Brooks England for Levi’s® Commuter Cambium Denim Jul 10, 2014

I caught wind of this while I was in England and I’m way into the concept:

“Brooks England and Levi’s® Commuter™ are teaming up to create a Limited Edition saddle: the Cambium Denim, exclusively available this Summer at Levi’s® Commuter™ Workspaces in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and London, and from October at the Brooks online shop.

Levi’s® Commuter™ is partnering with Brooks England to produce a special bike saddle manufactured from recycled Levi’s® denim. The saddle will be a Limited Edition version of Brooks’ newest product, the Cambium C17, which uses vulcanized rubber pressing techniques to create a comfortable, waterproof, and long-lasting saddle whose features align with the performance benefits of the Levi’s® Commuter™ collection. Teams from Levi’s® Commuter™ and Brooks England are taking this opportunity to work together to create a product of unique beauty and utility.”

See more at Brooks, including availability and information on the Levi’s® Commuter™ Workspaces.

  • Ryan

    As a denim geek who has worn through many Levi’s and a few LVC jeans while riding about town (on my Brooks saddle, of course) I wonder how the fabric will hold up over time.

    • http://www.neilbridge.co.uk/ Mr_Bridge

      I’m guessing that
      – Brooks have already tested this concept to their own incredibly high standards.
      – Denim wears less quickly when it’s properly adhered to a substrate.
      – As the seat of this saddle is completely replaceable, Denim can be just one chapter of its life.
      I love this idea.

  • mywynne

    Dunno how I feel about the denim personally, but I think a Cambium would look sick with gumwalls and gum hoods on my new Nature Boy :p

  • mywynne

    John, have you ran your C17 on your road or cross bikes? I’m very tempted to pick one up for my cross bike, but am debating the C15 vs the C17, due to the C15 looking like it’s got more of a conventional road saddle profile, while the C17 seems quite a bit broader.

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      Yep. I have. Right now, it’s on my fat bike.

      • mywynne

        I guess I should have been more explicit in my question, hah. And how did you find it on those bikes? I can picture it making sense on the fatbike, but did you feel it worked well with your fairly aggressive position on road/cross? (thanks!)

        • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

          For sure. It reminds me of the Fizik Curve line. Just the right amount of flex.

          • mywynne

            Sweet, thanks. Think I’m going to give one a shot!