Redline Monocog Flight AL Singlespeed

Monocog Flight AL

User Reviews (21)

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Justinbunyon   Weekend Warrior [Oct 28, 2010]
Strength:

Simplicity!
absorbs bumps like brawny paper towels
climbs like it just drank a redbull
Made me realize how much money I wasted on my scalpel

Weakness:

Made me realize how much money I wasted on my scalpel

This is my first 29'er and my 2nd single speed. Right away I noticed how much more I could do on trails that I regularly rode on a 26er (both SS and dual suspension). I have officially drunk (drank? drunken?) the 29er koolaid. If you're on the fence about it...BUY IT! I'm glad I did and I'm definitely going to keep it in the rotation. Additional upgrades lighter wheels, stans, and a better crankset. Keeping it rigid because I like the way it makes me pick a better line.

Similar Products Used: 1996 Cannondale converted to single speed....Not similar at all.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
motosportmeatball   Racer [Mar 05, 2010]
Strength:

japanese sanko tubeset offers quick geometry with a plush, forgiving ride, and reasonable weight for steel.

Weakness:

stock components are low end and quite heavy, which makes for guilt-free upgrades! lol!

this frame is AWESOME. i would have never given it a second look if it wasn't on sale ... i mean come on ... a redline? but i'm glad i did. my last XC bike was quite sophisticated, but i totally sucked at riding it. this redline, being singlespeed & completely rigid, is truly teaching me how to ride XC.

if you are reading this and considering a singlespeed, trust me: try this bike! even with the stock heavy wtb wheelset, this thing climbs like the space shuttle on liftoff. going tubeless shaves a whole friggin' pound (seriously) & makes climbing that much better.

i just had the bar cut down this week. handling is now spot-on.

don't be put off by the rigid fork, either. you don't have to have a suspension fork when running a 29er in XC. do yourself a favor & buy the carbon niner fork and save another whole pound. max flite saddle is pretty much like having rear suspension, btw. worth every penny.

bottom line: my redline monocog flight 29er is smooth, simple, quick & quiet. a great buy!

Similar Products Used: nada! my first 29er.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Dr_MurdocChongo   Cross Country Rider [Feb 25, 2010]
Strength:

Excellent components, super strong frame, unmatched geometry

Weakness:

Some say the BB5's but i don't have a problem with them, took a little while to dial them in but hey, more time spent with my bike and less time spent with annoying mother-in-law

There must be a reason they nickname it "flight". This thing takes off (in capable hands). Gearing is appropriate for a beginner. The component group is excellent in my opinion, you don't need the most expensive and popular components for it to be a great bike. Never thought I would like a rigid better than a suspension. Not very much I'm going to change at least for a while. In fact, I haven't had the need to upgrade it, IT upgraded my riding skills. If you are thinking about your first SS, truly consider this nice piece.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
stubecontinued   Cross Country Rider [May 01, 2009]
Strength:

Super good deal, Great frame, wheels have held up decently

Weakness:

Cranks- Al threads stripped easily

Great versatile bike! has served well as a fixed gear city bomber w/ 1.25" tires, SS commuter. Super fun rigid bike on the trails too, fast on rolling single track, fun to jump on the trail and roll over logs, light-ish, pretty burly bike.

Similar Products Used: Ironhorse Yakuza, SE OM flyer, Giant Rainer, Specialized P1
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
C Jewell   Cross Country Rider [Apr 19, 2009]
Strength:

The bike holds up really good when I am in the trails it is not like my old bike that shakes and clicks

Weakness:

Nothing wrong with it

I love how light it is and how fast because when I go through the tight fits I can go fast through there and any other bike I had I had to slow way down to fit through there.

Similar Products Used: No bike this good
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
CJNickell80   Cross Country Rider [Aug 23, 2008]
Strength:

Nice and rigid frame, good tires, good wheels.

Weakness:

Crankset is not very strong.

I'm not a very big person, I only way about 130 with my gear, but I was just going and broke two bolts, snapped the chainring in half, and bent the arms the chainring are bolted to and didn't even hit a rock going up a hill halfway through the ride and had to walk the whole way . Now i'm going to get the FSA single speed crankset. But love the bike other than that.

Similar Products Used: Kona Unit 2-9
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Matt   Cross Country Rider [Oct 13, 2005]
Strength:

Super light and well made, good XC geometry and gearing 32x16, simple quality V-brakes

Weakness:

Non-quick release seat clamp and it would be nice if you could remove the decals but they are clear coated.

I'd spun a freinds single speed and liked it enough to buy one but didn't want to spend a lot of coin. What a blast this bike has been! Super light and fast! The 17 with a short cockpit fits me perfect(I'm 5'7"). Climbs really well and I've been suprisingly impressed with the V-brakes which do the job just fine.

Buy one, you won't regret it.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
George Mudrenko   Weekend Warrior [Apr 03, 2004]
Strength:

I wanted a good mountain style bike to be able to go riding with my sons. I started doing some research and found that in order to get a good mountain bike and not a wanna be you have to spend $1500-2000. A friend told me to look into singlespeeds. I looked at several company's versions. I finally settled on the Redline monoclog and went to the Bike shop to order a 19" frame version. The salesperson told that they had just came out with an aluminum version which came with upgraded components. It was $200.00 more than I planned on spending, but I went for it anyway, sight unseen. I am really happy I did!!! It is more than I was looking for.

Weakness:

One and only one, the seat. After one day of riding I went back to the bike shop and traded for a WTB Comfort V. Other than the seat the bike is perfect!!

I believe I made the right choice for me. Within budget, VERY LIGHT! Comfortable, fun to ride. The build quality. GREAT SINGLESPEED and yes it is a real mountain bike. Oh yeah, did I mention it is really light!!!

Similar Products Used: None, except at bike shops, which were Cannondale, Bianchi and Specialized.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Todd   Racer [Apr 02, 2007]
Strength:

Loosk Nice. Rides Nice. It is nice. The fit is awesome, the fork is a dream and I love the BB7 brakes.

Weakness:

Weight of frame. It is no Easton Ultralite, but it is steel, and it's a super-deal.

The guys at Revolutions Cyles here in Seattle were the best to work with. I looked at A LOT of stock SS bikes. The Redline was certainly the best deal. I started with the idea of the stock bike with a Reba fork. I am not ready for a SS rigid, maybe someday. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to upgrade parts for racing. When all was said I done I have a fast rolling, good looking, one-of-a-kind bike. The stock bike w or w/o suspension would be an awesome weekend warrior bike.

** With just two rides, and one of them a race, I'm hooked-on-phonics for SS MTBs. Fix it and foget it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Scott   Weekend Warrior [Dec 04, 2006]
Strength:

A lot of bike for the money, light frame, nice geometry, decent component selection, cool paint job

Weakness:

Headset could be better, cranks are flexy

This bike is a great way to get into the single speed market. I considered the regular steel Monocog but the Flight was speced closer to what I would have upgraded to anyway. The bike is light and responsive. The part spec is a great starting point since things like saddles, tires, etc tend to be personal choices. The only parts I will upgrade soon because I am truly not happy with them are the headset and the cranks. The price truly can't be beat, sure its not a botique bike or a flashy name but you can pour your saving into dialing the bike in.

Similar Products Used: Nishiki Cascade, Giant Anthem
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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