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Charge Spoon Cromo Saddle

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Charge Bikes has created a saddle worth raving about. This slender, lightweight saddle can be used on either your road bike or your mountain bike. Weighing in at 270grams, it’ll surely lighten up your rig. The pressure relief channel and supportive shape will keep you riding comfortably for hours upon hours.
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Charge Spoon Cromo Saddle
 
4.4

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (37)
  • Lightweight (34)
  • Easy to install (29)
  • Durable (25)
  • Comfortable (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (31)
    • Road biking (24)
    • Casual riding (15)
    • Upgrade (15)
    • Racing (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (30), Casual/ recreational (7), Commuter (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (44)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Wonderful saddle at any price

    I love this saddle. I own a Brooks B17 Imperial on my Xtracycle, and was considering a second for my Jamis touring bike but thought I'd give the Spoon a shot due to the...Read complete review

    I love this saddle. I own a Brooks B17 Imperial on my Xtracycle, and was considering a second for my Jamis touring bike but thought I'd give the Spoon a shot due to the great write-ups I had read. I am glad I did. It is different, indeed from the B17 Imperial, more agressive is the first thing I would note. It is okay for casual rides of a few miles but for more than that you'll need chamois. I prefer it on agressive, longer rides where it simply gives me the control I need while my weight is distributed more in my pedaling than in sitting on the perch. I just love it, and the brown looks nice on my touring bike with leather grip tape. It is nice not having cover it up or make sure it's locked up properly like my brooks. Very, very low maintenance.

    Really looking forward to their new product, the SCOOP, which I have ordered for my fat bike.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent

    I've had this saddle on my rigid 29er for a few months now. For the price, it's great. It is solidly constructed, not very heavy and looks really good in brown.Read complete review

    I've had this saddle on my rigid 29er for a few months now. For the price, it's great. It is solidly constructed, not very heavy and looks really good in brown.

    It's not perfect though. I am starting to notice that the brown polyurethane laminate is starting to peel towards the nose of the saddle. But the bigger issue is comfort. I can't say this is a comfortable saddle for me. I'm not sure if the so called "pressure relief channel" is really working, in fact I feel a lot of pressure where such a channel should be! Also it seems quite narrow, my sit bones rest right on the edges of the wings. I know everyone's butt is a different shape, but for me this saddle is pretty uncomfortable (and I never ride without padded shorts).

    That being said, I'll probably keep using it. Ideally I'd have something a little better for when the trail gets rough, but it's a great value and is very stylish.

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    4.0

    Great seat for the price!

    By Kevo

    from Logan, UT

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Charge Spoon Cromo Saddle:

      This seat is awesome for downhill or types of riding that requires standing frequently. It gets uncomfortable after sitting on it for long periods of time.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Charge spoon cromo saddle

      By red rocket

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfort
      • Price
      • Quality

      Cons

      • A Little Narrow

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Racing
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Charge Spoon Cromo Saddle:

      great saddle. best cheap saddle i've found. attractive design. amazing at this price point

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great seat for the money!

      By dakar719

      from Olympia Wa.

      About Me Commuter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Charge Spoon Cromo Saddle:

      Very comfortable and great looking seat. Not the lightest, but great for the money. As some of the other review stated, the brown suede is a bit sticky and I have had my shorts bind to it. All in all, I am very happy with the purchase.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      As good as the reviews state!

      By Jonathan

      from Louisville, KY

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Charge Spoon Cromo Saddle:

          Deserving of the great reviews. With all the reviews I thought I would give it a shot, and I'm glad I did. Simply excellent seat at an even better price.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Really like this saddle

          By Outsideallthetime

          from South Orange County, CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Cyclocross
            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Charge Spoon Cromo Saddle:

            I bought this saddle for my '91 GT Talera rigid MTB that I picked up for $40. It needed a better saddle and I wanted to keep the cost down. This saddle fit the bill. The saddle design works for me, I've done 5 - 6 hour rides with nothing but the mild soreness which is to be expected after that much time on any saddle. It's firm, which I like. The fit and finish are excellent, the materials are durable and look great. I bought another one for my cross bike and it holds up to my 210lb body landing down on it from running mounts with no problems.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great saddle for a great price!

            By Caliscott

            from Riverside, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Charge Spoon Cromo Saddle:

              This is a great high performance saddle for a great price. I bought this saddle for my Heckler awhile back, it worked so well I got a 2nd one for my rigid Trek 3500 disc project bike. Comfy saddle with a minimalist design. The WTB Speed V saddle it replaced was falling apart, after only a few seasons use and no crash damage. At 270 grams, The Spoon saddle is 45 grams light than my old saddle. I've put a few hundred miles on this saddle so far and it doesn't show 1 sign of wear.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Solid product

              By Average Joe

              from Las Vegas, NV

              About Me Commuter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Riding
                • Commutingcity

                Comments about Charge Spoon Cromo Saddle:

                So I'm kinda new to the cycling scene, I got a bike because it seemed like a good way of transportation and since then I've grown more passionate about it. That being said I'm no expert on all things cycling but I know a good product when I see one. I use my bike for getting around town whether it's commuting to work, going to the store, or just for a days ride, and so far this saddle feels great! I haven't had it for too long maybe a few weeks but no complaints. I have nothing bad to say about it, and I don't think that will change.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Nice shape and support, but too sticky.

                By GM

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Install
                • Good Padding
                • Good Support
                • Nice Shape

                Cons

                • Cover Is Too Sticky

                Best Uses

                • Casual Riding
                • Mountain Biking
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Charge Spoon Cromo Saddle:

                It's a great product in terms of support and fit, but has one issue. I found the cover (vinyl or leather) to be way too sticky (too much friction). If I ride it with loose bike shorts, they will bunch up. Also, need some adjustment after getting out of the saddle. Tight bike shorts reduce this issue, but it still has way too much friction compared to any saddle I've used. It's almost like rubber.

                I found a way to relieve this issue until the saddle breaks in and loses some of this friction. I used automotive silicone spray (STP Son of a Gun) for dashboards, vinyl, rubber, etc. I've ridden it for over a week and it's still low friction. Hopefully this issue goes away with time and miles.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Very Good Basic Seat

                By Ricky J

                from CT

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Install
                • Good Sizefit
                • Good value

                Cons

                • Durability
                • Shape

                Best Uses

                • Casual Riding
                • Mountain Biking
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Charge Spoon Cromo Saddle:

                This is a very good seat/saddle at a really nice price. Having used it now for a couple months I have noticed it is a good fit but has to be carefully adjusted. I normally use a flatter saddle so I can move around a lot when I climb on my Mountain Bike. This saddle is more for a locked/static riding style. It took a few good rides to fine tune the position but I've never gotten sore... just needed to be able to utilize the shape as much as possible. I am a little dissapointed in the durability. The scuff was my fault and part of MTB but still... happened a bit too easily. the small hole is not in a critcal area though. Just something to think about if you are always dragging your bike in and out of a vehicle or up against walls. Still... really nice value.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Believe it!

                By teoblar

                from Milwaukee, WI

                About Me Commuter

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Riding
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Road Biking
                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Charge Spoon Cromo Saddle:

                  My first ride on this Spoon was a gift from the heavens to my butt. Give up the idea that you have to drop big bills for a nice seat. This one does the job and looks snappy doing it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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