This video was produced in association with Redshift Sports.
Redshift’s new ShockStop seatpost lets you add a bit of rear suspension to pretty much any bike. Joining a range of components that already includes the ShockStop stem, the new post uses a four-bar linkage and a coil spring to provide 35mm of travel.
Matthew Loveridge (formerly Allen) is an experienced mechanic and an expert on bike tech who appreciates practical, beautifully-engineered things. Originally a roadie, he likes bikes and kit of every stripe, and he's tested a huge variety of both over the years for BikeRadar, Cycling Plus and others. For a long time Matthew's heart belonged to the Scott Addict, but he's currently enjoying Specialized's sublime Roubaix Expert and having a torrid affair with a Giant Trance e-MTB. At 174cm tall and 53kg, he looks like he should be better at cycling than he actually is, and he's ok with that.