There are a few suspension seat posts on the market and Path Less Pedaled looks at two of the more popular ones, Kinekt vs Redshift, in their latest video…
RedShift’s ShockStop suspension seatpost was designed and engineered for gravel and all-road bikes, particularly for those longer rides or races where rough roads can do damage to your rear end, thanks to their patent-pending ShockStop system which provides 35mm of tunable suspension travel. Check out more information at RedShift.
-35mm of active suspension travel
-Infinitely adjustable preload stiffness adjustment
-Swappable springs included for different rider weights
-Optimized linkage geometry provides ultra-responsive suspension
-27.2mm x 350mm length (shims available to fit larger seat tube sizes)
With Dirty Kanza, Lost & Found, as well as other gravel events approaching this weekend, it’s always entertaining to see how racers outfit their bikes for long, hard rides. When it comes to 100+ miles of dirt roads, your wrists and quite frankly, ass will take a beating. With brands like Redshift offering suspension stems, brands like Cirrus Cycles look to offer a coil sprung seat post option for giving your tush some more compliance with their Kinekt line. Cirrus makes both carbon (pictured for $329) and aluminum suspension posts (for $249), in various weight classes to offer a more compliant ride for 27.2 drop bar bikes.
Check out more information at Cirrus Cycles.