Brooks England simply introduced their most sustainable saddle but within the Cambium sequence. The new C17 Special Recycled Nylon saddle makes use of sustainably-harvested pure rubber in pursuit of a comfortable ride. From there, it layers on rewoven “industrial remainders” to create a semi-coarse nylon floor.
Brooks England additionally makes the C17’s nosepiece and backplate from an intriguingly-named substance known as Liquid Wood. The revolutionary biopolymer comes from by-products of business paper manufacturing and, Brooks says, it’s 100% biodegradable.
Stainless metal tubular rails and distinctive aluminum rivets end off the dapper saddle. It weighs 392 grams (claimed).
Liquid Wood’s mother or father firm, Aesop Technologies, says the substance has related thermal and mechanical properties as wooden as a result of it shares the identical primary components. Lignin, cellulose, and sugars are amongst its key parts. The proprietary materials, Aesop says, could be processed on typical plastic manufacturing programs.
“Natural rubber from trees,” as Brooks England places it, is easy sufficient. The nylon recycling course of is considerably much less apparent — the model sources nylon, akin to from a reducing room flooring, as uncooked materials, then weaves it into a cloth that it may vulcanize to the C17’s rubber base.
We’ve requested for additional clarification from Brooks on the method and can report again as soon as we now have extra data.
The C17 Special Recycled Nylon is available in two colours: cream, and a debonair black.
It begins at MSRP $150.