Brooks Saddles haven't changed their design since basically the beginning of time, not so with bicycle manufacturers. With the steeper seat tube angles on some bicycles it may be difficult to get the desired saddle setback with a Brooks due to the short rail clamping area. The VO Grand Cru Seat Post saves the day. The long setback and the two bolt adjustment makes this the perfect seat post to use with your leather saddle or any saddle with rail adjustment limits. Micro adjustments to the tilt of the saddle can be made with ease plus the long set back helps position a saddle further back than many seat posts.
These polished two bolt seat posts have a generous 30.2mm of setback, among the longest ever. Again, this is very important for those who ride Brooks saddles which have very little fore-and-aft adjustment due to the short rails.
The VO posts are internally ovalized to reduce weight to 290gms. The adjustment is from the bottom and the two bolt design makes it easy to precisely adjust the seat angle. Also note that the head is integral with the post, not pressed on as on many modern posts. This makes them stronger and lighter. The quality and finish is second to none. These are really beautiful. The Bike Hermit loves his!
Posted by Road dog Richard on 25th Feb 2013
Elegant with a flawless finish and powerful two bolt seat clamp. Beautifully made. Bought this is for my '91 lugged steel Miyata 1000 LT frame/fork build up. Had to hone the inner diameter of the steel seat tube 5 thousands of an inch to accept the 27.2 diameter seat tube. 40 % less than the Nitto. Two thumbs up.
Posted by Richland, WA on 30th Jul 2012
I needed a setback seatpost that didn't cost $200 and this one fits the bill perfectly. I am more comfortable on my bike and it saved me money!