The Kitchen Sink Handlebar is aimed at endurance riders and gravel grinders. Photo by Josh Patterson
Redshift Sports isn't afraid to branch out beyond tried and true components in search of better performance. The component manufacturer is best known for its ShockStop suspension stem - a reincarnation of the suspension stems of the 1990s that has become a hit with gravel cyclists.
Now Redshift is developing two new products that are anything but traditional. The company's new handlebar is a bit loopy and its dropper seatpost has a little extra squish.
Redshift Kitchen Sink Handlebar
The aptly-named Kitchen Sink Handlebar has combined all the cockpit accessories found on endurance gravel race set-ups. This quirky dropbar offers rise, flare, integrated grips for improved comfort during all-day rides and, most notably, a loop off the front that creates an aero position without resorting to clip-on aero bars.
The Kitchen Sink is still in development. Redshift noted that the production version might have straight tubing on the front of the aero brace, allowing riders to mount computers, light, and other accessories out front. Redshift expects to bring this bar to market this summer. Pricing is yet to be determined.
Redshift ShockDrop Seatpost
Droppers have become practically mandatory for modern mountain bikes and have found favor with some gravel riders, too. If there's one downside to running a dropper, it's that they are significantly stiffer than traditional fixed seatposts. Redshift is attempting to add a bit of compliance by combining its ShockStop suspension seatpost to a dropper. The result is the ShockDrop Seatpost.
Redshift is developing ShockDrops for gravel and mountain bikes. The gravel version will be available in a 27.2mm diameter. It will have 60mm of drop and 35mm of suspension. The mountain bike suspension dropper will come in 30.6 and 31.6mm versions with 100mm of drop. Pricing and availability are yet to be determined.
To learn more head over to redshiftsports.com.