I got the heads up about the bike while attending Interbike earlier this month.
In most cases that would mean I stumbled across it while strolling the aisles of the show.
But, as you’ll recall, Redline wasn’t at the show this year.
Instead it was a picture posted by our good friend, Trent Brocker. Eagle-eyed Trent spotted it at a bike shop in Hayward, CA. He was surprised (like me when I saw it) that Redline made a freestyle cruiser.
I needed to find out more. I headed over to the Accell booth (Redline’s parent company) and was immediately told that Redline wasn’t at the show this year. I was kinda hoping I had just missed their booth or they were set up in an odd spot.
I made a mental note to check up on it later.
More wandering around the show.
I then came upon the Hi-Torque Publishing booth.
Copies of the new issue of BMX Plus! were there for the taking. “Don’t mind if I do,” I thought to myself as I picked up a copy.
While flipping through the pages, I found a write up of the Asset 24.
The specs looked pretty good: 74.5 degree headtube, 71 degree seat tube, 13″ BB and 15.5 inch chainstays. Pretty similar to the 24″ S&M ATF. Nice!
Once I got back home from the show I thought I would do some followup research and check it out on Redline’s site.
I dug the look…and the picture seemed to indicate the geometry specs in BMX Plus were correct. But then I clicked on the “geometry tab” and saw this:
Top Tube 20.75″
Head Angle 75 degrees
Seat Angle 70 degrees
BB Height 11.8″
What in blue blazes? Those specs did not make sense at all.
Attempts at reaching Redline through email and social media to clear up the confusion were not answered at press time.
If the specs that BMX Plus reported are complete, it looks like we have a very nice new complete on the market for 2015. If the specs on the Redline site are correct…well, then I’m still scratching my head.