I have been riding the standard cro-mo railed Spoon virtually every day for a year, so you could say I am already a convert. The original Spoon offers great performance, style and value. And the Ti is a race ready, mile munching saddle for £20 more. What's not to like?
Is the Titanium version any better or worth the increased spend? Well if weight is your thing then it certainly is. At 242g it's not the lightest perch out there but it's pretty good for less than £50. Performance wise it's all good news. The shape, pressure relief channel through the centre and padding create a saddle that is ideal for everything from traffic hopping to endurance rides and an increased amount of flex in the titanium rails adds to the comfort level.
The quality of construction is extremely high: this is form and function in perfect balance. The brown /tan finished with pale blue logo and stitching add to the quality of the finish and overall aesthetic. It's also available in black leather and white.
Good looking, extremely comfortable, light and affordable. An instant classic.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Charge Spoon Saddle Brown - Titanium
Size tested: NA
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
This is rare product that appeals to multi disciplines, ranging from fixed to sportive. It looks equally at home fitted to a mature Dawes Galaxy, Charge Plug or svelte Italian whippet.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
The saddle is formed in a supportive shape with a pressure relief channel in the centre. A perforated cover offers breathability and is stretched over high density padding.
The moulding, stitching and overall finish of the saddle is extremely high, this is a saddle that has been crafted not just constructed.
I have been riding for 30 years and have never enjoyed riding a saddle so much, it is instantly comfortable, whether I am riding to the shops or touring.
So far I have seen no wearing or notable signs of distress with the cover or rails, the saddle has seen daily use in all conditions.
Light, durable and comfortable the Spoon is serious piece of kit.
Perfectly comfortable, the Spoon feels like a saddle that is worn in and you have owened it for years
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Exceptional performance. This is a saddle I will ride for a very long time.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
The styling is all important but what is truely legendary is the performance. It's a hugely comfortable saddle that is beautifully made.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Nothing. Even the simple and clean styling of the packaging appealed to my taste and senses.
Did you enjoy using the product? Immensely, it feels so natural.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes and I would recommend any of the Spoon family.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes. The Spoon is a fantastic product.
Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?
The Spoon Ti and its siblings have set the bar very high in concept, inception and performance.
About the tester
Age: 35 Height: 5' 10" Weight: 13 stone
I usually ride: Kona Paddy Wagon My best bike is: The one i am riding
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, touring, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,