Syntace T6 seatpost review£109.99

Beautifully effective post

BikeRadar score4/5

Best known for their cockpit gear, Syntace also produce this simple but beautifully effective seatpost.

At 230g (400 x 31.6mm) it’s not the lightest post around, but the deep-ribbed cold-forged head anchors into the carbon shaft, making it tough enough for mountain bike use or bigger-boned bodies.

The Extended Rail Support cradle means enough fore and aft saddle adjustment to mimic an inline or layback post and it can be reversed for a steeper seat angle.

The twin 5mm angled bolts make perfect angling a cinch and the shaft is marked for accurate rebuilding, while a glossy external finish keeps it looking good long-term.

The T6 comes in a useful range of lengths and diameters (280, 350, 400. 27.2, 30.9, 31.6, 34.9mm) too. However, while it’s fantastic to use, combining quality and carbon doesn’t come cheap.

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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