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  • Suspension seatpost gravel bike???
  • sefton
    Free Member

    I do a ton of cycling on the canals which can result in a sore back after a couple of hours.

    thinking about trying a suspension seatpost.

    but which one?

    The cane creek eesilk, redshift and USE Vybe all look good.

    Anyone got one? Do they work?

    zippykona
    Full Member

    No issues with my Vybes at all

    sefton
    Free Member

    The vybe is about £100 cheaper!

    I wonder if the other two would work better as they flex backwards as opposed to straight down and up like the USE

    rOcKeTdOg
    Full Member

    Redshift I found more tuneable, vybe a close second. Only tried the EEsilk stem.Steer clear of Kinekt though

    mrlebowski
    Free Member

    I’ve a Vybe – it’s a Ronseal product (does what it says on the tin…).

    I’ve done 5 hr z2 on towpaths & it’s been fine.

    jp-t853
    Full Member

    I have had a Vybe on mine for well over a year and it made a big difference for me. Seems much better than an early use post that I had years ago

    luv2ride
    Free Member

    Got an eeSilk on my gravel bike, and an eeSilk+ on the rigid 29er…i really rate them, and think theyre a worthwhile upgrade.

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    Can I suggest a bike fit and some core strengthening exercises?

    tall_martin
    Full Member

    I have a brooks flyer saddle on my road and gravel bike. Basically a b17 with massive springs at the back.

    Wee bit of suspension+ saddle shapes that suit me.

    sefton
    Free Member

    Thanks guys.

    more core strength is needed for sure 👍

    last year I was doing some big days on the canals (Cheshire ring 140miles door to door)

    id like the cane creek but at £100 more than the USE it’s hard to justify.

    intheborders
    Free Member

    Watched a new GCN video yesterday, they were on the cobbles with Redshift stem/seatpost – maybe worth a watch.

    lovewookie
    Full Member

    If I was unsure about suspension posts I’d grab a cheap USE one off ebay.

    USE still do service kits and elastomer/spring kits for them.

    sefton
    Free Member

    Thanks.
    the redshift look good but very expensive

    think I’ll try the USE

    mildbore
    Full Member

    Got a cheap USE from my lbs (they had had it in stock for about a decade). Does just what I need it for, takes the sting out of my gravel rides

    Elbows
    Full Member

    I have had the Redshift stem and post for 2 years, really good, reliable and comfortable.

    wait4me
    Full Member

    I’ve got an eeSilk in the parts box that I don’t use any more I might consider shifting if you’re interested?

    sefton
    Free Member

    27.5?

    how much you want for it?

    eduardorocha
    Full Member

    Second dibs on the eeSilk. If 27.2.

    Thanks

    Had a USE XCR on my Kona for many a year. Don’t really ride it much now, but always thought it did a decent enough job

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    dovebiker
    Full Member

    I’ve got an S-Works carbon post on my Diverge that flexes quite significantly under load. There’s also the Ergon CF/ Canyon VCLS

    fatface1
    Free Member

    I’ve got 2 different XLC posts (£30ish) from Tredz. Both my hardtail and gravel bike have them. I’ve been using them for several years now. They work at taking the sting out of the trail when you aren’t out the saddle in attack mode. You can get different springs and adjust the preload so after a few rides you should get things dialed in.

    At some point I’ll upgrade as I really like them. I think I’ll go Redshift and PNW Coast next.

    sefton
    Free Member

    Yesterday I figured the vybe and did a 70miler on the Rochdale canal.

    I ride single speed

    On the road I noticed the post bobbing as my cadence increased. So I tightened the preload

    On the canal the high preload was throwing the saddle back up with force and making a clunking noise each time.

    I slackened it back off and all was good

    Is describe it as primitive however it definitely works. In fact it was working on stop.

    It’s not the smoothest but still, I was impressed.

    Made me realize just how much punishment our spines are taking. (I was out for almost 7 hours)

    I can’t help but think the cane creek would work a little better with its backwards action. But these where over twice the price.

    I was able to stay seated for considerably longer. It really helped over cobbled surfaces and tree roots.

    For off road it’s a no brainer.

    I wish there was a lockout for the road sections

    Like someone said above. It does what it says on the tin

    jp-t853
    Full Member

    I think it will get a bit smoother quite quickly as it wears in. It maybe has already after seven hours.

    rOcKeTdOg
    Full Member

    The std Redshift post has two springs so lots of adjustment to compromise between bob and travel. The pro post, although lighter doesn’t have this option other than a wind in preload

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