REDSHIFT ShockStop Suspension Seatpost for Bicycles
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When weight is added to the post a link compresses the internal spring(s), creating user-adjustable sag, which Redshift recommends should be around 20 per cent of the 35mm total travel. That said, it’s fairly simple to carry a spare for many of the more popular options, such as the Cane Creek Thudbuster. The way each of these three seatposts ride is completely different, and I think they each offer their own set of benefits and drawbacks.
What is the minimum and maximum insertion depth and clearance for the ShockStop Suspension Seatpost? The KINEKT post springs are available in five color-coded tensions for riders ranging from 50-320 pounds. Compared to a rigid post on the same bumpy climb, I find that my legs often feel fresher simply because I’m standing up less.As a result of testing this seatpost, I’ve also realised how much I rely on the stiffness of my seatpost to feel out the amount of traction I have when climbing off-road, with the Shockstop it becomes more difficult. Alee is a bike and travel addict who has cycled through 100+ countries and doesn't really have any plans of stopping.
This allows riders to have a lower and more aerodynamic arm position without needing to bend at the hip any more than someone who has their saddle further back and their bars higher – the entire body is rotated forwards without changing the joint angles. This allows them to very effectively counteract (and even neutralise) bumps, reducing the impact forces travelling through your back and bum (see diagram below).The Thudbuster comes with three elastomers: medium-firm (pre-installed from the factory), soft, and firm. Whether you're on a local group ride, or exploring gravel back roads, the ShockStop Stem will make your ride smoother, faster, and more comfortable. The post is fully serviceable, adjustable for rider weight, and comes in three different spring options: soft, medium, or hard.