Brooks Flyer 'S' Womens Saddle

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $99.99


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Product Description

The classic design of the Flyer S Saddle from Brooks Heritage Saddles features two rear springs that provide a smooth ride for long-distance touring on your bicycle. With the same fine leather found on the B17 Brooks models, the Flyer S will confirm to your bottom for years of cycling comfort whether you're commuting daily or striking out on a cross-country trip.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lee Watkins from Washington, DC

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2007

Strengths:    Comfort A+

Weaknesses:    Not Waterproof

Bottom Line:   
My Fiance tells me this is the most comfortable saddle Ever! She rides to work every day about 3 miles each way in washington, DC. She is pretty short and heavy, so you would think that she would need one of the wider brooks saddles, but she loves that Flyer-S saddle. The springs on the back absorb any bumps in your path, so it's a very smooth ride. Only downside is you have to put some kind of fender on the back, and cover it up with a plastic bag if you're locking outside, because you can't let it get wet, but she doesn't care because it's the most comfortable saddle ever.

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Favorite Trail:   DC Streets

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Wallbike

Similar Products Used:   Brooks B.73

Bike Setup:   Trek Hardtail Women's Design Moutain Bike

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by James Davies a Racer from Preston, UK

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2007

Strengths:    Wide buttock area, springs under rear

Weaknesses:    Poor built quality - adjustment nut weald broken so rotates freely, some protruding rivets had to be filed down.

Bottom Line:   
I bought the Brooks saddle on the recommendation of many seasoned road tourers, but after 1500 miles of commuting on tarmac, and liberal application of leather dressing, it was still very painful. Not helped by the adjustment nut not working any more - so the leather sags onto the frame under weight.

I have now relegated this saddle to my MtB, where it is acceptable because I don't spend so much time in the saddle, and the springs take the sting out of bumpy trails on my hard-tailed Dawes.

I know many old cyclists swear by Brooks, doubtless they suite some - if the leather moulds to your posterior you could be happy with one for many years. But give me a firm gel racing saddle any day!

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Favorite Trail:   Trough of Bowland Circuit

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   CTC Online Shop

Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia Trans Am, Vetta Gel Racing

Bike Setup:   1981 Calton Corsair double-butted 531 touring bike, ugraded with Shimano Deore LX; 2002 Dawes Tamarak mountain bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robin a Cross Country Rider from Triangle, NC USA

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2002

Strengths:    Sturdy and durable, excellent craftsmanship.

Weaknesses:    None that I've discovered, but if you like all that gel and cushion stuff, this is probably not the saddle for you.

Bottom Line:   
This saddle gives me more comfort than a suspension seat post and it looks good! I had no break-in time - felt fine from the moment I put it on my touring bike and has about 800 miles on it now. No problems with rain or getting it wet - covers can be bought from any number of places or pilfer one of those complimentary shower caps from a motel room. Proofide occasionally and enjoy!

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Favorite Trail:   New River

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $68.00

Purchased At:   wallbike.com

Similar Products Used:   Avocet O2 Air 40 Women's, Brooks Professional S

Bike Setup:   '93 Bridgestone XO-1, set up for self-supported touring

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