Only if you do.
1 – Pedal induced bounce
As you can see on our video, the Kinekt Post does not bounce when properly tuned to the rider. That said, you may wish allow for some movement if you prefer, it’s up to you. If Kinekt is moving more than you like, simple tune it to optimize movement and/or the rider can easily control any movement by using his/her arms and legs, as they normally do. On a standard saddle and seatpost, a rider actually bounces quite easily and often, especially at high spin rates, and this transmits your pedal force impact back into your body at the saddle and into your spine.
This is no good and creates significant body fatigue. Kinekt allows for that negative energy to be isolated and transmitted down and into the bike, thus helping keep your body stable, in contact with the bike and the bike in optimal contact with the ground. A win-win for sure.
2 – Terrain Induced Bounce
Terrain, naturally, forces energy into the system from below as the bike rolls over, or through, whatever terrain features are present. This energy is slightly reduced as it travels through your tires, through your frame and any onboard suspension system and then into your body. At high frequencies (such as pavement, chip seal or gravel paths) for the bike to maintain optimal contact with the ground it must be allowed to match whatever terrain frequency and amplitude it covers without transmitting that energy into the body. As terrain amplitude increases, and frequency decreases (such as going over a speed bump, pot-hole or tree root) the rider should be use his/her legs and arms to help absorb that feature most effectively. Kinekt is a high frequency isolator and is NOT designed to be a
replacement for a full-suspension design, Kinekt works as either a stand-alone solution or as a complimentary addition to any on-board suspension system.