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Redline Urbis – Update

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Image from Redline Bicycles - Please Visit Their Site.

Image from Redline Bicycles - Please Visit Their Site.

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.

Image From Redline Bicycles - Please Visit Their Site

Image From Redline Bicycles - Please Visit Their Site

Here is a quick intro video.

UPDATE: 12/09/09

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.

Written by dickdavid

September 29, 2009 at 12:03 pm

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Welcome To Suburban Assault

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Believe me, there are tons of other great bike blogs out there, and I’m not even going to compete with them for your attention. If you want quality blog postings, go to Change Your Life Ride A Bike or Bikes And The City. Suburban Assault is just a place to dump some thoughts and stories about riding around my neighborhood. Maybe, if I find the time, I’ll post other people’s stories.

For the most part, you’ll be able to discover what the Suburban Assault is all about by clicking on the Flickr, Twitter and Facebook links to the right.

Written by dickdavid

July 6, 2009 at 2:02 am