Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle Black

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Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle Black
The B17 Imperial features the central cut-out, first designed by BROOKS over 100 years ago. The "registered cutting", as can be read in the 1890 catalogue, is "a sure preventive to all perineal pressure".

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Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle Black
Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle Black

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Customer reviews of this product:

StarStarStarStarStar After only a few miles I am sold on the excellence of this product.

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Product: Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle Black
Ownership: several months
Believe the hype. Drink the kool-aid. Buy a Brooks. After only a few miles I am sold on the excellence of this product. While my rides are long and slow, I would still want this saddle for neighborhood riding. The hard leather just works: less friction and I don't get the break-in thing. Mine is already comfortable. To think that it will be even better after a few thousand miles makes me want to, well, go ride.

StarStarStarStarStar Leather saddles are great, but maybe not this women's model

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Leather saddles, especially the Brooks, seem to be almost the standard for long distance touring. Between my son and I, we've put probably 30,000 miles on them over the last 4 years. With care, they hold up well and just keep getting more comfortable as the leather conforms to your own personal butt shape. They also flex, providing some shock absorption. It also seems that the slightly slippery surface allows natural movement on the saddle, cutting down chafing and pressure points.

Cons

I bought this saddle for my wife. The women's specific design is shorter than the men's models. Because the stretched area of the leather is shorter, there is less give to the saddle. We've swapped bikes and this saddle is noticeably firmer to both of us than my men's model, and my saddle doesn't have the cutout. I'm not sure why the women's model is shorter, but my wife doesn't think it benefits her comfort. Mixed reviews on the cutout. The edges of the cutout are kind of sharp and caused my wife some discomfort. I was able to remedy this by sanding them off smoother. I applied some polish and saddle treatment to the exposed raw leather.

Other Thoughts

My wife says the saddle is becoming more comfortable and does find the saddle fairly comfortable in comparison to other saddles she has ridden, but we're thinking of buying one of the men's models for her to try.

StarStarStarStarStar Very Comfortable Saddle

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Product: Brooks B17 Imperial Saddle Black
Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

I use this saddle on a 2005 Trek Pilot. It broke-in within ~300 miles, but was reasonably comfortable out of the box. I followed the instructions to add Brooks Proofide Leather Dressing to the underside and have done nothing else for ~1000 miles.
I have had numbness issues with most saddles other than the WTB Pure and this B17 Imperial. I even had issues with the standard
B17, so the cut out in the Imperial definitely helped me.

Cons

some sharp edges on the metal frame.

Other Thoughts

If I get another Brooks saddle, I will try a slightly narrower model.
I do recommend the B17 Imperial.

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Men's saddles tend to have a narrower seat and longer nose than corresponding women's versions.

We categorize usage into three styles - BMX, racing and recreation. Racing saddles tend to be narrower and be more firm than recreation saddles. Recreation saddles are usually a better fit if you plan to ride upright and they may include features like springs.

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