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eeSilk Stem

4 reviews|9 answered questions

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



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
  • 4 Size options: 70mm, 80mm, 90mm, and 100mm

Note: Not recommended for swept back handlebars.

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"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.

Additional information

Compliance

Up to 20mm

Weight

225g – 235g

Elastomers

· 70mm: Medium Installed, Soft & Medium/Firm Included
· 80mm: Medium Installed, Soft & Medium/Firm Included
· 90mm: Medium Installed, Soft & Medium/Firm Included
· 100mm: Firm Installed, Medium/Firm, Extra Firm Included

Angle

-6 degrees (only)

Stack Height

49mm

Stem Clamp

31.8

Steerer Tube

1-1/8th inch

Part #'s

BAJ0074 – 70mm
BAJ0069 – 80mm
BAJ0070 – 90mm
BAJ0071 – 100mm
BAJ0113 – 70mm No Compliance Switch
BAJ0087 – 80mm No Compliance Switch
BAJ0088 – 90mm No Compliance Switch
BAJ0089 – 100mm No Compliance Switch

4 reviews for eeSilk Stem

4.0
Based on 4 reviews

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Image #1 from Marc Boutin
Image #2 from Vince
Image #1 from Marc Boutin

Marc Boutin

Swept back handlebars works poorly with the EESilk+ stem. I am using the Alee Denham Koga handlebar with this stem. Similar to Moloko and Jones handlebars When the hands are on the handgrips, the stem barely moves, when the hands are on the bullhorns then yes it works fine. The stem will behave differently depending on the distance of the hands in relation to the center point of rotation of the stem The rating is for sweptback handlebars

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Image #2 from Vince

Vince

Really nice compliance and I love the adjustability. Turned my gravel bike into a bike that far more capable on really rough roads or even lighter MTB trails. Read my Strava summary for my thoughts.

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Image #1 from Marc Boutin
Image #2 from Vince
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  1. I bought a 80 with compliance switch for my wife, she loves the soft ride feel over rough roads. After hearing her positive comments and seeing first-had how well the stem is works (it’s very high-quality), I bought one for myself. It’s a little overkill for smooth paved road use, but on dirt roads and washboard, this stem works quite well…okay, washboard still sucks, but it’s not as bad. Note, the compliance switch is not a full lock-out, it simply provides two levels of stiffness. To be honest, I just leave mine in its stiffest mode, so I would’ve been happy with the simple non-switchable version. It’s not for everybody, nor is it ideal for every road condition, but front suspension is always a good thing on rough terrain. In short, it takes a little bit to get used to if your coming from the stiff-loving roadie circuit, it’s overkill on smooth roads, it’s great for most gravel situations, and not for hard-core single-track (but to be fair, it wasn’t designed for that). Remember, it’s not going to compete with a suspension fork, but I recommend if you’re looking to increase comfort.

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  2. Swept back handlebars works poorly with the EESilk+ stem.
    I am using the Alee Denham Koga handlebar with this stem. Similar to Moloko and Jones handlebars
    When the hands are on the handgrips, the stem barely moves, when the hands are on the bullhorns then yes it works fine.
    The stem will behave differently depending on the distance of the hands in relation to the center point of rotation of the stem
    The rating is for sweptback handlebars

    Image #1 from Marc Boutin
    (2) (5)
  3. Really nice compliance and I love the adjustability. Turned my gravel bike into a bike that far more capable on really rough roads or even lighter MTB trails. Read my Strava summary for my thoughts.

    Image #1 from Vince
    (2) (0)
  4. Does a great job of taming frost heaves on Green Bay concrete roads and as a bonus provides some basic gravel capabilities to my sportive and 55 year old hands.

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Q & A

It looks like the eeSilk stem is angled about minus 6 degrees from level. Is the stem flippable? Do you have any stems with a positive angle? Craig McGowan asked on December 16, 2023

You are correct, the eeSilk stems feature a -6deg angle. This still amounts to a small amount of positive rise on most bikes, but by no means is it a high-rise solution. Right now, we do not offer any stems with significant, positive rise but your feedback has been noted! We're always on the lookout for waht riders are asking for.

Will Hart answered on December 19, 2023 store manager
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Does it fit a canyon Grizl 31.8 mm handlebar? Niv Keren asked on September 1, 2023

The stem clamp diameter for the eeSilk stem is 31.8 so as long as the handlebar is round at the stem clamp it should work.

Ben Rea answered on September 6, 2023 store manager

As I just found out a canyon Grizl cf sl has a steerer tube of 1 1/4 not 1 1/8 so it will fit your bars but not your bike.

Jonatan edwardes answered on September 27, 2023
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Hey kids, how can someone in the atl/ n ga area demo a stem? I’m sure I’ll enjoy the Cush and switch ability. Just not sure about the play/ flex and ruggedness of it. And the weight, it’s gonna be lighter than a fork! Thx. Larry Crook asked on August 26, 2023

We have dealers all over the country that can order parts for you but I do not know of any bike shop, specifically, that has Demo eeSilk products in GA. If you have a bike shop you frequent often, have them give us a call and we'd be happy to help with Demo products if they are interested...

Ben Rea answered on August 29, 2023 store manager
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Why is it not offered in 110mm - probably the most widely used stem length on the market? Erik D. asked on August 3, 2023

The eeSilk Stem was designed for use on Gravel and All Road bikes primarily. While it works great on most any bicycle that can benefit from increased compliance, modern Gravel bikes have a longer reach and shorter stem on average, and most are coming OEM equipped with 80mm - 100mm stems. When we decided which lengths to offer we had to look at what both current and future bikes will require. Many are now coming with 70mms stems so Gravel geometry is changing to longer Reach measurements, requiring shorter stems.

Ben Rea answered on August 4, 2023 store manager
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Will the eeSilk stem work on swept back handlebars? John asked on July 18, 2023

The eeSilk Stem was designed for drop bar bikes but can work well with flat bars as well. Handlebars with a lot of sweep should work fine but you may have to try several elastomers to achieve the best performance for you riding style. The eeSilk Stem does come with several elastomers to try.

Ben Rea answered on July 19, 2023 store manager

Swept back handlebars works poorly with the EESilk+ stem.
Not recommended. I am using the Alee Denham Koga handlebar with this stem.
When the hands are on the handgrips, the stem barely moves, when the hands are on the bull horns then works fine but no brakes. Even using softer elastomer did not improve

Marc Boutin answered on September 20, 2023
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4.6
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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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5 months ago
jim mcintosh
jim mcintoshus
Verified OwnerVerified Owner
5/5

Great stem and better than expected. Compliance switch is very effective and product really smooths out the ride when needed, while being able to climb with the stiffer setting. Would highly recommend.

2022 Cervelo Aspero

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5 months ago
Hugh D.
Hugh D.us
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5/5

Works awesome. Highly recommend

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6 months ago

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