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17 May 2013 56 comments
100 CAMBIUM by Royal MailSaddles, Bags, Etc. Events Stories
We posted the big news here one month ago that Brooks is releasing a new saddle this year. The Cambium C17's top is made of vulcanized natural rubber and a specially treated cotton canvas, and thus represents a rather fresh departure for us. Guess what's nestling in that box, obscured by this year's Brooks Bugle... a Cambium! We said at the time that 100 saddles would be sent out as test pieces. The response from Brooks fans worldwide was so enthusiastic, however, that not only did our extremely robust server fold under the weight of applicants; it also caused us to rethink our rather arbitrary sounding number of testers. What we're trying to get at is this - we've more or less reached a decision on our first hundred testers. Indeed, as you read this, several Brooks Cambiums are already in transit to their lucky new owners. If you're among the happy group, you'll most likely have heard from us, or will be hearing from us very soon. But if you aren't, haven't or don't, fear not! We're going through the applications again to find 50 more riders. For 50 more saddles, obviously. Hooray! So there's still hope... We're also still welcoming applications from people who have not yet filled out our Cambium questionnaire. Our tentative plan is to release a couple of other Cambium models somewhere down the line, so even if you haven't made the cut for our hundred first testers, and you don't get picked as one of the extra fifty, you could still find yourself road-testing another Cambium in the future. And remember - should you find yourself never picked by Brooks as a Cambium tester, please try to take solace from the rolling 10% discount in the Brooks online shop that all applicants receive for their time and trouble.