Nukeproof Warhead seatpost review£59.99

Secure saddle clamping

BikeRadar score4.5/5

Nukeproof’s Warhead kit is obviously modelled on proven components, but it’s now gaining its own reputation for top value performance too.

The single-piece shaft and lower clamp are cold forged then machined with thicker front and rear walls to maximise strength. The chunky head adds a small amount (10mm) of layback with infinite angle adjustment and plenty of saddle clearance. 

The 5mm Allen fore and aft bolts are angled for easy access with a trail tool. It’s not particularly light, but we’ve been hammering one of these posts on our Orange Patriot for three years without a single creak or grumble. There’s enough rail support to keep your saddle drooping if you drop the bike too.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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