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…
If you’ve ever been to Downieville, you know what a magical place it is. So magical that WTB teamed up with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship to make a run of these commemorative Volt Pro saddles with a special Downieville graphic. On sale now for the holidays and a perfect fit for your trail bike! Head to SBTS’ webshop to scoop one up.
Toss that racing saddle and embrace the shorter wider designs of modern ergonomic saddles. Scicon Bags enters the saddle market with the Elan Saddle, designed with power and ergonomics in mind, these saddles are built on lightweight, durable braided carbon fiber rails, and designed to give you better circulation while not limiting hip flexing. See more information at Scicon.
A carbon and leather saddle, made in Canada, with revolutionary construction techniques, available in various widths and comes in both brown or black? Sign me up! See more information on the new Reform Saddle at their website.
Made by Selle Italia in Italy and designed from scratch by Rapha over the past two years, these new saddles offer the stylings of classic and pro team Rapha apparel, on one of the most essential parts of your bicycle. These saddles are vailable in various widths, with or without cut-outs, are easy to fit your tush with their saddle width calculator, and are in stock now at Rapha.
This is a great-lookin’ saddle, with an even better story and cause!
“WTB has teamed up with the NorCal High School Cycling League to introduce a limited edition saddle where a portion of the proceeds contributes to the Buddy Newman Scholarship Fund, which in turn covers race entry fees for high school athletes throughout the racing season.
With over 1200 kids actively participating and racing in the NorCal League between grades 9 to 12, the league has provided an introduction to the mountain biking community for an ever-increasing amount of high school students. The NorCal League introduces riders of all skill levels to the benefits of a lifetime of mountain biking and helps support the next generation of mountain bikers.
The WTB NorCal League saddle is a Team-level Volt 142 saddle, which features titanium rails and our top-tier DNA Padding. It’s available for purchase through WTB.com for a retail price of $129.95 and a portion of the proceeds will be contributed to the Buddy Newman Scholarship Fund. We only made 100 of these California-inspired saddles, so they won’t be available for long! ”
Scoop one up at WTB!
For those looking to try out the Brooks Cambium “All Weather,” your local shop can now order them. These saddles are comfortable right out of the box, feature solid rails and a nylon back plate with loops for a saddle bag. Head to your local shop to order one today.
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.
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.
Initially designed for women, but a favorite for men as well at the WTB office, the Koda is their newest saddle, available in two widths to match any rider. See more information at WTB. These should be in stock in a few weeks, so holler at your local dealer to check one out.
In honor of the late Buddy Newman, WTB is using this limited edition galaxy print Volt saddle to raise money for the Nevada Union Miners mountain bike team’s race fees. The WTB Volt saddle, features titanium rails and DNA Padding, and is available in limited quantities of the 135mm widths. Head to WTB to scoop and support high school mountain biking!
… 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 interviews David Millar in the Arenberg about the carbon fiber C13 saddle.
What do you do with that old LV handbag when it’s ready to kick it to the curb? Scrap it and send the monogram to Mick at Busyman Bicycles, along with your favorite saddle.
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.
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Busyman Bicycles is capable of some really amazing leatherwork. Take this custom saddle for example. The fluro halftone skull pops thanks to all the precisely-cut holes, which are all cut by hand… You’ve gotta see more at Busyman Bicycles.