An innovative shock absorbing stem launched on Kickstarter has received huge public response smashing its funding target. Exceeding all expectations the Kickstarter campaign concluded on October 1 with well over $80,000 of the original $25,000 target raised.
Shockstop is a sleek, aftermarket stem replacement that incorporates built-in elastomers to reduce shock through the bars.
With a subtle pivot design, as the front end of the bike moves up and down over bumps the rider is cushioned via the elastomers built into the stem. According to its makers the stem dramatically improves ride quality without compromising steering response.
It’s currently only available in black anodised aluminium but due to strong demand the company is working on a carbon version. The Shockstop stem is available in 90, 100,110 and 120mm lengths and weighs in at 238gr (90mm model).
Sleek in design, judging by the images the replacement stem appears to neatly integrate into the bike. It is shipped with a number of different stiffness elastomers that can be changed to match your riding style and incorporated mounts for Garmins and other GPS units are available.
The units are now available direct from the manufacturers – for details visit www.redshiftsports.com/shockstop/