With a cataloged history of producing some of the lightest available parts AX Lightness has made a name for themselves in the lightweight market since their debut at the turn of the century. Jumping into the market with their Sprint carbon saddle the first of its kind for the time, it was shortly after their 1 year anniversary that AX was supplying riders in the Tour de France with components for their racing bikes. With this encouragement, AX lightness dove head first into production of many of the lightest production parts available. By implementing the utmost in technique and technology AX has been able to achieve some incredible milestones. In 2004 they produced the lightest road handlebar available on the market, and in 2009 they took home the trophy for lightest racing frame. To this day they are achieving weights to their components that seem impossible. Producing some of the lightest parts and frames available AX lightness has garnered a following for their uncompromising demand of performance at astoundingly low weights.
The Europa Premium seatpost from AX lightness is their lightest post offering and the Premium in the name is certainly more than just marketing speak. Significantly lighter than the standard Europa post the Premium offering boasts AX Lightness’s specific carbon layup process, and high stress area material reinforcement. The foundation of any good seatpost is the tube itself. The Europa receives a stress optimized internally butted molding to add strength where it is needed and shave weight where it is not. To maintain strength where it is vital the post receives reinforcement in the clamping section with Aramid protection for its superior durability. This reinforcement can be seen in the change of fiber alignment along the back side of the post. 3k carbon weave is used internally as well as in the clamping bolt cross brace interface. The thickest walled carbon can be found on the saddle rail cradle as this piece centers your weight on the post head. The only metal pieces on the post are the titanium bolts and aluminum saddle rail clamps and cross brace. With the strength centered where it counts AX has created a post that is incredibly light while maintaining a 85 kg rider weight limit. If you’re looking for an ultralight post that doesn’t sacrifice performance for weight savings the Europa is the perfect choice for your next build. Pair your Europa Premium with Ax’s Rigid stem for a sleek UD aesthetic.
|Rail Compatibility||Round and Ovalized|
|Rider Weight Limit||85 kg (187 lbs)|
|Recommended Use||Road, XC|
|27.2 - L2||90 grams|