If your going for the ISP look, you might want to hit the seatpost clamp with a scotchbrite pad to take some of the sheen off. When mine came in it was much more brightly polished than either my Ti post or frame, now it's very close. Can't wait to see the complete build!
That is a good idea. In direct light it has a lot of sheen, but in other conditions it sort of blends in. You are probably right though, some "de-sheening" would look better. Do I just buy those flexible strips of scotchbrite? Do most hardware stores sell that sort of stuff?
I originally wanted the Enve post, but availability is limited right now, and also: the post is ridiculously expensive when I factor in shipping and taxes (in the neighbourhood of $400 CAD). If I had a larger budget I probably would have because I think it would look good with the fork.
I thought about ISP look for a long time, and still do. Not sure what the ideal setup will be in terms of function vs aesthetics. A few of the Ti posts I looked at weren't compatible with the 7x9 rails of the Fizik saddle (take the Eriksen for example). My other concern was a lot of the clamps looked like the type that would not offer a lot of support for the rails (minimal surface area). If the Fizik Kurve had Ti rails I would be less concerned, but since they are alloy I figured I should error on the side of caution. I also really wanted to get this bike up and running ASAP, and that meant not waiting 2-3 weeks for a post to arrive from China (where a lot of the ebay options seem to come from).
So last night I went out and bought a Fizik Cyrano Carbon. It has what looks to be a great and easily adjustable clamp design, and great finish. I knew it would work well with this saddle. The post is a bit on the porky side at 209g on my scale, but I'll take that over a creaky post, and it gets me going now. I considered other options like the Thomson Masterpiece (I love this post), but it didn't feel right for this build, and I think I am going to need a bit of setback (Thomson setback is prety ugly). I also get particular in some cases about introducing another "brand" into the mix if I don't have to. I liked the idea that the saddle matched the post since my bar and stem don't match (gasp!).
When I have a bit more disposable income down the road, I will reinvestigate the idea of going with a titanium post. The one that Firefly makes using the Enve clamp looks really nice!
Anyways—providing the fit is right, I think the Cyrano will work well with this build, it seems to be very well designed. I also liked that the 330mm length right out of the box should be just the right height to put my saddle in the right place and fill the entire length of the seat tube shim without trimming.