Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
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.

Tooling, Contamination, & Flying Mounts!

Posted by Redshift Sports (Creator)
28 likes

Locked & Loaded

If you've been following the project updates, you know that we've been really focused on testing and design changes up to this point. We delayed the start of production tooling to incorporate a number of important design changes that dramatically improved the functionality and longevity of the seatpost (read about some of those changes here).

So we're happy (and relieved) to announce that the design is finally locked down and production tooling is underway. In this case "tooling" refers to the forging molds, extrusion dies, and machining fixtures that will be used to produce the individual parts of the seatpost. These tools are what make it possible to shape the raw materials consistently and cost-effectively into finished parts.

The next critical juncture is the first-article inspections of the production samples (produced using the tooling described above) which will happen toward the end of this year.

We've Got a Thing for Mud

Just because tooling is underway doesn't mean we've stopped testing. We've shifted our focus to contamination testing to make sure that the performance of the pivots and seals is bulletproof in the worst riding conditions. That means a combination of lab testing with sand, water, mud, etc., as well searching out the worst-possible conditions for ride-testing. 

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

 .

In search of mud...
In search of mud...

Seatposts in the Wild

Our team continues to put the prototypes through their paces, not only during competitive events, but also commuting and just tooling around town.

ShockStop Seatpost = 8,763 ft of Climbing at Grinduro
ShockStop Seatpost = 8,763 ft of Climbing at Grinduro
ShockStop Seatpost = More comfy flying mounts
ShockStop Seatpost = More comfy flying mounts
ShockStop Seatpost = Better-behaved kids*
ShockStop Seatpost = Better-behaved kids*

 * Claims of improved child behavior have not been independently verified.

We'll provide another update in about one month with further details, but as always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out via the Kickstarter comments, Facebook, or via email at support@redshiftsports.com.  

The Redshift Team

Comments

Only backers can post comments. Log In
    1. Redshift Sports 3-time creator on

      @Matthew - you can definitely get your stem shipped early. All you need to do is go into your backerkit survey and add the "early stem shipping" add-on item. Once you have added it just shoot us an email to support@redshiftsports.com and we will get the stem sent out. Sorry for any confusion, the early stem option was added at the end of the campaign and mentioned in a few of the updates.

    2. Redshift Sports 3-time creator on

      @Rick - thanks so much!

    3. Matthew Johnson on

      I ordered a package deal of both the stem and the seatpost. I understand the seatpost is still being developed, but is there a reason I haven't yet received my stem?

    4. Rick Harker on

      Ok Guys,
      Keep at it. If it's going to be as good as my stem I'm happy to wait.