You can't get a more comfortable saddle than a Scoop
Fabric Scoop Pro Team Radius saddle review
Fabric’s Scoop saddle range offers a bewildering array of options that, on first glance, can feel overwhelming. But when you start to break the range down you’ll see that there’s a clear hierarchy that makes choosing relatively simple. The Pro Team Radius version we have here is one of the top end versions with super light carbon rails. The Radius is the most rounded of the Scoop’s three shape options. And it’s this one that should appeal the most to us MTBers as it provides ample support for riding in a more upright position. The padding is almost luxurious when conducting the thumb squidge test and provides the perfect support when actually riding (You don’t want your weight pushing through to the harder base on longer rides). In fact I would go as far as saying the Scoop is probably one of the most comfortable saddles I have ever ridden.
The shape of the Radius provides good support when both climbing on the nose or when locking your butt into the raised tail for those singletrack power moves. The microfibre cover is seamless and manages to balance the line between slip and grip. It did suffer a little damage during a recent trip to Italy but looking at the rocks I hit it actually held up remarkably well!
This Pro version is only available in black, thanks to the carbon rails but if you drop lower then there is a wide range of colour options. if you must have the best then Fabric also do a full carbon version of the Scoop for two hundred quid. But if the Pro version seems a little rich for your tastes, the good news is all of the important bits can be found on the Sport version for way less than forty quid.
Fabric Scoop Pro Team Radius saddle verdict
The Fabric Scoop Pro Team Radius offers a sublime level of comfort independent of riding conditions and style of bike. It has a more rounded profile, relying on it’s padding and flexible base to supply the comfort. It’s easy to navigate quickly when needed and the fact that the different price points do little to impact on the comfort is a bonus.