FLYER SELECT SADDLE
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The Brooks Flyer Special was first featured in the 1927 Brooks catalogue, boasting the same proven comfortable upper as the classic B17 with the added support of rear coil springs and what's better than a spring in your step? Well, a spring in your saddle, of course.
This Flyer Select Edition is designed for high mileage cyclists who demand more from their saddles, Brooks has selected the only the toughest hides, sourced from cattle raised on certified organic farms. All Select Saddles feature beautiful hand hammered copper rivets, and age incredibly over time.
- Made from only the toughest organic bridle leather
- Stretched high quality bridle leather upper
- Double springs on the back for superior comfort
- Black steel rails with hand beaten copper rivets
- Perfect for long distance trekking or touring bikes
- Handmade in England
- Gents: Length: 275mm, Width: 175mm, Height: 87mm, Weight: 890g
Breaking in a Brooks Saddle: Brooks saddles are made of thick, high quality leather. Like an excellent pair of shoes, the saddle molds to your individual body shape after a certain period of use, between 150-800km depending on the quality of the leather, (the select range uses much higher quality leather). After the comfort is second to none! **We recommend applying Brooks Proofide onto the top and underside of your saddle every few weeks from new to help it break in and mold to your shape much faster.
Caring for your Brooks Saddle: Just like a pair of leather shoes, Brooks saddles have to be treated once or twice a year with Brooks Proofide, a mix of natural oils, which keeps the saddle from drying out. All Brooks saddles have the ability to tighten (stretch) the leather as it sags. Tightening the leather keeps the saddle feeling like new for years to come. Brooks saddles are not waterproof so we recommend keeping them covered in wet conditions. If the bicycle is stored outside, using a Brooks Waterproof Saddle Cover will protect your saddle in even the harshest of showers.
Brooks Company History: Brooks England was founded in 1866 by John Boultbee Brooks, originally to manufacture leather harnesses and tackle for horses. Legend has it that the death of Mr. Brooks’ horse prompted him to seek alternative transportation, trying out the recent two-wheeled invention, the bicycle. He fell in love but found the wooden saddle excruciating. He vowed to make it more comfortable and so the Brooks leather saddle was born.
Today Brooks manufacture a wide range of bicycle accessories from backpacks, bicycle panniers and saddle bags to helmets, poncho’s and wallets and to this day all Brooks Leather Saddles are still hand made by skilled craftspeople using traditional methods in Birmingham, England and the fundamental design of the saddles is unchanged. While the new Cambium range, helmets and bags are all made in Italy.