- Durable Vegetable Tanned Leather
- Shapes Over Time
- Lasting Comfort & Breathability
- Extended 10-Year Guarantee
- Handcrafted Since 1866
Made By Hand. Shaped By You.
The Flyer is a touring saddle with suspension springs based on our classic Brooks B17. A saddle perfect for adventure cycling, commuting and long-distance touring. Made in England.
Durable Vegetable Tanned Leather
Only the finest premium vegetable tanned leather for strength, beauty and durability.
Extended 10-Year Guarantee
The Brooks extended 10-year guarantee on all our leather saddles is founded on the quality and consistency of materials and the exceptional work of our craftspeople.
Handcrafted Since 1866
Our workshops have been crafting Brooks iconic leather saddles for more than 150 years.
Lasting Comfort & Breathability
Leather is a naturally breathable material that provides a unique type of well-being. The leather top is suspended over the saddle rail to create a suspended moulded seat, similar to a hammock, for tailored lasting comfort.
Shapes Over Time
Journey after journey, our leather naturally moulds to the unique shape of the rider for a more comfortable ride.
L 275 x W 175 x H 87
Weight: 860 g
- Springs for added comfort
- Durable, 5mm Vegetable Tanned Leather
- Nubuck treated leather is softer than standard to allow for a shorter break-in period
- Tubular steel rivets
- Distinctive side stamp
- The iconic Brooks backplate
- Cycling in the city
- Travelling the globe
- Casual touring
Steel rail with black powder coating
Vegetable tanned leather details
Angled riding position
The Flyer is a touring saddle with suspension springs based on our classic Brooks B17. A perfect saddle for adventure cycling, commuting and long-distance touring, the Flyer shares the same leather top of the B17 model, combining classic leather comfort and extra suspension. One of our most popular models, the Flyer is made by hand in our Smethwick, England factory and comes standard with tubular steel rivets and a black, powder-coated undercarriage.
Which is the right Brooks saddle for me?
Our leather saddles come in different shapes and styles depending on what kind of bike or riding position. For example, a wider saddle with springs is ideal for an upright, 90-degree posture. Middle widths are often used for touring or commuting when the spinal angle of the rider is in a 45 to 60 degrees position. As a general rule, the more athletic the riding position, the narrower the saddle.
Why do I need to break in my leather saddle?
New leather is tough because of the numerous treatments of the tanning process, as well as the moulding process done at our factory. This leaves the fibres very strong, but also quite rigid. “Breaking in” is the process in which the saddle leather becomes supple and more flexible. Time, effort and care hold the key to bringing your leather saddle to its best condition. Primarily through riding, the leather will mould to the shape of your anatomy and become more flexible. Over time, the natural movement of the leather will act like a hammock whilst riding. But be careful to make sure that the leather does not sag too low, as this will cause it to contact the metal structure and could lead to saddle failure, not to mention being uncomfortable, as you could be sitting on the upper rails of some models or even the seat post itself.
10 YEARS GUARANTEE
By registering your Leather Saddle on Brooks Website within 3 months from the date of purchase, you can extend the standard 2 years of guarantee to 10 years total.