It’s like having an escalator under your bum, but one that moves sideways when you enter a turn.
Experienced CMG riders will already be thinking, "I want one!" but for everyone else, here’s how it works.
The Chicane Saddle, invented by Britain’s Brit Brothers, employs tapered rollers and toothed belts to allow a movable seat surface that helps you slide from side to side as you get your knees down in turns.
The seat improves aerodynamics by allowing the rider to slide from one side to another without first rising up to free the butt of the pants from the seat of the bike, and by assisting body movement, the seat saves rider-energy. Also, by absorbing energy, the seat can prevent a high-side when a rear tire suddenly regains traction after skidding and spinning freely.
In essense, rollers under the belt rotate under the rider’s weight, easing the transition, and recoil and friction controls allow the seat to be tuned to the rider’s weight and movement.
The Brit Brothers have obtained a patent and are planning on sitting down with some major manufacturers.