Redshift ShockStop stem Review

Introduction

The Redshift ShockStop stem design is very simple. The tract pivots are attached to the steerer fastener, while the elastomer controls the suspension. The structure enables the user to sling the stem in the +6° orientation. It is very simple to set the stem up, but it requires a limited time because, as a user, you will have to discard your bars to access the internals. In it, the user will discover two elastomers that oversee the suspension. Along with the stem, the user will acquire five various elastomers in diverse stiffnesses. Therefore, integrate these in several ways, then adjust the stiffness in 10 kg steps to suit you.

Furthermore, The Redshift ShockStop stem is a bit cumbersome due to its chunky bolts and angular design. But according to experienced riders, the other sleek design looks great.

As stated, the elastomers control the suspension. A rider sometimes receives various hardnesses to set the stem according to his preference and body weight. Finding the right combination of elastomers for your riding style and preferences takes a little while. The more you ride in a certain position on the bars, the easier it will be.

As a rider, if you always change your position, you should make some settlements. A safe tune generates satisfaction when riding the saddle, but its outcome is quite a bob and sometimes divides the bars when standing on the pedals. This act makes your hand position stiff to anticipate on a mandating terrain as the bar moves in a radius around the pivot instead of translating on the Specialized Future Shock 2.0 system.

But, precision and control suffer due to this. Thus, a comfortable setting lasts long, tedious stretches of gravel. A stiffer configuration counters mainly to massive hits, but as a result, keeps the bars in a more compatible position while consuming fewer vibrations to an extent. However, you will not have the same plush flying carpet feel with the softer setup. Anyway, due to the better treatment, most riders still chose a harder setup. There is also no problem with the torsional stiffness of the 100 mm stem at all during the test despite the pivot.

Construction

The Redshift suspension stem seems like several other stems, according to its first study. Standard 31.8mm handlebar diameter compatibility and standard 1-1/8th” fork clutching diameter, but as a rider, you won’t be pardoned for forgetting the big hinge-looking part at the middle of those points. This hinge is not a hinge, aided within the nook of the stem by two elastomers which can be exchanged out to give differing points of compliance based on rider choice and weight.

This is a very simple yet sophisticated system that can be modified by anyone with an important set of Allen keys, and ensuring that the person reads the instructions with total attention shouldn’t be too arduous either. Certainly, when the stem was received, it was set to a constructive rise, but five minutes later, the producers inspected the internals and reinstalled them to minus 6 degrees.

Specifications

Price: € 149.99 (stem), € 229.99 (Seatpost)

Weight 271 g (stem, Seatpost565 g (27.2 mm, 350 mm)

Tester: Andi

Duration: 2 months

Price: € 149.99 (stem), € 229.99 (Seatpost)

Pros

It is very versatile.

Tunability of the seat post.

An affordable solution for handlebar compliance.

Great comfort.

It has a slim and discreet look.

Available in different sizes.

Integrates with most bikes.

Very adjustable.

Cons

Meager travel

It’s very heavy, heavier than other stems (238g)

Able to fix distance bars and saddle height.

Splay suspension alters the geometry.

Summary

The Redshift is one of the most beneficial ways of discovering more satisfaction at the handlebars. It is less expensive than investing in a new bike, granting compliance built into the headtube through the Specialized FutureShock. Though, running 45c tires, experienced riders could hardly see the difference-making the £149.99 price felt a little unfair.

The Redshift ShockStop components range is either very lightweight, but instead, both offer great versatility. Depending on how the rider chooses to fix them up, they can develop lots of solaces, but they can also be used for safe, sporty riding.

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