Top-Shelf Craftsmanship with a Vintage Design — Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle
The Brooks B17 S imperial Women's Saddle offers all the great features and superior comfort of the standard B17 with a cutaway center that looks great and shaves grams.
B17 Imperial Saddle also feature perforations along the lower edge of the leather sides, which are threaded together one side to the other by a lace. This can be adjusted to help maintain the saddle's shape and provide comfort in the long term.
Choose Black, Tan, Red or Light Blue laces to perfectly compliment your color scheme.
- This Woman-specific design is shorter and wider.
- Chromed steel rails
- Brackets for traditional British style touring packs
- Includes tension adjustment wrench
- 242mm x 176mm
- 515g (weight may vary slightly due to leather thickness)
- Handemade in England
Note: These saddles have an extending break-in period during which they will conform specifically to a rider's body shape.
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. 245mm Long x 177mm Wide. Black. 450 grams (weights may vary due to leather thickness). Handmade in England.
B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. Saddle rails may have minor scratches. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.
Mfg PartNum: B211DILA07202
Rail Material: Chromoly
Over the winter I detailed a Vitus 979 I found for a riding friend of my wife. Some drillium, matched skewers in era Mavic sew-ups and this B17Sb Imperial. She is systematically getting every bike saddle converted. Now if only I can get a B18 raspberry...
Im wondering if the previous cyclist really ever road long distances with this seat. The cut out is very harsh even rough to my fingers touch. After having this seat for more than 8 months now it rubs like a knife the inner lady parts. The edges of the cut out are too rough too sharp they hur the lady parts. Even after hundreds of miles its not wearing in not the inside edges. Its not the firmness of the seat its the cutout.
Its strange that this leather can be so hard feeling when you first purchase it, but its such a comfortable seat regardless. Done some seriously long rides and Im about to do my first century ride with this saddle. Ive heard they get better with time too so Im very excited to see how it can get even more comfortable
This is my second Brooks saddle. I have a black one on my road bike. People think that a bike seat should be soft and comfortable. Unfortunately, nothing could be farther from the truth. My husband taught me that the reason a seat works is that it allows all the pressure to be on your sit bones and not soft tissue. Having leather that over time conforms to your unique physique is so necessary. If you have a soft, cushiony seat, you are, over the duration of the ride, putting more and more pressure on your soft tissue which causes the pain and numbness. The Brooks Imperial B17 Saddle for women allows you to 'sit' where physically you should be - on your sit bones. After a break-in period, you will never look back. I've had my other Brooks saddle for over 4 years - it is phenomenally comfortable, even after riding 100 miles at a stretch. Give this seat a try - you won't regret it.
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