After gaining notoriety for their impressively lightweight and beautifully-constructed full carbon saddles, Gelu Carbon Creations has logically turned their attention toward a carbon seatpost. The result of their efforts is simple in construction, yet elegant and, of course, lightweight. The carbon tube, finished in unidirectional carbon with a high gloss clear coat, is topped by a unique custom rail clamp design. As an adaptation of a common zero offset design, the Gelu seatpost does allow a small amount of setback using a sliding lower rail support, with strong and light M6 titanium bolts and aluminum upper rail clamps. A full four centimeters of lower contact prevents point loading of the saddle's rails, an important feature when equipping a saddle with carbon fiber rails. This design is compatible with both round and oval saddle rails. Unlike many other lightweight seatposts, Gelu's version has a wide insertion range, and is conveniently marked with 5mm height increments.
Currently, the Gelu seatpost available in a 27.2mm diameter and in either 360 or 410 mm lengths. These seatposts can be adapted to a 31.6 ID seattube using a special shim, which adds a mere 25 grams.
|27.2 x 360mm||125 grams||110mm - 270mm|
|27.2 x 410mm||135 grams||110mm - 320mm|
|27.2 x 360mm w/ 31.6 shim||150 grams||110mm - 270mm|
|27.2 x 410mm w/ 31.6 shim||160 grams||110mm - 320mm|
|*measured from top of seat collar to center of saddle rails|
|Post Material||carbon fiber|
|Clamp Material||7075 aluminum|
|Bolt Material||6/4 titanium|
|Rail Compatibility||round, oval|