Better known for their handbuilt, US-made wheels, Oregon’s Astral Cycling (@astralcycling) has been slowly rolling out a new line of safety-focused components called One Night Stand (O.N.S.). We recently came across the new O.N.S. Seatpost, which features a sealed internal sleeve that hides a readymade kit containing a selection of essential supplies for common backcountry emergencies. Made of 2014-T6 aluminum and available in 27.2 and 31.6mm diameters, the O.N.S. Seatpost features a two-bolt clamp, 10mm setback, and 350mm length, and looks to be a well-made component in its own right.
Astral O.N.S. Kit Includes:
- Space blanket
- Mini flashlight w/ AAA battery
- Waterproof Matches
- Fire starter materials
- Strike paper (for matches)
- Water purification tablets for 3 quarts of water
At $99 for the seatpost and emergency kit together, it ends up being a rather pricey way of hauling a simple emergency kit out on your long rides into the backcountry (this might be one for the DIY crowd), though there’s undoubtedly a lot of value in stashing and forgetting about essential supplies such as those included in the O.N.S. as opposed to always having to remember to pack a kit with you when changing bags for different rides, for example. The team at Astral is quick to point out that this isn’t meant to be an all-in-one kit for keeping you safe off the beaten track, and they put together this post outlining what they chose to include and omit when assembling the O.N.S., along with some advice on what else to bring and how to use what’s included.
The Astral O.N.S. Seatpost is available now over at AstralCycling.com. They’re also offering a small handlebar bag in the O.N.S. line, and we’re expecting other components to follow soon.
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