Kind Shock is developing a short travel carbon fiber dropper seatpost aimed at cross country and cyclocross racers.
Compared to the 465g 125mm drop LEV Integra, this carbon one comes in at a claimed 325g but gets only 65mm of travel. It’s shown here without the cable, but looks like they’ll continue their (much preferred) cable entry at the base of the slider rather than the top of the post. Beyond the shortened travel, the obvious difference is the carbon fiber main post, the first we’ve seen on an adjustable height seatpost.
It should be available late this year with its official debut at Sea Otter in April. Price is TBD.