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Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite Saddle

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Product Description

The Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite saddle is ideal for cyclists wanting performance and comfort on those long days in the saddle. The Scoop is constructed with a low density foam, a slightly curved shape and a flexible base offers the right amount of support for comfort and movement for performance.

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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: Waterproof
  • Profile: Shallow
  • Weight: 266g
  • Width: 142mm
  • Length: 282mm
  • Mid rail to saddle topper 49mm

Scoop Shallow 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.

Shallow is for everyone

The Shallow profile has a more rounded rear section and medium padding. This profile is for riders leaning forwards, in a more natural riding position; typically, the handlebars will be slightly lower than the saddle with the rider’s weight being split between the saddle and handlebars more evenly, requiring less padding on the saddle.

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

Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite Saddle Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.6
out of 5
4.65
Build Quality
4.83
Performance
4.33
Value For Money
4.78

Customer Reviews (9)

4
Comfortable and good looking

I replaced the standard saddle on my Specialized Crosstrail Elite with this saddle and the ride comfort has noticeably increased. The standard saddle nose was too wide for my liking. The red underside colour is a decently close match to the red Specialized stencil on the bike tube, which is a bonus.

I replaced the standard saddle on my Specialized Crosstrail Elite with this saddle and the ride comfort has noticeably increased. The standard saddle nose was too wide for my liking. The red underside colour is a decently close match to the red Specialized stencil on the bike tube, which is a bonus.

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 5/5
3
Made my arse numb

Extremely uncomfortable and unforgiving, had to buy a different one.

Extremely uncomfortable and unforgiving, had to buy a different one.

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3.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 1.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Great Saddle for the Money

Bought from Tredz to replace the stock saddle on my Whyte road bike. What an improvement! Light, great looking (matt black) and most importantly no more chapped bits as saddle is thinner in the nose. Not quite as padded as stock saddle so slightly firmer in the sit bones but that’s OK for me. Also great price & service from Tredz as always :)

Bought from Tredz to replace the stock saddle on my Whyte road bike. What an improvement! Light, great looking (matt black) and most importantly no more chapped bits as saddle is thinner in the nose. Not quite as padded as stock saddle so slightly firmer in the sit bones but that’s OK for me. Also great price & service from Tredz as always :)

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Tweaking n twerking

Recommend by others and tried this one at the weekend. A 60 mile off road ride was perhaps not the best way to test it as it took some adjusting. All in all I’m getting used to it and hopefully it’ll be as good as the other fabric saddles.

Recommend by others and tried this one at the weekend. A 60 mile off road ride was perhaps not the best way to test it as it took some adjusting. All in all I’m getting used to it and hopefully it’ll be as good as the other fabric saddles.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Very Comfortable

Well made saddle and very comfortable, easily cleaned

Well made saddle and very comfortable, easily cleaned

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Easy to live with saddle

I have the Charge lightweight version of this saddle on "Best Bike" and just purchased this Fabric Cromoly version on everyday bike as the comfort and support suits me just fine after trying a few different saddles. Very easy to clean and surface has good grip but allows movement if required. Would I buy again? Yes I would! think I've found my saddle brand for future usage.

I have the Charge lightweight version of this saddle on "Best Bike" and just purchased this Fabric Cromoly version on everyday bike as the comfort and support suits me just fine after trying a few different saddles. Very easy to clean and surface has good grip but allows movement if required. Would I buy again? Yes I would! think I've found my saddle brand for future usage.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Scoop Shallow Elite

A comfortable well made saddle easy to clean and at a good price. Durability yet to be proven.

A comfortable well made saddle easy to clean and at a good price. Durability yet to be proven.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite.....Oh Yes !!

The Shallow Elite is just what my rear end was looking for, I hate wavy and curvy saddles and too much padding makes the bum go to sleep. You ride on the shallow and you don't even think about it, praise for a saddle doesn't get higher than that.

The Shallow Elite is just what my rear end was looking for, I hate wavy and curvy saddles and too much padding makes the bum go to sleep. You ride on the shallow and you don't even think about it, praise for a saddle doesn't get higher than that.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Comfy and VFM

For the price, this is a great saddle. looks good, relatively light and very comfortable.

For the price, this is a great saddle. looks good, relatively light and very comfortable.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

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

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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.

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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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