pinit fg en rect gray 20   Fraunhofer Carbon Bladed Full Suspension Seat Post

fraunhofer carbon bladed full suspension seat post   Fraunhofer Carbon Bladed Full Suspension Seat Post

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.

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