Charge Spoon replacement

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Charge Spoon replacement

Postby nomm » 28 Dec 2016, 9:16am

Having decided my 4 year old 'charge spoon' saddle needs replacing and not quite yet in the market for a brooks (c17 cambium), does anyone know which fabric saddle replaces it like for like?

I am considering the Line or the Scoop

The line comes in 2 widths

the scoop comes in 3 profiles

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Re: Charge Spoon replacement

Postby reohn2 » 28 Dec 2016, 10:31am

What's wrong with a new Spoon?
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Re: Charge Spoon replacement

Postby TrevA » 28 Dec 2016, 4:02pm

You can still buy a brand new Spoon, but the replacement seems to be the Scoop.
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Re: Charge Spoon replacement

Postby Canuk » 29 Dec 2016, 7:20am

I have a Scoop on my single speed set up, it's a fine saddle and no issues.

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Re: Charge Spoon replacement

Postby nomm » 29 Dec 2016, 9:38am

reohn2 wrote:What's wrong with a new Spoon?


On a completely superficial level, my current one is bright red (as is my bar tape, Ortlieb bags and cables) and can't find a bright red spoon, new, anywhere.

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Re: Charge Spoon replacement

Postby Threevok » 29 Dec 2016, 3:14pm

nomm wrote:
reohn2 wrote:What's wrong with a new Spoon?


On a completely superficial level, my current one is bright red (as is my bar tape, Ortlieb bags and cables) and can't find a bright red spoon, new, anywhere.



Have you tried the saddle builder on Charge's site itself ?

Works out a bit dearer, but you can custom the saddle, bumpers, rails and materials to your own requirements

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Re: Charge Spoon replacement

Postby Threevok » 29 Dec 2016, 3:22pm

Threevok wrote:
nomm wrote:
reohn2 wrote:What's wrong with a new Spoon?


On a completely superficial level, my current one is bright red (as is my bar tape, Ortlieb bags and cables) and can't find a bright red spoon, new, anywhere.



Have you tried the saddle builder on Charge's site itself ?

Works out a bit dearer, but you can custom the saddle, bumpers, rails and materials to your own requirements


Scrub that - just been over there and it's been removed :evil:

Shame that. It was a really useful thing to have

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Re: Charge Spoon replacement

Postby reohn2 » 29 Dec 2016, 6:59pm

nomm wrote:
reohn2 wrote:What's wrong with a new Spoon?


On a completely superficial level, my current one is bright red (as is my bar tape, Ortlieb bags and cables) and can't find a bright red spoon, new, anywhere.

Just had a look around and appreciate your problem.
This isn't red but it's getting there:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Charge-Spoon- ... SwZQxW3rLl
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Re: Charge Spoon replacement

Postby fatboy » 29 Dec 2016, 8:04pm

Madison flux are allegedly basically the same. I have 2 of these and like them but can't definitely say that they are actually the same.
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Re: Charge Spoon replacement

Postby mattsccm » 29 Dec 2016, 8:48pm

Got a Flux and 3 Spoons. Same thing but some versions of the Spoon have different "leather" finishes.
Several other saddles are the same.

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Re: Charge Spoon replacement

Postby nomm » 30 Dec 2016, 9:51am

alas, no madison flux in red either

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Re: Charge Spoon replacement

Postby CREPELLO » 30 Dec 2016, 11:48am

Planet X have various red saddles available http://www.planetx.co.uk/c/q/components ... it/saddles

I bought this Selle Italia recently for it's red rails to match the other red on my new build. It was only £8 at the time, £13 now http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/SASIXRXCF/ ... low-saddle It's firmer than a Spoon, but I must say I don't find the Spoon at all comfortable. I haven't put in any good miles on it yet to judge it's comfort, as having teething trouble with the bike.

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Re: Charge Spoon replacement

Postby Threevok » 30 Dec 2016, 1:16pm

SDG Dusters are available in red - not tried one myself but I am told they are comparable with the Spoon

If you really want comfort though - you could try the Selle SMP range (also available in red)

I had a TRK model (when I had problems with Sciatica) and it was really really comfy, and helped a lot.