Inside the Brooks Saddle Factory
The Brooks name is synonymous with quality bicycle saddles and their heritage spans back nearly 150 years. Over that time they have deviated only slightly from the products and methods that have made them so successful. As an engineer, I love to see the inner workings of factories and watch products meld from a pile of raw materials and take on a functional and stunning final form. Where style is concerned, Brooks leather saddles cap off any neighborhood bicycle or city bike perfectly and I have a couple myself atop vintage Schwinns. Brooks recently gave a small peek into the inner working of their factory during a tour for Eben Weiss (aka bikesnobnyc) during his European promotional book tour of “The Enlightened Cyclist“.