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Brooks
C15 Cambium Carved Saddle

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Everything old is new again.

Brooks' C15 Cambium Saddle treads new ground for the esteemed manufacturer of classic leather saddles, well-known for saddles that last a lifetime and go the distance. The C15 is just as comfortable, durable, and handsome as the beloved B15 Swallow, but it's entirely leather-free, making this saddle perfect for vegetarians or anyone who's ever wanted to try a Brooks but been intimidated by the break-in period or the required maintenance. The C15 Cambium is ready to go right from the start, and you'll never need to condition or tension it.

Made of vulcanized natural rubber for forgiving support, with organic cotton canvas and Brooks Numac waterproof coating. With a shape modeled after the tried-and-true B15 Swallow, the C15 will provide a superb seat for racier riders with its narrow profile and lighter weight. This Carved version adds a cutout to the top to help relieve pressure on the perineum for further comfort and shock absorption.

Die cast aluminum structure with stainless steel rails. Assembled from replaceable parts with no special tools required for servicing; the saddle's frame can be repaired in the event of an accident, making this truly a saddle for life.

Length: 283 mm. Width: 140 mm. Weight: 395 grams. Available in multiple finishes.

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Quality built saddle, classic look and waterproof.
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by Scott H
Cycling Enthusiast
Northwestern.pa
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I purchased this saddle to replace my factory seat on my cyclocross bike. It looks greaT and is suppose to be waterproof.The seat is very stiff for being constructed from rubber,I hope it will give a little.

Reviewed 9/2/2017
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Loving my first Brooks Seat!
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by chart
Cycling Enthusiast
Milwaukee, WI

My first Brooks seat and love it! About 200 miles on this seat with the longest ride at 76 miles and no issues. Put this seat on a Soma Touring bike. I may get another one for my road bike.

Reviewed 8/13/2018
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Not for me
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by Anonymous

Beautiful and nicely made, but I could not get comfortable on it. Irritated my body on long rides. I returned mine.

Reviewed 9/4/2018
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This seat is very comfortable. I noticed the difference immediately on the first ride.
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by Charllie
Cycling Enthusiast
Mesa, AZ
0 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

The seat is very comfortable.

Reviewed 5/7/2018
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one of the best purchases i've ever made
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Little Rock
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

One of the best purchases I've made for my bike, and my butt. Was having a hard time getting a saddle to fit and thought I'd try this as other reviews had been all positive. Once I got it set, it was perfect and comfortable from the first ride. Put it on three weeks before the Dirty Kanza and thought it might cause some issues but performed perfectly through all 200 miles. It was so good, I've purchased another for my road bike.

Reviewed 7/1/2017
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Fantastic out of the box
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by rpbeard
Competitive Racer
Boise, ID
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I use this saddle on my Salsa Cutthroat, which I ride primarily in bikepacking race events (and training for those events). I have more than 1,000 miles on this saddle so far, including several overnight and multi-day rides in all weather conditions. It was comfortable on the first ride and remains comfortable today, with no wear other than a slight patina in the saddle surface as it breaks in. This is my favorite saddle to date and I can't imagine using any other for this type of riding.

The only drawback is that it is a bit heavy, but that's a price I am willing to pay for the comfort it provides on multi-day excursions. I couldn't be happier, but wouldn't put this on my road race bike (maybe would the C13 though).

Reviewed 6/28/2016
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Good to go from first day
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by Grandpa
Casual Cyclist
Vancouver,wa all kinds of weather
0 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Casual rider 40 miles or less

Reviewed 9/21/2017
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The bottom line is your bottom and not mine
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by Les Flesh
Casual Cyclist
Miami

The C15 looks great, is flexible to a degree, it is gratifyingly narrow enough and profiled to not chafe. I guess I was a little disappointed that it is not soft in a rubbery way I was expecting. Mine is pretty damned hard vulcanized, black rubber. This is not to criticize an apparent necessity of manufacture. It probably has to be pretty hard? It's just to say the C-15 Cambium, nice as it is, is not a good match for my nearly fleshless bottom. Am bony at the sit bones area. There is just not much fat cushion at the sit bones. So, the fault is in my lack of natural padding. The Brooks looks so great, though. I am not a hipster or snob, but, just saying the Brooks is a classy upgrade to my Critical Cycles Harper coaster brake single speed. It makes the bike look very sharp.. There is no better-looking saddle than a Brooks....but, maybe I am a snob, whatever...yet, I have just put an $8 Sunlite gel pad cover atop it and in this ugly way find my comfort. And quickly remove the pad when I want to feel good about looking at my saddle. The gel pad is unsightly and makes me feel like a Brooks-Benedict Arnold. Padded cycling shorts work, too, instead of the pad, just not want to just hop on the street bike in my street clothes. Bottom line I like the C-15 and would buy it again.

Reviewed 9/1/2017
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Solid Saddle
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by Anonymous
Nebraska

Even with the cutout this is a rather firm saddle compared to the similar but larger C17. I like the no maintenancewaterproofstout cambium material. I especially like how the texture keeps you from sliding around.

Reviewed 8/28/2017
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