Cane Creek announces new eeSilk Alloy & eeSilk Carbon Seatposts

cane creek eesilk carbon seatpost review

“With the same fatigue-reducing 20mm of travel as its predecessor, the new eeSilk has been refined with accessibility in mind. This has enabled us to reduce the retail price of the post to $199 without sacrificing quality or performance. We have also added a new carbon post option – the eeSilk Carbon – to further ensure that the eeSilk is among the lightest performance suspension seatposts available to riders. The eeSilk carbon is available for riders at a retail price of $299 – only $10 more than the original eeSilk post.” – Cane Creek

cane creek eesilk carbon seatpost review
eeSilk Carbon Post

Like their predecessor, the new eeSilk and eeSilk Carbon are performance suspension seatposts designed to add comfort and reduce fatigue on road and mixed-surface rides without adding unnecessary weight to the bike. These posts make great enhancements to endurance road bikes by reducing the chatter transmitted from the surface to the rider and can be tuned to rider weight through a simple elastomer change.

cane creek eesilk carbon seatpost review
eeSilk Alloy Post

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.

cane creek eesilk carbon seatpost review

The axles on both posts have been upgraded from hollow aluminum to solid 300-series stainless steel and the bushings have been moved from the seatpost arms to inside the seatpost head and cradle. These changes make for 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.

cane creek eesilk carbon seatpost review

Specifications

Weight:

  • eeSilk – 27.2mm – 345g; 31.6mm- 350g
  • eeSilk Carbon – 27.2mm – 295g; 31.6mm – 305g

Dimensions:

  • eeSilk – 27.2mm and 31.6mm post diameters; 375mm length
  • eeSilk Carbon – 27.2mm and 31.6mm post diameters; 350mm length

Materials/construction:

  • eeSilk – Aluminum Shaft, 300 series stainless steel axles, stainless steel hardware
  • eeSilk Carbon – Carbon shaft, 300 series stainless steel axles, titanium hardware

Travel:

  • 20mm (both models)

Offset:

  • 8mm (both models)

Maximum Rider Weight:

  • 250lbs / 113kg (both models)

Price:

  • MSRP, eeSilk – $US 199
  • eeSilk Carbon – $299

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