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Modifying a Redshift shock stem

Old 04-18-23, 05:40 PM
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Modifying a Redshift shock stem

I'm not talking about the metal parts, but has anyone modified the elastomers? My idea would be for the stem to be softer for the initial travel and then stiffen up for bigger bumps. Another package is 12 dollars so it might be worth an experiment. My thought would be to either drill holes or to cut one elastomer down so the other one is working first. I also realize that with only 20mm travel there simply isn't much to work with.
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Old 04-20-23, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Vtscott
I'm not talking about the metal parts, but has anyone modified the elastomers? My idea would be for the stem to be softer for the initial travel and then stiffen up for bigger bumps. Another package is 12 dollars so it might be worth an experiment. My thought would be to either drill holes or to cut one elastomer down so the other one is working first. I also realize that with only 20mm travel there simply isn't much to work with.
I have this stem. It works for what it is, and that is a nearly 300g stem that leaves you a little less fatigued at the end of a ride. It's not "real" suspension and just like you stated, probably doesn't have enough travel to make any difference you can feel in it's function.

Ride it like it's a rigid stem and be psyched that it's a little forgiving.
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+2 Rosefart!
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Iíve used one before and it did what I needed. Seeing as itís designed to be used with as little as only one elastomer, I canít see any harm in putting in a second thatís been altered. My new bike has the Specialized shock post which I like a bit better but Iíd still use a Redshift without hesitation. If aesthetics matter to you, BMC makes their own version of the Redshift that is much sleeker looking and uses all the same elastomers.
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