Adding to their line of suspension seatposts, the new KINEKT XL2 from Cirrus Cycles uses the same technology found in their KINEKT 2.1 and 3.1 posts, but is now rated for riders up to 320 pounds. Unlike other suspension seatposts on the market, the KINEKT XL2 is said to have 100% friction-free vertical travel that’s easily tuned to meet every rider’s needs. The KINEKT suspension seatposts use two springs, allowing for 35mm of vertical travel over uneven and bumpy terrain, but eliminating any horizontal movement, so the saddle stays in place.
The ability to change out the springs is interesting, allowing riders to dial in the spring tension depending on their weight. By using different combinations of springs, which are outlined on Cirrus Cycles’ website, the KINEKT suspension seatposts can accommodate a wide range of riders. Plus, an adjustable preload bolt means on-the-fly adjustments are super simple. The newest model, the XL2, is available in 27.2mm, 30.9mm, and 31.6mm diameters, two different lengths (350mm or 420mm), and is currently only offered in an aluminum build. Weight varies depending on length and diameter, but the post sits between 525g and 566g.
The KINEKT 2.1 offers all the same features but is only rated for riders up to 250lbs, and for those looking to save a bit of weight the KINEKT 3.1 is constructed from carbon and is rated up to 260lbs. It’s not totally clear, but it appears the KINEKT line of suspension seatposts is best suited for road and gravel bikes.
The retail price on the new KINEKT XL2 is $279 USD, and it’s available to purchase now from CirrusCycles.com.
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