With a lot of bike brands doing away with the integrated seatmast, and returning to the simplicity and convenience of a traditional seatpost (not to mention weight savings), this has once again opened up a host of opportunities for small artisan component companies to craft some beautiful products. And, the British brand, Hope, doesn’t disappoint with its new, sculpted carbon seatpost.
With each seatpost employing no fewer than 24 individual lay-ups of pre-impregnated carbon fiber, the new Hope seatpost is as sturdy, as it is to behold.
According to Hope, they use mainly unidirectional T700 fiber, which is considered to be the highest strength standard modulus carbon available, in the making of their seatpost, along with strategically placed lay-up of 3K twill woven fabric to add hoop strength to resist clamping forces and mitigate failure in the event of serious crash. Moreover, a 1K 2×2 twill weave fabric outer ply, further contributes to the seatpost’s strength, while also providing a visually pleasing aesthetic.
Additionally, if you’re a bike-fit expert, given the seatpost’s minimal set-back, it may very well prove to be the optimal choice for nailing the perfect pedal axis position.
But, perhaps the best news is, us yanks can get our hands on one, as Hope has an office here in the USA. Dig!
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