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    Ordered a 2018 Redline Monocog

    I always loved the Monocog and for 2018 they changed up the geometry a little so I decided to pull the trigger on one. The large frame has a 68 degree HT and 450mm chainstay. Hopefully it is a fun bike to ride.

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    https://forums.mtbr.com/singlespeed/...#post_13904437

    Anyone know where the geometry details are?

    450mm is oddly long for chainstays. 26.8 seatpost is a weird choice, but it is what it is.

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    I've got the geometry sheet. I had them email it to me. Give me a bit and I'll try to load it up here. They have always used a 26.8 seat post. Not sure why but it really doesn't bother me.

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    Here you go. Hopefully this works. I bought a large.

    https://cdn.livechat-static.com/api/...ometry2019.pdf

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    Weird that
    A) they don't publish those numbers
    B) reach and stack not listed, and no BB drop to calculate those. The Monocog is probably a fine bike, but it's annoying that Redline does not take their products or customers seriously enough to publish geometry data on their bikes.

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    Yeah I thought it was odd that they weren't on the website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbogosia View Post
    I've got the geometry sheet. They have always used a 26.8 seat post. Not sure why but it really doesn't bother me.
    Unless/until you want to fit a dropper post, of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy R View Post
    Unless/until you want to fit a dropper post, of course...
    That's actually why I don't mind. I just never got into the dropper post. I tried one for a while and it just wasn't as life changing as I had hoped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy R View Post
    Unless/until you want to fit a dropper post, of course...
    Gravity Dropper actually makes 26.8mm droppers. I can't imagine they have sold many, but they offer all their models in that size

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn View Post
    Gravity Dropper actually makes 26.8mm droppers. I can't imagine they have sold many, but they offer all their models in that size
    That's good to know. The last time I tried one I really didn't find it necessary for the type of riding I do here in the Nashville area. Everything is pretty tame single track that has a lot of up and down.

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    And it came in today! I had a chance to ride it around my neighborhood a bit and it put a smile on my face just like the old one did.

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    Nice, I like that Army green with the skinwall tires!

    I don't mind a 26.8 seatpost either, I've got a couple of older Rocky's that use the size. Old BMX standard wasn't it? I think there is some flex with the smaller diameter and I don't see it as a bad thing for a rigid bike really. Cane Creek also has a thud buster in that diameter.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    BMX bikes are almost always 25.4mm seatposts. Some aluminum race bikes might use something bigger. 26.8 is probably a throwback to older steel bikes. Weird choice, but not a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    Nice, I like that Army green with the skinwall tires!
    Yes, I like it too - RAL 6003?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy R View Post
    Yes, I like it too - RAL 6003?
    I can't say for certain Andy but it sure looks like it. I'll shoot redline a message and see what they say. They are awesome about answering questions through Facebook messenger.

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    Anyone able to comment on if you can get a 2.35 on? I have had an 09 MCFT 09 and 07 MC. Fought to get a 2.35 on without rubbing. It fits fine but once you start loading the bike on a climb, there was enough flex to make it rub. Did not matter if used a bolt through or QR. Could never fix the issue on either frame. Sold the MCFT but still have the MC that my son rides to school.

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