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An adjustable-stiffness suspension seatpost that smooths out your ride; perfect for gravel, road, commuter, mountain, and e-bikes.          Missed the Kickstarter - you can still get great pre-order pricing!
An adjustable-stiffness suspension seatpost that smooths out your ride; perfect for gravel, road, commuter, mountain, and e-bikes.          Missed the Kickstarter - you can still get great pre-order pricing!
2,215 backers pledged $430,129 to help bring this project to life.

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Sneak Peek of the Assembly Process

Posted by Redshift Sports (Creator)
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Hi Backers,

Here's a sneak peek behind the scenes as we set up and tune the ShockStop Seatpost assembly process. We have been building assembly fixtures and testing them using production sample parts so we are ready as soon as the production parts arrive.

Testing Assembly Process with Production Samples
Testing Assembly Process with Production Samples

As many of you know, we do assembly and quality control for all our products at our workspace in Philadelphia USA. This lets us put our hands on every single part through all assembly steps which enables us to identify issues that would be difficult to detect in a fully assembled product.


The ShockStop Seatpost assembly process is pretty involved (there are more than 50 individual steps), so designing custom fixtures and assembly tools for each step is critical to processing big batches of parts quickly and repeatably.

Custom bushing and shaft press fixtures allow us to align the bushings and shafts with the seatpost and linkage bores to ensure proper fit.

Snap ring pliers are great but we can save time using our nifty snap ring attachment fixture.

One of the last steps is to press fit the precision pivot shafts to assemble the linkages to the post base. If you want to see more cool gifs and images of the assembly fixtures let us know! 


Production is proceeding on the revised schedule laid out in our last update - if you missed it, you can find it here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redshiftsports/shockstop-seatpost-add-suspension-to-your-bike/posts/2535016


And 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 - we will have another update soon!

-The Redshift Team

ISO Testing and Schedule Update

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Exciting Things are Happening - Production Samples are Here!

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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

Posted by Redshift Sports (Creator)
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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

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