Posted by Miles Arbour
Applying the same active suspension design used in their Kinekt XL2 Suspension Seatpost, Cirrus Cycles’ new Kinekt Suspension Stem is said to smooth out gravel roads, cracked pavement, and other rough surfaces. By isolating vibrations, the new stem should increase comfort and improve the way the bike handles, features that will appeal to bikepackers and gravel enthusiasts.
The Kinekt Suspension Stem is maintenance-free, made from 6061 aluminum, and offers 20mm of active suspension to keep unwanted vibrations at bay. Three different springs (soft, medium, and firm) are included with each stem and are easily swapped out using a 2.5mm hex key. The Kinekt Stem is designed around a standard 1 1/8″ bicycle steerer tube with a 31.8mm handlebar clamp diameter. The 7° rise stem is available in three lengths: 90mm, 105mm, and 120mm. The 30° rise stem comes in a 100mm length. The stem weighs between 465 and 510g, depending on the model. See a quick video of the stem in action below:
The Kinekt Suspension Stem launched on Kickstarter this week, with early bird discounts ending on February 5th. From the looks of it, you can get one for as little as $119 USD via the crowdfunding campaign. The stem will be available to the public late spring of this year with a MSRP of $179.95 USD.