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Brooks Flyer Saddle

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Product Description

King of the Road

The Flyer and its ladies model Flyer S are classically sprung saddles for long distance trekking and touring. It is directly descending from the B66 Champion, first featured in the 1927 catalogue. Sharing the same leather tops of the B17 models, they combine the comfort of these popular models with the extra suspension granted by two rear springs. Both are available with tubular steel rivets or with hand hammered copper rivets under the names of Flyer Special and Flyer S Special.

This saddle is handmade in England and is guaranteed for 2 years from the date of purchase.

A 10-year extended warranty will be awarded after you have registered this product at www.brooksengland.com/forever

Technical Information:

  • Length: 275mm
  • Width: 175mm
  • Height: 87mm
  • Weight: 860g

Material:

  • Vegetable tan leather top
  • Steel frame with springs
  • Tubular steel rivets
  • Made in England

Care Information:

A new saddle should be treated with Brooks Proofide Leather Dressing to help assist the ""breaking-in"" process. Proofide also helps to keep the leather supple as it is carefully formulated from special ingredients to condition, preserve and shower proof your saddle. Brooks Proofide is the only substance that should be used to take care of your saddle.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Brooks Flyer Saddle Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.3
out of 5
4.33
Build Quality
5.00
Performance
4.25
Value For Money
3.25

Customer Reviews (2)

4
Comfortable old fashioned saddle

Beautifully made,handsome looking seat with exposed springs which I hope wont rust .Very mean little sachet of saddle soap.Early days but expectation for many years riding if not stolen

Beautifully made,handsome looking seat with exposed springs which I hope wont rust .Very mean little sachet of saddle soap.Early days but expectation for many years riding if not stolen

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4.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 3.5/5
4
Very good. Bit pricey.

I've been using this saddle for a few months now and I find it excellent. The springs on some olde worlde leather saddles are far too bouncy but this one doesn't bounce at all and has just the right amount of suspension. I like the leather because it stays cool and slippery, although there can be a tendency to slide forward on the saddle, which might not be an issue on a more 'grippy' saddle. Saddles are always a compromise, but this one suits me very well. The biggest drawback is the price - not only, or not even mainly because it costs a lot to buy, but because Brooks saddles are notoriously attractive to thieves, and not easy to secure onto a bike. Nice saddle but I have to admit I don't ride the bike that has this saddle into town because I don't want the saddle nicked and I haven't yet worked out a way to secure it on the bike.

I've been using this saddle for a few months now and I find it excellent. The springs on some olde worlde leather saddles are far too bouncy but this one doesn't bounce at all and has just the right amount of suspension. I like the leather because it stays cool and slippery, although there can be a tendency to slide forward on the saddle, which might not be an issue on a more 'grippy' saddle. Saddles are always a compromise, but this one suits me very well. The biggest drawback is the price - not only, or not even mainly because it costs a lot to buy, but because Brooks saddles are notoriously attractive to thieves, and not easy to secure onto a bike. Nice saddle but I have to admit I don't ride the bike that has this saddle into town because I don't want the saddle nicked and I haven't yet worked out a way to secure it on the bike.

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 3/5

Saddle Guide

 

Saddle Guide

Back in the saddle again

A suitable and comfortable saddle is incredibly important while cycling. You only have three contact points with the bike while cycling - your feet/pedals, hands/handlebars and your saddle. Because of this, it's vital your bike saddle is comfortable to make life easier and prevent chafing, numbness and all manner of unpleasant nether-region complaints.


Choosing the right saddle

Sitting comfortably?

It can be a bit of a task finding the right saddle for you. Just because a saddle has lots of padding doesn't necessarily mean it will be the most comfortable. It all depends on the shape of your behind, your style of riding and your level of tolerance.

Mountain biker looking at the saddle on a Cube full-suspension MTB

Luckily, saddles are an inexpensive upgrade so try a few out to find the perfect perch for your posterior. Ultimately, you need support - the weight needs to be on your sit bones (the bony parts of your bottom) and not on sensitive tissue areas.

For casual riding, a wide, heavily padded seat gives you plenty of cushioning and support. For racing, you don't need as much support, so a narrow saddle is better and won't obstruct your leg movement as much as a wider saddle. Men's saddles tend to be long and thin. Some have padding from foam or gel inserts. Women's saddles are shorter in length and wider at the back.


How to measure your sit bones

Finding your correct sit bone width is easy, and you can do it at home. 

All you need is a flat bench or seat, something to rest your feet on, a piece of cardboard, some chalk and a tape measure. Check out our video to see what you need to do.


Construction

What's in a saddle?

Let's take a look at the geometry of a saddle and some of the features you'll find.

A saddle with steel rails

Rails

Rails (sometimes called the cradle) are found on all saddles and attach it to the seatpost. They are made from steel or lighter materials such as carbon fibre, magnesium or titanium.Some saddles have hollow rails to make them lighter still.

A Brooks leather-covered saddle

Covering

Saddles are commonly made from high-wicking, durable man-made fabrics such as Lycra, vinyl or synthetic leather. Leather saddles are timeless and stylish, medium weight and extremely durable, although they are more expensive, need covering to protect them from water damage and have to be 'broken in'.

A saddle with gel padding

Comfort Features

Made from metal frames with springs, padded or 'mattress' saddles imitate a mattress. Gel saddles are made from similar material used in cosmetic surgery implants which moves with you to protect sensitive tissue and cushion your body.


Performance Saddles

For speed or endurance

These saddles are narrow and lightweight (sometimes with titanium or carbon rails), with minimal padding and a stiff top.

Mountain bike-specific performance saddles have a shaped rear, downward sloped nose and can be reinforced on areas that impact when you crash. Aggressive off-road riding saddles are longer for more fore/aft body position adjustments.

The Charge Spoon, a comfortable, affordable performance saddle

Comfort Saddles

Cushioned perch

These saddles are useful with comfort bikes or hybrids where the handlebars are higher or as high as the seat, requiring more weight to be put on the saddle. Comfort saddles are well padded and wide, especially at the back.

An Ozone comfort saddle with pressure relief cut-out

Women's Saddles

For the female form

Women tend to have wider pelvic bones than men, therefore female-friendly saddles are shorter in length, wider at the back and have pronounced cutaways at the sides.

As with men's saddles, you can still choose different widths with many brands, to suit your own body shape.

Specialized have a range of saddles specifically designed for women

Saddle Accessories

Extra comfort and care

There are a variety of products available to keep your saddle dry, in good working order and also to help you ride more comfortably on it. A pair of padded shorts or tights gives you amazing extra comfort which is essential for long rides.

Leather saddles need a bit of moisturising - treat them to some treatment wax. Keep your saddle dry with a rain cover. Easy to transport, quick to dry and inexpensive.

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

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Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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