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Charge Custom Saddle Builder launching soon!

16:36 29th November 2012 by Billy Thackray
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After nearly 2 years of rumours (and development) Charge is set to launch their Custom Saddle Builder website on Friday 30th November as 4pm GMT.

When the site goes live tomorrow at 4pm GMT you’ll be able to hit up Charge’s new Custom Saddle Builder website and be able to customise Charge’s most popular and multi-award winning Spoon saddle (which we featured in last year’s Dirt 100) with your choice of cover material, rails, logo, base, bumpers and even the colour of the stitching!

If you’re in to customising and pimping then the options are endless.

Charge Custom saddles range in price from £69.99 to £119.99 and lead time is 30 days from order. International shipping is handled by Fed Ex.

  1. Charge of the Light Brigade

    Oh look, another faddy fashion piece from Charge for all those trend following, hipster, scenster, skin tight jean wearing, Morrissey hair cut types. Ideal for all those Charge fixies out their. And at 70-120 notes?! Seriously, Charge used to be a cool company, now they don’t even make the blender anymore which is sad. How about a new revised hardtail 26er, 120-160mm fork compatable in the same vein as a Stanton or NS surge etc.? That would be sweet, and more like the Charge of old, not some fashionable fixie fag shit or some overpriced fancy version of a solid product I can already buy for a reasonable price.

    1. craig

      Got to agree with the above comments and this is coming from someone with 2 charge bikes, they are pretty terrible now for jumping on bandwagons. A few years ago it was Fixies now there not so popular they’ve jumped on 29′ers. While the classic Charge Blnder has been dropped. I’m aware there a business and there there to make money but there just not the cool company they once were.

      1. Charge of the Light Brigade

        My comment may be harsh but it is kinda true. When they first came out they were comparable to DMR, solid, functional and classy frames, notably the blender and the 24” wheel iron. Now both are no longer made, and the company has it seems changed direction, just going with trends in cycling in general rather than the dirt/ 4x/general razzing side it had when they first arrived on the scene. I’m glad DMR didn’t go down the same road.

  2. Hancock

    I want to be cynical, I really do.
    .
    But the prospect of a vomit green saddle to match my vomit green hardtail is simply too beautiful.

    The steel Spoon is still £25 too, that’s nice.

    1. Charge of the Light Brigade

      Yeah you’re absolutely right, the standard spoon saddle is very nice indeed, and at 25 quid what more do you really need? I have the brown one myself, that is the ‘solid product I can already buy at a reasonable price’ I was refering in my first rant.

  3. Nick

    I still ride my Blender down at the track all the time.. I love it too.

    It’s a shame we couldn’t keep making them, but unfortunately despite giving it a considerable update and keeping it in our range for 2012/13 our UK and other international distributors did not buy it. (This year’s bike looked amazing.. shame it didn’t make the cut).

    As we grew from our humble beginnings we needed a better way to get more bikes to the consumers.. Distribution companies.

    If they don’t purchase it, we can’t produce it.

    Is £70 inc. global shipping via fed ex really that bad, for a hand made saddle to your own design / spec?

    Nick Larsen – Charge Bikes.

    1. Nicky B

      I like the saddles not buying one as I always just snap em but I do like the spoon saddle.
      @Nick larsen – Can you no reintroduce the Blender, I still have mine and would only really like to replace mine with another one! Update the headtube and your there! It really is one of the best bikes I’ve ever had! Could you not sell it direct just in the UK??? Please?????

  4. danny dance

    Im a trend following, hipster, scenster, skin tight jean wearing, Morrissey hair cut type and i think its cool. ill be there tomorrow at 16:00 gmt!

  5. Aaron

    I think we should give a name to the cynical, anti-trend, anti-anything-new, our-opinions-are-better-than-yours-and-I-think-you-should-know-about-it crowd. Like the hipster, you’re pretty concerned about who you appear to be, aren’t you? Otherwise you would just let folks build their totally awesome custom kick a$$ colored saddles if they so choose.

    1. Charge of the Light Brigade

      Aaron, I’m not anti technology or everything new at all, I like a bit of kashima and carbon fibre etc. but this is just a (ok, pretty)saddle. And sure, people can of course buy this if they want, I have no problem with that. I just think it’s a shame that they can bring this out yet not have the blender in the line up ( a hardtail I loved, I owned one and don’t really see any comparable peer to, especially now DMR have stopped the trailstar too)It seemed like they abondoned their dirt roots for high street fads (hence the jeans refernce) such as fixies etc. And of course I don’t think my opinions are more valid or important than anyone else’s at all, I put my hands up and say that was a very arsey way of putting my point across, I do apologise. And finally, for Luker, please don’t worry about how much time I spend riding, I’d wager it was significntly more than you at 4 hours plus a day, Iam very lucky. Brian Bellow x

  6. Machete

    Woah for a second there I thought I’d logged onto singletrack world. Chill out boys. Be thankful that you live in a world where you can be a hipster, morrisey, fixie, whatever (or just be super hardcore like yourselves) and not in Afghanistan where you lie awake at night terrified of getting blasted out of existence by a flying robot sent by Obama. Get some perspective innit?

    1. alperry

      ^^ what this guy said,

      1. Luker

        I’m with these guys. Too much moaning. Clearly not riding enough…

    2. Craig B

      agreed. if yer don’t like it don’t buy it. Full stop.
      .
      Customised colours are fairly common place: Hope & Chris King allow you mix and match; hell’s teeth, Santa Cruz do complete custom coloured bikes! BIKES. A whole bike. Custom coloured!!
      .
      Taking this into consideration, a saddle is a minor foray into this scene.

  7. Cant Climb

    This is cool, surpirsed it took so long.

    Spend thousands on a bike, it is nice to add a personalized flair.

  8. Nicky B

    I like the saddles not buying one as I always just snap em but I do like the spoon saddle.

    @Nick larsen – Can you no reintroduce the Blender, I still have mine and would only really like to replace mine with another one! Update the headtube and your there! It really is one of the best bikes I’ve ever had! Could you not sell it direct just in the UK??? Please?????

  9. Ed

    I like how customisable it is. Shame its such a small part of the bike & will be covered in mud most of the time!

  10. not afraid of the norm

    trend following, hipster, scenster, skin tight jean wearing, Morrissey hair cut types.
    Wonder will they look back at how they were when there older and think , what I knob I was.

  11. john

    I assume the whole point in this saddle is to make people think wow thats neat – I will just buy the standard charge spoon though…

  12. Slimfordy

    I’ve got a blender.

    Champion

  13. Graeme Wadhams

    yes, but HOW AWESOME would this look with that ProductionPrivee that was on the site last week!!! https://custom.chargebikes.com/#!thl=charge/spoon_saddle(s:~rails_B2,base_E8,bumpers_D5,cover_C7,stitching_F4,logo_G3+)

  14. joe

    Gutted to see the blender going I love mine. Although I was under the impression it was staying as a frame only option be it ti and or steel is that not true?

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