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    Charge Spoon - Too Narrow?

    I am looking for a new saddle, as my Bontrager In Form RL tore a pair of baggies 15 minutes into a 2 hr ride. I really like the look of the Brown Charge Spoon, but I am worried that it might be too narrow. I have widely spaced sit bones, and was using the wider of the In Form saddles (not the comfort one at 170 but I believe that the one I am using is 150).

    Any clydes using this saddle? I'm about 105 kg (230 lbs or so) at 6'1" and the saddle I have feels good, I just can't afford to buy new shorts all the time. I'm also looking for something in brown.

    Thanks.

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    I have a Spoon on my Stumpy, and I love it. It doesn't feel narrow to me at all, and I'm a little taller and heavier than you. I had an SDG Bel Air RL before my Spoon, and the Spoon is more comfortable.

    That Bontrager saddle looks very uncomfortable to me, and dangerously pointy for an MTB. I think you'll find the Spoon to be an upgrade, which won't tear clothes, but will be more supportive/comfy.
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    I have been using a charge spoon for about six months now. I like it.

    However, everyone is different. The only real way to tell about a saddle is to ride on it for a while.
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    Anyone care to measure the width of the spoon at the widest point?

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    Just measured mine with my digital caliper.

    142.85mm
    5.624 inches

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    I'm 5'11" 220lbs and the spoon is comfortable for 30 mile rides or more and looks awesome too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixate
    Just measured mine with my digital caliper.

    142.85mm
    5.624 inches

    Thanks! Here are some that I am considering (just putting it out there):
    Chromag Lynx: 130mm
    Chromag Trailmaster: 140mm
    Chromag Cheiftan: 150mm
    TBC FR: 137.25mm
    TBC AM: 130.25mm
    Charge Spoon: 142.85mm

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