saddle for XC hardtail

Cornish Trekker
Cornish Trekker Posts: 79
edited March 2010 in MTB buying advice
could someone recommend a decent saddle for a nice XC hardtail, i haven't got a clue

thanks

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  • JamesBrckmn
    JamesBrckmn Posts: 1,360
    Charge spoon? only £25, gets good reviews, and quite light. I want to get one soon
  • thanks, excellent advice, i'm gonna order one!
  • hoochylala
    hoochylala Posts: 987
    Ha! That was simple - to put your mind at rest anyway, I was going to suggest a Spoon too, probably along with most people here also! :) must be the most recommended saddle there is! can't fault mine.
  • kenan
    kenan Posts: 952
    I was going to ask this very question so thanks for saving me the effort :)

    Found you can get the Spoon in white for £20, bargin
  • ash306
    ash306 Posts: 40
    I just got a SPD Bel Air RT for £13 posted which was recommended by someone on here. Has a little hole in back but hardly noticeable.
  • scottbowlby
    scottbowlby Posts: 143
    kenan wrote:
    I was going to ask this very question so thanks for saving me the effort :)

    Found you can get the Spoon in white for £20, bargin

    Wheres that from mate?
  • pastey_boy
    pastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    wiggle are doing the spoon for £17.99 black with orange writing
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  • TowerRider
    TowerRider Posts: 430
    I have still got a sore bum from last weeks ride.
    Will this saddle be more comfy than the supplied Spec. Rockhopper 09 saddle? It (spoon) doesn't look much but it seems to get great reviews.

    Not bought anything for 2 days so............
  • TowerRider
    TowerRider Posts: 430
    kenan wrote:
    I was going to ask this very question so thanks for saving me the effort :)

    Found you can get the Spoon in white for £20, bargin

    Wheres that from mate?
    Presume he means Winstanleys.
  • XxxBFGxxX
    XxxBFGxxX Posts: 1,355
    defo a charge spoon mate i have one and its awsome to sit my fat arse on
  • CXXC
    CXXC Posts: 237
    if you want to spend a little bit more on your bike (why wouldn't you?) then I can recommend the Fizik Gobi
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  • ExeterSimon
    ExeterSimon Posts: 830
    +1 for the Fizik Gobi.
    Whyte 905 (2009)
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  • njee20
    njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Personal preference and that, but I like the Spesh Phenom SL.
  • kenan
    kenan Posts: 952
    TowerRider wrote:
    kenan wrote:
    I was going to ask this very question so thanks for saving me the effort :)

    Found you can get the Spoon in white for £20, bargin

    Wheres that from mate?
    Presume he means Winstanleys.

    Correct it was, see below:

    http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... ail_Saddle
  • Northwind
    Northwind Posts: 14,675
    TowerRider wrote:
    Will this saddle be more comfy than the supplied Spec. Rockhopper 09 saddle? It (spoon) doesn't look much but it seems to get great reviews.

    Comfort's all relative... Spoon's a great saddle but it won't fit everyone. I get on better with the Knife, which is narrower and has even less padding and only a little shaping, but fits me better so it's more comfortable despite all that.

    Thing with the Spoon is they sell used for £15-£20 :lol: So no great risk.
    Uncompromising extremist
  • Recommend the charge spoon also

    Previously had various SDG saddles and it is just as good but much cheaper.

    £1.25 for sign up http://www.quidco.com/user/491172/42301

    Cashback on wiggle,CRC,evans follow the link
    http://www.topcashback.co.uk/ref/MTBkarl
  • TowerRider
    TowerRider Posts: 430
    Northwind wrote:
    TowerRider wrote:
    Will this saddle be more comfy than the supplied Spec. Rockhopper 09 saddle? It (spoon) doesn't look much but it seems to get great reviews.

    Comfort's all relative... Spoon's a great saddle but it won't fit everyone. I get on better with the Knife, which is narrower and has even less padding and only a little shaping, but fits me better so it's more comfortable despite all that.

    Thing with the Spoon is they sell used for £15-£20 :lol: So no great risk.

    Thanks but 'So no great risk' you didn't see my wife yesterday when something else arrived for the bike. Rock N Roll Extreme lube has arrived today and I have hidden that in case she uses it for something! I do see her point as I blow a fuse when another needless pair of £60 shoes or bag is purchased.... I still have a chain cleaning thing and more tops to arrive - heck!
  • cheers folks,

    bought a new spoon for £21 deliverd on ebay (brown) looks very expensive, weighs nothing and feels great, result.
  • spoons are a great saddle! verry happy with my wiggle X versoin, and for 17.50 you cant go wrong!

    cornish trecker, where abouts in our fine county are you fella??
    incase you havent found it, theres a thread in rides section called XC in cornwall, any willing volunteers, quite a few of us on there! :wink:
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481
  • joshtp
    joshtp Posts: 3,966
    spoon, or my personal fave... SDG bell air
    I like bikes and stuff
  • i'm in Redruth, thanks for the tip i'll check out that thread

    cheers
  • bout 5 mins from me then! :wink: in illogan,
    check out the link in my sig under meet sheet if you fancy a good humoured sunday morning ride!
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 1#16297481