Just wondered if anyone here had purchased and/or test ridden the new Cambium saddle from Brooks? It looks good and has taken 7 years to develop. The only downsides are, that it's manufactured in Italy (I think) and costs just over £100. There is a Youtube video but I'm no good with links...
I was lucky enough to get one on their test program so have been riding on it for six months or so. Been very happy with it, comfort-wise I'd say it's equivalent to a nicely broken in B17 (and was so from the first ride) and it's now at the point that I really don't notice it at all when I ride the bike it's fitted on. Nice to have a weatherproof alternative that you don't have to worry about it getting wet!
It's lasting well (fitted to a audax/commuter that lives outside the office during the day, but I put a cover over the saddle anyway) and still looks good, so I'm happy to recommend them. Not entirely sure I'd want to pay £100, though I would consider it when/if they release a narrower (Swift/Swallow equivalent) version and in black (the 'Natural' colour doesn't look as nice in my opinion, because it doesn't match anything on the bike!)
Thanks for the review. Like you, I'll probably wait for the black version and the price to drop before buying...
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