I've gotten a lot of questions about the long awaited VO seat posts and I have good news and bad news.
The good news is that the seat posts have arrived and they are everything we'd hoped for. They are a gorgeous polished two bolt design. They have 30.8mm of setback, among the longest ever. This is very important for those who ride Brooks saddles which have very little fore-and-aft adjustment due to the short rails.
The VO posts are internally ovalized to reduce weight to 254gms for the 300mm version. The adjustment is from the bottom and the two bolt design makes it easy to precisely adjust the seat angle. Also note that the head is integral with the post, not pressed on as on many modern posts. This makes them stronger and lighter. 27.2mm only. $45.
So what's the bad news? For technical reasons the first production run was cut short. So I imagine that we'll soon run out. And production won't re-start until October. Get them while you can.
22 August, 2008
Posted by Velo Orange at 11:25:00 AM