Schmolke - Seatpost TLO Setback

Schmolke Seatpost TLO SetbackDescription

Made in Germany

All TLO (TheLightestOne) carbon seatposts are handmade in Germany. Schmolke Carbon expands its TLO series with a seatpost that comes with a 10mm setback. It is especially interesting for cyclists that like riding compact frames and want to optimize their position on the bike. The seat position moves further behind the bottom bracket and can lead to an improved power transmission from the rider on the drivetrain.

Just like all other products of our TLO range our seatpost is manufactured to suit your weight and riding style using the best prepregs available in the market. Its head clamps the saddle’s rails on eight points. The alloy parts have chamfered edges, which, together with the large supporting carbon fibre surface, ensures that even fragile carbon rails are not unduly stressed. The 5 mm Ti6Al4V titanium screws are waisted extension bolts, strong enough for mountain bike use even.

The actual tube’s highest stressed sections consists of up to 19 layers of extremely thin carbon fibre prepreg, while its less stressed sections are sufficiently strong with as little as 10 layers. Unfortunately this is a complicated design, to complicated for cheap Asian production. Seatpost built to a price in China as a rule come with constant wall-thickness. This makes production easy, it also makes the resulting seatpost heavier than necessary. Seatposts in particular require hundreds and hundreds of destruction tests to arrive at the lightest possible solution for every length and diameter without sacrificing the final products strength. We do of course also include rider’s weight into our design equations; light riders don’t need to carry the extra weight of a standard seatpost designed for a user much heavier than they are.

Color options: To allow the perfect match for your bike, all TLO seatposts are available in 2 different logo color options: black edition and standard team edition (red/white)

  • TLO seatpost inner diameter fits Di2 batteries.

All Schmolke Carbon seatposts are unpainted to avoid unnecessary weight.

Weights and sizes of our standard seatposts
(custom made lengths of 150-400 mm may be even lighter)

Weights and Sizes
Total Length in mm 250 300 350 400
Minimum insert in mm 75 80 85 90
Length outside the frame in mm 125-175 160-220 195-265 230-310
Weight ø27,2 for road bikes 92g 94g 109g -
Weight ø30,9 for road bikes 104g 100g 111g -
Weight ø31,6 for road bikes 95g 102g 113g -
Weight ø27,2 for MTB - 100g 113g 124g
Weight ø30,9 for MTB - 106g 119g 128g
Weight ø31,6 for MTB - 108g 121g 132g
Weight ø34,9 for MTB - 115g 128g 140g


Weight N/A
Diameter 34.9mm, 30.9mm, 31.6mm, 27.2mm
Length 190mm, 200mm, 220mm, 250mm, 280mm, 300mm, 320mm, 350mm, 375mm, 400mm
Rider Weight 0-75kg, 76-95kg, 96-110kg
Bike Type Gravel, MTB, Roadbike
Weave 1k, UD
Colour Black edition, Team Edition Red/White



Our seatposts are reinforced where they are stressed by the seat clamp, hence their range of adjustment is limited. Do not buy a long seatpost to cut it to size. We want to adjust strength and length of your seatpost to your requirements as good as possible; hence we need the seatpost length as measured from the top of the frame to the middle of the saddle’s rails.Longer seatposts require more raw material, this is why the posts longer than 320 mm have an increased charge.

Download instruction sheet seatpost TLO setback road

Download instruction sheet seatpost TLO setback MTB

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