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Charge Spoon versus Brooks B17: Fight Time

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by jay clock, 29 Feb 2016.

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  1. Hardrock93

    Hardrock93 Über Member

    Location:
    Stirling
    After trying the Spoon on an MTB, then a hybrid, I deemed it an instrument of torture and consigned it to a dusty shelf in the garage. Much later, I gave it one last chance on my 1980s road bike and it instantly redeemed itself. For me, it wasn't suited to an upright riding position, but is fine for a more stretched posture. Entirely down to personal preference.
     
  2. outlash

    outlash also available in orange

    Location:
    ice station zebra
    Obviously it's down to personal preference, but as a curveball, a Cambium?
     
  3. You are correct.

    But I wouldnt put most of those colours on any of my bikes.
     
  4. Old jon

    Old jon Veteran

    Location:
    Leeds
    Colour?? If you can see it when you are using it, you may be riding in a distinctive manner . . .

    Brooks, FWIW
     
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  5. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    I've been thinking of getting a Cambium but I have concerns about it lowering the power I can put into the pedals if it's softer than I think.
     
  6. so is there are colour missing you require? Most saddles don't seem to come in many colours (black, white, black and white mostly) so it seems a strange criticism. All brooks come in black, and I don't think you would want a white leather saddle. I certainly wouldn't.
     
  7. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    Out of interest, is there anyone who's had a Charge Spoon and didn't like it?
     
  8. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Not at work
    Me. A couple of riders I know. Conversely, I also know people who love them. It all hinges on them topography of one's bottom.
     
  9. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    On 3 Wheels
    Not even one of these
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    :wub:
     
  10. I did say MOST colours. My Brooks is black.
     
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  11. I'm a woman. So, no.
     
  12. FrankCrank

    FrankCrank Professional layabout

    Got this beauty waiting to go on something I'm building. Not sure if comfy, more for the look really........
    Saddle.JPG
     
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  13. outlash

    outlash also available in orange

    Location:
    ice station zebra
    Is it a fork lift truck you're building? It looks rather substantial
     
  14. jiberjaber

    jiberjaber Senior Member

    Location:
    Essex
    Wider the saddle the more comfy on an upright posture, so I would have thought the B17 would be more comfortable for an upright ride compared to the charge spoon, though as someone has already mentioned, what suits one bum might not suit another......
     
  15. MikeW-71

    MikeW-71 Veteran

    Location:
    Carlisle
    It's no softer than any regular saddle. Get a test one if you can.

    I'm another that didn't fully get on with a Spoon. It was fine for 20 miles, but got progressively less comfortable after that.