Truvativ Noir T40 carbon seatpost review

Brushed up for 2012

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £120.00 RRP | USD $175.00
Truvativ Noir T40 carbon seatpost

Our review

A light, but not record-breakingly light, carbon post with strength to see off the hard hits
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Truvativ’s Noir T40 seatpost has received a wash and brush up for 2012 but remains the same trustworthy and chisel-jawed action hero of a seatpost it was before.

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The top-end T40 post, as tested, comes with titanium bolts over the steel found on the little brother T30. Both Noir T30 and T40 share the same filament wound and unidirectional carbon construction, the strength and comfort of which we can attest to. We’ve spent many miles churning the pedals round thanking the lord of carbon for its bump-softening properties that allow us to run thinly padded cross-country race saddles on all-day rides.

The adjustment of the alloy rocker head is among the best around as the 5mm Allen bolt heads are deep and well defined and big enough not to round off after half a dozen adjustments. Even better the bolts are canted to point the heads outwards allowing easy multi-tool access without scratching the shaft. A small detail but one that you’ll appreciate, having paid for such a stunningly good looking post.

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This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Noir T40 Carbon Seat Post (12)
Brand Truvativ

Description Material Filament wound carbon fibre with UD carbon butting
Weight (g) 225
Lengths Available 400mm
Diameters Available 27.2mm 30.9mm 31.6mm