Forgoing the leather hammock construction that made the Brooks brand
iconic, its new C17 Cambium Saddle opts instead for a natural rubber base,
topped with an organic cotton cover. The resulting saddle has the
comfort you’ve come to expect from Brooks, in a vegan-friendly package
that’s strikingly modern.
The base of the C17 Cambium is built from natural gum rubber, which has a
comfortable spring, and naturally dampens vibration. This is especially
important for a saddle bearing the Brooks name, as the smooth ride of
the brand’s leather saddles sets an incredibly high bar for the C17 Cambium
to match. The cover is a treated organic cotton canvas, which resists
the elements and softens with miles, yielding an incredibly comfortable
ride feel. The two layers are vulcanized, forming them into a single
piece that will remain intact for the life of the saddle. This shell
rests on die cast aluminum blocks and tubular steel rails, which
maintain the shape of the saddle.
This being the men's version, it has a standard-length nose, which
accommodates a range of body types. The 162mm tail width offers generous
support for those with medium-width sit bones. It’s a bit wider than
typical racing saddles, which many riders find more comfortable for
longer durations in the saddle.
The Brooks C17 Cambium Saddle - Men's is available in one size and in the colors Natural and Slate.
- Vulcanized rubber and cotton canvas
- C17 shape is the same as the long-running B17
- Tubular steel rails