What’s this? A vegan Brooks saddle? It’s true. You can register to test the newest addition to the Brooks England line, the C17 Cambium vegan saddle for free! Simply check out more information and photos below. Even I want to try one of these out.
I was just thinking the other day about how much I missed my Brooks Team Pro saddle. If you can’t tell, I really miss my touring bike. Or maybe I just miss touring and camping. This new video from Brooks just hit my email, featuring their new Land’s End & John O’Groats Travel Panniers and if panniers aren’t on your foreseeable agenda, check out the new saddle, bar tape and grips offerings below.
Let me preface this review by saying I’ve never felt the need to own a saddle with a relief channel. I always find that proper saddle position and bicycle fit will keep your body happy, even in the most sensitive areas. That said, I completely understand that not everyone’s body is the same. Much like having a proper frame fit, saddle fit* is one of the key deciding factors in an enjoyable ride.
My normal saddle of choice is the fi’zi:k Kurve but I’ve found that without a chamois, they can be a bit harsh so when I began to use my cross bike as an around the town bike, I wanted something with a little more padding. That’s when numerous people turned me onto the fi’zi:k Antares VS. I rode one on Ty’s Hufnagel up to Mt. Disappointment while in LA last summer and was sold immediately. Since then, I picked one up and have been in love ever since.
Photo by Damian Riehl
I don’t usually post the same thing twice but Damian’s photo of that Pegoretti Custom Fizik is too good to pass up. Shot with TMY 400 pushed to 1600 ISO, during processing, making this shot actually possible handheld. See two more great shots at his Flickr and if you don’t already follow Damian on Tumblr, do so!
To commemorate the Olympics landing in London, Brooks England has issued a series of limited saddles.
“This saddle is part of the UNION JACK SWALLOWS LIMITED EDITION 2012, a tricolour issue of the legendary B15, created to celebrate the Olympiad that in 2012 comes to visit London for the third time in history. The Red and Blue models will be delivered in the special “Union Jack” packaging, while the White in the singular “England” box.”
While we’re on the subject of Australia, why not head over to the new Busyman Bicycles Facebook Page and “Like” it? It’ll make Mick’s Friday!