Radical split seatposts could become 'normal' as designers hunt for aero gains

New dual designs are cropping up on track bikes. Could we see them on the road soon?

An X23 TRed track bike with an enlarged image of a TOOT split seatpost
(Image credit: TRed/TOOT)

Radical new split seatposts are sparking a revolution in the way bikes are designed. 

Cycling Weekly spotted a brand new product last week that is said to reduce drag “considerably” for riders. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.