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Redline Monocog: Too heavy?

Old 04-07-20, 06:44 PM
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Redline Monocog: Too heavy?

Would a Redline Monocog be too heavy for SSCX (50 year-old legs), if the goal is just to finish and have a good time? At that price point, my options seem to be a formerly high-end used canti SSCX rig I'd never feel comfortable riding off the track at speed in Seattle, or something like this, which i could also ride around the neighborhood, to the store, on trails, etc. But I'm assuming it's as much of a pig as the old rim brake monocogs, which were 30ish pounds, as I recall.

Or should I just wait to find an RXS or some other disc-equipped single-speed come up on CL?
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I have a few old monocogs lying around that me and my kids used while they were growing up. One is an old steel 26er, another is an old aluminum Flight Monocog 26er, and the third is a newer 29er monocog. They are nowhere near 30 pounds. Bike weight will subtly effect you average speed, but there is no reasonably good bike that will be too heavy to “finish and have a good time”. A few pounds difference of weight will probably only be noticed when lifting it onto the car rack.

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