The Flyer is a classically sprung saddle 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. This saddle has a smooth leather top, with 3 small holes for ventilation, smooth (non chamfered) skirts, small hollow steel rivets, with quality saddle bag loops on the frame. (Brooks Saddle Tensioning Spanner included)
Clamp Style: Std Rails
Weight: 1lb 8oz
Color: Black or Honey
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I probably have 4,000-5,000 miles/8 years on my REI Safari touring bike with this saddle. Saddle is still better than new - had to thoroughly wet it a few times to wash the salt out, but I maintain it with saddle dressing or snow seal. Front & rear racks/panniers, fenders & etc. mean that the bike is no sportscar anyway, so the few extra ounces don't much matter. What does matter is the comfortable, form fitted leather saddle and the shock absorption. Truly the difference between either suffering through (or not doing) that last hour/last 10 miles at the end of a long day (prior to this saddle/bike), or pushing through to the end in comfort and with with no problems - much of that extra effort available due to having been on the Brooks saddle all day.
Brooks flyer saddle
Rory on 6/2/21
When people ask me if that Brooks saddle is any good I reply "In my opinion it's the best of the worst, I've never really sat on a good saddle" I bought this new Flyer saddle because my old one was showing signs of wear, it had around 37,000 miles on it and it was a Brooks Flyer. What else can I say!
Bernie on 2/20/15
By the way I am 65 years old.
And I rode this saddle on a 415 mile 6 day tour last summer!
Love this saddle!
Bernie on 2/20/15
I was talked out of being this saddle for 2 years
and after buying 2 different gel saddles I was steered to
a bike mechanic who had a Brooks Flyer .
He let me ride his and I immediately ordered one.
He warned me that I would have to break this in.
We'll I felt pretty comfortable from the beginning and now I have 1500 miles on it and it just keeps getting better.
I will NEVER go back to another saddle.
After a 70 mile day I am ready to get off.
But the next day I am not sore and am ready for another 70 miles!
Kelly Smith on 6/13/12
I purchased a Brooks Flyer a few months back and I must say that it is the best investment I may have ever made. Truly the most comfortable saddle I have ever used. I used it on my touring bike and when I purchased a Tandem so my 9 yr old son and I could do some rides together, the first thing I did was put the Brooks on the tandem. Don't plan on riding without it.
I Love my seat
A customer from Bullhead City, Arizona on 3/6/12
I love my seat that's why it will only sit on my new Brooks Flyer Saddle...
I was afraid at first that I would have a long brake in period...but, my butt did't really feel a thing...
I have about 150 miles on this new saddle and I just love it...
I should know something about saddles, but I have never owned a horse...
With that out in the open I have never owned a Bicycle sit on like the Brooks Flyer Bike Saddle...
I give the Brooks Flyer Saddle 5 Stars of Excellents only because there isn't a higher rating...
Every one that is a Touring, Bicycle Riding Person should own one....
Really nice ride
A customer from Loomis, Ca on 1/8/12
I've only used this saddle for about 500 miles so far but the shock absorbing qualities really are markedly better than my typical saddle! I have used it on the same rough roads as I ride with my other bike and what a difference!
Brooks B17 Flyer Black saddle
A customer from berlin, Ct usa on 2/4/11
Easy to install. Great workmanship.
A customer from phx Az. on 12/9/10
Have just started breaking in the flyer, it feels like im sitting in an armchair while im cycling its so comfortable.
Most comfortable saddle I've ever owned
Kerry Lyman on 12/25/06
I always shied away from leather saddles because of the reputed and infamous "break in" period. Too bad, because after buying a Brooks saddle, I can say all that "break in" stuff is nonsense. This is the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden...FROM THE FIRST DAY I MOUNTED IT ON MY BIKE! Wish I had the wisdom to try a Brooks saddle 25 or 30 years ago. Before this purchase, I always rode semi-firm gel-filled saddles, which I THOUGHT were comfortable until I purchased my Brooks saddle. Brooks makes my old gel saddle feel like a spike. I know. It is counter intuitive. But the hard-feeling Brooks saddle is MUCH more comfortable than a relatively soft feeling gel saddle. Go figure! But it's true.
Denis Brisson on 12/25/06
I still have a ways to go before I break it in, I do find it comfortable but I also found that the 3 holes in the middle of the seat on top sometimes pinch. I hope this will resolve itself as I break in the saddle. I have been told it take 6 months, I ride daily.