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eeSilk Stem – 80mm – BAJ0069

8 reviews

With Compliance Switch - $229.99
Without Compliance Switch - $199.99

$229.99



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Extend Your Ride

eeSilk Stem is a fatigue-reducing compliance stem that noticeably reduces vibrations on variable terrain. With up to 20mm of tunable compliance, an easy single bolt external elastomer change, and options with or without soft/firm Compliance Switch – the eeSilk Stem makes any road, no matter the terrain, smoother.

Highlights:

  • Up to 20mm of tunable shoulder and wrist-saving compliance
  • On the fly adjustment with optional soft/firm Compliance Switch
  • Easy elastomer change
  • 3 Size options: 80mm, 90mm, and 100mm

Note: Not recommended for swept back handlebars.

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Build your perfect ride

"This finely-tuned stem has incredible vibration reduction, easing tension and increasing comfort on your back, wrists, neck, and shoulders."

– Maggie Slepian, Bicycling.com

OPTIONAL COMPLIANCE SWITCH

The switch enables riders to run the stem as soft as they want, with the ability to stiffen the compliance during out of the saddle riding to maximize performance.

For riders looking for a more streamlined and sleeker look, the eeSilk Stem is now available with or without the compliance switch.

OPTIONAL COMPLIANCE SWITCH

The switch enables riders to run the stem as soft as they want, with the ability to stiffen the compliance during out of the saddle riding to maximize performance.

For riders looking for a more streamlined and sleeker look, the eeSilk Stem is now available with or without the compliance switch.

8 reviews for eeSilk Stem – 80mm – BAJ0069

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  1. Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link

    I can now see clearly with the eeSilk stem, when without it, my eyeballs used to shake so violently going down certain sections of rough trails. Love the stem.

    BAJ0069
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    This stem makes riding gravel a dream!

    BAJ0069
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    I like the ability to switch it off. It works as designed and definitely takes the rough edges off a gravel ride.

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    Works awesome. Highly recommend

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    I bought the eeSilk Stem for a long gravel race this June, the famous OnBound race in Emporia, KS. The stem works really well on rough terrain, and helped decrease wrist, elbow and shoulder discomfort. Having the ability to switch from soft to firm helps when riding on mixed surfaces such as gravel and paved roads, though I’ll not recommend it for fast-paced road rides because the flex on the stem takes a toll on your momentum decreasing your wattage output.

    The reason why I gave it a 3 star rating is because after installing the stem I had a squeaking sound that I couldn’t figure out for weeks, so I actually took my bike to 2 different cycling shops hoping they could address the issue; the first one tried a couple of times but were unsuccessful; the second shop suggested replacing the compression plug which we ended up doing, but unfortunately didn’t fix the issue. Long story short this morning I brought the bike back to the shop for them to look into that issue again, and after a detailed inspection they realized the sound was coming from the stem itself, the pivoting mechanism was the culprit. So the mechanic added the appropriate lubricant product and apparently that took care of the issue, and I really hope it did because I can’t stand having squeaking sounds on my bike, so the next few rides will tell.

    Unfortunately I also had a bad experience with Cane Creek’s customer service. The first day I got the stem, I misplaced the elastomers which are the rubber part that creates the suspension and it comes with 3 of them with different densities. Anyway, that day I sent them an email asking if I could get/purchase an extra set, and it took them almost a week to get back to me and to make matters worse their response was asking me about which part of the system I was making reference about, when clearly there’s only one part of the system that’s called elastomer…. I don’t know what kind of expectations others have about the proper email turnaround, but I work in sales and if I take this long to get back to a client, I’ll get in trouble and probably loose te opportunity to do more business with that person.

    Bottom line is that the stem works as intended, but the squeaking sound it’s unbearable and I hope the lubricant solved it, otherwise I’ll have to get rid of it. Regarding my experience with their customer service, well that’s disappointing and I hope they improve it.

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Tao Wang
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5/5

Over the past 20 or so years, I have been using different suspension/damping stems for my non-mountain bikes to attenuate the rattles from the neglected roads and gravel trails.

It all started about 20 years ago when I bought my first suspension stem, the Softride Front Suspension, which introduced the philosophy of “suspending the rider, not the bike”. It worked beautifully by filtering out all the bumps and rattles from the road. But it is heavy, non-adjustable, and it bobs when climbing hills and stopping.

About 5 years ago, I tried a ShockStop suspension stem (+30 degrees x 100mm). It worked great on a bike with a flat bar but had a weird sensation on a road bike with a drop bar because of the circular motion of the handlebar. The firmness of the damping can be adjusted by selecting the desired combination of elastomers.

Shortly after that, I bought a spring based Kinekt stem. The stem moves up and down, which gives a more natural feel of suspension effect, just like the Softride Suspension stem. But it is not light at all.

Over the past Labor Day holiday, I saw the promotion from Cane Creek on their eeSILK stem and said to myself: “with a price of this good, I have nothing to lose”. Besides, I can always return it if it does not work out. Here you go, I got a 90mm one with the compliance switch.

Man, it is day and night riding on neglected roads with this wonderful stem on my older full-carbon road bike with tubeless setup. Yes, the stem pivots along the joint close to the steer tube, but the rotating sensation is barely noticeable, probably due to a different tuning. It’s light (230 grams, or only 67 grams heavier than the FSA Team Issue carbon/alloy stem of the same length), tunable (from soft to firm) and good-looking. One week later, I also bought an eeSILK carbon seat post (not directly from Cane Creek though) to complete the upgrade. I am so happy to the upgrades. They gave my beloved older road bike a new life - I can now ride it faster, further, and more comfortably.

Now, the upgrade also gave me a dilemma: Should I keep my older full-carbon road bike with all the comfort-oriented upgrades or my newer Trek Domane SL5? With the eeSILK upgrades, my older full-carbon road bike is now truly a more cost-effective (and lighter) alternative to my Domane SL5 when it comes to comfort in riding.

Thank Cane Creek for making these wonderful products!

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