Charge Spoon saddle review

A perch with some classic inspiration

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
£20.99 RRP
Charge Spoon Cro-Mo

Our review

There's not much to say: fantastic saddle at a fantastic price
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Looking at the shape from the side alone, there appears to be something very familiar about this saddle. Yep, it looks just like the first-generation Selle Italia Flite. Viewed from the top, it’s a cross between a Fizik Aliante and a Bontrager Race X Lite.

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That’s no bad thing because they’re all held in high regard, especially the original Flite. Tubular chromoly steel rails and just the right amount of padding underneath the synthetic leather covering keep the weight down, but the main areas in which this saddle scores are the quality (it’s made by Velo, a huge saddle maker) and the performance.

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It’s comfortable, like an old, familiar armchair in a gentleman’s club – you kind of sink into it and yet always find the same comfy spot in which to view the passing world around you. There’s a titanium-railed version with a proper leather cover for £51.99, but the weight saving is minimal and the leather will need to be looked after carefully.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Spoon Cro-Mo
Brand Charge Bikes

Weight (g) 261
Width (mm) 150
Colour Tan
Saddle Rails Chromoly
Saddle Cover Material Synthetic Leather