Stop teasing! A quite unfulfilling glimpse of the new Brooks Cambium.
Readers of the 2013 Brooks Bugle will have had an informational head start on everybody else regarding the imminent release of a new addition to our range of fine bicycle saddles.
The current copy contains an article on our latest model, the Cambium C17. It’s a saddle that represents a fairly unusual departure for us in that its top is not made of leather (cue sharp intake of breath). Rather, it is made from natural rubber and organic cotton, and enhanced by a thin layer of structural textile for added resilience.
It is immediately comfortable and maintenance-free, which might possibly put a dent in our Proofide sales. Even without Proofide, it still offers the longevity for which our products are legendary.
Come on, bit more. I’ll see your two rivets and raise you a bag loop
But a rather interesting piece of extra news began doing the rounds yesterday, which we are happy to officially confirm for our readers today.
Between now and its release date, we are undertaking a worldwide search for 100 lucky people to road test the Brooks Cambium. The group as a whole will naturally consist of cyclists of both sexes, and encompass a full range of cycling activity and body types.
Part of A Return Of The Jedi Speeder Bike? Not quite. All will be revealed…
From the fair-weather, six stone bicycle commuter to the 300 pound daily Centurion, we hope to find our Cambium test pieces bolted to 100 very distinct seatposts.
Those chosen will report back to us with their impressions and experiences, and we’ll publish them in a special section of the Brooks website. Of course, our testers will all get to keep their Cambia in gratitude for their efforts, but would be strongly advised in advance to read our post on saddle theft prevention.
And those who apply unsuccessfully to test our Cambium will have the consolation of receiving a special discount code for our online shop. It will give you 10% off all Brooks purchases you make over the coming twelve months.
At any rate, several notable cycling websites publicized this news yesterday evening, along with alink to the Cambium Tester registration form. If you were one of the applicants who experienced the inconvenience of our server crashing under the weight of subscriptions, please accept our apologies. We are reliably informed that it’s “back up” again.
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has been firing back lots of good pictures from the Red Planet lately.
As we say, we are looking for a diverse pool of riders, not the first hundred who apply, so those who were unable to send their form to us yesterday are at no disadvantage in regard to the decision making process.
That said, we hope to ship out the 100 test pieces as soon as we can, around mid-May. So don’t dally, fill out our questionnaire and cross your fingers.
Friends across the Pond of the World’s Finest Cycling Saddles are abuzz with anticipation. And as Saturday approaches, our colleagues are putting the final transformational touches to Washington’s Bicycle Space as the Dashing Bicycle Show readies itself for a fortnight-long stay in the American capital.
The comments section of the Brooks Online Shop has been bombarded for some time by incredulous (but patient) Brompton enthusiasts querying for a date when a set of 100mm Slender Grips for use with the famous M-Series handlebar will be available.
Brompting Brompton Enthusiasts, that day has come.
If you’re keen on picking up glossy material issuing forth from one of the world’s venerable publishing houses specializing in cycling press, then you may have likely already come across our new ad campaign that focuses on the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle journey.
While shooting this campaign, we made a video that will be released very soon chronicling the path taken by former Brooks employee Andrew Hunter and his friend Adam Ferguson as they made their way from Cornwall to Caithness.
During this adventure we managed to inconvenience Adam, by way of his unpacking, so that we were able to shoot a short video to explain the details of our new pannier bags and how they function.
If you would like to be notified the moment the full-length video of their journey is released, please register for updates at www.enjoyeverymile.com.
The Brooks Dashing Bicycle Show kicked off this past December in San Francisco, California with an evening party at host shop Huckleberry Bicycles, bringing together a group of stylish, functional and unique brands from all over the world to showcase the finest in urban and transportation cycling.
All photos by Matthew Reamer, courtesy of Momentum Mag.
Grant Petersen has some timely things to say about competitive riding. (Photo Reno Rambler)
The 2013 Brooks Bugle will soon be ready for dispatch. It promises to contain a breadth and scope of material unattained by any of our previous Bugles. And that’s saying something, we’re sure you’ll agree.
Of the several excellent contributions we received from various luminaries of the world of cycling, we were perhaps most excited to have something for this year’s Bugle from Rivendell’s Grant Petersen.
If you still have a calendar from 2002 knocking around at home, you’ll probably already have noticed that its days and dates match up exactly with those of the coming year. Which of course means you won’t need to waste money on a new calendar for 2013.
Soon to be your stout companion through thick and thin – The Brooks 21 Multi Tool
In the past, browsing through the maintenance department of the Brooks Online Shop was a brief excursion to procure a standard spanner or perhaps a tin of Proofide. Now a stop by this humble section of the website is about to get much more interesting…