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 9 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Long rides (4)
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5.0

A good deal at twice the price

By Kevin

from Fort Worth Texas

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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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        5.0

        the most comfortable

        By bike all the time

        from seattle wa

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          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

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            • 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

                [...]

                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

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                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

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                  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

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                  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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                  (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

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                  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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