A dedicated website for the new Brooks England Cambium range of saddles has just gone live and an initial limited edition of 1,000 saddles is available for sale. Each saddle has a number etched into its nose rivet.
You might remember that back in April Brooks invited 100 people to try out a Cambium saddle for free ahead of the launch in order to get feedback.
Several thousand people declared their interest, so Brooks decided to raise the number of testers to 200, and began sending out test saddles. Some of the feedback is published on the Cambium website and on the Brooks online shop.
Brooks are, of course, famous for their leather saddles but the Cambium saddles are made using a natural rubber and organic cotton top.
"As a brand famous for its leather saddles, we were conscious of the need to take great time and care before releasing the Cambium C17. We feel sure that we have arrived at a finished article worthy of the Brooks nameplate," said Bregan Koenigseker, Brooks England Marketing Specialist.
The price is €145 (we don't have UK prices yet) for the intital limited edition run. After that, the Cambium saddles will be priced at €125. For more info go to www.brooksengland.com/cambium
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