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Switch Aero System gives cyclists two bikes in one

Published June 3, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN) — With the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign, Redshift Sports unveiled its Switch Aero System designed to help cyclists get the most out of their road bikes. The system’s quick-release aerobars and dual-position seatpost allows riders to easily switch between normal road and aero positions while riding.

“The Switch Aero System combines a set of quick-release aerobars and a dual-position seatpost, allowing cyclists and amateur triathletes to ride their road bikes, but switch back and forth on the fly between a regular road position and an aerodynamic triathlon position,” said Erik de Brun, Redshift Sports co-founder. “The system is also great for recreational cyclists by giving them a comfortable alternate riding position that relieves hand and wrist pain.”

The aerobars can be installed and removed without tools via a patent-pending quick-release mechanism. Used in conjunction with the aerobars, the seatpost can be adjusted on the fly to steepen the seat tube angle, allowing cyclists to achieve proper leg extension and ride more comfortably and efficiently in the aero position. Riders can move the saddle into the aero position by shifting their weight forward and upward; a spring detent mechanism clicks it into place without locking. The company says the seatpost stays put while riding unless the rider specifically tries to move it.

The company is also offering water bottle mounts and computer mounts that integrate with the Switch aerobars.

Through the Kickstarter campaign, Redshift Sports’ hopes to raise more than $20,000 via product preorder. The campaign will run through early July. If the funding goal is met, production will start shortly thereafter. The company expects to fulfill orders in mid- to late September. 

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