Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle

Item # BK-B17I

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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 8 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Long rides (4)
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    5.0

    the most comfortable

    By bike all the time

    from seattle wa

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    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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            • No

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            5.0

            [...]

            By RAGBRAI Enthusiast

            from West Des Moines, IA

            Comments about Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle:

            great saddle

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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              • No

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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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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best ever

              By StevieB

              from Clovis, Ca

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfort

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Long Rides

              Comments about Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle:

              Sometimes you have to stop being a "weight weenie" and just buy what works.
              There is a good reason that Brooks saddles are still around and unchanged for so many years. THEY WORK!!!
              I went through 7 "light weight saddles before I sucked it up and bought a Brooks.
              You won't regret it!

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              • No

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              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The best saddle ever, in my opinion

              By JJ

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Commuter

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Padding
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Gotta break it in properl

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Long Rides
              • Road Racing

              Comments about Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle:

              Bought this last year, and paid a lot more for it vs Nashbar. If you've debated whether or not to buy this saddle you should just buy it. I had no issues breaking it in and it's the best saddle.

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