AX-Lightness Seatpost Review

By: Art Penz


AX-Lightness Daedalus Seatpost

The shaft is carbon fiber and at 3mm thick it doesn't get much thinner or lighter. The rear is reinforced with a strip of Kevlar to ensure your seatpost clamp doesn't damage the post upon tightening.

The seat clamp uses two titanium bolts with aluminum beams to clamp the rails down on the carbon half pipe. The carbon half pipe the bottom part of the seat clamp fits into a groove on the top of the carbon set back reducing the materials required to put a seat clamp on top of a seat post. The front bolt is finger adjustable; however, the rear will use an Allen key.

Some assembly is required when you receive your Daedalus. You'll need to put the titanium bolts in the seatpost and put on the aluminum beams. Drop the front titanium bolt down the carbon shaft they will easily pop out the bottom. Although the bolt has a 4mm Allen head, you'd need a 350mm+ Allen key to reach it.

In order to properly install this saddle, dial in the front by using your fingers to spin the threads. Place the saddle between the aluminum beams and the carbon half pipe and then begin the process of getting the rear beam on the rails and lined up with the titanium bolt.

It may be a little more work to initially set up but at 125grams this seatpost is the lightest set back seat post you'll likely get your hands on.

AX-Lightness Europa Carbon Seatpost

Where less is more the AX-Lightness Europa Carbon Seatpost is more. It might very well be the lightest post you'll own. In either the 27.2 or 31.6 diameter the post weighs just over 100 grams.

The shaft is carbon fiber and at 3mm thick it doesn't get much thinner or lighter. The rear is reinforced with a strip of Kevlar so your seat post clamp doesn't damage the post upon tightening.

The seat clamp uses two titanium bolts with aluminum beams to clamp the rails down on the carbon half pipe. The carbon half pipe the bottom part of the seat clamp fits into a groove on the top of the carbon shaft reducing the materials required to put a seat clamp on top of a seat post.

The two titanium bolts allow for micro-adjustments with an Allen key. We love the two bolt clamp system. We believe it's far superior and we're happy to see we don't have to sacrifice the micro-adjustability for the weight savings.
The AX-Lightness Europa Carbon Seatpost is everything you could want in a seat post. It's ber light and has micro-adjustability. Set back is zero.

Weight : ~118grams

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The Author is owner of We Keep You Cycling, they have the parts to keep you riding, from AX-Lightness Europa seat posts to a AX-Lightness Daedalus Seatpost.

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