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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.”

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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.

Brooks Celebrates 150 Years with Dashing Bikes

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Brooks Celebrates 150 Years with Dashing Bikes

There aren’t many cycling companies that have been around for 150 years. In fact, Brooks is the only one I can think of off the top of my head. It’s quite a feat. Especially when you consider that they’re not only still around, but they’re still making saddles in the UK. To celebrate, they’ve teamed up with a number of bicycle companies around the world to build limited edition bicycles, available to the public in small numbers, based on the copper rails. These “Dashing Bikes” are something else. One of which is Germany’s Canyon

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Brooks Metropolitan Collection

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Brooks Metropolitan Collection

As a brand, Brooks has really grown from just making saddles by hand in England. While they continue their British handmade saddle heritage, they’ve also introduced a number of handy bags, for both on and off the bike use. Their latest additions being the Mott Weekender duffel and the Rivington Rucksack. As a part of Brooks’ new Metropolitan collection, these two bags are handmade in Italy and as expected, carry a stout pricetag. Stout, but well worth it in my opinon anyway. See more at Brooks England.

Brooks England’s C13 Saddles are in Stock and I’ve Been Riding One

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Brooks England’s C13 Saddles are in Stock and I’ve Been Riding One

I’ve been a fan of the Cambium line from Brooks since its inception, yet was always hesitant to put one on my carbon Argonaut road bike. Why? I dunno, they never really matched the sleek and minimal aesthetic of my bike. Read that as: they never came in black! Now I don’t really care about weight. I’m not a gram counter, especially when it comes to saddles- even though the C13 weighs 259g – less than any of my other saddles. What I like in a ride is comfort without sacrificing aesthetic or most importantly, functionality. A lot of the über weight weenie saddles look scary or don’t fit my sit bones right. Or they’re just too damn stiff.

On the other side of the coin, Brooks saddles have always felt great. Luckily, the Cambium C13 continues this tradition just with an undated material palette. It’s so sleek that it looks great on a road bike (full driveside photo coming soon with another product review,) which I have to say has been feeling a bit neglected as of late. Yet over the past few weeks, since receiving the C13, I’ve been riding my road bike more and more, just to test the saddle’s durability and feel before I even began to think about writing this review. I was worried the C13 would lose the springiness of the other Cambium saddles when adopting the carbon weave, so I was pleasantly surprised to find it give just the right amount. The only bummer was having to track down oversize rail hardware for my ENVE seatpost.

After what I would consider a lot of road riding for this dirt-minded individual, I’m completely satisfied with the C13. It’s elegant enough for a carbon road bike, fits great, and is made in Italy. The C13 saddle is available for $220 at Brooks Dealers of Excellence worldwide or online at Brooks England.

Any questions? Leave them in the comments and check out more photos below.

The Brooks C13 is In Stock Now

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The Brooks C13 is In Stock Now

The first batch of 259 Brooks C13 carbon fiber saddles have landed in the Brooks web shop. These lightweight (259g) Cambiums feature aluminum rivets in all black and is the first in a series of models to follow from Brooks. Each of the 259 saddles comes in a limited edition packaging and a special ‘First Batch 259’ marking on the underside.

Pick one up in the Brooks web shop today!

Hartley Cycles Speaks

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Hartley Cycles Speaks

Juliet did a nice feature on Caren Hartley of Hartley Cycles in the UK over at the Brooks England Blog. She was the first and only builder at Bespoke, which is an achievement in it of itself, yet from the looks of her work, she deserves that award for Best Utility Bike!

Check out more at the Brooks England blog!