Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle

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Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle
The Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle is the flagship Brooks leather saddle. Ideal for long distance sports touring, trekking and atb use. This saddle has been on the market for over 100 years. Loops for traditional English-style touring bag Chrome steel rails. 280mm Long x 170mm Wide. Black. 515 g. Handmade in England.
  • Add some classic style to any bike with a little Brooks leather
  • Considered to be among the most comfortable bike saddles on the market
Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle
  • WEIGHT 525g
  • COVER Leather(black)
  • RAILS Chrome plated steel
  • DIMENSIONS Width-170mm, Length-280mm
  • Rating 5

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Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Comfortable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Long rides (6)
  • Commuting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (7), Commuter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

Great Saddle!

By Nate

from Washington, DC

About Me Commuter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Quality

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • All Around
  • Commuting
  • Long Rides

Comments about Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle:

This is a great saddle for every-day cycling. Wait for a 25% off day and it comes out to just over $100.

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4.0

Nice Seat, Great price

By Craig

from Modesto, CA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle:

When the weather is nice where I live I try to ride 75-90 miles/week. I have yet to find a totally comfortable seat (I do not think they exist) but Brooks comes very close. No padding but the seat cradles your butt like a hammock. No more saddle sores. I have a bad back and ride in a semi upright position and the seat works well. I had a B67 prior to the B17 and it was a bit more comfortable since it is wider and has springs. Very well crafted, looks great, rides great and should last for years with proper care.

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5.0

Fantastic Saddle!

By Jon in Ohio

from Huron, Ohio

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Around
    • Long Rides

    Comments about Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle:

    This is my third saddle for my Specialized Allez, and the only one that hasn't given me incredible pain/numbness. I have around 200 miles on it so far, and it just keeps getting better. No numbness or pain anymore, which is such a welcome change!

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    • No

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    5.0

    A good deal at twice the price

    By Kevin

    from Fort Worth Texas

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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    Comments about Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle:

    First, let me say, I'm completely and totally enamored with this saddle. It took away every bit of discomfort I have been fighting with. If you're an internet junkie I'm sure you've read all kinds of stuff about the B17. Well, for me, it made long distance rides possible. I can now ride 50 miles and never even think about the saddle or discomfort. I may gets aches and soreness, but not sbutt related.

    Also, common internet lore is that this saddle isn't good for applications where the bars are below your seat. In my case (Specialized Allez) the bars are equal or slightly below the seat and I have no problems.

    I will always use Brooks saddles on my future bikes after this.

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    • No

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    5.0

    the most comfortable

    By bike all the time

    from seattle wa

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Long Rides

        Comments about Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle:

        I always use Brooks, the B17 is great and breaks in pretty quickly, the brass riveted saddles take a long long time to break in , the Imperial is comfy from the get go

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        25 years later

        By Andy Indurain

        from Seattle,WA

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Long Rides

          Comments about Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle:

          I bought a new bike, but the stock saddle sucks so replacing it with another Brooks.

          I bought my first Brooks B17 in 1988, finally the leather is cracking and the grommets are pulling through, I'll probably get no more than another couple years out it. I've ridden it in all weathers and it's the best saddle I've had. Yes, it takes about 400-500 miles to break in, but after that you're good to go.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Worth every penny

          By Kenny

          from Idaho

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Comfort
          • Durable
          • Looks Cool

          Cons

          • Tension System side

          Best Uses

            Comments about Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle:

            I ride 100+ miles a week, road, and wanted a better saddle. Brooks came very highly recommended so I pulled the trigger. Worth every penny. More comfortable than anything else I've tried and it hasn't even broken in yet. And the design is simple and elegant. My only (minor) beef is with the side tensioning system- lacing string trough the holes on the side. Kind of a pita to adjust and tighten when the saddle is mounted. Then again, once it is broken in, no more adjusting.

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            5.0

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            By RAGBRAI Enthusiast

            from West Des Moines, IA

            Comments about Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle:

            great saddle

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            3.0

            Comfortable saddle

            By Razorback

            from Ohio

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Padding

            Cons

            • Slick surface

            Best Uses

              Comments about Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle:

              Comfortable ride. the surface is very slick and I felt as if I was sliding around during the entire ride. Ended up returning it after a week of trying it out.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Imperial Saddle tester

              By lubers

              from Plymouth, WI

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Ride all day on it

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Touring

              Comments about Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle:

              I was one of the lucky ones who got to test this saddle when Brooks decided to bring it back on the market. Used it for one year and put on about 2500 miles on it. One of the best saddles I had, after one year of use I decided to let someone use it and went back to my Brooks Flyer. You simply can't go wrong with a Brooks.

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