Brooks England simply introduced their most sustainable saddle but within the Cambium sequence. The brand new C17 Particular Recycled Nylon saddle makes use of sustainably-harvested pure rubber in pursuit of a cushty trip. 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 referred to as Liquid Wooden. The modern biopolymer comes from by-products of business paper manufacturing and, Brooks says, it’s 100% biodegradable.
Chrome steel tubular rails and distinctive aluminum rivets end off the dapper saddle. It weighs 392 grams (claimed).
Liquid Wooden’s father or mother firm, Aesop Applied sciences, says the substance has related thermal and mechanical properties as wooden as a result of it shares the identical important components. Lignin, cellulose, and sugars are amongst its key parts. The proprietary materials, Aesop says, will be processed on typical plastic manufacturing programs.
“Pure rubber from bushes,” as Brooks England places it, is easy sufficient. The nylon recycling course of is considerably much less apparent — the model sources nylon, equivalent to from a slicing room flooring, as uncooked materials, then weaves it into a cloth that it may possibly 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 have now extra data.
The C17 Particular Recycled Nylon is available in two colours: cream, and a debonair black.
It begins at MSRP $150.