This seemingly normal carbon-bladed seat post was designed by Fraunhofer, a systems and technology development company. This carbon-bladed seat post was designed to be an alternative to spring-type suspension, which today is found on a lot of recreational bikes as well as some racers. The Fraunhofer Carbon-Bladed Full Suspension Seat Post is a lot lighter than the spring-type seat posts, as there are no moving parts. The design is rather simple, with two flexing carbon blades that provide 10-15mm of travel. Daniel Unger, triathlon world champion, says about the seat post:
“A hardtail mountain bike with this new kind of CFRP seat post rides as if it were a full suspension bike.”
Last month, the Fraunhofer Carbon-Bladed Full Suspension Seat Post’s design won a Eurobike award in Germany. Fraunhofer is currently working on mass-production version of the carbon-bladed seat post. Stay tuned for more info.