CAMBIUM C15

$ 160
CAMBIUM C15

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Made in Italy

Narrow for pedaling freedom and reduced weight, the C15 redefines priorities, aiding performance by placing comfort at the fore. Firm, yet remarkably supple, the C15 will reward you with increased performance on long journeys, banishing forever the effort wasted simply perching atop your machine when the distance starts to add up.

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Narrow for pedaling freedom and reduced weight, the C15 redefines priorities, aiding performance by placing comfort at the fore. Firm, yet remarkably supple, the C15 will reward you with increased performance on long journeys, banishing forever the effort wasted simply perching atop your machine when the distance starts to add up.

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  • Length : 283 mm
  • Width : 140 mm
  • Height : 52 mm
  • Weight : 405 g
  • Frame : Steel
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Part of an old Brooks Tradition
11/4/2014
Written by John Welch
Cambium C15
Well, now you've done it Brooks...My entire universe is disrupted and in shambles. You see, I have had unbounded love for three things in my life since the early seventies; my family/friends; my B17; and my B17N. I've lived comfortably with this spectacular assemblage for 45 years. Now with your unbridled deviousness, I am compelled to divide this well of love with a fourth member! Utterly emotionally devastating! I have ridden the C15 for several hundred miles now and find it just as comfortable and biking friendly as the B series saddles! How can this possibly be? Rewriting my life's core values at this late stage is crushing to say the least. Darn you Brooks for creating a new universal element that will confound science for centuries. I wish you many sleepless nights for this! (And I thank you from the bottom of my anatomy). Yours truly from Arizona.
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11/25/2014
Written by John Probert
Cambium C15
Having tried countless saddles I thought I had cracked it with a Fizik Arione, despite not being the snake they think it is suited for. A non-official Brook's ambassador/spokesman/brand addict friend bought me a slate C15 to try and convert me; and it has. I'm sure I can lose 200g or only carry one spare tube to make up for the weight penalty but surely the increased comfort will result in more ridiing, more speed, more everything. My only complaint is the rails squeak when the saddle flexes (which is quite a lot on heavy, poorly maintained roads). A hefty dose of grease or lube at the contact points should fix that.
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10/22/2014
Written by John Welch
Cambium C15
This C15 came from Brooks as a free contest winner. Lucky me! I have ridden Brooks saddles since the early 70's. (That's 1970's, not 1870's...Ha!) All products from Brooks have been top quality in materials, construction and design. The C15 saddle is no exception. 'Should last a lifetime. Before receiving this, I was very curious about the new construction. I have the B17 (mountain bike) and B17 Narrow which I switch back and forth on two road bikes. These leather saddles have always been sublimely comfortable on all rides short and long. My first few rides with the C15 (24-57 miles) have been simply amazing. I was initially thinking the covering of the C15 might have more friction for moving about on the saddle. I have always prized the leather for allowing easy movement. Well, it's just a easy with the C15 without any frictional irritation. Compression while spinning is perfect, just as with leather. I am 5'10" and weigh only 147-151 lbs. so I don't make much of a dent, but I can see where any rider will find less or more compression to be just right. Also to note, I wear chamois-less Lycra. A well designed and selected saddle should not require a chamois. Please consider this.

Finally, The C15 is sleek, racy and will look great on any current model or vintage bike. I have shown this to five shops and most of my riding friends; every one wants one! So, which saddle design, B's or C's, wins? I may never be able to answer. It will most likely be the one of the two that I am riding at the moment. THANK YOU BROOKS!
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7/19/2015
Written by Alasdair McLean
Cambium C15
It hit home to me how comfy this saddle is when I went onto a bike with a conventional padded saddle and noticed how soft it was and how much I moved around on it. The Cambium is unlike this - you stay stuck in the saddle and it moves instead. This gives it an unrivalled level of comfort, something you just don't get either in a padded conventional mtb saddle or a stiff racing plank.



I have Cambiums on two mountain bikes, they're durable and very good for long distance and multi-day rides. You don't need the waterproof cover like on the leather saddles, nor do you need a Proofide regime to keep it good.



My only criticism is that the underside of the nose is quite pointed, so I've torn a pair of baggy shorts on it - it caught once and then over the course of four days my shorts came to resemble chaps...
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5/13/2015
Written by Jason Cornelison
Cambium C15
I now own two of these saddles and other than the weight I absolutely love the comfort of this saddle. great for all day rides. One is on an MTB and the other is on a gravel bike. My only sad story part is I built a custom steel bike using a limited edition slate C-15 and the numbered rivet fell out during a ride. Other than that I love this saddle and I am looking forward to trying the c15 carved
 
A> we will send you a replacement rivet 
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4/15/2015
Written by Ron Williams
Cambium C15
This really is an amazing saddle. It is true they do not need to be broken in...but they do get more comfortable the more you ride them. I rode the C17 for a month and came to the assumption my sit bones are too narrow for that width. The first ride on the C15 was magic. All the Brooks saddles I have tried force you to sit on your sit bones. That is why the firmness is so crucial...yet the way the saddle floats is incredible. I can say I haven't went "numb" even once since being on one. If you have an issue with this.. I highly recommend you try a Brooks. You don't even need a cutout version.
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4/18/2015
Written by Gordon Allen
Cambium C15
I bought the C15 after making a shortlist of three B17N Imp. & Swift. The reason for choosing it was that it is the narrowest at 140mm.

I am pleased with the quality & at nearly 300kms the pelvis area has softened nicely.

Sadly there are two large design problems. Computers clearly don't ride bikes!!! They are both situated in the nose area of the saddle.

There are 'bobbles' forming (like jumpers washed lots of times) where the cotton meets the bare rubber, starting to damage the shorts with the constant rubbing.

Before I put fingers to keyboard out came the vernier gauge to check my theory.

C15 140 at pelvis area, nose rivet 39mm. B17N 150 & 36/37. Swift 150 & 31.5mm. There in lies the problem the C15 nose is far to wide. It is 10mm more narrow at the back than the others yet the nose is between 2 & 7.5 mm WIDER! The second is related to the first, in that the side of the nose is not deep enough to stop the wear on both the edge of the saddle & shorts.

This is the first time I have had any problems with your saddles, all of them being on fixed wheel bikes.

I could not find any info on nose widths before buying. Having the information now I would never have bought the C15 & wasted so much money at the same time.

It cannot just be myself who has had the same experience.

Why make the narrower for the pelvis (good idea) yet wider in the nose (for a racing saddle)?

Please help me, Fixed79.
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3/2/2015
Written by Epicyclo Velobike
Cambium C15
I've been finding my Cambium quite comfortable although no great mileage yet.



One small snag - in snowy weather, the fabric seems to hold a little moisture which can freeze when you are off the bike.



The frozen gonad syndrome that then ensues is a strong encouragement to exert more effort to get warm, so it is possible the Cambium could be a great training device for cold weather cyclists.
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3/14/2015
Written by Richard Stum
Cambium C15
In your description you say “Narrow for pedaling freedom and reduced weight...” I have found the exact opposite as my 2104 C17 Cambium weighs 416 g and my 2015 C15 Cambium weighs more, at 459 g.
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9/2/2016
Written by william from United States
Leather Forever
I have been touring with a brooks leather saddle for the last 4 years, I road xcountry 3200 miles on a brooks flyer that was amazing, that bicycle was stolen and i put a B17 on my new touring bike. I road that B17 northbound on the west coast with a ridiculously heavy load, i had my 4 ortleibs packed and a thule trailer with more gear and my dog. Though my load was quite heavy, i never felt discomforted by my saddle. So i got really excited thinking about putting this great looking C15 on my road bike and doing a light-load tour up the coast, just my bike and my tent. I had problems from day 1 with this C15 saddle. I road the C15 saddle 800 miles up the coast in 10 days. And i found the brooks c15 saddle did not feel anything like a brooks. it was quite awful to say the least. It was hard for me to believe I was actually sitting on a brooks saddle. I started looking desperately for a bike shop that might have a B17, but the few bike shops i found along the coast dont carry brooks. So i finished the tour with the impressively uncomfortable Brooks C15 saddle, and as soon as i got home I joyfully removed the saddle from my bike. I should have known better, but at least now i know I will never ride a cambium saddle ever again.
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8/3/2015
Written by Ted Burke
Cambium C15
The Brooks C15 saddle looks classically beautiful mounted on my restored 1982 Eddy Merckx. Position the saddle correctly and a comfortable ride is achieved immediately. However, many reviewers have complained about the C15 producing an annoying squeaking when pedaling with weight on the saddle. The source of the squeak is the steel rails moving in the black plastic bushings set in the rear alloy frame. To eliminate the squeaking, unmount the saddle from the post, remove the Torx T20 screw at the underside of the saddle nose, lift up the alloy plate and snap it out with your finger, squeeze the rails together and pull them up from the front frame and then out of the bushings at the rear. Use a light, clear lubricating oil to completely coat the inside of the black plastic bushings, especially all the way around the sides. Reassemble the rails and remount the saddle on the post. Problem solved, no more squeak !!!
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7/10/2015
Written by Alan Parmenter
Cambium C15
This saddle is my favourite, but that's not to say it's perfect. Thanks for designing, making and supporting the product, I hope my criticism will be constructive.

• The screw-in rivets could be tightened properly, so they don't fall out!

• If you must use threadlocker, please make sure there's enough!

• If the screws were longer, or if the rivets were made of stronger material, they might hold better.

• If the rivets went through the full thickness of the rubber, there would be no raised edge, which wears so quickly around the thinned area, in uneven circles of exposed rubber

• The only place the engraved rivet can be aesthetically central is on the nose of the saddle.

• The rivet on the nose of the saddle could grip better, so that it doesn't spin while tightening.

• The cotton layer could be more durable, so that it doesn't fray and wear and fade so quickly.
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