Specialized S-Works Chicane Saddle Unboxing

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The S-Works Chicane road saddle is a return to a more traditional shaped saddle for Specialized. In development for over a year with pro athletes, the impetus for the saddle was that a lot of pro tour riders tend to prefer a saddle shape that is reminiscent of the traditional saddles they grew up racing and training on. With it’s rounded down sides and edges, double density foam padding, and a slight Body Geometry channel, the Chicane appears to fit the bill nicely for these riders.

What we noticed first about the Chicane after removing it from it’s awesome wooden box packaging, is the padding. The padding on the Chicane is more abundant than what you’d find on saddles in this class or price range. Less flat, more rounded, and with tons of padding this saddle still conforms to the strict Body Geometry guidelines that Specialized has outlined for themselves. The saddle was designed to retain as much of that classic shape as possible, yet with a slight depressed channel, still allows plenty of blood flow and circulation. Now that it’s out of the box, we’re looking forward to mounting it on our bikes and finding out for ourselves why this is the saddle of choice for Tom Boonen.

Available in black or white, 3 sizes (130mm, 143mm, and 155mm), the S-Works Chicane retails for $299. We’ll be putting a ton of miles on this saddle in the coming weeks and will report back on what we find.

Specialized S-Works Chicane Saddle Unboxing Gallery
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S-Works Chicane Traditional Racing Saddle Shape

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Specialized S-Works Chicane Wooden Box

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Specialized S-Works Chicane

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S-Works Chicane

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Specialized S-Works Chicane

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Streamlined traditional shape

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Chicanes's Body Geometry Relief Channel

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Rounded Down Sides

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S-Works Chicane Carbon Rails

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Specialized S-Works Chicane Weighs less than reported

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S-Works Chicane Carbon Shell

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S-Works Chicane Carbon Shell Rear

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S-Works Chicane Fact Carbon

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S-Works Chicane Bottom

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S-Works Chicane Rear Profile

About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.


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  • sean says:

    ^ If the S-Works version with oval carbon rails does not work with the Moots post the Pro version with standard Ti rails will work just fine!

  • Jamie says:

    Their is a new black one on ebay right now, should go for a good discount.

  • Brent says:

    Attention Buyers. You’ll love this saddle the moment you put in on your bike and take your first ride on it. I’ve owned dozens of saddles and have never truly been satisfied. So happy with this Chicane – zero buyers remorse. In fact I bought two!

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