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    New redline monocog!

    Got this thing thrown together in about 20 mins and took her out for a Maiden hood bashing sesh .. Man this thing is fun!

    Had a store credit I needed to use that prompted this buy and I really wanted a neighborhood rigid SS rig .. this thing fits the bill nicely! Good looking bike too.. Everyone that has thrown a leg over it has been impressed so far, it does a good job of making you feel like a kid again for sure with a big BMX feel

    The 26.8 seat post is funky -- However I plan to ride a slammed seat on this one so not biggie

    Tire clearance looks pretty good -- Looks like 2.5 will clear in the back and 2.8 or 3.0 in the front .. so some options there. I will most likely be running light and fast XC tires tho

    Rims = Says they are double wall -- Can I just yank the tubes and seal em up?? Already had to swap one tube after about 10 miles due to the large amount of goatheads hanging around my area

    Brakes = The mech brakes actually work pretty good, They will be upgraded to some Hydros shortly (I'm Fat)

    Bars & Grips = Suck -- Will be upgrading those today


    Anybody else rocking one of these new ones yet? Here's some pics, the color is awesome in person.
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    Looks nice, any chance we could get a weight as stock?


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    I haven't tried to weigh it .. I am guessing about 28lbs, I will see about weighing it in the next couple days

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    Quote Originally Posted by CougarSlayer View Post
    Rims = Says they are double wall -- Can I just yank the tubes and seal em up?? Already had to swap one tube after about 10 miles due to the large amount of goatheads hanging around my area
    Not unless they're labeled as Tubeless Ready. Double walled has nothing to do with tubeless compatibility.

    Please don't weight it. Never weigh a cheap bike, it will only end in disappointment. I absolutely cringe when the first comment on a thread like this is "how much does it weigh?"

    It doesn't matter, it's cool, just go ride it. It doesn't sound like we are discussing the next World Cup race bike, it is what it is.
    Rigid SS 29er
    SS 29+
    Fat Lefty
    SS cyclocross
    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    Not unless they're labeled as Tubeless Ready. Double walled has nothing to do with tubeless compatibility.

    Please don't weight it. Never weigh a cheap bike, it will only end in disappointment. I absolutely cringe when the first comment on a thread like this is "how much does it weigh?"

    It doesn't matter, it's cool, just go ride it. It doesn't sound like we are discussing the next World Cup race bike, it is what it is.
    I could care less what it weighs honestly .. My main trail bike is a 35lb steel Hardtail on plus tires lol

    What I can say is that it feels a lot lighter than it is when your pedaling it!

    I will try to do some more research on the rims -- Was hoping there was a couple peeps on here with the new one already I could get some info from but doesn't sound like it yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CougarSlayer View Post

    I will try to do some more research on the rims -- Was hoping there was a couple peeps on here with the new one already I could get some info from but doesn't sound like it yet...
    What brand/model are they? are they labeled?
    Rigid SS 29er
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    Fat Lefty
    SS cyclocross
    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    What brand/model are they? are they labeled?
    Nothing on them .. the RL website lists them as "Alloy D-D2 double wall"

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    They're not tubeless. It's possible that you may be able to get tubeless tires to mount up, but if you loose air pressure the bead of the tire will likely unseat as the rim doesn't have a tubeless bead shelf or "lock". Those tires are also probably not tubeless.

    I'd just run tubes for a more reliable setup.
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    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    I would see what Redline has to say. Call them on the phone, it will take five minutes.

    If the rims are not tubeless-specific, look into "ghetto tubeless" or Stans tubeless rim strips. You can make any rim work tubeless if you're willing to experiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    I would see what Redline has to say. Call them on the phone, it will take five minutes.

    If the rims are not tubeless-specific, look into "ghetto tubeless" or Stans tubeless rim strips. You can make any rim work tubeless if you're willing to experiment.
    I have a pair of Stans Strips already I could try -- Will also call RL to see what they say. If I am going to hit any dirt at all in my area I will need to be tubeless so an upgrade on some hoops may be in order!

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    Ghetto tubeless is the way to go, in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy R View Post
    Ghetto tubeless is the way to go, in my experience.
    10-4 .. Maybe I will try it this weekend .. thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CougarSlayer View Post
    Got this thing thrown together in about 20 mins and took her out for a Maiden hood bashing sesh .. Man this thing is fun!

    Had a store credit I needed to use that prompted this buy and I really wanted a neighborhood rigid SS rig .. this thing fits the bill nicely! Good looking bike too.. Everyone that has thrown a leg over it has been impressed so far, it does a good job of making you feel like a kid again for sure with a big BMX feel

    The 26.8 seat post is funky -- However I plan to ride a slammed seat on this one so not biggie

    Tire clearance looks pretty good -- Looks like 2.5 will clear in the back and 2.8 or 3.0 in the front .. so some options there. I will most likely be running light and fast XC tires tho

    Rims = Says they are double wall -- Can I just yank the tubes and seal em up?? Already had to swap one tube after about 10 miles due to the large amount of goatheads hanging around my area

    Brakes = The mech brakes actually work pretty good, They will be upgraded to some Hydros shortly (I'm Fat)

    Bars & Grips = Suck -- Will be upgrading those today


    Anybody else rocking one of these new ones yet? Here's some pics, the color is awesome in person.
    Always wanted one... still keep looking for one every now and again... wish they didn't stop making them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickerman1 View Post
    Always wanted one... still keep looking for one every now and again... wish they didn't stop making them.
    FYI: https://www.redlinebicycles.com/bike...s/monocog.html

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    Yep .. this one is brandy new!

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    Looks sweet. Love the color combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloonz View Post
    Looks sweet. Love the color combo.
    Thanks! I totally would of just grabbed a used one for a couple hundo if I didn't love the color of the new one

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    Couple New upgrades

    Did a few more things on it today..

    Got a 35mm Stem and some 40mm Rise bars -- Cut about 20mm off each side of the Spank 785 bars to make them about 750 wide. Threw a light coat of OD green rattlecan on the top of the fork just to cover up the raw steel since the fifty-fifty stem I had let's you see thru. Also cut about 7" off the stock seat post since I'm ridding slammed to shed a little weight.

    I've def made it more BMX feeling .. Next up some old carbon brakes, pedals, and some XC tires mounted up tubeless!
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    Moe Parts!

    Got a few more things added this week!

    29 x 2.35 Rock Razors mounted up tubeless on the stock rims -- Working great so far -- they roll fast and a little more comfy ride from the volume increase

    Sram XX brakes -- were a freebie from a friend -- Had to buy new pads and 1 new rotor -- fresh fluid and they are working great. I have a new 160 rotor coming for the back to match now tho.

    Some cheap Raceface plastic pedals -- love em!


    Coming along nicely -- Time to ride it!
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    Any updates on this one? How did you make out with the tubeless set up?

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    They have been great! Do not leak at all, love the tires for hard park and neighborhood rolling

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    Love the old monocogs! Could you maybe measure the chainstay length? Last I looked, Redline claims to have shortened them? Earlier model were around 445mm at the shortest, if memory serves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blue Sky View Post
    Love the old monocogs! Could you maybe measure the chainstay length? Last I looked, Redline claims to have shortened them? Earlier model were around 445mm at the shortest, if memory serves
    They are pretty short .. prolly around 420-425 if I had to guess ... I'm not even sure what to where people measure to get a chain stay length honestly haha

    If you take the tensioners off and shorten up the chain you can go about another 1/2" in on mine

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    FYI, Diamondback is now carrying Redline on their website. If you sign up for an account with the corporate code (google it) then Monocog is $559.95.

    https://www.diamondback.com/bmx-bikes/monocog

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    Thank you, sir! Very much appreciated.
    Quote Originally Posted by AbnInf View Post
    FYI, Diamondback is now carrying Redline on their website. If you sign up for an account with the corporate code (google it) then Monocog is $559.95.

    https://www.diamondback.com/bmx-bikes/monocog

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    Hmm, through Expertvoice I get that discount. Now the question, a new Monocog or used Monocog flight for less that half that? I'm kinda leaning toward the use Flight 29er!

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    Quote Originally Posted by z1r View Post
    Hmm, through Expertvoice I get that discount. Now the question, a new Monocog or used Monocog flight for less that half that? I'm kinda leaning toward the use Flight 29er!
    Flight would be my choice. I had the original Monocog and enjoyed it a lot. The bike is a tank. I would have no concerns buying one used. As long as the previous owner didn't abuse the bike, you're set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Flight would be my choice. I had the original Monocog and enjoyed it a lot. The bike is a tank. I would have no concerns buying one used. As long as the previous owner didn't abuse the bike, you're set.
    Thanks. Unfortunately the flight sold yesterday. I was supposed to get it Sunday but lost my wallet. by the time I could get a new license and got o the bank, it was sold. bummer. I really enjoy riding my single speed cyclocross bike on single track but was looking forward to the added traction the wider tires provide.

    The other bike that caught my eye was a Trek Superfly SS.

    Well, I guess I just gotta keep my eye on the classifieds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z1r View Post
    Thanks. Unfortunately the flight sold yesterday. I was supposed to get it Sunday but lost my wallet. by the time I could get a new license and got o the bank, it was sold. bummer. I really enjoy riding my single speed cyclocross bike on single track but was looking forward to the added traction the wider tires provide.

    The other bike that caught my eye was a Trek Superfly SS.

    Well, I guess I just gotta keep my eye on the classifieds.
    The trek superfly ss would be very nice too. Super light and ready to go fast. 20 lbs stock or something ridiculous like that.

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    Find one! You could not pay me enough to release my 2015 Superfly from my grips, 10k+ miles on all sorts of terrain, it's an incredible bike, now if they would only build a new one dammit

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    There's a SF listed for sale locally but I cannot get the seller to respond. It's either sold already or something else is up. The light weight really appeals to me as I just wanna go fast, lol.

    Appreciate the feedback. Can't afford a new bike so I'll be keeping an eye out on the classifieds.

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    Light fast and stiff is A superfly SS thats for sure. I have steel bikes they're nice but nothing like the aluminum superfly. Specialized crave should be on your radar too

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    I like my xtc ss.

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    FYI City Grounds is selling these with free shipping. Finding discount codes for that site is easy too- might drop it even cheaper! I've bought a bike from them before- fast shipping and awesome customer service https://www.citygrounds.com/collecti...16746529030255

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    So who has a geometry chart for this bike and why on earth would Redline and their sellers not have it on their sites?

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