When it comes to “legacy brands” , there are many cycling brands that come to mind. However, there’s really only a few that qualify as “True” legacy brands. In addition to Michelin (founded 1889) and Bianchi (founded 1885), there is of course, Brooks Saddles. The famous English brand started riveting their saddles way back in 1866…talk about OG! Although most famous for their riveted leather saddles (hence the back-in-the-day refrain “on the rivet”), Brooks has progressed with new materials that so far show similar levels of longevity as the ol’ cow hide.
BROOKS C17 SADDLE: WHATEVER THE ROAD
Weatherproof, colorful, and comfortable from day one, the latest trio of Cambium saddles arrive ready to inspire cycling adventures both near and far, upon any road they’re ridden. To celebrate the adventures cycling presents, Brooks have introduced three limited-edition C17 colorways informed by the hues of landscapes explored in last year’s Whatever the Road project.
From the seaside towns along England’s western coast come the cool colors of the C17 Yorkshire; the rolling hills and wide skies of Dartmoor National Park inspire the dark, earthen tones of the C17 Devon; lastly, the C17 Arizona can trace its inspiration to the sandy, cactus-lined tracks of the American Southwest. What started as a simple call to encourage riders to find what lies waiting in their own backyards has since become a mantra for cyclists who choose to ride, whatever the road.
The new special-edition Brooks Cambium saddles are:
• C17 Devon: Sand top, Octane rivets
• C17 Yorkshire: Navy top, Electric-blue rivets
• C17 Arizona: Mud-green top, Bronze-orange rivets
Each saddle can be purchased at the Brooks England website.
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