Cane Creek has released a new longer travel suspension seatpost, the 35mm travel eeSILK+. Available in alloy and carbon models, the new Cane Creek eeSILK+ offers an additional 15mm of elastomer-damped suspension over the original eeSILK post.
In other news, the brand has announced the addition of a bolt-on fender for HELM forks, the expansion of their Hellbender 70 BB lineup to incorporate a 24mm spindle option for Shimano cranksets, and the addition of the all-new Ancora expansion headset preload for carbon steerer tubes. Here’s more.
Cane Creek eeSILK+ 35mm Suspension Seatpost
Following recent updates to the 20mm eeSILK to improve durability, the brand has released the longer travel Cane Creek eeSILK+ suspension seatpost boasting 35mm of vibration damping suspension. The new eeSILK+, available in alloy and carbon models, take forward those same updates we saw earlier this year, including the upgrade to solid 300-series stainless steel axles over the old hollow aluminum one.
Like the eeSILK, the eeSILK+ is designed to add comfort and compliance on gravel and mixed-surface rides without adding
unnecessary weight to the bike. The extra 15mm of elastomer-damped suspension simply offers more comfort and compliance, in an attempt to further reduce the fatigue-inducing effects of vibration.
The support offered by the suspension seatpost can be tuned by swapping out the elastomers. Cane Creek offer five elastomers for the eeSILK+, running from extra soft through to extra firm. All models come pre-installed with elastomer #5 – the others are sold separately at $13 a pop.
Both alloy and carbon versions of the eeSILK+ are available in 27.2mm and 31.6mm diameters, each with a maximum rider weight limit of 250 lbs (113 kg). The alloy post runs stainless steel hardware and a 10mm stainless steel bolt for the front clamp, while the carbon one gets titanium hardware with a titanium thumb wheel. The latter is thus much lighter, weighing a claimed 333g in 31.6mm, versus the claimed 378g of the alloy version.
Bolt-On Cane Creek HELM Fender
Cane Creek has released a bolt-on fender specific to their HELM range of suspension forks. Developed for all generation and size HELM forks, the fender includes custom designed stainless steel 5mm shoulder bolts for easy snap on installation. The fender bolts directly to the rear of the fork arch, extending only rearwards. Pick one up for $39.99 USD.
Hellbender 70 Bottom Bracket for Shimano Cranksets
Cane Creek have added a 24mm spindle length option of the Hellbender 70 bottom bracket, specifically for Shimano cranksets, available in threaded BSA, BB30, PF30, and T47 options. Pick one up for $125.99 USD.
Ancora Expansion Headset Pre-Load for Carbon Steerers
Ancora is Cane Creek’s premium expansion headset preload for 1-1/8″ carbon steerer tubes. Machined aluminum expansion wedges are paired with a knurled sleeve to ensure a secure preload. Ancora accepts any standard preload bolt and top cap. Pick one up for $24.99 USD.