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Redline Urbis Available May 1

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Redline Urbis - Image From Redline Bikes - Please Visit Their Site

You may have read some stuff about the Redline Urbis here and here. I just received a link from one of our readers showing that it’s now on the Redline site. They mention that it will be available for purchase on May 1, starting at $549 – lower than originally predicted.

I’m not exactly why I’m so psyched about this bike. Perhaps, it’s because I’m fond of my Monocog 29er. Maybe, it’s because I’m really liking the simple yet unique configuration. Probably, because I’m just a fan of the brand and I’m glad they’re dipping their feet further into the urban market.

Here are some specs from their site:

Frame: Redline Full Chrome Moly, Double Butted Main Tubes,120mm Spacing
Fork: Redline Full Chrome Moly, Disc Tabs
Headset: Threadless 28.6mm
Frt Der: NA
Rear Der: NA
Shifter: NA
Crank: Redline Alloy 36T
BB Set: ISIS, Hollow CR-MO Axle
Cogs: 16T Single Fixed
Rim: Alloy 36H Deep V
Hub: RL Nutted Disc Frt, Alloy Nutted Fixed – Free rear
Spoke: 14 Guage Stainless Alloy Nipples
Tire: 700 X 35 Reflector Side Wall
Bar: Redline Alloy JR Cruiser 550 mm x 90mm
Stem: Redline Alloy Forged
Saddle: Redline Pivotal
Seat Post: Redline Alloy Pivotal 27.2 x 320mm
Brakes: Tektro Alloy Disc
Brake: Lever Tektro Alloy 2 Finger
Pedal: Polycarbonate Clear
Color: Satin Steel

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April 20, 2010 at 10:59 am

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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.

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September 29, 2009 at 12:03 pm

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Urban Velo introduces the Redline Urbis

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Just saw this Redline goodness on my Urban Velo RSS feed! Being a big fan of Redline, you’ve got to understand how exciting this is for me. From the looks of the pic, the frame looks similar to my Monocog. I’ll be watching the web for this one.

Read more and see a pic on Urban Velo.

UPDATE: Here are more pics from Redline.

Written by dickdavid

September 19, 2009 at 5:39 pm

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