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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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Upcoming Survey Schedule, Early Stem Shipments, and VAT

Posted by Redshift Sports (Creator)
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Hi Backers!

Now that the Kickstarter has wrapped, we're turning our full attention to testing, production, and fulfillment. We've got our work cut out for us, considering that collectively, you preordered 2366 ShockStop Seatposts and 672 ShockStop Stems! 

Backer Survey Schedule

We're planning on sending out the backer survey during the first week of June. It takes Kickstarter a couple of weeks to charge backers' credit cards and transfer the funds to us. At that point, we'll transfer your contact and pledge information into BackerKit and send out surveys.

BackerKit is a great tool that we used on our past campaigns - it lets us securely organize your shipping info and reward selections, and also lets you easily manage your order (for example, you can update your shipping address or add additional items to your order at any time). 

In the survey, we'll ask you for the following information:

  • Current shipping address. Don't worry if this changes - you'll be able to update your address any time before the rewards ship, and we'll remind you closer to the ship date.
  • Reward selection details. You'll select the spring stiffness level for your ShockStop Seatpost(s). If you selected a System-level pledge that included one or more ShockStop Stems, we'll ask you to specify which length/angle stem(s) you need (and don't worry, we'll provide guidance regarding how to choose).
  • Riding demographic questions. We're interested in what, where, and how often you ride, so we'll have a few questions just to get to know you better.
  • Add-ons. Want to add a stem to your order? Need a seatpost shim? We'll have a variety of add-ons available for purchase in BackerKit at Kickstarter pricing. Besides extra seatposts and stems, we'll also have shims, stem computer mounts, and other hand-picked accessories available to customize your ride.

Don't worry if you don't know the answers to some of these questions right now - we'll help walk you through them once the survey goes out. Also, rest assured that you can change your survey responses at any point between now and when we are ready to ship (November 2018 target). So if you move, or get a new bike, or want to upgrade your pledge, you can update your responses at any time.

Early Stem Shipments for System-Level Backers

We know you're chomping at the bit to get your ShockStop Systems! If you're interested in receiving your ShockStop Stem before the Seatpost is ready, we'll have an option in BackerKit that will let you select early stem delivery (we will ask you to pay a small additional shipping fee since it's more expensive for us to ship out two packages). Estimated shipment for the early stems is mid to late June 2018.

Prepaid VAT for EU Backers

European backers - we heard you loud and clear. You'll have the option to pre-pay VAT to avoid any further delays or holdups once your order is ready to ship. There will be a pre-payment fee (paid directly to our fulfillment provider) of approximately €10 in addition to the actual VAT owed.

If you do not select the pre-payment option, then you will be responsible for payment of the applicable taxes/duties - this applies for all international (non-US) backers. Please note that we are required by law to declare the full value of your pledge amount for all shipments. We cannot accommodate requests to change the shipping value of any reward shipments.

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As always, if you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to reach out to us via the Kickstarter comments, Facebook, or email.

The Redshift Team

(Thank You x 2215) + What's Next

Posted by Redshift Sports (Creator)
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We launched the Kickstarter campaign exactly one month ago with high hopes. But even in our wildest dreams, we could not have predicted the incredible response that we received from the Kickstarter community. 2215 backers pledged over $430,000, which is totally mindblowing. We can't thank you enough - none of this would have been possible without your support and enthusiasm. 

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What to expect now.

We're going to take the weekend to recover, but expect an update from us next week with details regarding the backer survey schedule. Similar to our previous Kickstarter campaigns, we'll be using a great service called BackerKit, which lets us collect and manage the reward and shipping information for all 2000+ backers seamlessly. Be on the lookout for that update next week.

Going forward, we'll be communicating regularly regarding the status of testing, production, and fulfillment. We cannot wait to get the seatposts on your bikes, but there are quite a few steps between now and then. Rest assured that we'll keep you informed throughout the process with detailed, transparent updates. And as always, don't hesitate to communicate with us via Kickstarter comments, Facebook, or email at support@redshiftsports.com.

Know someone who missed the Kickstarter?

Lazy friend? Indecisive spouse? Skeptical riding partner? Well, unfortunately, they missed out forever on Kickstarter preorder pricing (feel free to rub it in). The good news is that we'll still be accepting preorders (albeit at a higher price and later delivery window) via Indiegogo In-Demand. After all, everyone deserves to be comfortable on their bike, right?

One more time

I know we've said it a lot, so we'll say it one more time: thank you. The Kickstarter community helped us launch Redshift Sports in 2013, and we feel a deep gratitude for your continued support. We think the ShockStop Seatpost is our best product yet, and we can't wait for you to try it for yourself.

Stephen, Diana, Erik, & Scott
Stephen, Diana, Erik, & Scott

ShockStop Test Riding - Pacifica CA

Posted by Redshift Sports (Creator)
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Hi Backers,

We continue to be thrilled by all your support and can't thank you enough for making this such a great campaign. Managing the Kickstarter does take up a lot of time, but we are also simultaneously pushing forward with production and testing efforts, including real-world test rides on the prototype seatposts.

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Yesterday, Stephen and Erik took a break from their computers to ride some gravel on the Sweeney Ridge Trail in the mountains above Pacifica, CA. It was a beautiful day and an amazing ride. Best of all, the seatposts performed great and made a huge difference on the rough, rocky trails (parts of which would have been better suited for a full-suspension mountain bike).

Riding selfies are harder than instagram would suggest
Riding selfies are harder than instagram would suggest
ShockStop Seatpost posing in the wild
ShockStop Seatpost posing in the wild
Some parts of the ride might have been a bit too technical for gravel bikes
Some parts of the ride might have been a bit too technical for gravel bikes
Riding > Walking
Riding > Walking
Taking a break at the top
Taking a break at the top

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Thanks again for all your support! There are only 8 days left in the Kickstarter campaign, so tell your friends (and your enemies).

What Kickstarter projects are we backing right now?

Erik recently backed Tropic , a do-it-all sneaker that is killing it right now on Kickstarter. The shoes combine the benefits of water shoes, the comfort of sneakers, and the technical outsole of a trail shoe, with a casual style that goes with pretty much everything. Seems like the perfect thing to slip into for a post-ride beer. You can check out the project for yourself HERE.

Thanks,

The Redshift Team

Sea Otter Recap & Products We Love

Posted by Redshift Sports (Creator)
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Backers - 

We had a great time at the 2018 Sea Otter Festival! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to test out the seatpost on our roller-bump-torture-device (see video below). It's always a pleasure to meet our backers in person, and the response to the seatpost was amazing! Scroll to the bottom for a full slideshow of pictures from the festival.

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Sea Otter reminded us that there are lots of cool bike products out there. We thought we would do a short rundown of some great bike Kickstarter projects that we think are worth checking out. 

Quoc GT Gravel Shoe

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If you are thinking about some new shoes, check out theGT Gravel Shoe from Quoc. These guys have been making great shoes since 2009 and their newest addition is pretty awesome. Pre-order it now while their campaign is still on or check out their site to see the whole line.

Mineral Design Mini-Bar Bike Tool

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We love this tool! It's simple, compact, versatile and never leaves our side. And what makes it even better is that it's made by our good friends and Philadelphia neighbors Justin and Mike at Mineral Design. The tool was born on Kickstarter back in 2016 and has been getting rave reviews ever since (and not just from us). We all carry one when we ride and always have one in our shop - do yourself a favor and pick one up.

Stomp Pump - bike foot pump

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We had a chance to meet up with Woody (one of the creators) to check this out at Sea Otter. Stomp Pump is a portable foot pump that can be stored on the bike. While it may be small enough to mount on the bike, it's still powerful enough to easily inflate your tires. Check out their campaign here.

More Sea Otter Pictures

Packing gear into the festival
Packing gear into the festival
Tents, tents, tents!
Tents, tents, tents!
Out in the sun too long...
Out in the sun too long...
Racers fly around the Laguna Seca track
Racers fly around the Laguna Seca track
Gotta start em young
Gotta start em young
Red anodized ShockStop Stems. For Display Only :)
Red anodized ShockStop Stems. For Display Only :)
Sea Otter Sunset
Sea Otter Sunset

 Thanks,

Redshift Team

Amazing 1st Week & Sea Otter Classic

Posted by Redshift Sports (Creator)
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Hi Backers,

What an amazing 1st week for the ShockStop Seatpost! It's hard to put into words how much your support means to us. Thanks to all of you, this has already become the most successful Redshift campaign yet.

Team photo after filming some epic gravel riding
Team photo after filming some epic gravel riding

In other exciting news, we'll be attending the Sea Otter Classic, a huge bike festival held in Monterey, California (April 19-22). If you're racing or coming to the expo, come by booth 274 and say hi. We'll have the seatpost on display and available to try out.

We've been blown away by your amazing support and are so excited to get the seatposts manufactured and into your hands. The campaign still has a long way to go, so please help us get the word out and keep the great momentum going.

Thanks,

The Redshift Sports Team