Charge Spoon Ti saddle  £44.99

9/10

Good looking, extremely comfortable, light and affordable. An instant classic.

Weight 242g   Contact  www.chargebikes.com

by Flo K   May 14, 2009  

Charge Spoon Ti saddle

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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.

Verdict

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.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
9/10

The moulding, stitching and overall finish of the saddle is extremely high, this is a saddle that has been crafted not just constructed.

Rate the product for performance:
 
10/10

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.

Rate the product for durability:
 
9/10

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.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
8/10

Light, durable and comfortable the Spoon is serious piece of kit.

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
10/10

Perfectly comfortable, the Spoon feels like a saddle that is worn in and you have owened it for years

Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

Great value.

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.

Overall rating: 9/10

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,

2 user comments

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All the staff have these on atleast one of their bikes.
Even have the new Knife saddle.
Which is really thin & flexy.
But surprisingly comfortable.
Even the steel railed saddles are so good.
But go for the Ti railed versions & you cant fail to be satisfied.

DrugsAreBad.!!

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posted by bicycleworld [26 posts]
12th January 2010 - 15:23

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Ti/leather version is outstandingly good, pity it is now much more expensive than the standard version. It is still a great bargain.

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posted by harman_mogul [121 posts]
15th June 2013 - 19:27

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