Brooks, the legendary English saddle company world famous for their distinct leather saddles with copper rivets, is looking to deviate from tradition a bit with their newest saddle. Named the Cambium, the non-leather saddle still bears Brooks trademarks like the rivets holding it together, though the material is what sets it apart.
In order to launch the Cambium, Brooks is looking for 100 different cyclists to spend some time on the new saddle and provide feedback to the Cambium site.
Details after the break.
In lieu of leather, the Cambium will be crafted from flexible natural rubber with an organic cotton top that will feature a thin layer of structural textile for increased longevity. To keep the water off, the top will be vulcanized resulting in a waterproof saddle that is instantly broken in – no need for proofide and a lot of miles. Brooks claims the Cambium will be maintenance free, and abrasion resistant which will result in Brooks’ famed longevity.
Leading up to the release of the saddle on June 17, Brooks is looking for 100 diverse cyclists world wide to be the first testers of the Cambium. Riders will be asked to ride the saddle for a few months and share their feedback on the Cambium web site. Out of the 100 individuals, there will be a mix of men, women, with different body types, ages, rider types etc. As far as their experience with Brooks saddles are concerned:
- 33 will be long-time users of Brooks Leather Saddles
- 33 will be cyclists who have used both Brooks Leather Saddles and other saddles
- 34 will be cyclists who have never used a Brooks Leather Saddle
Want to throw your hat in the ring for testing? You can register here, before May 17th. Even if you aren’t chosen to test out the Cambium, anyone who registered will receive a %10 discount to the Brooks online shop.