Brooks England have hooked up with Levi’s Commuter range to launched a numbered limited edition Cambium C17 Denim saddle.
The original C17 has the same basic structure as a classic Brooks leather saddle, but instead of a sheet of leather across the ends of the rails, Brooks use a combination of vulcanised natural rubber, cotton canvas and structural textile for the top.
For the 1,000 C17 Denim limited edition saddles, Brooks use the same vulcanisation techniques but rather than the usual organic cotton, the saddle features recycled Levi’s denim that was donated last summer at Levi’s Commuter Workspaces in New York, Los Angeles and London. That means there's a lot of variation in the colour of the finished articles.
When we reviewed the original C17 saddle here on road.cc we said that it was a “wonderfully comfortable fusion of classic ideas and modern materials”, and gave it an overall score of 9 out of 10.
The price? €180. Find out at more at www.brooksengland.com.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.