Suspension stems aren’t anything new. The 80s and 90s brought about many versions of a damping cockpit and in modern times, we’ve seen quite a few roll across our email with the latest being the Vecnum freeQENCE. This stem comes in 90mm, 105mm, and 120mm lengths and provides maximum suspension travel of 30mm, which is split into 20mm positive travel and 10mm negative travel – similar to the sag of a suspension fork. This stem retails at €299.00 direct from Vecnum and there is a lot more to its design, which you can read all about at Vecnum.
Cirrus Cycles’ Kickstarter campaign for their Kinekt Suspension Stem was a success and the launch date is coming soon. Here’s an informative video showcasing this active suspension stem and right now you can sign up at Cirrus Cycles to get an alert when it’s in stock…
-15-20mm of travel for comfort and control.
-Significantly reduces high-frequency vibration felt through the handlebars due to uneven terrain.
-Adjustable spring rate and preload to suit needs of individual riders (includes 3 springs: Soft, Medium (installed), and Firm).
-Compatible with a wide range of handlebars (shims maybe required for some bars).
-Balanced so extra weight is not noticed.
-Control and steering are not compromised.
-Significantly lighter than suspension fork.