Cambium C15 Carved

£ 120
Cambium C15 Carved

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Made in Italy

The Cambium C15 Carved shares the same narrower shape as the existing Cambium C15, but with an ergonomic cut-out to provide relief from discomfort in the perineal area, experienced by some cyclists. This registered cutting, a sure preventive to all perenial pressure, is also to be found in the saddles of the Brooks Imperial line. Made from vulcanised natural rubber and organic cotton top, combined with a die-cast aluminium structure and tubular steel rails. For performance, a distinct dampening effect is delivered by the classic Brooks construction keeping the rider in unparalleled comfort mile after mile. A sensible choice for the performance or sports cyclist. MADE IN ITALY

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The Cambium C15 Carved shares the same narrower shape as the existing Cambium C15, but with an ergonomic cut-out to provide relief from discomfort in the perineal area, experienced by some cyclists. This registered cutting, a sure preventive to all perenial pressure, is also to be found in the saddles of the Brooks Imperial line. Made from vulcanised natural rubber and organic cotton top, combined with a die-cast aluminium structure and tubular steel rails. For performance, a distinct dampening effect is delivered by the classic Brooks construction keeping the rider in unparalleled comfort mile after mile. A sensible choice for the performance or sports cyclist. MADE IN ITALY

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  • Length : 283 mm
  • Width : 140 mm
  • Height : 52 mm
  • Weight : 395 g
  • Frame : Steel
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Part of an old Brooks Tradition
19/08/2015
Written by Richard Nunn
Cambium C15 Carved
I used a Cambium C17 for a few months and was very impressed with it, as it had the 'Brooks shape' while being immune to the weather and offering just the right amount of flex to absorb both body movement and road vibration.



However, the C17 was at it's best when the bike had very little handlebar drop; on any bike with low handlebars I found it to be a little too wide - the thigh rub became a little annoying.



So, I tried the narrower C15 for my more racy bikes.



It's spot on. It's just the right width for my 115mm sit bones, it still offers just the right amount of flex, it's neither too firm or too soft for long rides and the 'carved' hole in the middle prevents any unwanted pressure.



It works best when set up exactly level; if the nose is slightly up - like you would for other Brooks saddles I've tried - then you feel like you're sitting 'in' the saddle rather than 'on' it, and it doesn't feel quite right.



I've tried a lot of saddles over the years - I'm ashamed to admit that I still have 30 lying about somewhere - but this is now my go-to saddle for audax/randonneur/sportive-style bikes.
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22/08/2015
Written by Jonas Hagen
Cambium C15 Carved
My saddle situation was this: my mid-1990s Japanese road bike had a very comfortable B17 that looked stylish, but to my eye, a smidgen out of place on the more contemporary bike. My cruiser, a classic early-1970s Carlton with Capelli lugs, had a faux-leather retro saddle that looked lovely but was a veritable 'ass-hatchet' and caused considerable discomfort on any ride over 20 minutes. Solution: the Cambium C17 carved for the road bike - timeless, elegant, and extremely comfortable right away. The B17 migrated to the Carlton, which is a perfect aesthetic match and of course wonderful for jaunts of long or short duration. A friend who has a penchant for hard saddles got the plastic one. Everyone's rear-end is happy and all the bikes look sharp. Thank you Brooks.
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22/08/2015
Written by Jonas Hagen
Cambium C15 Carved
My saddle situation was this: my mid-1990s Japanese road bike had a very comfortable B17 that looked stylish, but to my eye, a smidgen out of place on the more contemporary bike. My cruiser, a classic early-1970s Carlton with Capelli lugs, had a faux-leather retro saddle that looked lovely but was a veritable 'ass-hatchet' and caused considerable discomfort on any ride over 20 minutes. Solution: the Cambium C17 carved for the road bike - timeless, elegant, and extremely comfortable right away. The B17 migrated to the Carlton, which is a perfect aesthetic match and of course wonderful for jaunts of long or short duration. A friend who has a penchant for hard saddles got the plastic one. Everyone's rear-end is happy and all the bikes look sharp. Thank you Brooks.
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19/08/2015
Written by Richard Nunn
Cambium C15 Carved
I used a Cambium C17 for a few months and was very impressed with it, as it had the 'Brooks shape' while being immune to the weather and offering just the right amount of flex to absorb both body movement and road vibration.



However, the C17 was at it's best when the bike had very little handlebar drop; on any bike with low handlebars I found it to be a little too wide - the thigh rub became a little annoying.



So, I tried the narrower C15 for my more racy bikes.



It's spot on. It's just the right width for my 115mm sit bones, it still offers just the right amount of flex, it's neither too firm or too soft for long rides and the 'carved' hole in the middle prevents any unwanted pressure.



It works best when set up exactly level; if the nose is slightly up - like you would for other Brooks saddles I've tried - then you feel like you're sitting 'in' the saddle rather than 'on' it, and it doesn't feel quite right.



I've tried a lot of saddles over the years - I'm ashamed to admit that I still have 30 lying about somewhere - but this is now my go-to saddle for audax/randonneur/sportive-style bikes.
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