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Looking for a new saddle

core00core00 Posts: 169
edited June 2016 in MTB buying advice
I'm planning to replace my stock bizango saddle as its kinda not good and it rubs on my thigh when I drop my backside behind the saddle on descent. Something not too expensive but with maybe good padding too and not as wide as the voodoo saddle.

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Saddles are personal, but Charge Spoon seems to work for many people, under £20 on Ebay, and if you don't like it they sell again for almost as much.
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  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    cooldad wrote:
    Saddles are personal, but Charge Spoon seems to work for many people, under £20 on Ebay, and if you don't like it they sell again for almost as much.

    While they seem to be popular, my experience is that they don't wear well.
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  • core00core00 Posts: 169
    cooldad wrote:
    Saddles are personal, but Charge Spoon seems to work for many people, under £20 on Ebay, and if you don't like it they sell again for almost as much.

    Yeah figured, and seen charge spoon on evans too pretty much at the same price. I guess I will take a loot at it and it has pretty good reviews on Evan's site.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    I'm still using my first spoon bought 5 years ago, it did about 3000miles on my commuter and then for 2 years has done about another 1000 miles of mixed use, that sounds reasonable for a £25 saddle......and it's still fine.
  • core00core00 Posts: 169
    The Rookie wrote:
    I'm still using my first spoon bought 5 years ago, it did about 3000miles on my commuter and then for 2 years has done about another 1000 miles of mixed use, that sounds reasonable for a £25 saddle......and it's still fine.

    Cool, my only problem is when pedalling while on the saddle it gives me pressure on my backside as well as the problem I mention above. Mostly I'm standing when on the trail but sometimes it can't be help but to sit down even for just a short period.
  • m00nbadgerm00nbadger Posts: 53
    i've got a very bone censored ; the charge spoon i find very comfortable
  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    i ripped the material on my charge spoon so had to bin it and ended up getting a saddle from Evans £20 quid fwe trail saddle similar shape and leather cover works for me.
  • The SpidermanThe Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    Also look at the Madison Flux and of you are prepared to spend a little more the Fabric Scoop if you want a nicer,better made Spoon. (Fabric are the components side of Charge bikes)
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  • Big_JackBig_Jack Posts: 82
    I am very fussy with saddles on both my road and MTB but I found the Charge Spoon to be excellent for me.

    I know I require a pressure relief channel (Specialized Ronin on my road bike) and do not get any unwanted numbness with the spoon despite quite a lot of seated riding.

    They're cheap too - so not a major loss if it doesn't work out.

    Hope this helps,

    Jack
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