Smoothing the ruts.
Syntace's P6 Carbon HiFlex is not a shock absorbing seatpost. It is a carbon seatpost that is designed to gently dampen the effects of rough roads or rutted trails, which, in turn, lets you focus on using your legs to put power to the pedals.
For the P6, Syntace arranged carbon fibers in such a manner that the seatpost is able to flex backwards under load, which increases a rider's comfort without any sideways movement. The benefit is that the post takes the edge off of the bumps on your road bike. If you're on your mountain bike, conventional seatposts and saddles force you to lift your weight slightly from the perch to minimize bumps. This means you're hovering instead of standing or sitting, which is a tiring position to ride in. Using the P6 HiFlex, however, you're able to remain seated over ruts in the trail, letting your legs push the pedals rather than holding you off the saddle.
The HiFlex also features an integrated carbon head. It uses cold-forged alloy (7075) lower rail plates and deep-head titanium bolts to give 30 degrees of saddle tilt, plus maximum rail support.
The Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex is available in the sizes 27.2/400mm, 30.9/300mm, 30.9/400mm, 31.6/300mm, 31.6/400mm, and 34.9/480mm.
- Integrated carbon head
- Cold-forged alloy (7075) lower rail plates and deep-head titanium bolts
- 30 degrees of saddle tilt
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Carbon Fiber At Its Best
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Carbon fiber has gained traction in the bike industry because of its stiffness to weight ratio and wide variety of different applications. This seatpost is a perfect example of how carbon fiber can be engineered to be effective in a multitude of different ways.
The post feels solid, but flexes a bit to provide some compliance. This technology would likely work just as well on a road bike, but I have it on my full suspension MTB and it seems to take quite a bit of sting out of the ride. If you're looking for a post that cuts some of the roughness out of your ride, the search stops here.
Get in touch with me if you have any questions about this post or what you'd use it for/if it would be appropriate for your custom build.
Will this post fit with my fizik arione 00 saddle, which has 7x9 Carbon rails? Thank you.
Hey John, yes, this will work. It uses clamps on top and bottom of the rails (not on the sides) so it isn't rail size specific. It will accommodate round rails, as well, should you decide to switch down the road. Send over an email to email@example.com if you have more questions.
Wondering if there's much merit to this seatpost on a full squishy. I have the 2015 Epic S-Works, with the brain front & back. Brain recognizes the big stuff, but is supposed to act like an HT when the terrain doesn't require the shock to engage. Hence the question - any known users of this seatpost find benefit on their full squishies?
Is the 30.9 seatpost compatible with an internal seatpost di2 battery?
Yes it is as long as you have the mount for it. You can find those here:
Just select the 30.9-31.6 option.
Thank you. If I am installing this on my titanium frame, do I need to use any lube/silicone spray/carbon paste?
Works as advertised--comfy
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I replaced an aluminum Deda seatpost with this one. The post has an asymmetrical carbon layup (see photo) that creates a smooth shock absorbing characteristic without robbing you of power. I use this post on my Seven cross bike for my daily commute (35 miles). Truly sensational piece of gear.
According to the description, 27.2 400mm is available. I just took delivery of one from Competitive Cyclist yesterday.