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Fabric Scoop Radius Elite Saddle

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Product Description

The Fabric Scoop Radius Elite saddle is constructed for a more upright, comfort focused riding position. Naturally more suited to urban, leisure and all terrain riding, increased padding and a more rounded profile offers comfort and support when there is more rider weight directly on the saddle.

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“The Fabric Scoop is tough, affordable and a near perfect product.” - MBR

Key Features:

  • Rails: Cro-mo (7mm)
  • Base: Flexible nylon
  • Cover: Microfibre
  • Profile: Radius
  • Weight: 256g
  • Width: 142mm
  • Length: 282mm
  • Mid rail to saddle topper: 48mm

Fabric Scoop Elite

  • Award-winning construction technique
  • Flexible base and soft foam
  • Three profiles to suit your riding style
  • Suitable for all cycling disciplines
  • Multiple ‘Best in Test’ winner

Reinvent your ride

Enjoy unparalleled comfort and performance in a saddle shaped for you. Coming in three profiles, depending on your style of riding, the ground-breaking design reinvents saddle making to create an incredibly responsive, comfortable, light and durable saddle.

Built-in comfort

Our state-of-the-art saddle design builds in comfort to every ride. Our unique three-part construction strips away the compression and tension found in traditional hard, stretched-cover saddles. We do this by bonding a waterproof microfiber straight onto a flexible base, allowing us to use a softer foam, giving you added comfort, wherever you're headed.

Designed just for you

Whatever your style of cycling, we've got a Scoop saddle for you. Try our 'flat' profile if you like to get low to cheat the wind, and place less weight on the saddle. 'Shallow' is if you need a saddle for all types of ride, balancing comfort and movement with a slightly curved profile, flexible base and low-density foam. 'Radius' is if you like to sit upright and enjoy a comfortable ride.

Durable and flexible

Our unique saddle design not only gives you great comfort, but the bonded cover is super-easy to clean, with smooth lines, and superb durability.

Radius is for cruising

The Radius profile has the roundest shape through the rear section and maximum padding. The Radius profile is designed for an upright riding position; typically bikes in this category have handlebars slightly higher than the saddle, causing the rider to sit taller and requiring the most padding to support their weight.

 

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Fabric Scoop Radius Elite Saddle Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.7
out of 5
4.74
Build Quality
4.88
Performance
4.77
Value For Money
4.54

Customer Reviews (13)

5
Great Seat
by Anonymous user on 12/06/2020

Great product and great service. Very well made, easy to fit and extremely comfortable.

Great product and great service. Very well made, easy to fit and extremely comfortable.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Very comfy
by Samuel M on 20/05/2020

Got this to replace the SDG Radar that was clearly designed by Satan himself and it’s been a game changer. Before, after an hour on the bike I was considering taking up painting instead but now it’s back to cycling as normal. It’s had a few crashes and knocks and so far seems to be holding up to abuse and very muddy and gritty shorts being sat on it for 3/4 hours a time.

Got this to replace the SDG Radar that was clearly designed by Satan himself and it’s been a game changer. Before, after an hour on the bike I was considering taking up painting instead but now it’s back to cycling as normal. It’s had a few crashes and knocks and so far seems to be holding up to abuse and very muddy and gritty shorts being sat on it for 3/4 hours a time.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Fabric scoop radius elite saddle
by Anonymous user on 27/01/2020

Quality product, excellent value for money, found it to be comfortable so far.

Quality product, excellent value for money, found it to be comfortable so far.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Best of Both
by Anonymous user on 06/06/2019

This saddle gets a good balance between performance and comfort

This saddle gets a good balance between performance and comfort

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4.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Great comfort
by Roger E on 07/08/2018

Tried many saddles over the years and this one is ideal for value, comfort and looks

Tried many saddles over the years and this one is ideal for value, comfort and looks

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
4
Lovely saddle!
by Anonymous user on 11/07/2018

Best saddle yet! Very comfy even on long rides!!!!!!feed up of my old one so glad I bought this!

Best saddle yet! Very comfy even on long rides!!!!!!feed up of my old one so glad I bought this!

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Great saddle
by Steven W on 14/01/2018

Bought this to replace the saddle on my CX / commuting work horse. Found it to be comfortable and well made. Range of colours was great too; although I went for black/black. Thinking about a different version now for my road bike.

Bought this to replace the saddle on my CX / commuting work horse. Found it to be comfortable and well made. Range of colours was great too; although I went for black/black. Thinking about a different version now for my road bike.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
5
The best.
by Ray S on 18/08/2017

This is easily the best saddle you will ever buy, I've used the Spesh Henge Sport and ?pro, Charge Spoon and an Italia something and this destroys all of them. So comfortable it's just on a different level.

This is easily the best saddle you will ever buy, I've used the Spesh Henge Sport and ?pro, Charge Spoon and an Italia something and this destroys all of them. So comfortable it's just on a different level.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Comfy saddle
by Anonymous user on 03/01/2017

Fitted this fabric scoop radius for my last ride, after 6 months of an aching bum, this was a great saddle and so much comfiest than the stock saddle on my spectral .. Very happy with it, I have a feeling I will be upgrading the fleet with matchg saddles for all my bikes it's that good, I couldn't see the point in getting the next one up, nearly half as much again to save 6 whole grams .. vfm this saddle iit

Fitted this fabric scoop radius for my last ride, after 6 months of an aching bum, this was a great saddle and so much comfiest than the stock saddle on my spectral .. Very happy with it, I have a feeling I will be upgrading the fleet with matchg saddles for all my bikes it's that good, I couldn't see the point in getting the next one up, nearly half as much again to save 6 whole grams .. vfm this saddle iit

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Great comfortable saddle
by Reggie T on 16/01/2016

I bought this saddle after lots of research. The other positive reviews turned out to be correct. It is a well-made saddle, with a smooth surface, nicely colour keyed underneath and at the nose, and a nice matt aluminium-effect rails, that give a touch of class. My bike is green so this really looks the part. I have a semi-upright riding position, and this is perfect. Not too narrow, and not to width. Enough support for the rear, whilst not impeding your inner thighs. I cycle around 15 miles each day commuting. Now I don't really notice what I'm sitting on - the test of a good saddle. I found the seat a little bit slippy when wearing waterproof trousers, but that's a minor niggle - cycling in the rain won't be that enjoyable whatever saddle you choose. I'd highly recommend this shape. I'm medium build, 5'10, 80kg.

I bought this saddle after lots of research. The other positive reviews turned out to be correct. It is a well-made saddle, with a smooth surface, nicely colour keyed underneath and at the nose, and a nice matt aluminium-effect rails, that give a touch of class. My bike is green so this really looks the part. I have a semi-upright riding position, and this is perfect. Not too narrow, and not to width. Enough support for the rear, whilst not impeding your inner thighs. I cycle around 15 miles each day commuting. Now I don't really notice what I'm sitting on - the test of a good saddle. I found the seat a little bit slippy when wearing waterproof trousers, but that's a minor niggle - cycling in the rain won't be that enjoyable whatever saddle you choose. I'd highly recommend this shape. I'm medium build, 5'10, 80kg.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 3/5
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Saddle Guide

 

Saddle Guide

Back in the saddle again

A suitable and comfortable saddle is incredibly important while cycling. You only have three contact points with the bike while cycling - your feet/pedals, hands/handlebars and your saddle. Because of this, it's vital your bike saddle is comfortable to make life easier and prevent chafing, numbness and all manner of unpleasant nether-region complaints.


Choosing the right saddle

Sitting comfortably?

It can be a bit of a task finding the right saddle for you. Just because a saddle has lots of padding doesn't necessarily mean it will be the most comfortable. It all depends on the shape of your behind, your style of riding and your level of tolerance.

Mountain biker looking at the saddle on a Cube full-suspension MTB

Luckily, saddles are an inexpensive upgrade so try a few out to find the perfect perch for your posterior. Ultimately, you need support - the weight needs to be on your sit bones (the bony parts of your bottom) and not on sensitive tissue areas.

For casual riding, a wide, heavily padded seat gives you plenty of cushioning and support. For racing, you don't need as much support, so a narrow saddle is better and won't obstruct your leg movement as much as a wider saddle. Men's saddles tend to be long and thin. Some have padding from foam or gel inserts. Women's saddles are shorter in length and wider at the back.


How to measure your sit bones

Finding your correct sit bone width is easy, and you can do it at home. 

All you need is a flat bench or seat, something to rest your feet on, a piece of cardboard, some chalk and a tape measure. Check out our video to see what you need to do.


Construction

What's in a saddle?

Let's take a look at the geometry of a saddle and some of the features you'll find.

A saddle with steel rails

Rails

Rails (sometimes called the cradle) are found on all saddles and attach it to the seatpost. They are made from steel or lighter materials such as carbon fibre, magnesium or titanium.Some saddles have hollow rails to make them lighter still.

A Brooks leather-covered saddle

Covering

Saddles are commonly made from high-wicking, durable man-made fabrics such as Lycra, vinyl or synthetic leather. Leather saddles are timeless and stylish, medium weight and extremely durable, although they are more expensive, need covering to protect them from water damage and have to be 'broken in'.

A saddle with gel padding

Comfort Features

Made from metal frames with springs, padded or 'mattress' saddles imitate a mattress. Gel saddles are made from similar material used in cosmetic surgery implants which moves with you to protect sensitive tissue and cushion your body.


Performance Saddles

For speed or endurance

These saddles are narrow and lightweight (sometimes with titanium or carbon rails), with minimal padding and a stiff top.

Mountain bike-specific performance saddles have a shaped rear, downward sloped nose and can be reinforced on areas that impact when you crash. Aggressive off-road riding saddles are longer for more fore/aft body position adjustments.

The Charge Spoon, a comfortable, affordable performance saddle

Comfort Saddles

Cushioned perch

These saddles are useful with comfort bikes or hybrids where the handlebars are higher or as high as the seat, requiring more weight to be put on the saddle. Comfort saddles are well padded and wide, especially at the back.

An Ozone comfort saddle with pressure relief cut-out

Women's Saddles

For the female form

Women tend to have wider pelvic bones than men, therefore female-friendly saddles are shorter in length, wider at the back and have pronounced cutaways at the sides.

As with men's saddles, you can still choose different widths with many brands, to suit your own body shape.

Specialized have a range of saddles specifically designed for women

Saddle Accessories

Extra comfort and care

There are a variety of products available to keep your saddle dry, in good working order and also to help you ride more comfortably on it. A pair of padded shorts or tights gives you amazing extra comfort which is essential for long rides.

Leather saddles need a bit of moisturising - treat them to some treatment wax. Keep your saddle dry with a rain cover. Easy to transport, quick to dry and inexpensive.

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

Please Note: Due to the current circumstances we are experiencing high demand so we may take a little longer than usual to despatch your order. Our Warehouse and Bike Build team are up and running as normal and we are taking active measures to ensure that we are following the government guidance with social distancing and additional health & safety measures have been put in place throughout the business. Please rest assured we will do everything we can to get your order to you as quickly as possible.

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

International Deliveries - Temporarily Suspended 30/3/20

Covid-19 Update

During the Covid-19 outbreak we will be stopping all international deliveries until further notice. We will continue deliveries to the UK, Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Jersey and Guernsey.

If you have any queries, please contact our Customer Service Team. The best way to contact us is to use Live Chat by clicking the widget at the bottom right of your screen.

Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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