About Us

The BodyFloat™ Story

The BodyFloat™ Isolation Seatpost was born out of necessity by co-founder Paul Barkley while serving in the Peace Corps on the rough roads of Uganda. While bicycle evolution was clearly not the mission of his trip, he found it essential to improve his endurance in the saddle while traveling extended distances on two wheels.

As an excellent bike mechanic, former frame designer, fabricator and bike shop owner he invented the first version of his version of the Isolation Seatpost. This design became the basis of the current BodyFloat™; a technically advanced isolation system that dramatically improves the comfort and performance of any bike and any rider.  

At the end of summer 2011, Barkley and Charlie Heggem formed Cirrus Cycles to bring the BodyFloat  to market.

Company Management: 

David Calapp, CEO
David is a former CEO of both public and private companies, with strong operations and management skills and start-up to billion dollar company experience. David has led the successful development and launch of over 50 consumer products and is educated with a BSME and MBA. 

Charlie Heggem, Technical / Sales  
Heggem began competitive cycling in the late 80’s and eventually turned pro in the mid-90’s as a world cup level rider.   Always with a saddle under him, Heggem has shared his passion for cycling with thousands of participants through a diverse resume of events, including : The Vietnam Challenge, Face of America, Riding Through History, BC Bike Race, USA Pro Cycling Challenge.   Heggem brings a breadth unique experiences and diverse resources to the table.