After the success of the Knife saddle, Charge have brought out this, their new model called the Scoop, sent to me as part of my future Brit Build bike feature. They come in a variety of colours and are mega comfy, with their unique style and design, optimising the thin, one-piece flexible plastic/nylon base. The hollow titanium (chromo railed version also available) rails are the only piece of the seat base not welded together, very nifty indeed!
With the long length of the straight part of the rails there is also more than enough forward/backwards adjustment too. As for the top, they come in a variety of colours, have fantastic internal PU foam comfort and certainly have a look of their own. As for usage, I’ve been using this now for about 6 weeks and on some real long rides with no discomfort, and with mine being the red one, you would think it would get scuffed when I clean the bike upside down, but the surface of the seat is still like new, very impressive. The best thing about this seat is the price, you think titanium rails and the price alarm bells ring in your head, but this comes in at an astonishing £59.99 (Chromo rails £39.99)
Words: Jim Buchanan Photos: Doc Ward (http://www.doc-photography.com/)