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Old 03-10-08, 02:04 PM
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redline bikes opinion on them

i went to a bike store today and the bike person suggested a redline hybrid for 300 bucks
she said she got it on closeout and it was listed at 400 retail
does anyone know about redline hybrid bikes? i would be interested to know if it is a good buy at 300 as that is all i can spend on a bike. it has shocks. are these trouble free devices ?
i know racing bikes don't have shocks so i am suspicious if they are an asset to bike performance.
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Old 03-10-08, 02:28 PM
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Redline no! As a kid we idolized the redline bmx bikes. kind of sad to hear they are doing a hybrid, not to sound elitist, but it was a brand every kid in our neighborhood idolized. Kind of like schwinn selling out to walmart. Anyway, don't know if they make good hybrids or not. Just thought I would add a pointless tangent to this fresh post. They probably don't even make good BMX bikes anymore.
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Old 03-10-08, 03:04 PM
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Their cyclocross frames have a good reputation.

some reviews here - https://www.roadbikereview.com/mfr/re...L_6502crx.aspx
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Redline appears to be a decent bike. I know they built their rep on BMX and still produce some serious machines. I have a 2006 Redline 9.2.5 and am very happy with it.

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Redline makes great bikes and has some bestselling models. Their mountain bike single speeds are very popular, same with their cross bikes. Solid bikes and good values.
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yeah thats what linda the bike lady said- good value.
so i guess i'll get the bike.
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Old 03-12-08, 06:44 AM
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I race a Redline in CC, and it is a great bike.
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Old 03-12-08, 02:02 PM
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I guess I will be the odd person out here. I don't own a redline but in the last 2 years I have seen the aftermath of about 5 frame failures. Most all have been welds going at the seat stays. All have been cross bikes.
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