Cane Creek Cycling Components is to cater for the drop-barred gravel road market with a new built-light suspension seatpost called the eeSilk Post.
Designed to reduce fatigue and increase control for riders on drop bar bikes the eeSilk Post offers 20mm of elastomer-based vertical compliance and is made from forged and machined aluminum with titanium fastening hardware. This emphasis on premium materials, along with the post’s minimalistic design, sees the eeSilk weigh in at less than 300 grams – comparable to many performance alloy seatposts.
“The eeSilk Post is all about extending your ride,” said Brent Graves, president and CEO of Cane Creek. “It not only reduces fatigue over those long road rides, it gives you the ability to take a road – be it gravel, or rough pavement – that you might not have felt comfortable riding with a rigid post. It’s about giving you options as a rider.”
The eeSilk Post comes in a 27.2 diameter and is 350mm in overall length. Interchangeable elastomers allow the post to accommodate riders ranging from 100 lbs (45kg) to 330 lbs (150 kg). Three elastomers are included as is a dedicated tool to allow riders to quickly adjust between them – making the eeSilk post capable of accommodating a wide range of riders directly out of the box.
“We put a lot of thought into every detail of the eeSilk Post,” said Sam Anderson, product manager for Cane Creek. “From the inclusion of a beautifully welded titanium thumbwheel on the clamping bolt to the angled cut at the insertion end of the post we made sure that every detail was thought out to meet the needs of toady’s performance all-road, endurance and gravel rider.”
The eeSilk Post comes in a subdued black, two-tone, gloss and sandblasted finish with only a minimalistic black–on-black laser-etched graphic on the side of the post. They will retail for $289 and will be available through Cane Creek distributors (in the UK that’s Extra) and retailers, or factory direct through the company’s website at www.canecreek.com beginning in July.