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ShockStop Suspension Seatpost

Regular price
$229.99
Sale price
$183.99

ShockStop Suspension Seatpost

Regular price
$229.99
Sale price
$183.99


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 Suspension Seatpost lets you float over rough terrain. 

Is your seatpost diameter different than 27.2, 30.4, 30.9, or 31.6mm? We've got you covered - just add the shim that matches your seatpost diameter and the ShockStop will fit perfectly with your bike. Don't know your seatpost diameter - no worries, just email us at support@redshiftsports.com and we can help.

 

DESCRIPTION

• Ride farther & more often - the ShockStop Seatpost reduces fatigue from bumps and vibrations with superior shock absorption. 
• Ride faster & reduce fatigue - energy that is normally wasted suspending your body is converted into forward motion. 
• Better performance & complete control - customize your suspension seatpost feel to float over obstacles and maintain traction and control. 

Features 

• 35mm of active suspension travel
• Optimized linkage geometry provides ultra-responsive suspension feel
• Infinitely adjustable stiffness via pre-load adjustment and swappable springs
• Adjusting stiffness / pre-load does not reduce travel
• Swappable springs included to accommodate heavier riders and/or ride preference
• Check technical specifications for sizes & 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



What is a Suspension Seatpost?

A suspension seatpost is a specially designed bicycle seatpost featuring shock absorbing construction that helps smooth out bumps in the terrain and reduce the impact to the rider. They are best suited for gravel biking and bikepacking applications but are also used on road bikes to help riders stay in the saddle through rough course areas. Suspension seatposts are often used on hybrid, city and e-bikes as well, especially in urban environments with shifting concrete conditions.

The Shockstop suspension seatposts feature a proprietary parallelogram design, which allows for the suspension to remain active even when you're seated and pedaling. This means that you can benefit from the suspension's smoothing effect even when you're putting down power, unlike some suspension seatposts that become rigid when you're pedaling. For an ultralight, race-tuned version, choose the ShockStop PRO Suspension Seatpost.

The minimal design of the ShockStop Suspension Seatpost blends seamlessly with the aesthetic of modern gravel, road, and e-bikes. Along with the ShockStop Suspension Stem, this suspension system works together to reduce fatigue and strain, letting you ride farther, faster, and more comfortably.

Benefits of a Suspension Seatpost

Improved comfort: Suspension seatposts help to absorb shocks and vibrations from rough roads, reducing stress and fatigue on your body, especially your hands, arms, and back. This can lead to a more comfortable ride and reduced risk of injury.

Improved control: By absorbing shock and vibrations, a suspension seatpost can help to maintain traction and stability on rough roads, allowing you to ride with more confidence and control.

Reduced fatigue: By reducing the amount of stress and fatigue on your body, a suspension seatpost can help you to conserve energy and ride for longer without feeling as tired.

Better performance: By allowing you to maintain traction and control on rough roads, a suspension seatpost can help you to ride faster and more efficiently, especially on technical terrain.

 

 

+TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Diameter and Lengths Available

Diameter27.2mm, 30.4mm, 30.9mm, 31.6mm  (shims available for additional non-standard seat tube sizes)
Length280 mm (11 in)
350 mm (14 in)
400mm (15.7in)
450mm (17.7in)
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
Weight280 mm – 497 g - w/main spring
350mm – 547 - 634g - w/main spring
400mm – 636 - 683g - w/main spring
450mm – 704 - 732g - w/main spring
Rider Weight Limit110kg (242lb) for 27.2mm and 30.4mm diameters
120kg (264lb) for 30.9mm and 31.6mm diameters
Material6061 T6 Aluminum Alloy
Saddle Rail Compatibility7mm round & 7x9mm oval
Di2 Battery CompatibilityOnly compatible with the 27.2mm diameter x 350mm length
(requires mount kit sold separately)
Intended UseASTM F2043 Class 2 - For on and off-road riding and drops less than 15cm (6").
+FAQ

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

What length should I choose?

Measure your current seatpost from the clamp collar to the saddle rail and refer to the chart above to choose your preferred 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 Suspension Seatpost so that you can adjust it to perfectly match your weight and riding style. The Shockstop Suspension 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.

Is a Suspension Seatpost Suitable for Bikepacking?

A mix of back packing and road biking, with a dash of gravel biking as well, bikepacking is an increasingly popular form of biking adventure. It is also incredibly gear heavy, requiring multiple bags affixed to the bike frame and the muscles to get them up hills and over difficult terrain. Bikepackers are always looking for bike parts and accessories that make their ride easier. The Redshift Suspension Seatpost is great way to improve comfort on long and demanding bike packing trips. With a suspension seatpost, bike packers can go further, faster and with less fatigue - which means more fun!


To read more Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

+INSTRUCTIONS

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

Installing the ShockStop Suspension 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 Shockstop Suspension 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  

 

"THE SHOCK STOP SEATPOST IS A SLEEK LOOKING, COMPACT DESIGN INITIAL IMPRESSIONS ARE QUITE FAVORABLE ACROSS THE THREE TESTERS" - GUITAR TED, RIDING GRAVEL
EXTRAORDINARY COMFORT. I WAS AWARE OF SURFACE UNDULATIONS, BUT THE SHOCKSTOP IS SO REACTIVE THAT NO IMPACTS OR VIBRATIONS MADE IT TO THE SADDLE. - ROBIN WILMOTT, BIKERADAR
"THE POST IS QUITE ACTIVE WITHOUT FEELING BOUNCY. IT IS A GAME-CHANGER ON AND OFF-ROAD, DOWNHILL AND UP IN THAT YOU CAN SIT IN TO APPLY THE POWER OVER BUMPY TRACK." - CLIFF LEE, CX MAGAZINE
"DO I RECOMMEND IT? YES. WHAT REALLY COUNTS IS EVERYDAY COMFORT, AND REDSHIFT SUSPENSION SEATPOST DEFINITELY DELIVERS THAT!" - GRAVELBIKES.CC
"THE SHOCKSTOP SEATPOST REVOLUTIONIZES THE WAY YOU RIDE YOUR BIKE. IT'S SIMPLE AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, WORKS LIKE A CHARM." - JORDAN CARTER, GEAR HUNGRY
I'M A BIG FAN OF THIS SEATPOST. THE SUSPENSION ACTION IS JUST SO SMOOTH. - STU KERTON, ROAD.CC
AFTER TESTING... IT WON ME OVER. I LIKE THE REDSHIFT ENOUGH TO KEEP IT ON - RUSS, PATH LESS PEDALED
THE SHOCKSTOP SEATPOST IS IMPRESSIVE. IT VIRTUALLY ERASES SMALL AND MID-SIZED BUMPS AND DOESN’T BOB EXCESSIVELY ON SMOOTHER SURFACES. - MATT GERSIB, RIDING GRAVEL
DEFINITELY SOMETHING I WOULD ADD TO MY STABLE - COLIN LEVITCH, CYCLIST
X

Different bikes sometimes have different seatpost diameters. The ShockStop Suspension Seatpost comes in 27.2mm, 30.4mm, 30.9mm, and 31.6mm diameters, so if your bike's seatpost is a different size, you'll need a shim to allow the 27.2mm or 31.6mm size to adapt 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? 280mm, 350mm, 400mm or 450mm?

350mm is our standard size, but we added the 280, 400, 450mm 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 suspension seatpost.
  • If it is between 205mm and 250/275mm (depending on diameter) order the 350mm size.
  • If it is between 250 (larger diameters than 27.2) and 300mm order the 400mm size.
  • If it is between 300 (larger diameters than 27.2) and 350mm order the 450mm size.

 

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