Flyer Aged

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Flyer Aged

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Made in England

Comfortable from day 1 thanks to the softer leather, the Flyer and Flyer S Aged are our classically sprung models for trekking and touring. Similar in shape and dimensions to the B17, the Flyer combines the comfort of the popular B17 with the extra suspension granted by two rear springs.

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Comfortable from day 1 thanks to the softer leather, the Flyer and Flyer S Aged are our classically sprung models for trekking and touring. Similar in shape and dimensions to the B17, the Flyer combines the comfort of the popular B17 with the extra suspension granted by two rear springs.

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Technical Information

  • Length : 275mm
  • Width : 175mm
  • Height : 87mm
  • Weight : 860g
  • Frame : Steel
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Part of an old Brooks Tradition
02/11/2014
Written by Margie Brown
Flyer Aged
I just finished a bike tour with my son from Philadelphia to Key West. I was riding on a brooks B17s Flyer and my son had the B17. We both started out wearing cycling shorts, chamoise butter everyday of the trip. Eventually we did away with the cycling shorts and just rode our bikes in regular shorts. We rode 85 miles with no butt butter or padded shorts. I have to say I was way more comfortable after the ride that day so much so I threw my padded cycling shorts out. Let me clarify though...throughout the trip I kept my Allen wrench close by so I can adjust the saddle whenever I started feeling pressure points with my arms, wrist, butt. I eventually have the nose pointed up enough to where my sit bones sit perfectly on the saddle without rubbing the rivets. That was when we started riding without the padded cycling shorts. We found the shorts were creating chafing and affecting the soft tissue...not the saddle! I have to say I swear by the Brooks saddle! If you are having problems with yours, all I can say is you don't have it adjusted correctly. Nose up!
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10/06/2009
Written by Peter M
Flyer Aged
Q > I'm curious, why do only the aged saddles come with pre-punched holes for laces? Is it because the softer leather leads to earlier flattening of the saddle requiring the laces to be tightened? Also, if my B66 should ever get to that point, would Brooks be able punch the holes? I could do it myself but the result would undoubtedly be less impressive.
A > Yes, we do it on the Aged and Imperial because they have a weaker structure. Our other saddles occasionally would flatten, but that thakes quite some time and lack of care.
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22/05/2007
Written by Niels
Flyer Aged
I love leather products. I mostly wear leather shoes and don't mind to break them in for a couple of weeks when they are new. When it comes to saddles, though, I have no patience. I tried a Lepper leather saddle once, but after 2 weeks of suffering I went back to my dealer and bought a soft silicone seat. Last Chistmas my new girlfriend gave me a Brooks Flyer as a present. She did not know I already tried something similar, so I had to pretend I was very happy about the present. I made the effort to mount the saddle on my bike and went for some rides around Amsterdam in the next few days. Not bad at all, better than my silicon seat and much better than my previous leather saddle. I've now ridden my Flyer Aged for less than a month and it has perfectly shaped to my bottom. It probably took more than a day, but less than a week to become so comfortable.

Niels - Holland
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02/11/2014
Written by Margie Brown
Flyer Aged
I just finished a bike tour with my son from Philadelphia to Key West. I was riding on a brooks B17s Flyer and my son had the B17. We both started out wearing cycling shorts, chamoise butter everyday of the trip. Eventually we did away with the cycling shorts and just rode our bikes in regular shorts. We rode 85 miles with no butt butter or padded shorts. I have to say I was way more comfortable after the ride that day so much so I threw my padded cycling shorts out. Let me clarify though...throughout the trip I kept my Allen wrench close by so I can adjust the saddle whenever I started feeling pressure points with my arms, wrist, butt. I eventually have the nose pointed up enough to where my sit bones sit perfectly on the saddle without rubbing the rivets. That was when we started riding without the padded cycling shorts. We found the shorts were creating chafing and affecting the soft tissue...not the saddle! I have to say I swear by the Brooks saddle! If you are having problems with yours, all I can say is you don't have it adjusted correctly. Nose up!
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15/03/2010
Written by Haegeman Gerald
Flyer Aged
Am I to heavy for a Flyer pre-aged saddle (90kg)? A dealer told me so...
answer - No, you have been misinformed.
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06/09/2009
Written by Shane DeMars
Flyer Aged
Q > Where I live it rains for about 9 months of the year. The care in structions of my Flyer say not to apply proofride to the top of the saddle. Is there something else I should apply, or anything else I should do to protect and condition my new flyer - besides use the saddle cover? I love it and want it to last a long time.
A > The saddle cover should protect it enough.
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25/05/2014
Written by Jessica Palumbo
Flyer Aged
Q: I just purchased this saddle (my first Brooks) and am uncertain what to do with the laces. It came laced in the three middle holes, somewhat loosely. How should I be adjusting the lacing and when? Thanks.
A> These should be used as the leather ages to keep the shape of the saddle
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25/05/2014
Written by Jessica Palumbo
Flyer Aged
Q: I just purchased this saddle (my first Brooks) and am uncertain what to do with the laces. It came laced in the three middle holes, somewhat loosely. How should I be adjusting the lacing and when? Thanks.
A> These should be used as the leather ages to keep the shape of the saddle
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