All posts tagged Brooks England

  • Brooks x Vault by Vans: Superior Craftsmanship Meets Southwestern Design

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    It’s been a big year for two great brands. Brooks England teamed up with Taka Hayahsi’s Vault by Vans in celebration of their respective 150th and 50th Year Anniversary’s. This unique collection of cycling saddles and footwear speaks to Brooks’ innovative and timeless designs while blending Vans’ American heritage with a nod to southwestern inspirations.

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    Spanning a relationship that dates back 10 years now, creative designer Taka Hayashi, has helped elevate some of the brands most revered silhouettes to new heights. His collaboration with Brooks England is a unique balance of two culturally rich brands and their respective monumental anniversaries. Both Vans and Brooks England share a commitment to quality, superior craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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    The Brooks x Vault by Vans partnership extends from footwear to a deluxe set of Brooks accessories; all of which feature laser-etched artwork and intricate detailing using slightly different techniques. The sneakers are designed using a laser etching process to maintain the detailed design work and craftsmanship. The Swift motif on the saddle is applied with a molded emboss plate, which is a very unique process.
  • Brooks England 150th Anniversary Book – The Brooks Compendium of Cycling Culture

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    I’m excited to share in celebration of Brooks England’s 150th Anniversary, the British household name and renowned cycling icon is releasing a unique book to mark this special occasion called, “The Brooks Compendium of Cycling Culture“.

    This is not a brand book or an overview of the company’s history. It celebrates and showcases the Brooks values and the culture which has been inspiring the brand, from leading industry creatives, who are as passionate about their work as they are about their cycling. The purpose of the book is to appeal not only to avid cyclists, but those who share similar core values to Brooks.

    With the help of contributing writers, artists,journalists, designers, photographers and illustrators (including Martin Parr, Sir Paul Smith, David Millar,George Marshall and Bella Bathurst), this book depicts Brooks’ unique and idiosyncratic view of the wide-ranging impact of the bicycle though unconventional, interesting, curious, short stories, and exquisite art and design.

  • Brooks 150th Anniversary Saddles & Pickwick Backpack / Rucksack

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    In honor of their 150th anniversary, Brooks England has released a new set of anniversary saddles as well as a new Pickwick Backpack.

    The saddles have copper plated frames with hand-hammered copper rivets and black leather which displays their commitment to excellence and quality craftsmanship. The available models are the classic best-seller B17, the Flyer, B67 for city bikes, B33 for heavy duty, and the Swallow for racing all delivered with Special Edition packaging.
    The popular Pickwick Rucksack comes in all black with copper plated details and is a robust handmade bag made in Italy using a water-resistant cotton canvas and finished with vegetable-tanned leather details. Crafted from the highest quality materials by craftsmen with a lifetime experience.
  • Brooks Sea Otter Ride

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    More from Sea Otter 2016! If you’re gonna be out at the Sea Otter Classic, be sure to swing by the Brooks Booth (135) and join them for a mixed terrain ride – road or cross bikes are recommended. Bring a helmet and don’t forget the hype!

  • Brooks England’s 150th Birthday Celebration: Dashing Bikes

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    This year, Brooks England is celebrating their 150th birthday…which is incredible if you ask my. There aren’t many companies in cycling that have been around that long, especially without changing too much.

    To celebrate their 150th anniversary, Brooks has teamed up with a number of bicycle builders from all over the world to work on their interpretation of “Brooks Bicycle”, creating a project called Dashing Bikes. These bicycles will be produced in limited numbers and sold worldwide.

    The theme uniting all these bicycles is “copper”. Copper is elegant, versatile and is almost synonymous with the Brooks name.

    Pictured here is a Canyon Bicycles commuter. Learn more about this project on the Brooks England Blog.

  • Brooks Femto Lights

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    The Femto light is latest product from Brooks. It’s a set of front and rear LED lights that sit in distinctive copper-colored housing and are easily installed or removed with the help of a durable rubber band and clip. These lights are small enough to stash in your pocket, yet bright enough to ensure you’re seen at night. Produced in part with Lezyne, you already know these are gonna be quality. Stay tuned as I’ll be putting a Femto light through it’s paces here in Shanghai in the coming weeks; review coming soon.

  • Brooks Historical Timeline

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    This is rad. Ever wonder just how much history is behind that hand-crafted Brooks you’ve been breaking in? They started out in 1865 and were awarded their first patent in 1882 for the sprung bicycle seat. By the early 1900s, a range of saddles were being produced as well as bags and accessories. Get filled in on the full story at the Brooks England Blog.

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  • Nocturn

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    The Nocturn is a night time street race in London which attracts an unbelievable amount of spectators and bicycles of all different sorts. It looks like an amazing time too. See full coverage at the Brooks England Blog.

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