I posted a thread in the commuter section on my interest in a 925. I put a 2008 model on lay-away Saturday and am waiting to sell some parts on Fleabay to break even on the rest of the balance (found a hellacious good deal at a shop up in BR for $379!)
Anyhow, I figured I would post here for Redline vets who might be able to comment on the functionality of Redline components. Upon getting the bike, I am looking to upgrade a few parts I have laying around (left-overs from my 1x1) headset, post, stem, and FW. I was considering changing out the cranks also but mostly want to step up to a Salsa 48T chainring I have (which should fit on the stock cranks). The Redline “RPM” cranks look solid for the most part and I am curious if anyone knows anything on these? The crank arms I have left-over from the 1x1 is a old set of Shimano Alivio which have worked flawless up to this point and may not be worth the swap with the RPMs (only I think the RPM is 170mm and the Shimano’s are 175mm, not that makes a huge advantage either way for the kind of riding I will be doing). Same goes for the other Redline componentry, the saddle felt pretty good on the test ride and I might only swap it for another I have laying around. The wheelset is Alex double-butted rims with RL sealed cartridge hubs. I plan to ride those for as long as I can only swapping out the tires.
So I guess my base question is, overall are Redline parts & components stout enough without burden of needing to upgrade? Any riders of the 925, I’d be curious to get long-term reviews of how their bikes have held up.
Thanks for any input.
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Thread: Redline stock parts & components
Check out the hottest mountain bike products from these brands!
See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »