Purchased this seatpost in hopes of upgrading and decreasing weight on my RIP 9. However, I had a Richie which I found to be lighter, surprisingly. Anyway, after installation, I tried it on my local trails and course. It is Great. It does help reduce vibration and reduces fatigue at the end of a ride for my behind. It looks great on my raw RIP as I have red accessories where I can. I would recommend it, despite the weight gain on my bike, in this case.