• Thu May 10 2001
  • Posted May 10, 2001

For all you touring aficionados who prefer the feel of a form-fitting hard leather saddle over a "mushy" gel seat, rejoice! Brooks Saddles have risen like a phoenix from the ashes of bankruptcy. I pulled this press release off Brooks' Web site.


The management team of Brooks, makers of fine leather bicycle saddles, have acquired the business from the liquidators of its parent company, Sturmey Archer Ltd (in liquidation) of Nottingham.

The acquisition was supported by private investors from within the bicycle industry who have a high regard for the quality saddles that Brooks produce. Brooks saddles sell to over 180 companies world wide with over 85% of production going to discerning customers overseas. The saddles are used on a comprehensive range of cycles including traditional and contemporary styled bikes, touring cycles, tandems and performance road bikes.

Brooks Managing Director, Gordon Nixon is delighted to be back at work with his loyal team of craftsmen, saying "We were deeply shocked when our parent company went into liquidation through no fault of our own. Brooks was founded in Birmingham over 130 years ago and we have always been immensely proud of our heritage. We are now thankfully free to continue to build on our reputation as the finest bicycle saddle maker in the world. We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received, especially from our customers who have stood by us and who have today, on our first day back, given us orders in excess of a months production."


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