Schmolke TLO 1k Carbon Seatpost
All TLO (TheLightestOne) 1K carbon seatposts are handmade in Germany. Its head clamps the saddle’s rails on eight points. The alloy parts have chamfered edges, which, together with the large supporting carbon fibre surface, ensures that even fragile carbon rails are not unduly stressed. The 5 mm Ti6Al4V titanium screws are waisted extension bolts, strong enough to even withstand rough terrain mountain bike use.
The actual tube’s highest stressed sections consists of up to 17 layers of extremely thin carbon fibre prepreg, while its less stressed sections are sufficiently strong with as little as 9 layers. Seatposts in particular require hundreds and hundreds of destruction tests to arrive at the lightest possible solution for every length and diameter without sacrificing the final products strength. Rider’s weight is also included into the design equations; light riders don’t need to carry the extra weight of a standard seatpost designed for a user much heavier than they are.
- Length: 300mm
- Diameter: 31.6mm
- Weight: 100g