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Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle
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 10/3/2016
by UtahC2C
Daily Commuter
Salt Lake City, UT
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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 9/16/2013
by Mason Jah
Cycling Enthusiast
Boise, ID
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4 of 4 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 5 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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4 of 5 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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8 of 8 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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8 of 8 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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6 of 6 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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