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Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle
Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle
Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle

Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle

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The quality and comfort of the Brooks B17 saddle with cut-away center. Holes in side with black, tan, red and light blue laces for customization. Includes spanner wrench for tension adjustment. Loops for traditional English-style touring bag Chrome steel rails. 280mm Long x 170mm Wide. Black. 515 grams (weights may vary due to leather thickness). Handmade in England.

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Reviewed 4/30/2018
by DSMo
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NE Massachusetts
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Extraordinary saddle comfort from the very first ride.

I'm getting older and it's become harder for me to get and stay comfortable on longer rides. This past winter I've tried a half dozen different brands and styles of saddle. Some were better than others and brought improvements which typically turned out to be relatively short-lived. And then I bought a Brooks B17 for my touring bike. Instantly, I felt more comfortable in the saddle than I have in years. An immediate settled-ness and fit. It's terrific and well worth the extra 100 grams. I'm considering getting Brooks saddles for all my other bikes.

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Reviewed 3/15/2018
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
So far so good

Only have about 100 miles on it so far but im really liking it. They say it will only get better. Im a big boy(270lbs) so im hoping it will hold up.

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Reviewed 2/18/2018
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Florida
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Pleased with saddle

Came with a small blemish and BTD offered to replace. I suggested a discount and they agreed. Great service.

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Reviewed 2/15/2018
by JS
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St. Petersburg, FL
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All Day Comfort

In my opinion, Brooks makes the finest saddles with regards to comfort and durability. Yes, they take a while to break in although I have always found that I never experience any pains after a good day's ride. I generally ride 20 miles as a reference point. This time, I opted for the Imperial saddle not only for the extra relief but also the logic of less seat, less to break-in About a two months and a few hundreds miles old now, I love it. Thank you to Bike Tires Direct for the savings too!

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Reviewed 2/15/2018
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Florida
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Pleased with saddle

Came with a small blemish and BTD offered to replace. I suggested a discount and they agreed. Great service.

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Reviewed 5/12/2017
by Safe in the Saddle
Los Angeles
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Fantastic saddle that will last a lifetime

I have put off purchasing a Brooks saddle since I was 20 years old - 40 years ago. During these years of separation, I have ridden every make and model of saddle on the market that now pile high in a cardboard box in my closet. Piled just as high are the butt calluses I accumulated riding over 8,000 every year commuting to work, racing, and bike touring across the United States. It has taken a long time to return to my roots in the 70's when I rode Masi, Ital Vega, Raleigh, and other great Brooks holders of the era. But I'm back, here to stay, like finding a high school sweetheart at your 40-year reunion.

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Reviewed 12/22/2017
by dwig
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New Mexico
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Nice quality saddle, color is perfect for my vintage Merckx.

The saddle is Brooks quality, very nice. The color is as advertised, it is exactly what I was looking for. Breaking in has taken a few 20 mile rides and is now sitting on perhaps my favorite ride. Looking forward to many more rides in the future, that wouldn't be the case if the saddle had not broken in well.

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Reviewed 10/3/2016
by UtahC2C
Daily Commuter
Salt Lake City, UT
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Coast to coast comfort

I took my partially broken in B17 and my WTB saddles on my coast to coast trip last year. The idea was that if I got a little sore I could switch saddles for a day or two for some relief. By the time I crossed the Cascades I stowed my WTB and dropped it with a friend in Boise. It took 37 riding days to cross the US. Of those 37 days only 8 days were without rain of varying degrees(don't cross the US in the Northern climes in the spring time). I treated the saddle about 4 times, top and bottom, during the crossing. I thought it held up extremely well considering the water torture it endured. I'm still riding it approximately 20 milesday commuting to and from work. The Brits know quality especially in bike saddles. If I had one critique it would be how long it took me to break it in. But it was well worth it. Without a doubt I will exit this life with Brooks on my bike.

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Reviewed 9/14/2017
by Lexleggett
Oregon, wi
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Love my saddle

Bought my saddle 2 weeks before a 720 mile 1 week round trip Madison WI. to Minneapolis Minnesota. 6 days of consecutive 100 mile centuries and no issues with comfort. The saddle is weighty but comfortable so I'll go for that anyday

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Reviewed 8/17/2017
by Bob
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0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent saddle

Excellent

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Reviewed 8/17/2017
by Bob
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0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent saddle

Excellent

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Reviewed 8/14/2017
by Anonymous
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Wilmington, NC
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
best seat ever after trying out many others

I have a garage full of different seats I have tried out over the years. I have finally found one that is comfortable on long multi-day rides.

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Reviewed 9/16/2013
by Mason Jah
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Boise, ID
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6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
The last saddle I will ever buy.

What's not to like. This saddle is superior to all others. It looks great, and rides the best. It's not even broken in yet, and is still far more comfortable than any other saddle I have owned. Aside from the general quality of this product, bike tires direct offers it at the best price on the net.

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Reviewed 8/22/2013
by Anonymous
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3 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Best in class product

Best in class product and also price match here

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Reviewed 3/4/2013
by Anonymous
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Lancaster, CA
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Could be Good

Only have 300 miles on new seat, still breaking in although it does seem to be getting better. Concern included sharp edges on seat cut out caused problems at first. Did some gentle cutting around the opening which seems to have taken care of the initial issue. Very high quality leather and hardware. Hopefully another 300 or 400 miles will get it broken in.

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Reviewed 11/6/2012
by Perry
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N. of Seattle
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9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
The only saddle I will use now

I remember the leather saddle that came on my first ten speed forty years ago. It was not comfortable. Maybe I didn't adjust it correctly. Maybe it was a cheap brand, I don't remember. I do know it was not a Brooks.

Given that history, it took a small leap of faith to try a leather saddle again. This is my second Brooks B17 Imperial and I won't use anything else on a road bike. I might be just as happy with a Brooks without a cutout, like the Imperial has, but I don't need to experiment. The Imperial disappears when I'm riding my 18 mile commute or 60 mile days on a loaded touring bike.

I haven't used any proofide yet but I'm careful not to get it wet. I adjust the tensioner every now and then so that the saddle flexes a bit but not enough to get pinching from the cutout.

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Reviewed 8/27/2012
by badcyclist
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San Diego, CA
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9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
An excellent saddle

My search for a great cut-away saddle is over. This is it. It is comfortable, and the leather around the cutaway section gives the saddle just a little extra give in the sensitive parts of the anatomy. (Some so-called comfort saddles have a little hard ridge around the cutaway that kind of negates the whole point of the cutaway). The only possible issue that some people will have is weight, but that is not my top concern when it comes to my saddle.

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Reviewed 8/5/2012
by RatTail
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Fort Worth TX
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Quality and comfort!

Ordered the B17 Imperial to replace the torture slab WTB saddle that came stock on my Surly Cross Check. I couldn't be happier with it. I had developed some rear end issues over the years that have been greatly diminished with the Brooks saddle. Saddle has broken in nicely even though I had put 1,000 on it before I was able to obtain the magic Proofide. Expensive, yes, but I am sure that I will be ordering another Brooks to replace my wornout road bike saddle.

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Reviewed 7/2/2012
by Anonymous
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Houston, TX
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Very good saddle, comfortable, but worry about water sensitivity

Best saddle I have owned. Much more comfortable than the stock saddle on my CAADX. I expect when it gets fully broken in it will be a 5 star, but only time will tell. I am worried about the color changes and absorption of watersweat in the saddle. Suppose it will be alright.

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Reviewed 4/20/2018
by Sam D
savannah, Ga
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No break in needed

No wonder Brooks is the best. Great saddle from day one. Minimal break in. Looks great and is very comfortable. Dont know what took me so long. May get on for Bike 2

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