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With today’s coverage from the 2021 Chris King Open House comes a few limited products. The first is this Brooks Cambium, built with anodized turquoise rivets. These saddles come in the C17 and C15 widths on BrooksEngland.com.
Over the past few years, Brooks has used the Cambium C17 model to release limited edition colors. The latest refresh includes four new colors including Navy Blue, Silver, Brown, and Yellow. These all-weather saddles offer up a bit of color for your special build. Head to Brooks to see more and your local dealer for ordering.
To commemorate the new limited-edition Chris King colors – matte black with gold lettering and gold anodizing – for 2021, Brooks England created these special edition Carved Cambium saddles with matching gold anodizing hardware. These limited saddles come in a C15 and C17 carved design, so head to Brooks England ASAP to procure one as they tend to sell out quickly!
While Brooks has marketed the C67 saddle for e-bike users and commuters, there are plenty more individuals who would benefit from its unique ergonomic shape. There has been a push for wider and thinner saddles like this over the years. If you’re a rider who has found saddles shaped like the new C67 more comfortable, don’t overlook this option. Like all Cambium saddles, the C67 is weather-resistant, perfect for fall and winter riding.
-Vulcanised Natural Rubber Saddle Top
-Flexible and Robust Touring Surface
-UV + Abrasion-Resistant Waterproof Nylon Top
-Innovative Fan structure in Fibreglass-Reinforced Nylon
-Nose-piece and Saddle Plate in Fibreglass-Reinforced Nylon
-Rubber grip on the saddle plate
-Metal Back Plate branding detail
-Durable, Anodised Aluminium Rivets
-Tubular Steel Rails
Retail $130. See more at Brooks.
Throwing back to their heritage of hand-hammered copper rivets and jet black leather, Brooks has just stocked a unique C17 Cambium saddle with copper hardware, which looks great contrasted against the black C17 fabric. Unleash your inner steampunk, or match those sweet i9 wheels you snagged last year. See these in person at your local dealer and check out more at Brooks.
Hold onto yer butts!
Fizik utilizes new 3-d printing technologies on their new Antares Versus EVO 00 Adaptive and the result is the most unique saddle I’ve seen, yet it’ll cost you! The Adaptive saddle padding is crafted by Carbon 3D using its revolutionary Digital Light Synthesis technology.
“DLS is an additive manufacturing process that uses digital ultraviolet light projection, oxygen-permeable optics, and programmable liquid resins to produce parts with excellent mechanical properties, resolution and surface finish.”
Sounds high tech right? Well, it comes at a cost. 390.00€. See more at Fizik.
If you’re hoping to get your hands on a headset, hubs, or bottom bracket in the new Chris King Colors, then check out these limited edition Brooks Cambium saddles that were anodized by Chris King to be a perfect match. In stock now at Chris King for $130.
For 2019-2020, Brooks England has two new colors for the Cambium All Weather line, Octane blue and Bronze Orange. Matching bar tape and bags are also available now. These two colors are in stock at all Brooks accounts.
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.