As the gravel and road plus bike segments continue to expand, companies like Crane Creek have been keen to capitalize on the market share.
As a result, the North Carolina-based company has introduced a new suspension seatpost called the eeSilk, which is squarely aimed at “dropbar” bikes designed for all-terrain duties.
According to Crane Creek. the eeSilk provides 20 millimeters of vertical compliance and features forged and machined aluminum parts with titanium fastening hardware and interchangeable elastomers.
“The eeSilk Post is all about extending your ride,” said Brent Graves, the 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 295g eeSilk comes in a 27.2 diameter and is 350 millimeters long, along with seat rail clamps that can accommodate metal/round and composite/oval rails, while the three interchangeable elastomers allow adjustment for riders from 100 to 260 pounds. Additional elastomers are available separately to accomodate riders under 100 pounds or between 260-330 pounds.
“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 today’s performance all-road, endurance and gravel rider.”
The eeSilk Post sells for $289, and it comes in a black, two-tone, gloss and sandblasted finish with a minimalistic black–on-black laser-etched graphic on the side of the post.
Crane Creek says the eeSilk can be purchased directly from their site, or through authorized distributors and retailers.
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