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2008 925 pics!

Old 08-16-07, 07:29 AM
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2008 925 pics!

How did I miss this?

http://commutebybike.com/2007/08/08/2008-redline-925/

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Old 08-16-07, 07:39 AM
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wowzers. looks good. not a bad idea, switching from moustache to bullhorn bars. i like seeing a stock bike with moustache bars but they made some people wary, and i bet that redline's reps heard from bunches of bike shops that people were asking them to swap them for something else - drop bars, most likely - but that redline wanted to keep it unique and so went with bullhorns. either way, still a rad and sensible bike. if i got my daily rider stolen or busted and needed to drop bills on a new stock bike, the redline would be very high up on the list indeed.
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Old 08-16-07, 07:46 AM
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I am not usually a fan of the lower cost production bikes, but I have to say that looks really nice.
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Old 08-16-07, 07:53 AM
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Looks nice. What cranks are those?
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Old 08-16-07, 08:59 AM
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looks kinda like some of the Jamis paint schemes from a few years ago...an improvement over the old 925 imho....
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Old 08-16-07, 10:07 AM
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Looks like a fairly smart, practical bike.
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Old 08-16-07, 10:10 AM
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Looks like they've decided to appeal to a specific demographic with those bullhorns and radial front wheel. The four bolt spider is kind of weird....the bike looks kinda fragile to me.

Not my cup of tea, but it's nice that they're trying.
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Old 08-16-07, 10:12 AM
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Nice. I liked the old paint scheme too, but this is good. Very glad they dropped the moustachios.

Disappointed in the 4-bolt cranks, but those are usually upgraded before you need a new chainring anyways.
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Old 08-16-07, 10:13 AM
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About how much are those going to cost?
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looks good except for a couple things:
- 4-bolt crank
- super short track ends.
- radial front?
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Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
- super short track ends.
I think (hope) they are just obscured by the chain tugs.
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Old 08-16-07, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane View Post
I think (hope) they are just obscured by the chain tugs.
i hope so too

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If you wanted drops on the '07, you got yourself some drops. If you want drops on the '08, you get yourself some drops...and some brake levers.

Specialized is going to a "panel" paint scheme on the '08 Langster, too. Must be a trend.

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It looks nice enough, but I'm a fan of the more stealth previous paint scheme. It's also a shame to see one of the only bikes to come stock with moustache bars turn to the dark side. I just got an 07 925 and I'm loving the bars.
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I really dig on manufacturers like Redline coming out with bikes like this, but I've never been much into the whole fender thing. I'd be more attracted to it sans fenders.

But I'm just one dude, and I'd rather have Redline put the bike out with fenders than not put it out at all. I wonder how sales for the 925 are?
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Originally Posted by iamtim View Post
I really dig on manufacturers like Redline coming out with bikes like this, but I've never been much into the whole fender thing. I'd be more attracted to it sans fenders.

But I'm just one dude, and I'd rather have Redline put the bike out with fenders than not put it out at all. I wonder how sales for the 925 are?
The fenders made more sense with last year's model, with mustache bars, etc.-- a 'fun commuter.' Seems like they're trying to have their cake and eat it too, with the new one-- bullhorns, radially laced front...and fenders? They probably should've just gotten rid of them and put the money into the cranks.
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Old 08-16-07, 03:10 PM
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They look like the same track ends as the '07 - short as ****. Personally, I'm glad I went with the '07.
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Originally Posted by iamtim View Post
I really dig on manufacturers like Redline coming out with bikes like this, but I've never been much into the whole fender thing. I'd be more attracted to it sans fenders.

But I'm just one dude, and I'd rather have Redline put the bike out with fenders than not put it out at all. I wonder how sales for the 925 are?
Just take the fenders off and hang them in your garage until it rains. Or put them on another bike.

The deal breaker for me is the compact geometry. I much prefer the traditional triangles.
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Wow....I really like it !!
The 4 bolt crank is the only thing looks really NEXT / WAL*MART wack.
A spraybomb could fix the 5 year old LeMond paint job, too.

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Old 08-16-07, 06:12 PM
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So I still haven't pulled the trigger on a SS. I narrowed my list to the Van Dessel 'Country Road Bob' and the Bianchi 'San Jose.' My hold out has been waiting on the 2008 Bianchi but not even a sneak peak anywhere. Now comes this bike....
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Old 08-16-07, 06:45 PM
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Like some others have already said, the first thing that jumped out at me is how hideous the crank/chainring is.
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Next year they need to do swept-back townie bars.
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Old 08-17-07, 12:18 AM
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Yeah those cranks are really ugly. Otherwise, its very pretty.
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way to go redline

looks good
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very nice
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