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Scratch & Dent - ShockStop Suspension Seatpost

Regular price
$229.99 USD
Sale price
$165.00 USD

Scratch & Dent - ShockStop Suspension Seatpost

Regular price
$229.99 USD
Sale price
$165.00 USD
The patent-pending ShockStop Suspension Seatpost provides 35mm of tunable, ultra-responsive suspension travel for the ultimate bump-eating comfort. Ride further, faster, and more comfortably on the bike you already own, while the ShockStop Seatpost lets you float over rough terrain.

DESCRIPTION

These are NEW and unused Seatposts but are classified as "Scratch and Dent" units:

Our "scratch and dent" ShockStop Seatposts are all new and unused but have minor surface-level marks or inconsistencies in the finish that didn't quite meet our standards during the final visual inspection. There may be some cosmetic scratches or blemishes from the manufacturing process, shipping or even temporarily mounting on a bike for marketing purposes. Functionally, they are identical to their full-priced counterparts and come with the same 360° Ride Guarantee including our 90-day no questions asked return policy as well as our lifetime warranty.

NOTE: If you are particular about where the inconsistencies/marks are located on the Seatpost (example: you prefer the marks on the post versus the top portion) please email our support team, after you have purchased, and we'll do our best to accommodate your requests. 

These units are not available locally in the UK, EU, AUS, and CAN - please email us if you are interested in purchasing from one of those locations. 

Additionally, you cannot apply other discount codes to Scratch and Dent units. 

Benefits:

• Go further - reducing fatigue from bumps and vibrations
• Ride faster - energy that is normally wasted suspending your body is converted into forward motion
• Take control - customize your suspension feel to float over obstacles and maintain control

Details:

• The ShockStop Suspension Seatpost is available in two length options:
            - 280mm and 350mm
• 35mm of active suspension travel
• Infinitely adjustable stiffness via pre-load adjustment and swappable springs
• Adjusting stiffness / pre-load does not reduce travel
• Swappable springs included to accommodate varied rider weight and preference
• Optimized linkage geometry provides ultra-responsive suspension feel
• Check technical specifications for compatibility

What's in the Box:

• 1 x ShockStop Suspension Seatpost
• 2 x springs (1 pre-installed, 1 included in box for increased stiffness)
• All required hardware
+TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Diameter27.2 mm (shims available for larger seat tube sizes)
Length

280 mm (11 in)
350 mm (14 in)

Suspension Travel35 mm (1.4 in)
Rearward Offset7 mm (0.27 in)
Rearward Offset (@ 25% travel)12 mm (0.47 in)
Spring Pre-loadUser Adjustable
Weight

280 mm – 497 g - w/main spring
350 mm – 547 g - w/main spring

Rider Weight Limit110 kg (242 lb)
Material6061 T6 Aluminum Alloy
Saddle Rail Compatibility7mm round & 7x9mm oval
Di2 Battery Compatibility

Only compatible with the 350mm length
(requires mount kit sold separately)

+FAQ

What is the minimum and maximum insertion depth and clearance for the ShockStop Suspension Seatpost?

What length should I choose? 350mm or 280mm?

350mm is our standard size, but we developed the 280mm to allow for a wider range of fits.

Measure your current seatpost from the clamp collar to the saddle rail - If that distance is less than 205mm, you can use the 280mm seatpost. If not, order the 350mm size.
 

 

What kind of saddle bags can I use with the ShockStop Suspension Seatpost?

Most standard strap-based saddle bags will fit the ShockStop Suspension Seatpost without issue. If your saddle bag uses rigid clips, clamps, or some other inflexible attachment method, it's possible that your bag may not be compatible.
Any bag that just attaches to the saddle or just attaches to the post is fine. But when you attach to both the post and the saddle you need to account for the relative motion of the saddle to the post. This means that if you cinch down the bag when off the bike it might have some movement when you get on the saddle and compress the post a bit - this might not be a problem but it might be something that is an issue.
It all really depends on weight and how stable the bag is and if it is attached to both the post and the saddle - it can be fine but with a lot of weight it will mean it can move around when the post is compressed. It will likely come down to testing it out with your specific bag to see how it works. And if you have a bag that is able to be secured to just the post or to the post and a rear rack then you will be all set.

 

Is the stiffness of the ShockStop Seatpost adjustable?

Absolutely - We designed the ShockStop Seatpost so that you can adjust it to perfectly match your weight and riding style. The seatpost comes with a standard spring and an additional spring that can be added inside the standard spring to increase the stiffness. The preload adjustment knob at the bottom of the seatpost allows you to adjust the spring preload - the amount of force required to cause the saddle to start moving.

 

To read more Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

+INSTRUCTIONS

Download Instructions (PDF):
Instructions - ShockStop Suspension Seatpost
Instructions - Di2 Battery Holder for 350mm ShockStop Seatpost

Installing the ShockStop Seatpost:

Video Section Time-Stamps:

00:14  Compatibility
01:41  Choosing Your Starting Setup
03:00  Installing Inner Spring
05:36  Setting Initial Preload
06:55  Measuring Your Existing Saddle Position
08:11  Installing the Seatpost in Your Bike
09:56  Installing the Saddle
11:42  Positioning Your Saddle
14:03  Tightening the Saddle Clamp Bolts
16:27  Setting 20% Sag
18:22  Maintenance  

X

Different bikes sometimes have different seatpost diameters. The ShockStop Suspension Seatpost is 27.2mm in diameter, so if your bike's seatpost is larger, you'll need a shim to adapt our seatpost to your bike's frame. Don't worry though, the shims are super-lightweight and essentially invisible once installed.

Not sure what size seatpost you have currently? There are a couple different ways to find out.

• Most seatposts have the diameter printed somewhere near the bottom of the post. You'll need to remove the seatpost from the bike frame (mark your existing seatpost height with a bit of tape before you remove it so you can replace it easily), and look for a number like 27.2, 30.9, or 31.6 (etc.). That is the diameter of the post.
• If you know the make, model, and year of your bike, you may be able to look up the seatpost diameter online. Feel free to shoot us an email at info@redshiftsports.com - we'll see if we can help out.
• Ask your local bike shop - they'll be able to accurately measure your bike's seatpost.


Non-compatible posts: Unfortunately, if your bike's seatpost is smaller than 27.2mm (for example, the 25.4mm posts found on some recent model Cannondale Synapses) our seatpost is currently not compatible with your bike. Likewise, if you have a bike with an aero/oval/non-round seatpost, or if your bike has an integrated seatmast, the seatpost is also not compatible.

What length should I choose? 350mm or 280mm?

350mm is our standard size, but we developed the 280mm to allow for a wider range of fits. Measure your current seatpost from the clamp collar to the saddle rail - If that distance is less than 205mm, you can use the 280mm seatpost. If not, order the 350mm size.
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