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Brooks Cambium C13 #backontherivet

Brooks Cambium C13

While I was in the UK for the 2015 Eroica Britannia, I had the incredible honour and pleasure of holding one of the first Brooks Cambium C13 saddles. The 13 refers to it’s 130mm width, but it is an appropriate title for this version of the marvellous Cambium: it’s very, very black.

However, for such a black saddle, it’s also very light. Carbon rails. Firmer seat. This is a new direction for both Brooks and the Cambium, as it hearkens back to their roots as the saddle of choice for racers of old. Ever wonder where the expression ‘on the rivet’ comes from?

Sitting on the nose of a Brooks saddle when trying to chase down Fausto Coppi, Eddy Merckx or Jacques Anquetil, that’s where. Well, Brooks are now #backontherivet and if you want a chance to be a tester for the Cambium C13, sign up here.