2011 Redline 925 Review

Meet the 2011 Redline 925. I’ve been testing this bike for the last few months and I’ve finally been able to compile my review below.

First impressions of this bike: beautiful styling, classic color mated with chrome and aluminum. Geometry provides a very comfy yet aggressive-ready ride (more on that later).
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Headset Threadless 28.6mm
Frt Der
Rear Der
Crank Redline Alloy 42T W Guard
BB Set FSA Square taper 68 x 110mm
Cogs 16T Single
Pedal Alloy Track W Toe Clips
Rim Alex G 2000 Aero Double Wall 32H
Hub HI Flange SB Nutted
Spoke 14G Stainless
Tire Kenda 700 X 28
Bar Alloy Crescent
Stem Alloy Forged, 10 Degree
Saddle Redline Racing
Seat Post Redline Forged Alloy 27.2 x 350mm
Brake Tektro Dual Pivot Caliper
Brake Lever Tektro New Alloy Flat Bar

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The official name for the color used on the 925 is “Pearl dark brown.” Simply beautiful.
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Classic toe-clips with leather strap. No need for special riding shoes or pedals.
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Redline did a great job by pairing this bike’s color with aluminum and chrome parts which gives the bike a very distinguished look.
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Best stopping power I’ve seen on any commuter bike I’ve tested. The Tektro Dual Pivot Caliper and Tektro New Alloy Flat Bar Levers can and will stop on a dime.
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Dual Pivot Caliper
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Fender mounts, radial laced wheel.
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Flip Flop Hub.
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The 2011 Redline 925 is a very smooth riding bike. Aesthetics wise, its a gorgeous bicycle and what makes it great is that it meets many of our reader’s requirements when it comes to what a commuter bike should have; fenders, chain guard, rack mounts and simplicity. One of the things I enjoyed about the 925 is the geometry. The crescent handle bar provided me with the right amount of relaxed riding position. However, when I needed to sprint or get up and off the saddle for more power to the pedal, the bike is very nimble and responsive.

During the testing period, I made sure I rode it through my pot-hole filled route and would, on occasion, jump the bike off curbs and over parking lot blocks. The wheels stayed true to their form. The frame took all the abuse that I presented and to no surprise, the bike rode as if it was brand new. It all comes down to this; I could not find anything wrong with the 2011 Redline 925. It is a well designed/built bike, the parts spec on it is perfect for commuting and I still can’t get over how awesome the stopping power is on this bike.

I have to mention that we’ve reviewed a Redline 925 before, and fell in love with the bike back in 2007. For each year they release a new model, it just keeps getting better and better. In fact this bike has been a Staff favorite for the past few years.

The Double Butted 4130 Chromoly frame
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