Brooks Flyer Saddles

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $130.00

Product Description

The choice of many trekkers, mountain bikers, and touring enthusiasts. The Flyer and its ladies model Flyer S are classically sprung saddles for long distance trekking and touring. 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.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by timw a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2008

Strengths:    It's a Brooks. Everyone should try one sometime. And it's mighty nice looking and feeling, too.

Weaknesses:    None. Well, the weight of the springs, but if you care about that then you're not reading here for information.

Bottom Line:   
The Flyer is pretty much the B-17 saddle with springs. I didn't know quite what to expect, but boy am I glad I got the springs!! Here's how it feels: not springy at all. Firm ride and all that. Then I realized that zero shock was coming through the seat. No bumps, just smooth. The springs work! was good, and their price was a lot less than most folks', even used on Ebay! Shipping charge was at cost. Total for saddle was $91.60. Another well known bike shop wants $124.95 + s&h - go figure.

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Favorite Ride:   n/a

Price Paid:    $77.00

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Similar Products Used:   The OEM seat. That was rough.

Bike Setup:   Douglas Fusion from Colorado Cycles. Stock except for the seat, of course.

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Flyer scum

go scrub your sorry arses, yer done. Tried to play typical dirty hit flyer scum hockey and well that's what you get, star player suspension, more time in the box and an exit from the playoffs. I approve. :DRead More »

Anyone using a Brooks Flyer (w/ Springs) on a bike with drops?

I am trying to use some gift certificates on Amazon to buy a new Brooks saddle. I am having a new bike built up for general commute / touring, steel frame, etc. It will have drop bars. Am I crazy for considering one of the saddles with the springs? Weight isn't the biggest consideration.Read More »

Any value on this old Western Flyer?

My wife is helping with the charity garage sale to end all charity garage sales. Seriously, these people have bought out abandoned storage units, taken donations from all over town, and have more stuff than anyplace I've ever seen. Some of the stuff has turned out to be exceptionally valuable (a $14 ... Read More »

Putting miles on the American Flyer

I've been racking up miles on the American Flyer and thought I'd post a little photo update. Since last post I've upgraded Speedplay X5 Pedals, Tao Cages and the Specialized Mini-Wedgie Bag. The bike is incredible, strong in the climbs fast on the flats and snappy in the pack. One of the best long t ... Read More »

American Flyer

I saw someone working on a bike at a secondhand shop today, and it's a brand I haven't seen before. I'm guessing very late 1960's or early 1970's. Dark olive in color, it had an Ideale leather saddle, Mafac brakes, a high end Sugino cotterless crankset with cut-outs in the chainwheel arms, sporti ... Read More »

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