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This Cub House Built Crust Bikes Lightning Bolt Cruiser Shines!

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This Cub House Built Crust Bikes Lightning Bolt Cruiser Shines!

What do you get when Bené, aka Ultra Romance, aka Ronnie McFly, aka Glistening Gandolf coerces an XC/roadie racer boi into embracing the long and slow lifestyle? Well, you’re about to find out. While Benedict and Sean from Team Dream were working closely on those nifty merino wool bib shorts, Benedict convinced Sean with his silver tongue to build up a dream bike. A veritable ex-roadie 2.0 cruiser, complete with all the iconic componentry of MTB and randonneuring’s heyday, which pinch me if I’m wrong, is always the present time. What you see here is the result of much toodlin’ and many man hours spent scrounging for parts. All aboard a Crust Bikes Lightning Bolt.

Team Brooks: a Grassroots Gravel Performance Art Installation Does Kanzaz

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Team Brooks: a Grassroots Gravel Performance Art Installation Does Kanzaz

Words by Coach Ronaldo Romance Jr. and photos by Team Brooks

(Gallery Photos are 95% disposable film cams that I handed out to the team.  Felt like it captured the inner “race” pretty authentically; and the medium was pretty fun in a “trip to the water park” “safe grad night” sorta way)

Booming Billowing Blooping Blurping Gravel.  

Even with DK getting as much coverage as the TDF, I trust the pace of the news these days has left your mind blank of such cognizance once again.  That’s good, as my memory of competing in the event 2 years ago has also been selectively erased, perhaps that’s why I reluctantly agreed to participate in this particular edition.

Brooks All-Weather Carbon Cambium in 132mm and 145mm Widths and Carved

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Brooks All-Weather Carbon Cambium in 132mm and 145mm Widths and Carved

Earlier this week, we got a look at the new Brooks All-Weather Carbon Cambium and many readers expressed concerns that this model would come in various widths, as well as with a carved option. Well, fret no longer. Brooks now has the all-weather carbon cambiums in stock, with 132mm and 145mm widths, as well as carved options. These Carbon All Weather Cambium saddles weigh approx 280 grams, compared to the metal-railed Cambium’s weight of 405 grams and retail for $220.

See more at Brooks.

Brooks Teases All Weather Carbon Saddles

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Brooks Teases All Weather Carbon Saddles

I’ve got a mole over at Brooks in the EU and they just sent me teaser images of their new all-weather carbon Cambium saddles. These new saddles address the glaring issue with the standard all-weather Cambiums, the weight! With the all-weather design and the carbon body, the saddles will be substantially lighter. Available in white or black with more information to follow…

Above Category has the Limited Edition Brooks CHPT 3 Saddle in Stock

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Above Category has the Limited Edition Brooks CHPT 3 Saddle in Stock

For those looking for one of the David Millar CHPT 3 Brooks Cambium saddles, Above Category has the only stock currently and the good news is, they’re selling them online for $220. The Cambium C13 shell uses an all-rubber construction with an organic cotton cover, and it’s there that CHPT3 has applied its special aesthetic touch – the striking OneMoreLap data pattern shared with many other pieces in the line.

See more information at Above Category.

Brooks Introduces the All-Weather Cambium C15

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Brooks Introduces the All-Weather Cambium C15

For anyone who’s ridden in the rain on a cambium, you can attest to how fast the materials can wear. Brooks has addressed that problem, with the all-weather, and most importantly, all-black C15 All-Weather Cambium. These saddles will perform in freezing rain to blazing sunshine. The saddle top is made from a waterproof, weatherproof nylon cover and designed to perform flawlessly in all conditions. Additionally, the updated fiberglass reinforced back plate has loops for a saddle bag or other accessory. Looks like a win/win if you ask me!

In stock now, so head to your local shop to order.

Brooks Celebrates Roubaix with a Chpt. III Capsule Pack

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Brooks Celebrates Roubaix with a Chpt. III Capsule Pack

This has got to be the best Brooks collaboration I’ve seen to date but at a price. $445 gets you the limited edition C13, a book and jersey.

“To celebrate the memorable Paris-Roubaix race, Brooks England and Chpt. III, David Millar’s road cycling clothing brand, have created a limited edition collector’s set inspired by the famous Roubaix Velodrome.”

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The Brooks Compendium of Cycling Culture

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The Brooks Compendium of Cycling Culture

To commemorate its 150th anniversary, Brooks England has composed a well-designed book, featuring art and photography from many talented individuals:

“Published by Thames & Hudson, this book is a collection of fascinating views on the bicycle and its cultural influence, featuring contributions from Guy Andrews, Ron Arad, Bella Bathurst, Matt Brammeier, Will Butler-Adams, Antony Cairns, Taz Darling, Geoff Dyer, Timothy Everest, Joe W. Hall, Caren Hartley, Frank Herholdt, Guy Kesteven, Joe MacLaren, George Marshall, David Millar, Simon Mottram, Martin Parr, Laura Quick, Amy Sherlock, Sir Paul Smith, Tom Southam, Mark Sutton, Bernard Thompson, Jack Thurston, Richard Wentworth, and Ben Wilson.”

See more at Brooks England!

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Brooks’ Helmet Line

Brooks England may be known best for their saddles, yet over the years, they’ve developed various other products including apparel, tools, bags and now helmets. They just announced two helmets for 2017: the Harrier, a road and the Island, a commuter. Currently, Brooks is looking for 300 “Brooks Boomers” to help in the R&D of these helmets. Head to Brooks to see more details.

Brooks Celebrates 150 Years

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Brooks Celebrates 150 Years

… with a limited edition run of polished copper rail and rivet saddles. Oh and one of those Pickwick Rucksacks too. See all the details at Brooks and order any of these products at your local Brooks dealer!

Brooks Sea Otter Ride

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Brooks Sea Otter Ride

If you’re heading to Sea Otter this year, be sure to swing by the Brooks booth (135) at 11AM on Friday for a casual, two-hour, mixed surface ride. A road or a ‘cross bike will be fine and Brooks will have a select number of C13 saddles for you to test out.