New Cane Creek eeSilk suspension seatposts – now cheaper and lighter!

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Cane Creek has updated its eeSilk suspension seatposts, now offering you an alloy model at a lower price, and a lightweight carbon model at only a slight premium.

Don’t let your head get in a tangle about the time-development-technology loop that is gravel bikes and 90s mountain biking. Suspension can be comfortable, and light/stiff/fast can be fun – if you’re looking to combine these worlds, a suspension seatpost could be just the answer. Apply modern technology to the concept and you should find you’ve got a better version that some of those 90s models you might remember not-so fondly. Step forward the Cane Creek eeSilk, with its 20mm of travel.

This year, the eeSilk gets two updates: refinements to the aluminium eeSilk, plus a whole new eeSilk Carbon option for those who want something lighter.

The retail price of the aluminium post drops to £209 while the new eeSilk carbon is £329 – only £10 more than the original aluminium post.

Both are designed to add comfort and reduce fatigue on road and mixed-surface rides without adding unnecessary weight to the bike. Add them to your endurance road bike or gravel bike and reduce the chatter transmitted from the surface to the rider. They can be tuned to rider weight through a change of elastomers. With a recent influx of gravel frames with some kind of softtail or suspension rear, like this BMC, it seems comfort is in demand – maybe this is a solution that doesn’t need a whole new bike?

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The new eeSilk features stainless steel hardware and is available in 27.2mm and 31.6mm seatpost diameters with an increased seatpost length of 375mm to accommodate bikes with a lower top tube. The eeSilk Carbon comes with the same titanium hardware and custom titanium thumbwheel as the original eeSilk and is available in both 27.2mm and 31.6mm diameters with a 350mm post length.

eeSilk Weights

  • eeSilk – 27.2mm – 345g
  • eeSilk – 31.6mm – 350g
  • eeSilk Carbon – 27.2mm – 295g
  • eeSilk Carbon – 31.6mm – 305g
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The axles on both posts have been upgraded from hollow aluminium to solid 300-series stainless steel and the bushings have been moved from the seatpost arms to inside the seatpost head and cradle to give a longer lasting and quieter pivot design. The arms have also been redesigned to create a lower profile and provide an even longer lasting suspension mechanism.

Want one? They’ll be in stock with Extra UK from late March.

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Maybe we do need a whole new bike…

Comments (5)

    I’d love to see a group test on the EESilk vs Canyon CVLS vs redshift seat posts.

    It would also be interesting to take a normal carbon gravel frame with the EE silk seat post and Redshift suspension stem and put that up against a Specialized Diverge to see how big the gap between the two is on weight and performance.

    Would also be interesting to compare effects versus that offered by Moots YBB softail system…wonder what happens if you run both !

    They are not cheaper in the than the old ones in the US…….

    The Redshift stem works really well. I got one last year and was impressed by (a) its root swallowing capability (b) how much better it was than the flex stems that were on Protech (?) bikes back in the day. The downside is the weight of it. For me the comparison of the difference it makes to its weight tends to keep it off my bike I also have a USE suspension seat post which performs really well. For any gravel ride over 100 k it gets installed to save my poor back.

    Agree with @cheddarchallenged that a comparison of all the micro suspension systems for gravel bikes would be interesting. Price vs performance vs looks because lets face it there are some pretty ugly micro suspension products out there.

    I am hoping that Cannondale will get around to bringing back Headshock for gravel bikes. It performed well, looked good and I am sure if it was made from double butted unobtanium would be a reasonable weight.

    I’m still happy on my sprung brooks saddle. It takes a lot of sting out of any ride and other that a bit of oil and proof hide it’s needed 0 maintenance in 10 years. It is not light!

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