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    Good job! Recent upgrades to your Redline?

    Anybody give their Redline bike some upgrade love for this Holiday season? I've been riding the bike stock with only Ergon grips since May. Here's what I came out of Christmas with for my '11 Monocog 29er:

    Avid BB7 Front and Rear Mechanical Disc Brakes
    Avid speed dial 7 levers
    Jagwire Ripcord Brake wire kit
    Crank Brothers Mallet 2 Clipless Pedals
    Scott Trail Bike shoes
    Kenda Small Block 8 tire for rear only (keeping the nevegal up front)

    Likely also going to buy a park tool wire/housing cutter for the brake install. All this stuff is on order and probably won't be here until after the new year. This is going to feel like a brand new bike to me!

    So let's see or hear your current setup and your upgrades!

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    The only upgrades that I have made to my '11 Flight Monocog is the addition of a Gamut bashguard with some super pimp red ano chainring bolts. Swapped the stock WTB seat for my old SDG, for pedals I use DMR V8's for casual riding, then I got a set of Xpedo clipless for off road use. I plan on getting a bigger front tire, maybe a Panaracer Rampage.
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    Good looking flight

    Ive got a few rides in with all the upgrades I listed along with a new 18T cog to make the gear a little taller. Can't get enough of this bike!


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    Stan's Arch w/ Hope Pro II hubs, BBG bashguard, new cassette and chain, lizard skins "Moab" grips.

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    thinking about throwing a fizik saddle on, still need to pull of one of the bottle cages so i can mount my pump...and i need to get the muddy.

    the d600 still looks new

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    Switched out the pedals, bar, stem, grips, brakes!!! Hope to save a little cash and upgrade the wheelset later! Love the MC!

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    BB7s, Ergon grips, changed the bars too

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    new rotors and pads, new seat, bars, grips, and a rampage up front= miles of smiles!
    ...don't worry it's coming...

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    Added some Crank Brothers Eggbeater 3s before my ride yesterday. Always been more of a "Functional over Apearance" guy but digging the blue accents on the pedals matching the rest of the redline decals.

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    Everything but the frame? lol It's a 2011 Monocog Flight 29er size small (25lbs with pedals)

    Chris King headset
    Hope stem spacer kit
    Easton EC70 carbon bar and seatpost
    Thomson Stem 100mm
    Ergon GX1 grips
    Hope Tech M4 brakes
    Specialized Phenom Team Ti Saddle
    Hope seatpost clamp
    XT cranks with Spot 32T SS chainring
    XTR Race pedals
    Fox F29 w/ 15QR custom powder coated black with matching red Fox fork decals
    Sun EQ27 rims Hope Pro2 front hub and Chris King rear hub
    Homebrewed Component 2 piece rear 18T cog
    Surly SS hub spacer kit
    Maxxis Ardent 2.4 front tire, Maxxis Ignitor 2.1 rear tire
    Running tubeless with Stan's tape and sealant
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    Bonty Evoke R saddle. What a difference a properly-fit saddle makes.

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    Avid BB 7's and Speed Dial 7 levers, and a Kenda Slant 6 rear tire, to my '09 Monocog 29er. Soon I'll be swapping the fork for a used White Bros Rock Solid.
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    Complete overhaul

    Some of this stuff was already on there when I bought it used from a friend. Here are some of the new upgrades I've made to it. I'm pretty happy with it now, so I won't be upgrading for a while

    Here it is in all its glory. New WTB Wolverine 2.3 tire in the front, and a Geax Saguaro 2.2 in the rear.


    New Salsa 32t chainring


    Surly 19t cog and drivetrain
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    XT brakes

    And finally my new brakes

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    I just put BB7s, a Reba, Kenda Slant 6s, ergon grips, and some Stan's 355s on my monocog. rides like a new bike

    before the fork addition
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    BB7's with SD7 levers and a White Brothers Rock Solid fork (used).
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    More upgrades to my Monocog.
    Swapped saddles from my Soma Doublecross


    Added some color to the headset and seat clamp
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    Bought used, but bike is like new! Got an awesome deal on this 2011 MC Flight, size L.

    I previously had a Med MC and I honestly think I could ride either comfortably with the right setup.


    Already had:
    -42T FSA alum chain ring (Mostly flat riding)


    Added:
    -Big Earl 50mm riser bars
    -Driven gel grips
    -Odyssey Pedals

    I love these MC bikes...

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    recently added to my 09 Moncog flite

    2012 rockshox reba RLT 15mm thru with pushlock
    stans flow/hope evo front
    stans flow laced to stock rear hub

    still needs new brakes Juicy 5 kinda of suck
    maybe a new XO crankset

    and a rider who is more fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
    recently added to my 09 Moncog flite

    2012 rockshox reba RLT 15mm thru with pushlock
    stans flow/hope evo front
    stans flow laced to stock rear hub

    still needs new brakes Juicy 5 kinda of suck
    maybe a new XO crankset

    and a rider who is more fit
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    Cog 29er bought new in 07. Replaced the seat with a Swobo as soon as I got it. Just added Juicy Threes this afternoon. Next on the list are a suspension fork, headset, QR seat coller and will put my DX platform pedals on it from my 26er FSR when I replace them with a set of Saints

    Need more posts before I can post a photo. Will post one soon.

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    Wheelset from Dave's Wheels (Stan's Arches, Project 321 SS 120pt hubs, DT spokes)
    Truvativ OCT Stylo SS crankset and BB
    CB Crampon Ultimates
    2.2 IKON 3C front tire

    probably do the brakes but that will be it. 2011 flight ROCKS!!!

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    Bead on the Purgatory **** the bed so I have a 2.4 Ardent on the way. Also killed another bottom bracket. Not sure if the Ardent will be an upgrade but it gets good reviews. BB is just another replacement XT external.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arashi View Post
    Everything but the frame? lol It's a 2011 Monocog Flight 29er size small (25lbs with pedals)
    Can I ask how tall you are? I'm 5' 10" with 31" inseam and LBS put me on a 15"/small. I have about as much seat post sticking out as you and wondered if LBS only put me on a small because they didn't have a medium in stock. This was 4 years ago now so no going back to exchange sizes!

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    trying another set of new pedals........Egg Beater 1's.....so far so good, but its only been 1 short ride

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    New wheels, new free hub, new front ring, new rear tire, newish handle bars. I have gone from 30.5lbs to just over 28. The rear rim is a WTB i23, White Ind Hub, and Wheelsmith spokes and just a random 18 tooth BMX free hub. I'm gonna try to ditch the avid rotor for a shimano at the back. The rear tire is a random Geax 2.2 I had sitting around. It's about time I gave it a try The front rim is a Easton Haven and its great but it better be for the money. The handle bars are from my old trek. Almost 200 grams lighter but narrower and weaker. The flex and the inch in a half I lost is making it harder to pump the bike up the bigger climbs. I changed the front ring to an e13 32 tooth. Now I just have to find my chain tool so I can switch that out before my first ride on the new ring and cog.
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    In addition to the BB7s, SD7 levers and Rock Solid fork, new stem and carbon bars (Easton EC-70s), and Shimano Deore cranks and BB (w/ Salsa 32T ss ring).
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    The black and yellow (08?) Monocog was my first (I've had 4). Still regret selling that thing two years ago.

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    2011 Mono

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    Picked up my first Redline Monocog about a week ago. Just finished adding some upgrades today. It's my first 29er and I'm loving the fact that I can pretty much mow over anything. Upgrades are as follows.

    Loaded Amx freeride stem.
    Forte convert platform pedals.
    Truvative Hussefelt riser bars.
    Avid BB5's
    RockShox Recon Silver TK Air Solo front fork.
    Oury Grips

    I'm really digging the new fork. But I must say, this thing is starting to weight as much as a small horse!

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    13t rear cog for road rides.
    Origin8 seatpost to replace the undersized seatpost that was in there.
    Tubro platforms
    Raceface Evolve stem
    Giant connect handlebar (needs to be trimmed)
    Giant locking grips


    Have a set of Hayes Strokers on the way. Not sure yet if I want to grab a suspension fork for it yet. Also the giant bits will probably swapped out at some point in time - id like to get a carbon bar for it.

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    I swapped my BB7s for XT M775 brakes. I love them on my trail bike so I got some on a deal I couldn't pass up. I also swapped my stem and bars for something a bit wider and put on some Ergon Grips.

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    New to me bar (traded for a six pack). Wider with a little more rise and sweep than the carbon Easton it replaced. Feels great. Need to get black grips:



    Trail upgrade. Drive side cup broke on a climb. Was able to ride it back to the car though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
    recently added to my 09 Moncog flite

    2012 rockshox reba RLT 15mm thru with pushlock
    stans flow/hope evo front
    stans flow laced to stock rear hub

    still needs new brakes Juicy 5 kinda of suck
    maybe a new XO crankset

    and a rider who is more fit
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    Elixer 7 SL brakess instead of Juicy 5s...

    weighs in at 26lb even, if I keep this bike next year, I am going to switch the Truvative Stylo crank to shimano XT, and build a set of Arch EX for it. My goal is a reliable 24lb with a front shock.

    Mountain Bike Ride Profile | Nicest day of the year in stowe. near Stowe | Times and Records | Strava it rides nice and my only complaint is lack of clearance for most 2.35 out back, which my be why I end up selling it. the intense hard Eddy has my name on it.

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    White Bros Fluid 29 fork.
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    This is the exact fork I'm putting on my Cog, quick questions... did you use the original headset or have you upgraded? Also what size is your hub, 9mm or 20mm? I'm looking for a new headset because mine is grinding now...


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    My Monocog Makeover

    This past weekend I decided my (bone stock straight from the bike shop) Monocog 29er needed a makeover from commuter/grocery-getter to kick-ass trail machine and why, oh why, didn't I do this a long time ago. This bike, apparently, was made for ripping up the singletrack trails.

    Original ExiWolf tires were getting old, hard and cracked (and quite frankly weren't great to begin with) so I replaced them with Some Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35 tires. I also replaced the stock ridged fork with an 80mm Rock Shox REBA Race that was laying around. But that isn't all I did.

    With the new shoes and front bouncer, I also swapped the old V-brakes for some Avid BB7 disc brakes matched with 160mm rotors front and rear. I had these in my "No-I'm-not-a-horder-honey-and-I-won't-throw-this-junk-out-I-need-it-all box" full of old useful parts from old bikes past...see, lovely wife of mine, I told you I would use this "junk". Yes, in case you were wondering, the old V-brakes went into that treasure chest of useful parts.

    A trail bike needs a shorter stem and wider bars right? That's what I thought too. Loosing the 110mm OEM stem and a narrow 25" (did I cut these down at some point?) handlebars, I replaced the oldies with a nice wide Easton Havoc bar and a 60mm Truvativ AKA stem.

    Oh and gearing. I was original at a 33x18 for the commuter/GG version of my COG and wanted a more trail friendly set-up so I went with a new rear cog. I'm now set at 33x20 and also opted for a new chain (I may do some experimenting and change this up slightly to 30x20, 30x22, 33x22 or ???).

    I also added couple more new touches: I added a Salsa Flip-lock QR seat collar (Old school Drooper Post), a set of Shimano PD-M530 trail pedals, some new ESI "chunky" grips (LBS was out of yellow) and some new yellow brake housing to match the frame graphics and now...time to hit the trails on what feels like a new bike.

    And hit the trails I did...Boy did the combo of the tires and front shock really wake this bike up. With the new discs mounted up, stopping didn't scare the crap out of me like the V-brakes had on many occasions and much more control on the trail (especially at high-speed) with the new wider bars and shorter stem. All these changes made a HUGE difference on the trail. I have a feeling my full suspension multi-geared bike is going to feel a bit left out this season.
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    Upgraded the frame and fork on my Monocog to a Surly Ogre frame set.

    So I guess technically my bike is not a Redline anymore....

    Thinking about selling the Monocog frame set, since I really wasn't planning to n+1.
    Probably a better idea though to ditch all my old 26" stuff and keep the Monocog. I have all the parts around to build another bike from it.
    Might use it as a polo bike, monster SSCX or whatever.
    Ride more!

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    Upgrades

    Redline Monobelt(2013) New, Nobby Nic tires, Renthal bars and Renthal stem.Recent upgrades to your Redline?-bike1.jpegRecent upgrades to your Redline?-bike2.jpeg

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    How do you like the monobelt? Any trouble with frame flex or belt alignment? How much does it weigh? Thanks.

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    Recent upgrades to your Redline?-image.jpg
    New wheel set (Hadley/Stans) and some new Ti hdw.

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    I love this bike. Made some changes to make it fit how I like and also for my weight(210+lbs) I have not had any problems(except for rear hub)frame seems to be holding up very well

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    2006 monocog. At this point the only things original are the cranks and the stem. Most noticeable upgrade: Stan's flow wheel on rear, stan arch up front. Most recent upgrade: niner flat top bar

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    2006 monocog. At this point the only things original are the cranks and the stem. Most noticeable upgrade: Stan's flow wheel on rear, stan arch up front. Most recent upgrade: niner flat top bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDFATUGLY View Post
    I love this bike. Made some changes to make it fit how I like and also for my weight(210+lbs) I have not had any problems(except for rear hub)frame seems to be holding up very well
    I suspect I am older and fatter than you. Has anyone suggested that the rear hub failure was caused or aggravated by the belt drive or belt tension? I really want to like this bike, but can't seem to pull the trigger on leaving my tried-and-true chain drive SS.

    Also, at our weights, bike weight is less critical, but I'm still curious to see what these Monobelts weigh. Do you know?

    Cheers,

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    Belt tension was not a factor in the part I was destroying. The bearings are still fine, the drive unit was the problem(redline sent new parts quickly).I weighed 253lbs + gear in April when I bought the bike(NOW ABOUT 210 W/GEAR). Not a single problem with the belt system as of yet. Because of web chatter I purchased a chain drive set up(un-used after about 400 miles of riding) I love the silent drivetrain of the belt system. I do not have any regrets in my purchase. The bike weight before the new wheel set was just under 26lbs.
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    What's the "drive unit" or what parts failed? And does the belt ever skip or jump? Finally, what is your gear ratio or equivalent? For instance, I run a 32T chainring with a 19T cog.

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    I run the stock 39 f and 22 r. It works great for my strength level. The "drive unit"(may not be correct term) is what the rear cog attaches to and provides forward motion. I was bending the pawls so they would not engage 100%. I have never had the belt skip/jump. Now with the new hub, not a single problem, its like riding a cloud.

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    This is the parts kit redline sent me.Recent upgrades to your Redline?-image.jpg

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    Thanks, for the update. Apparently, no 2014s were made, and only a half-dozen of the 2103's are in stock for sale. Sitting on the fence on this one. I don't need another bike, but on the other hand, a discontinued belt-drive SS. . . .

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    New wheel build. i23 rims had some cracks at the nipples so I rebuilt the existing hubs to Velocity Blunt 35 rims.

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