Loaded is the component brand for Ellsworth Bikes. Their seatpost may be called ‘X-lite’ and come with titanium bolts but the claimed 280g weight (27.2mm x 400mm) suggests it is built more with reliability in mind. It is 3-D forged from a single piece of aluminium, then CNC milled so there are no welds or bonded parts. The zero-offset twin-bolt head offers easy tilt adjustment and the textured shaft prevents slipping. Size options include 27.2, 30.9 and 31.6mm and the X-lite post sells for $99. Loaded also makes the X-lite Race Day skewers. These $70 skewers feature 6/4 titanium axles and are said to weigh just 43g per pair. Most items in the Loaded product line come in seven anodised alloy finishes, so you can bling out your bike with matching parts if you desire.
Pushie Enterprises 0404 885 896 / www.loadedusa.com