Overthun and his team proposed a medley of things–cork, gel, fabrics layered with felt–to the Brooks team, which then took over. Brooks landed on a vulcanized rubber base, with organic cotton lining (thatâ€™s wicked for waterproofing–something the old seats didn’t have), â€œbecause both these materials feel very real and not plastic,â€ Overthun says. The result is a bike seat that has all the aesthetic pedigree of the original leather models, minus the aching derriere. â€œThe lighter version is a littler easier to love right away,â€ Overthun says.
A classic redesigned with modern materials to make your butt more comfortable. Priced at US$195 by Brooks England.