At Sea Otter, we got our first look at the Redshift ShockStop seat post, and brought you this video of it in use. The Kickstarter-funded component has attracted thousands of pre-sales, but isn’t quite in production yet.
When Cyclocross Magazine first saw the post, we expressed concern that the one-bolt clamp might absorb shock from bumpy terrain, but could leave cyclocrossers in shock from an angle slip after a less-than-smooth remount. We’ve seen it on some of the top-end posts on popular cyclocross bikes, and first-hand experience with such angle slip had us running to the pits.
That out-loud worry planted a seed, and at Interbike, the company was proud to show off its new, redesigned two-bolt seatpost head and directly credited (blamed?) Cyclocross Magazine for the redesign.
The new clamp head should allow for a secure angle adjustment, regardless of your saddle position, rider weight or remount elegance.
Ready to put it in the test? Get in line. The company now lists early 2019 as its production timeframe. Posts are expected to retail for $200, but are still being sold on a pre-production promotion at $159.
More info: redshiftsports.com
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