Schmolke's range of SuperLight seatposts follow the same
basic design as their lighter TLO series, with stronger saddle clamp hardware and a slightly heavier carbon layup.
These seatposts are equipped with Tune's aluminum and titanium saddle rail clamps
for the best combination of weight savings and durability. As a whole, the SL seatpost is only about 15 grams
heavier than its TLO counterpart.
Schmolke seatposts feature varying wall thickness, contrasting with typical
Asian-made posts which are cheaply manufactured with a constant wall thickness. The bulk of an SL post's length is
constructed with a mere 10 layers of carbon sheets, while the frame clamp section is reinforced with up to 19
layers. This design allows Schmolke to produce seatposts which are 50-100 grams lighter than competitors' seatposts
of similar design, with no compromise in strength. To ensure the safety of all their products, Schmolke conforms to
all current European testing standards, along with their own higher intensity in-house testing. Schmolke products
are guaranteed to be free of material and manufacturing defects with a warranty period of 3 years.
In their lightweight, efficient design, Schmolke's SL seatposts have very specific ranges of
insertion. These ranges, defined in the table to the left, are measured from where the seatpost enters the frame to the
middle of the saddle's rails. It is very important that this distance be determined before ordering. Please contact us directly if you have
questions regarding the correct sizing for you.
When mounting a Schmolke seatpost, we strongly recommend using a high quality assembly paste, such as Tacx Dynamic Assembly Compound. This paste serves two purposes: to increase friction at the clamping point, thus reducing
the torque necessary on the clamp bolt, and to protect the carbon from corrosion on metal frames. It is recommended
that the post be removed, cleaned, and reinserted on a regular basis. The resin surface of the post is chemically
highly stable, and will not be harmed by the use of standard solvents when cleaning. Torque at both the seatpost
collar bolt and saddle rail clamp bolts should be limited to 3-5 Nm.