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New Brooks C17 - roadie suitable

Old 06-05-13, 06:35 PM
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New Brooks C17 - roadie suitable

I was lucky enough to be one of the 100 selected testers for the new Brooks C17 Cambium.
The saddle arrived today, I shared my initial observations and pics here
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post15709599

41 condensed version: It's light, kind of looks like a Regal and seems comfy so far.
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Thanks for this. I didn't even know Brooks had a new saddle in the works. Love them.
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How does it differ from the Swift?
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Originally Posted by sfrider View Post
How does it differ from the Swift?
Take a look at the pics I posted. It's not leather and it is MUCH lighter than even my ti-railed Swift. Dimension-wise, they are close, with the C17 being a bit wider perhaps - closer to a Team Pro.
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It does look cool.
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Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
I was lucky enough . . . .
Holy crap, look who's here. Where've you been sweety? Welcome back!
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Non-leather Brooks?? How can it be??
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I haven't ridden it so this opinion is completely uninformed:

Cotton-on-rubber struck me as a bad material combination when I first read about this. Not "breathable", high friction, subject to abrasion. If I want a synthetic saddle, for starters it will have a leather cover, or at least one of those faux-leather lorica materials.

But I have a Team Pro on my CAAD9.
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Interesting, not so sure I would want to sit on a non leather, and thus non break in type of saddle, without padding, not alone being non breathable. I have to wait for more reviews on this before I even remotely consider trying one.
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Wasn't the old Cinelli Unicanitor just a chunk or rubber with some form of covering? Too lazy to look it up now, but it seems like it was.
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