The suspension seatpost is a valuable comfort-boosting component and Cane Creek has updated its eeSilk offering.
For those long-distance gravel riders and bikepacking enthusiasts who roll huge mileages on the harshest of corrugated gravel roads, the new eeSilk carbon could be a significant upgrade comfort.
Cane Creek’s engineers have refined the eeSilk design, enhancing its toughness whilst retaining 20mm of vertical seat movement.
Gravel riding and bikepacking adventures often route over very dusty roads. To prevent the annoying creaks that develop when dust ingress layers moving mechanical components, Cane Creek has improved the eeSilk’s pivot design.
The seatpost’s aluminum axles are replaced by stainless steel, for improved durability and quieter actuation. There is also titanium thumbwheel componentry as part of the new eeSilk carbon’s specification.
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Load carrying is a bit less
Riders have the option to configure the damping of their eeSilk suspension seatpost with a choice of five elastomers. The weight limit of Cane Creek’s redesigned eeSilk, in both carbon and aluminum seatpost shafts, is 250lb – slightly lower than before.
The available configurations are seatpost diameters of 27.2- and 31.6mm, with the eeSilk carbon having a slightly shorter overall length, at 350mm, compared to the aluminum version’s 375mm.
Weight ratings are 295- and 305g, for the eeSilk carbon seatposts, with the aluminum shaft increasing that to 345- and 350g.
With the improved linkage hardware for Cane Creek’s upgraded eeSilk design, these seatposts have not become any lighter, but the benefit of less creaking should offset the expectations of gram-obsessed riders regarding the lack of weight saving.
The new eeSilk carbon is priced at $300.