ShockStop Seatpost: Add Suspension to Your Bike

Created by Redshift Sports

An adjustable-stiffness suspension seatpost that smooths out your ride; perfect for gravel, road, commuter, mountain, and e-bikes

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Exciting Things are Happening - Production Samples are Here!
12 days ago – Wed, May 15, 2019 at 02:34:42 AM

Hello Backers!


Exciting things are happening. We have production samples of the seatpost in hand and they are currently going through a final structural safety test in our lab (see pictures below)!

Some of the Production Sample Parts Being Inspected
Some of the Production Sample Parts Being Inspected

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Production Sample Parts Ready for Inspection and Testing
Production Sample Parts Ready for Inspection and Testing

Critical steps in the manufacturing process have been completed with final CNC machining and finishing (anodizing and laser etching) remaining for most parts. The factory fully completed about 100 sets of parts as production samples so that we can ensure final machining and finishing are dialed in. We will use these to setup and refine the assembly process and then for various testing (additional fatigue, impact, and ride testing). 


We did a detailed inspection of the production samples and are currently performing the ISO structural safety tests in our workshop / office in Philadelphia. 

Production Samples Undergoing the Seatpost ISO Test
Production Samples Undergoing the Seatpost ISO Test

Prior to the test, we assembled a number of seatposts from the production sample parts to make sure everything went together as planned - and it did :)

Production Sample Part Assembly
Production Sample Part Assembly

The production parts look amazing and we can't wait to get all the parts in hand and start the full assembly process.

Parts Ready for Testing
Parts Ready for Testing

Once the ISO safety test is complete and everything looks good, we will begin final machining on the rest of the parts. We will then get dates from the factory for when everything will ship to us. From there, we can determine when posts will ship out to all of you.


We expect to have the final schedule within a few weeks - so hang in there!


As always, feel free to email us with any questions you might have through Kickstarter or direct to support@redshiftsports.com.

Thank you so much for all your support!

- The Redshift Team

Dream Bike, Sea Otter Classic, and More
about 1 month ago – Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 12:37:21 AM

Hello Backers!

We hope you are having a great April. It has been a busy time for us with seatpost manufacturing and attending the annual Sea Otter Classic bike race and festival in Monterey CA. 

Dream Bike Giveaway

The Grand Prize in our Dream Gravel Bike Giveaway
The Grand Prize in our Dream Gravel Bike Giveaway

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Wish you could have a brand new fully loaded gravel bike for your ShockStop Seatpost?

You're in luck! We partnered up with some awesome brands and are giving away a Redshift Sports edition Pivot Vault Dream Gravel Bike worth $8K. It has top of the line specs with SRAM 1X group set, a Stages power meter, BOYD carbon wheels, IRC tires, a Form saddle, and a full set of Apidura bags. And Bikeflights.com is helping us ship the bike to the lucky winner.

Enter now at www.redshiftsports.com/dreambike and tell your friends!

Manufacturing Progress

We continue to move along with manufacturing nicely and a few weeks back we received some more forging samples and we wanted to share pictures with all of you.

Raw Forgings of a Few of the Seatpost Parts
Raw Forgings of a Few of the Seatpost Parts

Things are progressing well at the factory and many of the tooled parts are already in the finishing stages. We continue to push hard on the schedule to get everything done as soon as possible and anticipate getting the production samples very soon.

We got some photos from the factory recently showing the lower seatpost forging with the CNC machining completed on the head. Looking good!

Lower Seatpost Part After CNC Machining of the Head
Lower Seatpost Part After CNC Machining of the Head
Additional Production Parts: Shafts and Saddle Clamps
Additional Production Parts: Shafts and Saddle Clamps

Sea Otter Classic

We made our annual trip to the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey CA this past weekend to hang out with riders and racers from around the world and show off some of the new things that we are working on. We showed the Dream Bike that we are giving away along with some new prototype products we have been working on which will be available in the future.

Here are some pictures from the event:

Inside the Redshift Tent at Sea Otter
Inside the Redshift Tent at Sea Otter
The Full Redshift Booth Setup
The Full Redshift Booth Setup

As we get closer to the manufacturing being done we will have a better idea of the exact shipping dates and will share those right away. As always, feel free to email us with any questions you might have through kickstarter or direct to support@redshiftsports.com.


Thanks!

- The Redshift Team

Fender, Forgings, and Dirty Kanza
3 months ago – Thu, Mar 07, 2019 at 01:17:59 AM

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Schedule's On Track - Plus Oval Saddle Rails & Di2 Updates
4 months ago – Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 11:17:04 PM

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Happy New Year & Production Schedule Update
5 months ago – Mon, Jan 07, 2019 at 11:32:55 PM

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