For my birthday I treated myself to a new Ritchey SuperLogic Carbon seat post. It's super light and easy to adjust. I'm also able to use my carbon railed Specialized Phenom Pro saddle, previously on my road bike. I probably saved close to half a pound with this upgrade. The finish on the post is quite nice. It's glossy black. Even thought I'm a purist when it comes to brands and their respective components I think the mismatch is justifiable.