It takes a bit of getting used to, but spend time with the Kinekt Suspension Stem and it brings some welcome relief on rough roads and tracks, especially if the distances you like to ride are on the long side. Weight weenies may baulk at the weight, though.

While you can tame the ride comfort of your gravel bike by tweaking the tyre pressures, sometimes that’s not enough, which is where the Kinekt comes in.

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Its parallelogram, spring-damped design allows around 20mm of travel, and although it won’t take the sting out of larger impacts it does a good job of taming high-frequency vibrations and smaller jolts.

The Kinekt comes with three different springs: soft, medium and firm. The medium is fitted as standard as this is the one Kinekt believes will correspond with the majority of people’s weight and riding styles.