Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Brooks was in business before the modern bicycle was invented. Many cyclists are familiar with the classic Brooks riveted saddle designs, which gave birth to the term “on the rivet.” The Cambium line blends that classic Brooks aesthetic with a high-performance saddle, perfect for those in search of a classy, stylish perch for their modern high-end road or cyclocross bike.
The C13 ($229) is a 259-gram carbon rail wonder that has been extensively tested by former pro racer David Millar. It features a vulcanized and waterproof natural rubber top for all day comfort, suspended over a one-piece braided carbon frame and aluminum rivets, staying true to the Brooks tradition. The C15 ($175) is a more affordable option, trading carbon for die-cast aluminum frame structure and tubular steel rails for long-term durability. For a wider saddle profile, the C17 is also available. Both C15 and C17 are available in a carved option, which cuts out the center of the saddle for slightly more give and support. The C15 weighs in at 405 grams.
We took a C15 Carved saddle for a spin around Fort Ord on mixed terrain and found the saddle to be immediately comfortable, and unlike some other high end saddles, took no time to acclimate to the saddle’s ergonomic design. The Cambium line is an ideal saddle for those avid cyclists who want high performance, comfort, and classic good looks from an iconic brand.
More info at brooksengland.com.
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