The Brooks Cambium C17 line of touring and trekking saddles are sleek and flexible, built to be durable, maintenance-free, and waterproof.
It’s a new look for the iconic saddle brand.
Brooks Cambium C17 Has Several Models for Men and Women
Brooks has several models of the C17 for both men and women. The Cambium C17 saddle (in slate, natural, black and rust colors), a Cambium C17s women’s saddle (a slightly shorter C17 in slate, natural, black and rust colors), a C17 Carved with a cut-out (in slate, natural, and black), and a women’s C17 cut-out (in slate, natural, and black).
And, speaking of old blue jeans, Brooks also partnered with Levi’s to create a denim C17.
Brooks has always been known for high-quality leather saddles that are beautiful, durable, and gradually form to your body in a way that fits you like old blue jeans.
The Cambium is a line of saddles with an organic cotton layer enhanced with a thin sheet of structural textile laid over vulcanized natural rubber. It’s a racy saddle with geometry and dimensions based closely on Brooks’ famous B17 saddle.
The cotton cover does not require any breaking in time, like the leather saddles. It’s comfortable right from the start. Plus there’s no maintenance needed.
Brooks Cambium C17 Carved Relieves Pressure
Brooks also has a Cambium C17 Carved for both men and women. The cut-out relieves pressure on the perineal regions for cyclists who tend to ride longer distances. The additional flexibility also acts as a shock absorber for road bumps.
We Ride the Brooks Cambium C17 and Love it!
Our internet guy Matt swears by this saddle and has ridden both the C17 and the C17 Carved, which he likes a little more. “The Cambium has all the benefits and feel of a B17 saddle, but also has water and weather resistant qualities. You can dunk it in ice and snow, and it won’t matter. It’s a good value for a bike that will be out in the weather more often, like a commuter.”
The C17 is part of the Cambium line which lays the organic cotton over vulcanized rubber, a departure from Brooks’s traditional leather saddles.