Redshift’s ShockStop Suspension Seatpost Apr 10, 2018

For fans of the Redshift suspension stem, the company just jettisoned their ShockStop Suspension Seatpost onto Kickstarter, where it already has an impressive backing. Head on over to read all about it.

  • mp

    Looks like the travel is undamped… wonder what that’ll feel like.

    • Luckily, chamois pads are usually pretty damp. Hooooooooo!

    • Redshift Sports

      Hey, this is Erik from Redshift. With regards to damping, it is important for MTB because you’re trying to absorb larger amplitude impacts. For high-frequency, small amplitude perturbations (like you will find with gravel and road riding), it’s better to have a very lightly damped system to maximize responsiveness. The ShockStop mechanism has a seal inside that will provide enough damping to prevent unwanted movement of the post, but otherwise, the system is free to respond quickly.

  • Zian

    I think I’ll always prefer just throwing on bigger tires, lower psi

    • Froste

      Compass Switchback Hill for life, Never riding a skinnier tire ever again.

  • Josh Parrish

    How is this different from the Kinekt (aka BodyFloat) seatpost from Cirrus Cycles?
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/188418586/bodyfloattm-an-evolution-in-bicycle-comfort-and-pe

    • Similar in concept, but the execution of the Redshift looks way better. Like, it wouldn’t explode on the first ride. Say what you will about this sort of active suspension, but Redshift makes the best versions I’ve seen and trust me, I get emailed all kinds of kooky shit.

      • Josh Parrish

        Hey John, your comment seems a little flippant, implying that a similar looking product that’s been in production for over 8 years looks like it would “explode on the first ride.”

        The Cirrus Cycles guys are building their seatposts just down the street from me here in Bellingham. I own one of their seat posts, and have ridden it on many a gravel road and long days in the saddle. It doesn’t explode.

        Was hoping @redshiftsports:disqus might provide a bit more insight about technical similarities/differences between the two. From what I can tell, they look like similar parallelogram designs. Difference being number and placement of springs. What benefits/drawbacks are there in the spring location, etc?

    • They look similar, but the execution is a bit different, IMO. The Kinekt being made in Washington is a plus!

      • Josh Parrish

        Thanks John. Was hoping @redshiftsports:disqus might provide a bit more insight about technical similarities/differences between the two. From what I can tell, they look like similar parallelogram designs. Difference being number and placement of springs. What benefits/drawbacks are there in the spring location, etc?

  • I remember when cyclists were cyclists.

  • Bane&Boon

    I love this website, but I swear to Jesus there was a comment on this post a day or two ago that called out John for claiming that a redshift competitor’s product “exploded” and now it’s gone.