Accused of being borderline vapor-ware in the comments section of our Interbike post, Ergon has produced the goods with the posts in stock and available for purchase. As Jeff from Ergon pointed out, “The delay to the USA market is a result of legal logistics and adapting the fine print and packaging for the N. American retail level. The last we (Ergon USA) were told, we should expect a November 2013 delivery of both the setback and non-setback CF3.” And hey, it’s November 2013!
Built with an extremely intriguing design, the CF3 is essentially two pieces of carbon fiber joined by the saddle clamp that work together as a leaf spring to absorb road buzz and bumps. While the saddle moves rearward in an arc, the pivots at the head ensure the saddle stays level. The design offers a light weight (~220g), maintenance free post that is still easy to adjust. Avialable in 27.2 x 330mm in 0 and 25mm set backs for $299.95, the seat post has a 220lb rider weight limit and is not certified for mountain bike use. Each post includes a 7x7mm rail clamp, with a 7x9mm oval rail clamp available separately.