Sneak Peek: 2016 Redline Asset 24

4 08 2015

After surprising us last year with a bit of a stealthy debut, Redline has brought back their 24″ freestyle cruiser, the Asset 24, for 2016.

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.

2016 Redline Asset24 BLKI 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.

The Devil 24 inside Free Agent’s lineup

11 01 2011

Often overlooked when talk turns to freestyle 24s, is the Free Agent Devil 24.

Surprising, since it features a full chromoly frame, fork, and 3-piece cranks, along with micro-drive and double-wall rims.

Geometry-wise, it sports a 74 degree head angle, 21.5″ TT and 15.9″ chain stay length (no indication if the CS length is middle of the dropout or slammed). Bottom bracket is at more “traditional” height, compared to most freestyle 24s today, at 12″.

All in all, a pretty sweet deal for a bike that retails in the $400-500 (U.S.) price range.

The “Gun metal blue” frame and fork is pretty easy on the eyes too.