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BMX Race cruisers at Interbike

24 09 2015

While not as big a showing as previous years, Interbike did have its share of BMX race cruisers on display this year.

Probably the most eye-catching was the Free Agent Limo. Featuring a bright colorway (compared to more recent years) and a new fork (I think) this is FA’s flagship race cruiser and it looks every bit the part.

Free Agent Limo 24 Interbike

Over at Redline, the workhouse of the race lineup, the Redline Proline 24 was on display. Solid, bang-for-your-buck race machinery right there.

Redline Proline 24 Interbike

At Hyper, it looks like the oil-slick colorway lives on (I kinda think it might be past its due date tho) with a 24″ kitted out with Snafu components.

Hyper 24 Interbike

At GT, the entry-level 24″ Mach One was on display. I was kinda hoping to see the Speed Series Pro 24 in the booth…but alas, they only had the 20″ version. I do dig that copper on white colorway on the Speed Series Pro 24.

GT Mach One 24 Interbike

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Big wheel bonanza in September BMX Plus

22 08 2013

On again and off again, running hot and cold on cruisers, it’s an ongoing theme with BMX Plus magazine.

One minute they’re showing some love for cruisers, the next they’re running a cover story called “Cruising into Oblivion: The Death of the 24“.

The BMX world’s longest running magazine can be a cruel mistress.

It’s enough to make a grown man cry.

Now in the latest issue (September), it looks like Plus is trying to kickstart the love affair again.

With a coverline that calls September “The Big Issue” and “Race and Freestyle Cruisers put to the test” getting top billing you just know something’s up.

BMX Plus Big IssueInside the magazine, they have–be still my heart–a freestyle cruiser shootout!

Granted, we suggested that they do this way back in 2010 but it’s nice to see it finally happening.

The DK Cygnus, the Sunday Model-C and Stolen Saint are all reviewed, complete with some pretty good riding shots.

BMX Plus Freestyle Cruiser ShootoutOn the race side of things, Plus takes the Redline Proline 24 out for a test drive.   A solid review with, again, some good riding shots.

BMX Plus Redline Proline Test

To cap things off and round out the big wheel bonanza, there is a DK ad on the backcover, featuring its Sentry 24.

24in DK Sentry adWill this renewed love for the cruiser last this time?

I guess we’ll have to watch the newstand to find out.





Redline joins the gold rush

31 08 2010

Looks like more bike companies are joining the “gold rush” with retro-inspired gold anodized components.

Case in point, Redline’s 2011 Proline 24 chock-a-block with gold components.

It may not get the fanfare of the Flight series, but for me, if you’re looking for a race-ready complete it’s hard to go wrong with the Proline. And now with gold components, you get a little bit more soul with your performance.





Redline runs 2-page Proline 24 ad

13 01 2010

Flipping through the latest edition of BMX Plus! recently, I was pleasantly surprised to find a two-page ad for the Redline Proline 24.

So many companies give short shrift to 24s in their ads,  it’s nice to see Redline step up and recognize that cruiser riders want to see “their” bikes in the BMX mags too. For Redline to do so in a two-page spread makes me respect them even more.

What’s more, I love that they chose the Proline 24 over the Flight 24 for the ad. While the Flight 24 is certainly a sought after bike for the hardcore race crowd (with factory Answer Scythe forks, etc.) the Proline 24 is a simple, well-spec’d bike that works: Chromo forks, Redline Flight cranks…everything you need to win races or ride trails…nothing too fancy, but nothing that needs replacing either.

Even though I’m kind of surprised it wasn’t offered in red, or that cool bronze-y gold of last year, I find that this blue version is growing on me. Great job, Redline.

Respect.