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  • New saddle time. Recommendations.
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    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.

    Almost everyone I know who’s tried a Specialized saddle likes them.

    Blingy pimp Phenom is my choice, fitted to my pert posterior, obviously.


    Charge Spoon…or the very uncomfortable-sounding Charge Knife 😉
    I have one on the Trigger and one on the roadie.

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    Brooks Cambian scooped job for me. Lurrvley.

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    Spesh +1, although I really like my Bontrager Evoke RXL

    Spesh gets my vote, Charge spoon was horrendous and gave me sores 🙁


    Brooks cambium c17


    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!
    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 me


    I like my WTB Silverado but it got pretty wobbly on the rails pretty quickly for a £70 quid saddle.

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    Charge spoon or WTB volt for my posterior 🙂

    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.


    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.
    That said the most comfortable for me is Selle San Marco REGALe like this…

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    Chromag trailmaster ltd, lovely comfortable leather saddle or SDG Bel Air 2.0.


    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?


    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.


    Spesh and astute here. Mind you fabric gave me a new scoop which isn’t bad at all, much nicer than the spoon.


    Another one for the Chromag Trail master. Comfy and durable and looks good.


    Selle Italian SLR is the nicest I’ve used since the original SDG satellite.


    SDG Bel-Air is my long-time favorite.


    Madison Flux (pretty much the same as a Spoon) the most comfortable saddle I’ve had and only about £20

    SDG Bel-Air 2.0 here. Mate has a Fabric one that is comfy too.

    Spesh Romin on the roadies.

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    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.


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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.


    Anyone tried the charge scoop?

    some random old SPESH saddle on my ht and giant connect on my trance. SPESH is way comfier


    Decent cycling shorts make a huge difference yoo

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    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.

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    ISM saddles on all the bikes, either road or mtb versions.

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