Monocog 29er

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  • 04-06-2006
    shiggy
    1 Attachment(s)
    Monocog 29er
    The production bikes are due next week!

    This is the 17" pre-production bike
    Attachment 155519

    I took it for a very short spin. Felt nice and I liked the fit. Should be spot-on with my dropbars.
  • 04-06-2006
    yagimax
    Monocog
    Thanks Shiggy.

    Love the stealth black look. Hopefully it will be the production color as well.
  • 04-06-2006
    mtbzone
    Thanks for stopping by the Redline pit today Shiggy!

    The Redline Monocog 29er will be on display throughout this weekend at the Sea Otter Classic just in case others want to check it out in person.

    Mike
    Redline Bicycles
  • 04-07-2006
    ParkerFly
    Cranks?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbzone
    Thanks for stopping by the Redline pit today Shiggy!

    The Redline Monocog 29er will be on display throughout this weekend at the Sea Otter Classic just in case others want to check it out in person.

    Mike
    Redline Bicycles


    What cranks will come on the production. Was planning to upgrade them until I heard Truvativ might be one there. Thanks.
  • 04-07-2006
    ParkerFly
    is it just me
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shiggy
    The production bikes are due next week!

    This is the 17" pre-production bike
    Attachment 155519

    I took it for a very short spin. Felt nice and I liked the fit. Should be spot-on with my dropbars.

    or do the 17" here and the 19" on the website look almost exactly the same? Maybe it's just a camera trick deal.
  • 04-07-2006
    MMcG
    Do they make a size smaller than 17"? Shiggy, would you go with the 17" frame because of your preference for a long stem and drop bars?
  • 04-07-2006
    mtbzone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ParkerFly
    What cranks will come on the production. Was planning to upgrade them until I heard Truvativ might be one there. Thanks.

    The cranks on the production Monocog 29er are made by RPM.

    mike
  • 04-07-2006
    mtbzone
    There will be a smaller frame size available...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MMcG
    Do they make a size smaller than 17"? Shiggy, would you go with the 17" frame because of your preference for a long stem and drop bars?

    The Redline Monocog 29er will be available in 15", 17" and 19" sizes.
  • 04-07-2006
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MMcG
    Do they make a size smaller than 17"? Shiggy, would you go with the 17" frame because of your preference for a long stem and drop bars?

    I would prefer a slightly longer stem on the stock 17" I rode but I did not feel cramped at all.

    I guessed the 17" would fit me based on the ST angle and the ETT length (which is the same as the 19" Monocog 26er). I was right.
  • 04-07-2006
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbzone
    The cranks on the production Monocog 29er are made by RPM.

    mike

    Mike, Who is RPM? I have not heard of them before.

    (Square taper! YEA! :) Four arm! BOOOOO! :mad: )
  • 04-08-2006
    vapors2k
    I'll be patiently waiting to hear feedback on this bike. I'm selling my Turner Burner and looking for a single speed 29er. Can't wait!
  • 04-08-2006
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shiggy
    Mike, Who is RPM? I have not heard of them before.

    (Square taper! YEA! :) Four arm! BOOOOO! :mad: )

    I asked Mike today. RPM is mainly an OEM component manufacturer. Good basic parts at a good price.
  • 04-08-2006
    johnnyb
    The color is a dark green. Still nice.
  • 04-08-2006
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by johnnyb
    The color is a dark green. Still nice.

    though it can look black in some lighting. It is a nice color.
  • 04-09-2006
    Redline Bicycles
    RPM components are entry level cranksets from FSA (Th Industries - Taiwan). We've been running them on the 26" Monocogs for 4-5 years with no reports of any problems. Good stuff and affordable.

    Monocog 29er sizes are 15,17,19 and 21".

    Craig - Redline
  • 04-09-2006
    Fast Freddy
    Is the front wheel on the 29 a Q/R or bolt on style? Just wondering... I'm hoping to receive mine by the end of next week.... and it is disc brake ready right... the set of Avids I have laying here need nothing else (except new cables and housing) to get going...

    Thanks
    FF
  • 04-09-2006
    johnnyb
    I think its quick release based on the end of the axle in the picture.
    I'm waiting for mine too, ordered in San Francisco week and a half ago (19").
    Its beginning to feel a bit like Christmas.
  • 04-10-2006
    Redline Bicycles
    FF,
    The front wheel uses a QR and both F/R hubs are disc ready. Monocog 29er's WILL hit us this week. We'll do a quick QC and start to ship immediattly there after.

    Thanks,
    Craig - Redline
  • 04-10-2006
    CJones
    Thanks Shiggy and gOrk for all the info!

    Will the Monocog 29er be available as a frame and fork?
  • 04-10-2006
    Redline Bicycles
    Yes, There will be a small number of frame and fork sets expected also this week.
  • 04-10-2006
    banzai
    How do I go about having my LBS order some these complete bikes for the shop to sell?
  • 04-10-2006
    Redline Bicycles
    Banzai,
    I have heard of some shops not wanting to stock 29er's on their floors yet, big bummer....

    If you tell me where you are, I can point you in best direction to get one. Any shop that sells Redline Bicycles can order for you. Let me know.....

    Craig - Redline
  • 04-10-2006
    BIKERDAD36
    monocog 29er lost at sea?
    It seems as though the monocog 29er has not arrived into port in seattle. According to seattle bike supply the ship is still out to sea. I hope the name of the ship was'nt the titanic.. anyway I guess they will be here when the get here.What is it they say about a watched pot never boils..bikerdad36
  • 04-10-2006
    Dave.
    1 Attachment(s)
    I really hope Redline does well with this bike because they've got such a significant sentimental history for anyone who rode BMX through the years. Who didn't lust after a set of Redline Flights, right? Good on them for breaking out what looks to be a great 29er ride at a great pricepoint.

    Pic of my Redline (which unfortunately collects quite a bit of dust in the garage :()
  • 04-10-2006
    ShinKen
    Anaheim, CA <-----:D
  • 04-10-2006
    ShinKen
    :eek:
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Redline Bicycles
    Banzai,
    I have heard of some shops not wanting to stock 29er's on their floors yet, big bummer....

    If you tell me where you are, I can point you in best direction to get one. Any shop that sells Redline Bicycles can order for you. Let me know.....

    Craig - Redline

    Anaheim, CA <-----:D
  • 04-10-2006
    Fast Freddy
    Craig -

    Is the first batch of bike enough to fill the orders - or will there be outstanding orders on back order after the first batch of complete bikes arrive?

    Thanks
    Fred
  • 04-10-2006
    Redline Bicycles
    FF,
    I have been told that number of outstanding orders we already have out number the amount of units we have coming in on the first shipments. Our initial forecasts were blown out of the water....... are you from a shop???

    Craig - Redline
  • 04-10-2006
    ParkerFly
    Thank God
    I talked to my Redline rep today and he said I'll get one for sure. I was a bit worried.
  • 04-10-2006
    Fast Freddy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Redline Bicycles
    are you from a shop???
    Craig - Redline

    No - BikerBob.com out of Ohio was getting me one - I ordered with him approx a month ago and didn't know how it worked if the orders were back ordered in the way they were placed - or they just show up instock and then its the mad dash to get a bike ordered....

    Thanks
    Fred
  • 04-10-2006
    sgrady11
    Crap. My shop hasn't called back to ask for the deposit so I'm sure they haven't even placed the order for mine. Bye bye bicycle.

    Looks like I'll be getting that cross bike after all...
  • 04-10-2006
    ParkerFly
    No dude
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sgrady11
    Crap. My shop hasn't called back to ask for the deposit so I'm sure they haven't even placed the order for mine. Bye bye bicycle.

    Looks like I'll be getting that cross bike after all...

    My rep at SBS said tomorrow before official orders can be placed. They're not in the system yet today. Also, more coming May 1. Don't give up hope.
  • 04-10-2006
    F5000sl
    Is the price really under $600?
    That is a sweet price for a good look'n 29r. Good going Redline!
  • 04-10-2006
    BruceBrown
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Redline Bicycles
    FF,
    I have been told that number of outstanding orders we already have out number the amount of units we have coming in on the first shipments. Our initial forecasts were blown out of the water....... are you from a shop???

    Craig - Redline

    Wow! Don't stick a fork in it yet!

    Not a bad problem to get blown out of the water on your initial forecasts. Looks like demand continues to pressure the supply.

    BB
  • 04-10-2006
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by F5000sl
    Is the price really under $600?
    That is a sweet price for a good look'n 29r. Good going Redline!

    The MSRP is under $500!
  • 04-10-2006
    F5000sl
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shiggy
    The MSRP is under $500!

    Well hot damn! I thought is was going to be more than the 26" version.
    Maybe I should've waited and saved myself some $$ from the OnOne.
    (Not to say I don't like the OnOne, but @ 1/2 the price!)
  • 04-11-2006
    Cloxxki
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BruceBrown
    Wow! Don't stick a fork in it yet!

    Not a bad problem to get blown out of the water on your initial forecasts. Looks like demand continues to pressure the supply.

    BB

    Redline even doubled the first shipments after positive responses in the 29" media (here). Something for other manufactueres to learn from. Before they do, we'll just all get an extra Redline which we dearly need for...well you know...
    Unfortunately the 29" climate in Europe is not yet such that we'll see them rolling here. People are not afraid to own 1+ bikes, and the price could really make them give 29" a go.

    Perhaps we'll have to run a poll to see where these Monocog 29ers are going : extra bike for already-converts, or someone's first 29", perhaps first 29SS.
    I hope some also are for the actual shop floor, dealers that are converts themselves but don't have a public to sell expensive bikes to.
  • 04-11-2006
    DnA362
    Im new to the 29'er world, curious how this bike at this price relates to the "you get what you pay for" saying?
    Im interested in giving a 29'er a try, but want quality products, specially on the trail.
    My lbs can get me one as stated above for under 500$ which almost scares me...
  • 04-11-2006
    jace
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DnA362
    My lbs can get me one as stated above for under 500$ which almost scares me...


    No worries.

    While it's prudent to be wary of new products, the 26er Monocog has been on the market for years, and despite an even lower msrp than the 29er, has developed a favorable reputation and a strong following. You may sacrafice some durability at this price point, but more likely the only significant penalty will be weight.
  • 04-11-2006
    vapors2k
    If weight has been stated already, disregard my question but what is the weight of the 17" setup if available?
  • 04-11-2006
    El Caballo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DnA362
    My lbs can get me one as stated above for under 500$ which almost scares me...

    Gears and suspension forks cost a lot. Leave them off and you can make a solid bike very cheaply.

    If anyone in the East Bay (CA) gets one, come by and we can do a trail shootout with my BM Flyer. Retail cost is just about the same.
  • 04-11-2006
    GlowBoy
    Agreed, the 26" Monocog has been around for a long time and is very well regarded. It (and its components) are built like a tank, which means it's quite heavy for a rigid V-brake singlespeed but also indestructible. I'm sure the 29" version will be a very hot seller.
  • 04-11-2006
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DnA362
    Im new to the 29'er world, curious how this bike at this price relates to the "you get what you pay for" saying?
    Im interested in giving a 29'er a try, but want quality products, specially on the trail.
    My lbs can get me one as stated above for under 500$ which almost scares me...

    The old adage "strong, light, cheap: pick two" applies here.

    The Monocog (26 and 29) is not light. The parts are reasonably durable and mostly house branded. They will do the job. No bling. Few special features (no EBB or sliding dropouts, no shaped tubing, no suspension). You do get a disc ready bike which is a cool at this price point.

    The main thing you get with more expensive bikes is less weight and more features.
    This is a bike (like the 26er is) many will buy to test the 29er waters. If and when they like the big wheels (and singlespeed) they upgrade to a fancy bike.

    Then there are the bike junkies like me who are getting one as a "backup" bike because it is such a good deal and it can be loaned out to friends. A bike to ride and trash and not worry about.
  • 04-12-2006
    johnnyb
    I've had a 26 monocog for several years now. I bought the frame and fork for like an unreal $109 bucks online. Parts off a busted stumpjumper and liked singlespeeding but now its my modified 3-speed with a Nexus wheel. Nice bike with a kick brake!

    The steel frame rides really smooth. I didn't notice a weight gain compared to my old stumpjumper, even though it was about four pounds heavier at around 27 pounds on a bathroom scale. But I was more concentrated on adjusting to a singlespeed style, and I feel the 29er is going to be a lot of fun. I like the 32-20 for the hills in Marin, maybe a 22 for the ridges.

    My LBS said later this week.
  • 04-12-2006
    Angus
    Well It doesn't look like I am in the first round of Monocog fun :(

    Just touched base with the LBS that handles Redline and they weren't sure if they where going to be able to get one from the first batch (even though I put a Deposit down on Jan 16th) It probally has alot to due with the fact its a small low volume bike shop, and they are nice but laid back , meaning no Balls.....


    I heard him call his rep or distributor or whatever they have and he just kindly asked, and was told his order wasn't near the top of the list he basically said ok and left it at that.

    if I don't get it quick I might just wait for the Haro Mary SS....
  • 04-12-2006
    sgrady11
    I'm in the same boat. I'm going to go find out about this Haro Mary right now.

    I called my LBS twice over the weekend, they said they would call Redline and get back to me if I need to bring them the deposit cash, still no word. They don't seem too interested in helping me out, I don't know if they realize how popular of a bike this is turning out to be.

    Maybe I'm going to have to look on the Redline site and find a different dealer.

    Until then, the cash is currently going to be set aside to order an IRO Rob Roy...just waiting for the LBS to call and tell me they can't get one...(yes I am being very positive about this)
  • 04-12-2006
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Angus
    Well It doesn't look like I am in the first round of Monocog fun :(

    Just touched base with the LBS that handles Redline and they weren't sure if they where going to be able to get one from the first batch (even though I put a Deposit down on Jan 16th) It probally has alot to due with the fact its a small low volume bike shop, and they are nice but laid back , meaning no Balls.....


    I heard him call his rep or distributor or whatever they have and he just kindly asked, and was told his order wasn't near the top of the list he basically said ok and left it at that.

    if I don't get it quick I might just wait for the Haro Mary SS....

    The second shipment of MCs is due May 1.

    The target date for the Mary is August assuming not too many changes are needed from the preproduction frames.
  • 04-12-2006
    johnnyb
    Bummin :^(
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Angus
    Well It doesn't look like I am in the first round of Monocog fun :(

    Just touched base with the LBS that handles Redline and they weren't sure if they where going to be able to get one from the first batch (even though I put a Deposit down on Jan 16th) It probally has alot to due with the fact its a small low volume bike shop, and they are nice but laid back , meaning no Balls.....


    I heard him call his rep or distributor or whatever they have and he just kindly asked, and was told his order wasn't near the top of the list he basically said ok and left it at that.

    if I don't get it quick I might just wait for the Haro Mary SS....


    I paid the whole amount in the middle of March for the monocog.

    Now, my LBS called me again today just to say that I'll have to wait another two weeks instead of the end of the week before I can get my sweaty hands on this bike. Nice shop manager taking care of his customers. :o

    Thank God its been raining like a MF, so its not too bad waiting....
  • 04-13-2006
    ShinKen
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DnA362
    Im new to the 29'er world, curious how this bike at this price relates to the "you get what you pay for" saying?
    Im interested in giving a 29'er a try, but want quality products, specially on the trail.
    My lbs can get me one as stated above for under 500$ which almost scares me...


    :D I'm just like this guy only difference is that I'm new to the SS design as well!! I'm thinking of buying this bike but had a few questions like where in the site can I find out the standover and TT legnth? WHat is it for the 17", 19 or Medium for the 29ers?

    I have two Jamis w/these top tube #s
    17" 05 XLT=22.5"
    19" 03 dakar=23.75" <--great help from my friend Kam

    I'm 5-9 and weight 210 pounds (or somwhere around the ballpark:D )
    second question is can u put a diff fork on this bike to make it semi plush?

    again, I'm very new to the Design and only been on the trails for a little over 5years!! this will be my first stiff SS bike so I got very little knowledge.:p
  • 04-13-2006
    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.
  • 04-13-2006
    sgrady11
    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!
  • 04-13-2006
    ShinKen
    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!!:p

    hmmm so (suspension-corrected) does that mean I cannot put a new fork if i want some spring motion on da front?:eek:
  • 04-13-2006
    dugmn
    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...
  • 04-13-2006
    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)
  • 04-13-2006
    eric1971
    Just ordered mine and should have it next week. Yippeeeee!
  • 04-13-2006
    ShinKen
    ohh man!! u guys suck!!!:mad: :D

    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?
  • 04-13-2006
    eric1971
    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.
  • 04-13-2006
    dugmn
    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.
  • 04-13-2006
    Burning off Beer
    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!
  • 04-13-2006
    craig
    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...
  • 04-13-2006
    Redline Bicycles
    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....
    Thanks,
    Craig - Redline
  • 04-13-2006
    DamoNNomaD
    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.
  • 04-13-2006
    shiggy
    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.
  • 04-13-2006
    dugmn
    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,
    Craig - Redline

    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.
  • 04-13-2006
    shiggy
    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.
  • 04-13-2006
    eric1971
    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.
  • 04-13-2006
    ShinKen
    poooyaaaaaaaahh!!!
    :D I'm sooo freaking rdy to order mine!! anyone in Southern California know of the best shop to but it from?
  • 04-13-2006
    Redline Bicycles
    Shinken,
    What city are you in???? I might be able to point you in the right direction....
    Craig - Redline
  • 04-13-2006
    sgrady11
    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..
  • 04-13-2006
    shiggy
    Cool, now was have your name and phone number! Good thing you did not use a credit card.
  • 04-13-2006
    sgrady11
    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"
  • 04-13-2006
    ShinKen
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Redline Bicycles
    Shinken,
    What city are you in???? I might be able to point you in the right direction....
    Craig - Redline


    I'm on Ananeim :D
  • 04-13-2006
    craig
    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).:cool:
  • 04-13-2006
    Angus
    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.

    Tell Brian I said hey!
  • 04-13-2006
    shiggy
    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).:cool:

    Freewheel or cog? The Monocog wheels have a cassette hub.
  • 04-13-2006
    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
  • 04-13-2006
    sgrady11
    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.
  • 04-13-2006
    craig
    Quote:

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

    OOPS!:o

    Anyone want an ACS 18t freewheel?

    Why on earth does a SS specific frame have a cassette hub??? Oh well.
  • 04-13-2006
    shiggy
    Quote:

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

    Quote:

    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
  • 04-13-2006
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by craig
    OOPS!:o

    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.
  • 04-13-2006
    ShinKen
    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!! :p
  • 04-13-2006
    vapors2k
    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?
  • 04-13-2006
    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.
  • 04-13-2006
    sholack
    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
  • 04-13-2006
    vapors2k
    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...
  • 04-14-2006
    erik99
    Hey Craig,

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

    -Erik
  • 04-14-2006
    Redline Bicycles
    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,
    Craig - Redline
  • 04-14-2006
    sgrady11
    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.
  • 04-14-2006
    dugmn
    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.
  • 04-14-2006
    rockhound
    When will the 853 frames be available? :)

    Will they be made in China too?
  • 04-14-2006
    craig
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by erik99
    Hey Craig,

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

    -Erik

    Small world.:cool:
    Only met him once, but we ride for the same team - Paint Creek Bicycles. (I think he's a roadie...I ride mountain bikes.:D ).
  • 04-14-2006
    ParkerFly
    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.
  • 04-14-2006
    Jaybo
    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!

    Jaybo
  • 04-14-2006
    Redline Bicycles
    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?

  • 04-14-2006
    sholack
    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!
    sholack :D
  • 04-14-2006
    Redline Bicycles
    Jaybo,
    FYI, These are steel bikes, not alloy......

    Craig- Redline


    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

  • 04-14-2006
    shiggy
    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.
  • 04-14-2006
    sholack
    damn straight shiggy
    you tell him!
  • 04-14-2006
    Redline Bicycles
    5 Attachment(s)
    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.
    Thanks,
    Craig- Redline
  • 04-14-2006
    DamoNNomaD
    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.

    :cool: