Kinekt Suspension Stem

CheetahLee

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Just got an update email, new batch of stems in stock. Looks pretty decent, will review and let you all know when it gets here...

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coupon for 15% off, "Stem15"
 

John from Connecticut

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Just got an update email, new batch of stems in stock. Looks pretty decent, will review and let you all know when it gets here...

Ride On šŸ„³

coupon for 15% off, "Stem15"

Howdy, I'm interested in the Kinect Stem. I have two of their seat posts, very pleased. Where did you buy your stem...And the coupon ?
Thanks,
John
 

BarryS

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I just read an article on EMTB : If you have a Fork or rear suspension : handle bar or seat posts are obsolete : So that tells me on a Bike with Front fork suspension : Getting handlebar suspension stems are wasting your money : Same for seat post if you have rear suspension : Makes Sense
 

GuruUno

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I just read an article on EMTB : If you have a Fork or rear suspension : handle bar or seat posts are obsolete : So that tells me on a Bike with Front fork suspension : Getting handlebar suspension stems are wasting your money : Same for seat post if you have rear suspension : Makes Sense

I disagree (stem suspension part), I have the VADO 5 WITH FORK SUSPENSION AS WELL AS THE NEW KINEKT STEM.
IT'S LIKE BUTTA!
They both work in harmony with each other.
However, do be aware that none of the supplied OEM springs provided worked for me, all bottomed out.
Kinekt provided me an even heavier prig which did the trick.
 

BarryS

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I disagree (stem suspension part), I have the VADO 5 WITH FORK SUSPENSION AS WELL AS THE NEW KINEKT STEM.
IT'S LIKE BUTTA!
They both work in harmony with each other.
However, do be aware that none of the supplied OEM springs provided worked for me, all bottomed out.
Kinekt provided me an even heavier prig which did the trick.
Good to know : Have you ever locked out your Forks to see if that Increases you battery distance : On My Trek Dual Sport I definitely notice less drag when the forks are locked out : I imagine on an e-bike that same resistance cuts into battery life
 

GuruUno

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I did try locking out the forks, I did not see any significant distance improvement, however the sole purpose of the suspension fork is comfort, and I'd rather have that than a minuscule mileage improvement.
 

6zfshdb

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would that be better than getting a front suspension in some application?

I think this would depend on the type of riding you do and the condition of the surface you ride on. I have front suspension and adding a suspension stem helped dampen high frequency vibration considerably. IMO, a suspension stem will help, but won't completely replace front suspension forks on rough surfaces.
 

Timpo

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I think this would depend on the type of riding you do and the condition of the surface you ride on. I have front suspension and adding a suspension stem helped dampen high frequency vibration considerably. IMO, a suspension stem will help, but won't completely replace front suspension forks on rough surfaces.
So you have a front suspension fork and suspension stem?
 

6zfshdb

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So you have a front suspension fork and suspension stem?

Yes. I have Rockshox 30 Gold front forks. I was skeptical about getting additional comfort from a suspension stem. I ordered one from Amazon in case I needed to return it but was pleasantly surprised at the difference it made. I adjusted it to the softest position and, as previously reported, it reduces high frequency vibration. For me anyway, that is the biggest cause of wrist numbness. On most rides, I have no wrist discomfort at all.

Of course this is just my experience. Riders and bikes vary greatly. Trial and error is the only way to know for sure if both suspension systems will produce any benefit.
 

Stefan Mikes

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Yes. I have Rockshox 30 Gold front forks. I was skeptical about getting additional comfort from a suspension stem. I ordered one from Amazon in case I needed to return it but was pleasantly surprised at the difference it made. I adjusted it to the softest position and, as previously reported, it reduces high frequency vibration. For me anyway, that is the biggest cause of wrist numbness. On most rides, I have no wrist discomfort at all.

Of course this is just my experience. Riders and bikes vary greatly. Trial and error is the only way to know for sure if both suspension systems will produce any benefit.
It's an interesting experience (credits given to GuruUno as well). I made two shopping rides today, both on exactly same route, one with an FS e-bike, the other with the rigid fork, Baramind BAM suspension handlebars and Kinekt seat-post. The terrain was mostly gravel roads full of potholes, or damaged blacktop. While I felt virtually no issues in the rear-end (both bikes were damping the uneven terrain perfectly), I suffered on the front-end from the rigid-fork bike significantly. But there were 2.6" tyres on the FS bike, and only 1.75" ones on the other. (We ignore the tyres, as thicker tyres often cannot by applied for a given bike. But tyres mean a lot for rapid vibration).