? 😉
I sort of get on with the Spoon, and they’re alright value, but I’ve had too many that began to creak, or where the padding became not very padded very quickly. I went to a Bel Air 2.0 recently and it’s much, much better, especially in terms of comfort.Posted 4 years ago
Saddle fitting appPosted 4 years ago
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Answer one that fits, flat better than shaped maybe? Whats the discomfort like?
I am also in a minority where the Charge Spoon creases me. I have tried many saddles and thought I had found ‘my fit’ when I started using the WTB Pure V (fatty bastard weekend warrior edition).
My latest bike arrived with an ANVL Forge. Honestly the most comfy saddle I have ever tried. I now have one on each of my bikes.
Being super aware how subjective saddle fit can be, I would never recommend one, but would like to share my experience with a lesser known brand that needs more exposure as they are not easy to get hold of at the moment.Posted 4 years ago
Anyone tried the charge scoop?
some random old SPESH saddle on my ht and giant connect on my trance. SPESH is way comfierPosted 4 years ago
Decent cycling shorts make a huge difference yooPosted 4 years ago
I’m also in the ‘hell no’ camp for fizik or spoon.
Most comfy saddle by a country mile is the Selle SMP plus – but it’s got a high tail which makes getting off the back, and back on again without snagging a bit trickier than usual.
Second most comfy for my Arse is sdg bel air, although I have managed to snap the rails on 2 of them in crashes.
Third is a specialised thingy that came with my stumpy, but only if wearing my favouritest mostest comfy bib shorts ( castelli), otherwise my taint is rawer then fresh beef tartar. With capers.Posted 4 years ago
ISM saddles on all the bikes, either road or mtb versions.Posted 4 years ago
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