Worlds lightest bicycle seat post from stolen! That’s exactly what I found a few days ago while going through some stuff I’m about to get rid of.
About 7 years ago I use to ride a custom BMX bike all over the city. At the time I was interested in having the lightest BMX bike available and wanted a light seat post also.
What I found was a plastic resin seat post on sale, made by Stolen BMX. This pivotal seat post is about 3 inches long and weighs almost nothing. As far as I’m concerned, it has to be the lightest bicycle seat post in the whole world. Even lighter than carbon fiber ones used on road bikes, due to it’s small size.
But once opened, the Stolen Thermalite seat post is an eye catcher
This not only makes the seat post much neater, but also stronger, simpler and lighter.
Also, pivotal seats are less prone to damage while crashing, something that happens a lot with BMX bikes.
Most BMX riders use a slammed seat post, meaning it’s very short and not used to sit on. It’s only there to prevent smashing into the frame during jumps or crashes.
But they look extremely cool.
Currently, I ride a Tern Link D8 folding bicycle made for daily commuting so I have no use for a pivotal seat post.
A family member told me to throw the Stolen Thermalite seat post into the garbage, but I think it’s very cool. I think it will make a great desk decoration.
So I’m keeping it!