Suburban Assault

Redline Previews Their 2012 D-Series Lineup

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Yes, I’m a Redline Bicycle fanboy. What of it? Perhaps it was years of coveting their brand (as well as DiamondBack) of BMX bikes when I was a preteen. After years of riding around on my heavy, department store-bought Huffy, all I could think about was owning one of their cool bikes. My family couldn’t afford it, so it never happened.

Over the years, many newer bicycle brands have popped up in the market and Redline has been overshadowed by some of those other fancier, shinier rides. Redline still has a strong hold on their core market – which is BMX bikes, plus they’ve been offering a great lineup of commuter, road and off-road bikes that come in adult sizes.

However, around these parts, it’s hard to find Redline products in my size – most shops in DFW, just don’t keep enough in inventory. I did manage to pick up a Monocog back in early 2009, with the intention of taking it off road but never have (read more about it here). Because it is one of my favorite bikes, I now have a Conquest Sport high on my wish list.

Redline just released a preview of their 2012 D-Series line up on their Facebook page. The D-Series is Redline’s off-road group that ranges in everything from the simple and economical Monocog, to the fully loaded and pricey D-680. I don’t get off road anymore, so these bikes are low on my radar. However, I would be more temped to get back on the trails if a D610 (or D620) was in my garage.

Here’s a quick peek of the new lineup:

Monobelt 29er © Redline Bicycles

Monobelt 29er
FRAME > 4130 Double Butted Chromoly
FORK > RockShox Reba RL Dual Air 100 mm
DRIVETRAIN > Gates Carbon Drive
Wheels > WTB Laser Disc
Brakes > Shimano BL M445
Tires > Maxxis Ignitor

Monocog 29er © Redline Bicycles

Monocog 29er
FRAME > 4130 Chromoly
FORK > 4130 Chromoly Tapered Leg
CRANK > SRAM 5D 32T
Wheels > Alex DH 19
Brakes > Tektro
Tires > Kenda Nevegal

Monocog Flight 29er © Redline Bicycles

Monocog Flight 29er
FRAME > Sanko 4130 Double Butted Chromoly
FORK > Sanko 4130 Chromoly Tapered Leg
CRANK > FSA Maximus 32T
Wheels > Alex DP 20
Brakes > Avid BB5
Tires > WTB Prowler SL

D26 © Redline Bicycles

D26
FRAME > 4130 Chromoly
FORK > SR Suntour Duro 100mm
CRANK > Redline Monster Chromoly 170mm
Wheels > Alex DM 18
Brakes > Shimano BL-M 445
Tires > Kenda K Rad

D610 © Redline Bicycles

D610
FRAME > 6061 Double Butted Alloy
FORK > RockShox XC 28 MG TK29
CRANK > Truvativ 5D 28-38T
DErailleur > SRAM X5
Shifter > SRAM X5
Wheels > Alex DH 19
Brakes > Avid BB 5
Tires > WTB Prowler SL

D620 © Redline Bicycles

D620
FRAME > 6061 Double Butted Alloy
FORK > RockShox Recon 100mm
CRANK > FSA Vero Compact 36 x 46T
DErailleur > SRAM X7 / X5
Shifter > SRAM X7
Wheels > WTB SX 19
Brakes > Tektro Draco Hydraulic
Tires > WTB Prowler SL

D660 © Redline Bicycles

D660
FRAME > R6 Alloy Double Butted,Hydro Formed Tubing, Tapered Head Tube
FORK > RockShox Reba RL Dual Air 100 mm
CRANK > SRAM S 1400 GXP 26/39T
DErailleur > SRAM X9
Shifter > SRAM X9
Wheels > Alex DP 20
Brakes > Avid Elixir 3 Hydraulic
Tires > WTB Prowler SL

D680 © Redline Bicycles

D680
FRAME > R6 Alloy Double Butted, Hydro Formed Tubing, Tapered Head Tube
FORK > Fox FIT 29 RLC 100mm
CRANK > SRAM X9 26-39T
DErailleur > SRAM X0
Shifter > SRAM X9
Wheels > WTB Laser Disc
Brakes > Avid Elixir 7 Disc
Tires > Kenda Small Block Eight

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Written by dickdavid

August 11, 2011 at 6:21 am

5 Responses

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  1. A Conquest test would represent an interesting counterpoint as well!

    Steve A

    August 13, 2011 at 11:32 am

  2. No Stu Thomsen bars?

    Fred

    August 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm

  3. I’ll never figure out why Redline loves the small front gear on the single speeds. Do they think everyone climbs mountains?

    Bob

    August 16, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    • Uhh, it’s a “mountain” bike. My guess is that people climb mountains with it.
      I raced on a 2011 Conquest Team last year and could not have been happier. I think that Redline cross bikes are every bit as good as their higher priced competitors. And now they have a full carbon one for 2012!

      SeTh

      August 19, 2011 at 11:50 am

  4. Christmas

    logan cree

    November 15, 2011 at 9:46 am


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