Titanium bike maker, Sabbath has announced that it is launching a small range of components which will feature as standard options on some build kits and be available to buy separately too. The range comprises three products and top of the tree is a titanium seat post that looks pretty competitive in terms of weight 205g (including clamp) and cost £129.
The new post is made from custom drawn Reynolds 3Al/2.5V titanium tubing, which says Sabbath, means it's both comfortable and durable. Certainly there can be no argument on the latter and while a Ti post might not be quite as good at damping out road buzz as a carbon one it's not far off - and they look really good on a titanium bike.
What really sets their new post apart from the pack, according to Sabbath is the amount of layback it offers. Sabbath say that that while there are plenty of posts offering 20 and 25mm of set back and a few offering zero there isn't much in between. Their new Ti post has 10mm of set back,
Sabbath boss, Greg Roche explains: “It’s a small thing, but as we’re doing more and more custom fit frames, and therefore bike set up to specific requirements, we spotted that for whatever reason, there’s a gap in the middle, and typically we’re seeing that a 10mm setback lands a rider right in the middle of the saddle rail. So we decided our product should meet that requirement!”
Sabbath don't have the field entirely to themselves on this one, Van Nicholas do a Ti post with 15mm of set back for €149 which weighs in at a claimed 225g or 264g depending on which length you go for.
The other two new products in the range are a titanium quick release skewer set, made from 3Al/2.5V Titanium weighing in at 55g each and costing £39.99 and an aluminium seat clamp. The clamp will feature on all Sabbath's full bike builds and available to buy separately for £16.99. The gunmetal coloured clamp is suitable for aluminium, titanium and carbon seatposts and it weighs 25g.
To find out more check out www.sabbathbicycles.co.uk
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