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?
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 – 27.2mm – 345g
- eeSilk – 31.6mm – 350g
- eeSilk Carbon – 27.2mm – 295g
- eeSilk Carbon – 31.6mm – 305g
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.