new Monocog- cheap SS 29er- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 28 of 28
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mack_turtle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    9,027

    new Monocog- cheap SS 29er

    I don't know how I missed this, but Redline brought the Cog back. those 450 mm chainstays get a big, fat NO from me, but it is a good option for a new rider.

    Monocog | Redline Bicycles

  2. #2
    Super Moderator SuperModerator
    Reputation: driver bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,713
    On-point with the colour and skin-wall tires. Still love my '07 Monocog.

  3. #3
    Upcyclist
    Reputation: Cornfield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    5,243
    Good, new stock for riders wanting to try SS only to not like it and sell on CL for cheap. I'll be waiting to pick one up in a few years, lol!

    Only real bummer I see is a straight head tube, and maybe rear tire clearance, hard to see if there's room for a 2.5 or 2.6.

    By continuing to browse my posts, you agree to send chazpat cookies.

  4. #4
    Downcountry AF
    Reputation: *OneSpeed*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    6,138
    That's cool, good option for those on a budget. 26.8mm seatpost, waaa?
    Rigid SS 29er
    SS 29+
    Fat Lefty
    SS cyclocross
    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

  5. #5
    Bikesexual
    Reputation: jcd46's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    6,879
    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Good, new stock for riders wanting to try SS only to not like it and sell on CL for cheap. I'll be waiting to pick one up in a few years, lol!
    Ouch!! Lol
    Surly Krampus
    All City MMD
    Kona Unit
    :thumbsup:

  6. #6
    Upcyclist
    Reputation: Cornfield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    5,243
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Ouch!! Lol
    I've got my $250 ready!
    By continuing to browse my posts, you agree to send chazpat cookies.

  7. #7
    Bikesexual
    Reputation: jcd46's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    6,879
    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I've got my $250 ready!
    I'm willing to deliver it.
    Surly Krampus
    All City MMD
    Kona Unit
    :thumbsup:

  8. #8
    Upcyclist
    Reputation: Cornfield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    5,243
    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    I'm willing to deliver it.
    Cool, I might be back in SoCal by then.
    By continuing to browse my posts, you agree to send chazpat cookies.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    968
    Let's see...

    - tektro mechanical disks
    - 26.8 seat post
    - 740 bars called 'wide'
    - 'fully rigid' used in the description

    Gotta have it.

    Not.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mack_turtle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    9,027
    those Tektro stoppers are decent when set up correctly. not as nice as BB7s but they work.

    honestly, it seems like it would be a good urban bruiser that you can ride anywhere, but might be a big of a pig on trails. weird seatpost choice too!

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: J.B. Weld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    11,732
    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post

    You would think they'd get the brake cable installed right for an advertising photo, how'd they miss that?

    Even if they had got it right the routing at the seatstay is crap. And the seatpost size is silly.
    I brake for stinkbugs

  12. #12
    Downcountry AF
    Reputation: *OneSpeed*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    6,138
    ^ the photographer is clearly not a cyclist, nor is the guy who spec'd the seatpost.
    Rigid SS 29er
    SS 29+
    Fat Lefty
    SS cyclocross
    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

  13. #13
    Super Moderator SuperModerator
    Reputation: driver bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,713
    Monocog was always 26.8mm I believe because it's more compliant than a larger diameter post. I picked up a Thompson for mine cheap on ebay, way nicer than the stock one.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2,846
    This seems closer to a cruiser bmx than a mountain bike.

    Straight steerer and 450mm CS make me sad.

    Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Driverfound337's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    261
    this is dope, now trek bring us back the superfly SS!

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: asphaltdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    643
    Good to see a true classic revived!

    Still love my '08 'Cog.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shinkers View Post
    - tektro mechanical disks
    They will probably stop you in time. Even the Avid SD7 V's on my Monocog never disappointed me. I don't brake a lot around here anyway.

    - 26.8 seat post
    Classic monocog feature!

    - 740 bars called 'wide'
    Just about the perfect width for an XC SS. It's not a full squishy enduro machine eh.

    - 'fully rigid' used in the description
    'With 1 analog gear!'

    Gotta have it.
    If I didn't have one already, I might very well want one.
    Ride more!

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: seat_boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,541
    Interesting they slacked out the head angle but didn't shorten up the chainstays.
    http://www.bikingtoplay.blogspot.com/
    RIGID, not "ridged" or "ridgid"
    PEDAL, not "peddle." Unless you're selling stuff

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    65

    Look who's back!

    Very cool. I hope Redline makes a resurgence and disrupts the trendy, overly expensive steel 29er market. They were maybe just too ahead of the curve before?

    Anyway, to the Moncog! I like the color, the 40mm stem and 740mm bars, and the 24mm spindle crank--all big improvements. Though I they may have slackened it too much; I'd prefer (69 or 71). I'll have to try it.. Of course this all depends on the fork length-- anyone see what the axle to crown measurement is for the fork? That said, I guess the regular Monocog was always a bruiser (strong and heavy), made to slam down the Mtn or an 8 stair. Now, with that new geo, it looks like it will do just that better and in style... Cool!

    Also, it'd be encouraging to hear they can fit a 2.6" in the rear, especially since the chain stays are longish, they should be able to do it.

    Summary: Excellent improvements and great looks. For the coin, this is a very cool bike!
    That said, this appears to be a less-expensive but "dated" version of the new Kona Unit which is very Moncogesque: single speed, paragon-type sliders, qr hubs, steel, 473mm ATC fork. The new Unit is almost the "Flight" version of this generation monocog frame (what do you think?).. Note the Unit is $400 more and for that you get a (I'd bet) lighter, Reynolds 520 frame, 31.8 seatpost, paragon dropouts, clearance fit 27+ and 29+).
    Anyway, the new monocog looks like a great bike. I purchased a Monocog Flight for my first bike and if I were a young pup today looking for a first bike, I'd be happy to pick up one of these babies! I hope to see many of them around and get to ride one. Also, I too have my $250 ready!

    *My Monocog Monologue*:
    The '08 Flight with a 100mm Reba and a 2.6"/2.4" front and rear, respectively, is still my main rig here in rugged Tucson. It is like a sharp knife compared to all of the increasingly long swords that fill the bike news. The Flight is Light, nimble, and deadly especially in tight quarters and hairy situations... BRING BACK THE FLIGHT and have a slightly updated nimble geo-- maybe just a slightly longer reach than the old version (keeping stand over low), tire clearance for 2.6", maybe 69-70 deg HTA. The closer the front wheel is to ones toes, the better that baby will climb! Even the Unit is a little too long.

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention, mack_turtle. I've been hoping for this day...
    It has begun!
    ~BigBMX
    Last edited by BigBMX; 10-08-2018 at 12:46 PM. Reason: English
    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. ~Benjamin Franklin

  19. #19
    One ring to mash them all
    Reputation: the one ring's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    1,243
    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    This seems closer to a cruiser bmx than a mountain bike.
    And this is even closer to one: RL 275 | Redline Bicycles

    Quote Originally Posted by asphaltdude View Post
    Still love my '08 'Cog.
    Me too!
    If only stupidity could be weaponized at a level sufficient to self-destroy its host.

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2,846
    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    And this is even closer to one: RL 275 | Redline Bicycles



    Me too!
    Yeah and this is even closer that everything that one:
    http://redlinebicycles.com/bikes/pl-26/


    Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    745
    Did they spec a different seat post in the older MonoCog flights? Mine uses a 27.2, but I don't have any experience with the non-Flight models.

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mack_turtle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    9,027
    I had a 26er standard 'Cog bitd. I think it still had an odd ball 26.8 post. Seems like a dumb move, like they got a deal on a ton of seat tubes that size and needed to use them up.

  23. #23
    Super Moderator SuperModerator
    Reputation: driver bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,713
    Quote Originally Posted by solo-x View Post
    Did they spec a different seat post in the older MonoCog flights? Mine uses a 27.2, but I don't have any experience with the non-Flight models.
    As I recall the flights were always 27.2mm. Better quality cro-mo (and butted) than the regular 'cog.

  24. #24
    AKA Pat McGroin
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    43
    I have a 2015 aluminum Monocog. Carbon fork, tapered carbon fork with thru axle.they only made it in 15, then, as most of you know, stopped producing SS and CX bikes completely. Climbs and accelerates like a cat with turpentine on it's ass!
    That bike should be resurrected, with a geo tweak, ideally. Although as a whole, it's pretty spot on!

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Blackies Pasture's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    452
    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    I don't know how I missed this, but Redline brought the Cog back. those 450 mm chainstays get a big, fat NO from me, but it is a good option for a new rider.

    Monocog | Redline Bicycles

    Those are horizontal dropouts, so I don't know where they got 450mm from.

    I have an old one, and I have it at 430 ish (tire is right against the seat tube, and barely clears the stays

  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    607
    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    26.8mm seatpost, waaa?
    I agree, this is a silly choice, however, according to gravity dropper's website, they have the option for any of their posts in a 26.8... so perhaps there is some hope yet! but still a dumb spec choice.
    Deflated - buy parts to sell parts to buy more parts.. bikes are my drug of choice

    FATTrailer for the kiddo

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mack_turtle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    9,027
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackies Pasture View Post
    Those are horizontal dropouts, so I don't know where they got 450mm from.
    most manufacturers list the shortest position on horizontal dropouts, but it's possible that 450 is the center of the slot. good to hear that it's likely not the case that the shortest position is that long.

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation: CougarSlayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    153
    Been riding the bejesus out of mine -- It's so much more fun than the plus bike I was riding around the neighborhood and local deserts. They have a winner with this one IMO
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails new Monocog- cheap SS 29er-rline.jpg  


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-22-2013, 10:31 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-18-2011, 12:48 PM
  3. Monocog 29 vs Monocog 29 Flight sizing
    By MadCowRider in forum Singlespeed
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-18-2011, 10:25 AM
  4. Redline Monocog 29er vs Monocog Flight 29er
    By bul in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-28-2007, 09:57 AM
  5. disc wheelset cheap cheap cheap
    By InvictaS1 in forum Where are the Best Deals?
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-05-2006, 05:48 PM

Members who have read this thread: 19

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.