Testing, Testing...1, 2, 3
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Testing All Day, Testing All Night
Since the end of the Kickstarter, we've been continuously testing the seatpost prototypes both in the lab as well as out in the field. With the ShockStop Seatpost (and all of our products), safety is our number one concern. To that end, we run a variety of fatigue and impact tests to make sure that the seatpost is structurally sound. Some of these tests are mandated by ISO standards, and other tests go above and beyond the standards to make sure that the seatpost is completely safe.
We also test for functionality, focusing on areas like pivot durability, plunger sealing, and spring performance. Sometimes that means heading out in less-than-ideal conditions.
Ride testing exposes the seatpost to a wide variety of conditions and rider weights, giving us critical feedback regarding usability (how easy is it to use), functionality (how well does it work), and durability (does it keep working). And naturally, it's the most fun part of the job!
Lost & Found
Erik put the seatpost through its paces last month at the Lost & Found gravel ride in Portola, CA. It was a fun-filled weekend - the weather was perfect for riding, and the seatpost did not disappoint over the rough Sierra Nevada terrain. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Redshift Tent.
Erik will also be riding in the Grinduro event (September 29 in Quincy, CA), so if you're taking part, make sure you stop by the tent to say hello and check out the seatpost in person.
Thanks for reading, and as always, if you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to reach out via the Kickstarter comments, Facebook, or at email@example.com. We'll have another update coming shortly with details about design updates and schedule so stay tuned!
- The Redshift Team