Feathery damping for endurance and off-road.
Taking its uniquely flexible shell and channel cut-out directly from the Cambium C17 Carved Saddle, the Brooks England Cambium C13 Carved Saddle provides an optimal balance of shock absorption and pressure relief that takes the sting off jarring asphalt, bumpy cobbles, and off-road surfaces. This saddle features a vulcanized rubber shell carved in a distinctive hammock shape for a damping effect when you're pedaling across punishing roads and trail surfaces.
It's catered to adventure cyclists, endurance racers, and off-road explorers seeking the legendary comfort and refined aesthetic you've come to love from Brooks England Saddles, but without compromising longevity in gritty to downright nasty conditions. In fact, the organic cotton canvas shell is finished with a waterproof treatment to repel flinging dirt and raging downpours from ruining its beautiful aesthetic and functional comfort.
Unlike the aluminum-railed C17 version it's based on, the Cambium C17 Carved Saddle employs full carbon rails for significant weight savings in the neighborhood of 105 to 150 grams, depending on the saddle width. Not only does this make the Cambium C13 Carved Saddle worthy of your lightweight road steed or gravel grinder, but it's also beneficial for the improved shock absorption of carbon over its aluminum counterpart.
- Takes the sting off jarring asphalt and off-road surfaces
- Full carbon rails provide significant weight savings
- Vulcanized rubber shell for shock absorption and flex
- Organic cotton canvas cover with waterproof finish
- Finished with aluminum rivets in all-black aesthetic
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Reviews & Community
Great saddle, but....
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is an extremely comfortable saddle. The 158 is virtually identical in width and length to most women's saddles. The ONLY problem with it is that the carbon rails are actually larger in height and width than advertised. The result is that it does not work on all seat posts even with a carbon adapter. Otherwise, great saddle.
No pain after the first 40 miles
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have been trying to find saddle nirvana for some time. The seat that came with my Roubaix Expert is supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread, but I have not found that to be the case for me. My LBS recommended this Brooks England saddle. A lot of their folks use it for mountain biking and love it. How would it do on the road for me? Do not know if my comfort level increased exponentially because of this saddle, new gel shorts, and tubeless tires, but my rear end feels like I could do 100 + miles on cruddy asphalt and throw in a sustained 23 mile climb where I am spinning and my rear end is glued to the saddle.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I was a little skeptical of a Brooks that's not leather, but it turns out it fits great! Possibly better than a leather Brooks. I think I'll buy another, actually.