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Brooks England C17 Cambium Saddle - Men's

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    8 Reviews


    A new Brooks.

    The Brooks C17 Cambium Saddles are a massive, tectonic-plate-shifting departure from the venerable saddle maker. Why? Because they’re not leather. Brooks made its name over the last century making the best leather saddles on the planet. Even as other saddle makers adopted microfibers, foams, gels, and other modern materials, Brooks remained steadfast. Now, though, they’ve developed a rubber/canvas construction technique that offers all the benefits of their leather saddles in a weather- and vegan-friendly package. The shell of the saddle is a natural rubber, which is vulcanized to a cotton canvas topper.

    The break-in period for a Brooks saddle is nearly as legendary as the saddles themselves, and the Cambiums are a bit different, though special care should still be taken. The rubber needs very little breaking in –it should be quite comfortable out of the box. The canvas topper, however, is a bit rough, and will abrade Lycra shorts quickly and severely. For this reason, we recommend breaking this saddle in on a more casual bike (one that you’d wear jeans on) before putting it on a bike that will see Lycra time.

    • Vulcanized rubber and cotton canvas
    • C17 shape is the same as the long-running B17
    • Tubular steel rails
    • Item #BHS000A

    Tech Specs

    natural rubber
    cotton canvas
    Seat Length
    283 mm
    Seat Width
    162 mm
    Claimed Weight
    415 g
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

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    Perfect Saddle for Gravel Racing

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought the C17 over a year ago for my gravel racing bike. I wanted the comfort for ultra marathon events and the weather resistance for the rain and mud that seems to come with every race. I've put well over 10,000 miles on this saddle without any problems or discomfort -- ever. I rode the Dirty Kanza 200 on this saddle and, when I got off the bike, my backside was the only part of me that didn't hurt. My backside felt as if I hadn't been on the bike at all -- no pain, no numbness, no residual sense of having sat on a bike. And the saddle has been completely maintenance free. GREAT saddle!


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    While it isn't the most technological saddle on the market, this Brooks is comfy and classy for your rig! I am pretty picky when it comes to saddles, but I wanted to keep a classical look on my touring rig when I set it up, and this one has fit the bill. Also, the great part is, that there is no crazy maintenance or break in period like other classic brooks!


    Vegan Friendly

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This saddle looks amazing. Will make good bike and turn it into an awesome bike. I will admit that for me this isn't as comfortable as the b17. They say one of the benefits of this saddle is that you don't have to break it in like the leather ones. That may be true, but unlike the leather ones which get more comfortable over time this one stays the same. Don't get me wrong. This is a comfortable saddle, just doesn't work for me as well as the b17, especially on those longer mileage days.

    Put it on my bikepacking bike and it bumped up the cool factor by at least 7 points. Nice thing is you don't have to worry about it getting wet like the leather saddles. Also don't need to worry about adjusting the tension. This thing is a lot lower maintenance. The fabric top does seem to cause more wear on my shorts than other saddles. I do wear normal shorts though and not lycra.

    The slate color isn't as dark as I was hoping. It has turned into a brownish color with use. Still looks good, just not black like I was hoping it would be.

    All in all a good saddle and the perfect way to complete a custom build or add some style to any bike.

    Vegan Friendly

    Perfect for Cross.

      I have been using this saddle on my cross bike for the last six months and I could not be more in love with it. The saddle is the most comfortable saddle I have ever had and the fact that it is a Brooks Saddle without leather makes me a happy vegan.

      My favorite saddle

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have this on my SS 29er, and it's absolutely perfect. Unlike a leather Brooks, I don't have to worry about mud, rain, or anything else. The best part, though, is the already-broken-in aspect of this saddle. Instead of riding a rigid leather saddle for a few thousand miles until it's perfect, the Cambium comes out of the box perfect. It definitely takes the edge off medium-sized bumps that tire volume alone won't swallow on a hardtail, and it's just as comfortable as can be. It's heavy, to be sure, but I'm happy to trade comfort for weight when it comes to saddles.