Redshift Sports Debuts ShockStop Seat Post- by Guitar Ted
Readers may recall our reviews of the ShockStop Stem here and how we liked the vibration managing component. It is a really good way to tune out some of the “paint shaker” effect one might experience on gravel roads. While that covers you up front, Redshift Sports had its eye on covering your behind, as it were, and have now released the ShockStop seat post as a Kickstarter project just in time for Sea Otter.
The ShockStop seat post works by means of a user serviceable/swappable coil spring which resides inside the seat post shaft. This spring can be preloaded by screwing in a threaded plug from the bottom of the post. The top of the post has a four bar linkage pivot which reacts to inputs from the bike and works against the rider’s weight to activate the spring and dissipate energy from vibrations.
- Diameter – 27.2mm (shims available for larger seat tube diameters)
- Suspension Travel – 35mmLength – 350 mm
- Weight – 497 grams
- Rearward Offset at 25% Sag – 10mm
- Rearward Offset Range – 0 to 22mm
- Maximum Rider Weight – 110 kg
- Material – 6061 T6 Aluminum
- Production Process – 3D forging and 5-axis CNC machining
- Color/Finish – black anodized
The ShockStop Seat Post Kickstarter is live now and you can go to this link to learn more: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redshiftsports/shockstop-seatpost-add-suspension-to-your-bike
Riding Gravel will be getting in a ShockStop Seat Post for test and review soon, so stay tuned for that.
Note: Images and information used in this post were provided by Redshift Sports.