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    Heck yeah! My LBS just called and said they could bet me the 17" MC 29er out of this second batch coming in May.

    I'm going to put down $100 bucks today and then start praying to the bicycle manufacturing gods that I actually end up with one.

    I am so pumped up!

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    Are your top tubes measured effectively or actually? Sounds like you want the 17" Redline, it will be fine. If will handle wour weight no-problem, it's got lots of steel in it.
    The fork is suspension-corrected. For semi-plush you may also just consider different handlebars. At least Ti H-Bars did that for me on my Surly.

    effectively!!

    hmmm so (suspension-corrected) does that mean I cannot put a new fork if i want some spring motion on da front?

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    Anybody know standover for a 21"?

    Redline doesn't have specs on their site yet for the Monocog 29er, I ordered one anyway. I hope I have sufficent clearance...

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    Actually it is online:

    http://www.redlinebicycles.com/adult...ometry-all.htm

    You need to look at the top right of the page, may have to scroll over.

    21" Monocog = 33.1" Standover. (840mm)

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    Just ordered mine and should have it next week. Yippeeeee!

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    ... and if we just ...

    ohh man!! u guys suck!!!

    I would order mine but not sure what size to get!! does anyone know the Stand oVers and top tube dimensions on the 17 or 19 inchers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgrady11
    Actually it is online:

    http://www.redlinebicycles.com/adult...ometry-all.htm

    You need to look at the top right of the page, may have to scroll over.

    21" Monocog = 33.1" Standover. (840mm)
    That's not the 29er.

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    Sizing

    Quote Originally Posted by eric1971
    That's not the 29er.
    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Are the 26" in aluminum and steel the same size? My shop had not even heard of them yet, and they weren't listed in his '06 book. No contact info on the Redline site or Seattle Bike Supply, so I can't email/call them. Maybe I'll try the dealer again. I was hoping the Redline poster would reply.

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    At my LBS, we decided that the area labeled Monocog on the Redline site referred to the Monocog 29er. Notice the standover heights are higher on the Monocog versus the Monocog Flight. I placed my order accordingly. Now I'm just hoping I get in on the first round of bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric1971
    That's not the 29er.
    Actually, I'm pretty sure it is the 29er dimensions. The 26" monocogs (Steel and AL) have the same dimensions - the left chart marked Flight Monocog. The right chart is definitely a different bike. Longer TT, longer wheelbase, higher BB, etc...

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    Monocog Sizing

    Sorry for the confusion on our website this morning. I saw all the posts and have our Art/IT guys on it. Hopefully fixed in the next 15 minutes or so....

    The chart that shows "Monocog Flight" should say Monocog Flight/ Monocog" and the chart that just shows "Monocog" should say "Monocog 29er" (the upper right area). Looks like a few of you have figured this out. Let me know if you have any more questions....
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    Ordered mine yesterday. I was told one month.

    I was pretty stoked on my buddies mono26 when he got it. Now I am super jazzed on the mono29. When I get it, I plan on being stupified... hehe.. well sort of.

    Way to go Redline! My LBS appreciated your referral greatly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dugmn
    Redline doesn't have specs on their site yet for the Monocog 29er, I ordered one anyway. I hope I have sufficent clearance...
    The full specs and geometry have been up on the Redline site for several months.
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    Monocog Sizing

    Quote Originally Posted by Redline Bicycles
    Sorry for the confusion on our website this morning. I saw all the posts and have our Art/IT guys on it. Hopefully fixed in the next 15 minutes or so....

    The chart that shows "Monocog Flight" should say Monocog Flight/ Monocog" and the chart that just shows "Monocog" should say "Monocog 29er" (the upper right area). Looks like a few of you have figured this out. Let me know if you have any more questions....
    Thanks,
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    Outstanding, thanks!
    Now that I look at those numbers I'm wondering if the 21" is too big. I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam and I always seem to be borderline L or XL with bike fit. So with the XL I've got an inch of clearance, so I suppose I'll go with that size. The local shops I've asked said this will be special order for them, so no chance to size before I ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric1971
    That's not the 29er.
    Yes, it is. The specs for every adult bike Redline makes is on that page and the quote standover is for the 29er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Yes, it is. The specs for every adult bike Redline makes is on that page and the quote standover is for the 29er.
    Didn't mean to add to the confusion; it was clearly not labeled correctly. Now that the website is fixed I can see you are correct.

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    ... and if we just ... poooyaaaaaaaahh!!!

    I'm sooo freaking rdy to order mine!! anyone in Southern California know of the best shop to but it from?

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    Shinken,
    What city are you in???? I might be able to point you in the right direction....
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    Trigger Pulled



    Just got back from dropping off the deposit. Now to wait for it. I'm already looking at tires and handlebars and all sorts of stuff.

    Anybody got gearing suggestions? Specs show it stock as a 32x20 but I'm thinking a smaller cog in the back would help me alot. I'm out here in Illinois, I ride in Wi and IN also most climbs are short and steep so I don't think I'll need the 20..

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    Cool, now was have your name and phone number! Good thing you did not use a credit card.
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    You guys can call me once I get it and I'll give you a report of where I am at on the bike that day

    "quick call sean and see what he thinks of those new tires"

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Redline Bicycles
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgrady11
    Anybody got gearing suggestions? Specs show it stock as a 32x20 but I'm thinking a smaller cog in the back would help me alot. I'm out here in Illinois, I ride in Wi and IN also most climbs are short and steep so I don't think I'll need the 20..
    I ride in Mich and ordered an 18t freewheel and some ignitors. Should be riding in a couple of weeks (hopefully).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgrady11


    Just got back from dropping off the deposit. Now to wait for it. I'm already looking at tires and handlebars and all sorts of stuff.

    Anybody got gearing suggestions? Specs show it stock as a 32x20 but I'm thinking a smaller cog in the back would help me alot. I'm out here in Illinois, I ride in Wi and IN also most climbs are short and steep so I don't think I'll need the 20..
    I used to ride in Chicagoland until I moved away last year, I had a Karate Monkey, My daily gear was 34-18, which works great at Knoch Knolls and Palos, if I was planning a long weekend in Wis Or MI I would put on 34-20, and if I was riding on the PP or LSD I would put on a 16 for some speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig
    I ride in Mich and ordered an 18t freewheel and some ignitors. Should be riding in a couple of weeks (hopefully).
    Freewheel or cog? The Monocog wheels have a cassette hub.
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    ShinKen,
    I'd try The Path in Tustin..... I'm not sure if they have any coming, but I know they're a strong a dealer of ours....

    From what I've been told we are completely sold out of the first batch which will hit here in Seattle tomorrow morning. Another wave will hit about 10 days later with those all spoken for. Hopefully we'll have few extras when the next batch hits at the end of May.

    Good luck!
    Craig - Redline

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    Your making me nervous Redline. Hopefully my LBS guy knew what he was talking about. He said he was on the phone with you guys this morning.
    Last edited by sgrady11; 04-13-2006 at 03:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Freewheel or cog? The Monocog wheels have a cassette hub.
    OOPS!

    Anyone want an ACS 18t freewheel?

    Why on earth does a SS specific frame have a cassette hub??? Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgrady11
    Shiggy, the specs do say freewheel I spoke wrongly.
    ITEM DESCRIPTION

    FREEWHEEL 20T

    REAR HUB ALLOY NUT TYPE DISC 135MM CASSETTE
    I know for a fact it is a cassette hub and not a tread-on freewheel hub
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    Quote Originally Posted by craig
    OOPS!

    Anyone want an ACS 18t freewheel?

    Why on earth does a SS specific frame have a cassette hub??? Oh well.
    It is a singlespeed specific cassette hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline Bicycles
    ShinKen,
    I'd try The Path in Tustin..... I'm not sure if they have any coming, but I know they're a strong a dealer of ours....

    From what I've been told we are completely sold out of the first batch which will hit here in Seattle tomorrow morning. Another wave will hit about 10 days later with those all spoken for. Hopefully we'll have few extras when the next batch hits at the end of May.

    Good luck!
    Craig - Redline

    ahh Thnks much for the help! i will check w/em!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline Bicycles
    ShinKen,
    I'd try The Path in Tustin..... I'm not sure if they have any coming, but I know they're a strong a dealer of ours....

    From what I've been told we are completely sold out of the first batch which will hit here in Seattle tomorrow morning. Another wave will hit about 10 days later with those all spoken for. Hopefully we'll have few extras when the next batch hits at the end of May.

    Good luck!
    Craig - Redline
    Craig, is supergo aka Performance carrying the new monocog 29'ers?
    Moving on up, selling my current bike (Turner Burner) for a 29er...

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    Hey Vapors,

    I set my order through Performance in San Francisco and with the "membership" card I got double points on a sale deal. Over $90 bucks in coupons to go towards some Avid mechs. Yessssssss! The shop guys here seem to have it together and Ron the buyer talks to the Seatle guys often and assured me that my order from March will get me a bike in a few weeks. The members card is a pretty good deal if you buy parts alot--especially if you can get them to special order things. My fingers are crossed.

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    I am waiting for my new monocog to come (hopfully this monday). this will be my first twenty niner as weel as my first single speed. I had my other bike set up as a two speed and I loved it. Iv never ridden a 29er and have been convinced by various people that they are ****! is there anything that you have to change regarding riding style for 29s (Im savy on the whole SS thing). thanks,
    sholack

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyb
    Hey Vapors,

    I set my order through Performance in San Francisco and with the "membership" card I got double points on a sale deal. Over $90 bucks in coupons to go towards some Avid mechs. Yessssssss! The shop guys here seem to have it together and Ron the buyer talks to the Seatle guys often and assured me that my order from March will get me a bike in a few weeks. The members card is a pretty good deal if you buy parts alot--especially if you can get them to special order things. My fingers are crossed.
    Good deal! Now I'm trying to figure out if I should come up with plan B since I'll likely have to wait over a month for the monocog29er. I can think of a few things to use from my current bike that I'm parting out to sell (magura marta's, race face deus stem and carbon face handle bars, easton ec90 seat post if a single speed 29 frame exists with a 27.2 seat post diameter. Sigh...
    Moving on up, selling my current bike (Turner Burner) for a 29er...

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    Hey Craig,

    Do you know Mike Livingston from Beverly Hills, MI?? Your jersey looks familiar.

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    Monocog 29er's are in the building!

    Just an FYI that the first batch of Monocog 29er's have arrived and are starting to ship out this morning. We've built one up for QC and they look great. If anybody's interested I can throw up some pics of the production sample from this morning.

    I also want to say "Thanks" for all that put in a deposit, or paid in full for something you haven't seen. I think that once it's in front of you, you'll agree it was worth the wait. Please PM me or post your opinions after you ride them.

    Thanks again,
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    Even on Good Friday!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Redline Bicycles
    Just an FYI that the first batch of Monocog 29er's have arrived and are starting to ship out this morning. We've built one up for QC and they look great. If anybody's interested I can throw up some pics of the production sample from this morning.

    I also want to say "Thanks" for all that put in a deposit, or paid in full for something you haven't seen. I think that once it's in front of you, you'll agree it was worth the wait. Please PM me or post your opinions after you ride them.

    Thanks again,
    Craig - Redline

    Sweet that you guys are working today, its a holiday for me and some other people.

    I would like to see some actual pics if you get the chance, I'm assuming they are going to look pretty much the same as what we've seen so far.

    This is exciting even though I'm probalby not getting one out of the first batch.

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    Bring on the bike porn!

    Quote Originally Posted by Redline Bicycles
    Just an FYI that the first batch of Monocog 29er's have arrived and are starting to ship out this morning. We've built one up for QC and they look great. If anybody's interested I can throw up some pics of the production sample from this morning.

    I also want to say "Thanks" for all that put in a deposit, or paid in full for something you haven't seen. I think that once it's in front of you, you'll agree it was worth the wait. Please PM me or post your opinions after you ride them.

    Thanks again,
    Craig - Redline
    Yes, I'd love to see additional pics. I'm curious about the rear end, will it be possible to swap the bolt for a quick release? I'd also like to see how the gusset on the head tube turned out. I ended up going with the 19" instead of the 21", my favorite ballet isn't the Nutcracker so 1" clearance wouldn't do. I have to wait almost a month for mine because I'm out of town.

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    When will the 853 frames be available?

    Will they be made in China too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erik99
    Hey Craig,

    Do you know Mike Livingston from Beverly Hills, MI?? Your jersey looks familiar.

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    mine is on the way

    despite my scare my rep said he got me one. should be here next week, but right after that I have to fly to MASS for job training on a new job (yayyy), so I won't get to ride it until 2nd week in may. But at least I got one.
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    My body just hurts looking at that thing...

    I can't image riding that ball busting alloy frame in the rocks, roots, and bumps on my local trails. If I lived in Bend or some other sandy place it would be great. Regardless, an outstanding bargain for a pretty nicely equipped bike. Nice!

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    The Monocog 853 version of a 26" and 29" will be in around August and manufactured/ shipped from Taiwan, not China.

    Quote Originally Posted by rockhound
    When will the 853 frames be available?

    Will they be made in China too?

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    PICS of my new bike!

    Quote Originally Posted by Redline Bicycles
    Just an FYI that the first batch of Monocog 29er's have arrived and are starting to ship out this morning. We've built one up for QC and they look great. If anybody's interested I can throw up some pics of the production sample from this morning.

    I also want to say "Thanks" for all that put in a deposit, or paid in full for something you haven't seen. I think that once it's in front of you, you'll agree it was worth the wait. Please PM me or post your opinions after you ride them.

    Thanks again,
    Craig - Redline


    hey... ya I would love to see a pic of my new bike. the hubs are disk ready right? is it possible to get a close up of the rear end? tire clearance and such, as well as the drop outs. thanks alot... you guys rock for putting such a cheap yet high quality bike out there.. thanks redline!
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    Jaybo,
    FYI, These are steel bikes, not alloy......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    I can't image riding that ball busting alloy frame in the rocks, roots, and bumps on my local trails. If I lived in Bend or some other sandy place it would be great. Regardless, an outstanding bargain for a pretty nicely equipped bike. Nice!

    Jaybo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    I can't image riding that ball busting alloy frame in the rocks, roots, and bumps on my local trails. If I lived in Bend or some other sandy place it would be great. Regardless, an outstanding bargain for a pretty nicely equipped bike. Nice!

    Jaybo
    Whimp!

    I have no problem with steel alloy frames being harsh, even after several years an a titanium alloy bike.

    Your aluminum alloy full squishies must be making you soft.
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    damn straight shiggy
    you tell him!

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    Monocog 29er Production Pics

    Here you go.... Here are some pictures from the first production. Let me know what you think and/or if you have any questions.
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    Damn... pictures just make me want it faster!!!! How can I possibly wait a month?!

    I guess the new Nomad will have to keep me busy until then.


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