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.
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.
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!
Lickbike.com 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.
I have a chance to grab a new Brooks Flyer for $50. I'm tried to try it on my cx bike simply bc of the price. However I don't want to mess with it if it's a waste of time. The measurements should be good for my sit bones.
Would this be a decent choice for gravel grinding and also century rides? I ... Read More »
I am having trouble finding information on this bike. Is it still manufactured and if not when were they last made? I'm considering buying one that the owner says was never ridden. From that I'd presume it isn't 10 years old but then I can't find much about it.
Does anybody know what this model sel ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »