The Kinekt 2.1 XL2 is an aluminum seat post that provides maximum comfort at a minimum price. It comes in four different spring sizes from 100-320lbs. This makes choosing what works for you simply and quick. It has interchangeable springs, an adjustable preload bolt, is available in different diameters: 25.4mm, 27.2 mm, 30.9mm, and 31.6mm. It has a setback of 12mm, 25mm, a distance of 0-35mm, and is made from 6061 AL. Riders can easily change the size of the springs by turning the knob to the appropriate weight range. Because of this unique feature, riders are offered more comfortably and can find just the right tension level suited for them. This version of the Kinekt was explicitly designed for heavier riders who love to ride but have trouble finding the correct suspension seat post for their weight. It’s compatible with most bikes and simple to put on your bike.
The main reason we chose the Kinekt 2.1 XL2 over the Kinekt 2.1 is the heavier springs. This is the reason we believe this suspension seat post is the best for heavier riders. The seat post isolates your body from the large jarring bumps so that you don’t get as sore or tired trying to keep your bike under control. We found that we could ride for longer distances because we didn’t have to fight the bike so much, plus we had much more control. Even when we went down rough terrain, we stayed comfortable. The best part was with the two springs; you don’t move side to side even when riding gravel roads. We decided to try it out on a few different types of bikes during our review and found this one to be the best suspension seat post for road bikes.
Why did it make our list?
- if you like riding in the woods, you seldom bounce off the ground, even in the rear tire. The seat is exceptionally comfortable, which makes it great for long distances. You can expect a smooth ride even if you’re riding at high speed.
What is not ideal about it?
- It tends to be bouncy, especially when you ride over big bumps. Because of the bounce, it’s difficult to maintain a steady pace, but if you tighten the springs, it does help improve it. If you use the 0 settings, it bottoms out, so you may want to consider a higher spring option.