Cirrus Kinekt suspension stem review

We see if a 20mm Cirrus Kinekt suspension stem makes a difference smoothing out gravel roads

Cirrus Kinekt Stem review
(Image: © Lance Branquinho)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Robust design that takes some sting out of those long days on a corrugated gravel route


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    Adds a bit of active compliance, without the maintenance burden of a conventional suspension fork


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    There's no arguing against its mass, if you are a gram-counter

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The popularity of gravel riding has seen some nearly forgotten terrain compliance technologies revive. 

Specialized popularised the Future Shock with its Diverge gravel bike range, as a design objective to reduce hand, wrist, arm and shoulder fatigue when routing along corrugated gravel routes. Now, the Cirrus Kinekt suspension stem aims to provide the same solution to the masses. 

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