Tradition Mixed With Innovation
Brooks England Ltd. has partnered with Brompton, Canyon and Skeppshult, to release special edition bikes commemorating the iconic saddle maker’s 150 years in business. The London-based company started as a leather goods manufacturer, but when owner John Boultbee Brooks needed a bicycle to replace a horse that had died, he vowed to do something about the uncomfortable ride and patented his leather saddle design in 1882.
Today, Brooks is still making their saddles and using methods pioneered in the last century while also moving to the forefront of saddle technology by developing a carbon fiber saddle, the Cambium C13, which they released earlier this year. Riders should look forward to continued innovations from Brooks. Even after 150 successful years, their breakthroughs make it seem like they’re just getting started. -CR
The special edition folding bike is a collaboration between Brompton Folding Bikes and Brooks England Ltd. that commemorates the 150 years the iconic saddle maker has been in business.
The Brooks England Cambium C13 continues the tradition of quality while holding the title for innovation with their carbon racing saddle weighing in at a feathery 259 g. ($219)
Watch Brooks video with David Millar testing the Cambium C13: