What would a bicycle be without its trusty saddle? Well, a lot less comfortable for one. In many ways we have British manufacturer Brooks to thank for that smooth ride whereas they’ve been making saddles for 15 decades. In honour of this prestigious legacy, modern bicycle artisans Schindelhauer have teamed up with Brooks to deliver the Ludwig VIII Brooks Edition, a contemporary classic with a name 150 years in the making.
Fans of Schindelhauer will already be familiar with their awesome Ludwig VIII bicycle and its 8-gear Shimano Alfine Hub. In honour of Brooks’ 150th Anniversary, Schindelhauer used the base from the Ludwig VIII and attached a premium Brooks made saddle for some timeless comfort and elegance. This riveted Cambium C15 saddle with matte black finish is made of natural rubber and cotton and secured by a copper seat clamp. For that extra touch the Noirette handlebars are subtly adorned with Brooks Slender Grips and copper rings. Each bike is also numbered and equipped with a special anniversary seat tube decal making it truly one of a kind.
Aside from the custom made saddle, riders can expect an aluminium frame, Continental Grand Prix 28-622 tires, a straight aluminium fork, a Gates Carbon Drive Centre Track 115T belt, and a slew of the other goodies that Schindelhauer brings with each one of their glorious bikes. Pair that with a legendary Brooks saddle and your pedalling on the best of old and new on one luxurious ride.