It’s nicely spec’d with a full cro-mo frame and some decent parts. It does look like some compromises were made in the components department — as can be expected in any complete — but nothing that would raise any immediate concerns when you wheel it out of the bike shop.
New for this year, is a gloss black paint job that fades to a matte black. This is offset by a nice looking pair of copper finish 3-piece cranks that add a little flair to the bike.
I would’ve liked to have seen a few more copper accents (say on the handlebar and/or the seatpost) but that’s an easy fix after you’ve been riding it for a while and decide to customize it to your particular tastes. (Check out the Redline site for the rest of the parts rundown.)
Geometry-wise, the Asset 24 boasts the following:
- Top tube: 21.75″
- Head Angle: 74.5 degrees
- Seat Angle: 71 degrees
- BB Height: 13″
- Chain Stay: 15.5″
That geo puts it right in the ballpark of other heavy-hitters like the S&M ATF 24″.
All in all, a pretty solid package for $499.99 (US). I expect we’ll be seeing a lot more people rolling on these in the coming year.