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Anyone tried Fabric Saddles?

Old 06-26-16, 05:22 PM
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Anyone tried Fabric Saddles?

Been hearing a lot about them recently, especially the Scoop. Performance is running a sale that gives 20% off and was thinking of trying one out. I'd be getting the Scoop Shallow Race; curious if anyone has experience with them?
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Old 06-26-16, 05:41 PM
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I had a Charge Spoon which was Fabric's previous brand and it was great saddle for the money. I've heard nothing but good stuff about the Fabric Scoop and plan on picking one up myself
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I have Fabric scoops on two of my bikes and find them to be excellent saddles. I liken them to Specialized Romin saddles. They are my go to saddles for long rides: four or more hours.
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Rad, thanks guys. Think I'm going to grab one, especially with performance's return policy.
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I tried a Scoop Radius (~1,000 miles), a Scoop Shallow (~1,500 miles,) and am now on a Line (4,000+ miles.) I much prefer the Line, as the Scoops were just a tiny bit too wide for me, and I'm apparently a person that needs a cutout.

Absolutely no complaints about any of them.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
I tried a Scoop Radius (~1,000 miles), a Scoop Shallow (~1,500 miles,) and am now on a Line (4,000+ miles.) I much prefer the Line, as the Scoops were just a tiny bit too wide for me, and I'm apparently a person that needs a cutout.

Absolutely no complaints about any of them.
Ordered the Scoop Shallow so we'll see. That Line model does look pretty nice though with the padding and the center channel. The Cell is interesting, but I can't tell how much of that is marketing hype.
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Old 06-27-16, 09:43 AM
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Another happy Scoop Shallow user here.
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i tried the shallow scoop....i found it a nice saddle but a bit on the squishy side for me
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Old 06-27-16, 07:36 PM
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To mix it up: I tried a scoop shallow, and didn't like it, but ended up trying a flat, and loved it, and now have that on my road and CX bike. I put the shallow on my townie/hybrid/basket bike (which has a more upright position) and it's better on there. If you have a bigger saddle to bar drop, the flat might be more suited to that style.
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I have a fabric scoop radius ultimate on one of my bikes. It's OK, I guess, probably about average in terms of comfort. The top padding is squishy. The carbon rails are stiff and the carbon shell is very stiff. Maybe that's the problem in terms of comfort. It is a work of art in terms of appearance and craftsmanship.
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Thought this might add to the discussion:
Review: Fabric Line Titanium Saddle | road.cc
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Old 02-22-17, 04:30 PM
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In the Scoop model, the names have been changed since this thread was started.

Elite, Race and Pro monikers have now been replaced with Cromo, Titanium and Carbon to reflect the rail materials. The top Scoop model is still the Ultimate with carbon rail and shell.

The oval shaped rails on the carbon model are wider than my 10 year old Fizik. I had to get a Thomson clamp for oversize rails.


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