Redline Urbis – Update
Last week, Urban Velo introduced the Redline Urbis and I was more than excited about this. Redline is a brand that I’ve always desired from my childhood riding days. In my opinion, they’re not a company that thrives on pushing the latest cycling bling, but rather ol’ school, down-to-earth innovation mixed with a rock solid bicycling legacy.
The Urbis is a new bike that proves this. Mixing the trend of fixed geared biking with their proven BMX heritage, the Urbis appears to be carving a new niche for urban cycling enthusiasts. What I find interesting with this bike is the use of a single disk brake in the front, connected by a cable that goes THROUGH the steerer tube – something a free-stylist might appreciate. Although having a disk brake may rub a fixie purists the wrong way, I find it nice.
Looks like the suggested retail will be $750. Being a budget conscious person, it seems a bit high for me. HOWEVER, even though freestyle is way outside of my riding capabilities, I still want one.
Here is a quick intro video.
Bike Commuters has reported some updated info on the Urbis, including a new price point of $549.99 to $599.99.
Urban Velo has reported: the fork has been lowered and they’ve decided to go with with the deep dish rims. The bike will come fixed with a flip-flop hub so the customer can put a freewheel on it if desired. A rear brake will be included, but not installed.
NEW UPDATE: Click here to see a new pic and some specs.