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.
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.
This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.