Redline has come out with a couple of new item that the BMX and Dirt Jump set will love.
Let’s start with the new PL-26 that looks like an oversize BMX cruiser. The PL-26 has that old school BMX heritage put into it that Redline is known for. If you want that full sized BMX feel this is the one for you, built with a full chromoly frame, machined BB. The fork is made with the same material and the frame and multi butted with tapered legs, Integrated headset 1 1/8, RL Aluminum HollowPoint 55mm stem, with Chromo bars.
You have the old school type pinch bolt crankset with retro sticker and Bear Cage pedals. Very cool indeed.
You can pick up the PL-26 for a cool $650.00
NEW REDLINE D26
The new D26 is all Dirtjump. Made with full 4130 Chromoly with mid BB and integrated headtube. The front fork is a Manitou Circus Comp 26″with 100mm of travel and thru axle. Gravity Components for the cockpit, and a Avid rear disc.
OLD SCHOOL REDLINE BMX
Here is a look at one of Redline’s museum BMX bikes from way back.
If you’re going to be in the Orange County area on Saturday, April 30th, 2011, then head on over to the Orange Y BMX track and ride with us. Here’s some of the details:
We have booked the Orange Y BMX Track for Saturday April 30th, 2011 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This will be a great time to catch up on your Mountain Bike and or BMX skills and have a good time. We will have all types of bikes racing so bring what you got. We are allowed to arrive 30 minutes prior. Anyone without an ABA Membership will need to sign a waiver form, which I will provide to you before the riding begins.
Some of use will be heading to the local pizza place after so everyone is more then welcome to join.
If we get 20 people it is only $15.00 per person for the entire time. The more people we get the better the deal. Please make sure you RSVP so we can plan accordingly.
Feel free to invite anyone you think that would have a good time.
Helmet Required : Full Face or road style
Long Sleeves or Short Sleeves w/Elbow Pads
Pants or Shorts w/knee Pads
Orange Y BMX
2241 E. Palmyra
We will be meeting there from 3:15-3:30 so we can get all the paperwork and waivers taken care of. Please note everyone must fill out a waiver form in order to ride the track.
Also if we are trying to get a final head count of who is coming so we can finalize the rental.
Everyone is more than welcome to bring friends and family as there is plenty of riding room and seating for many. We will have tons of bikes so and riders of all ages and skill levels so
We will be getting pizza after and everyone is welcome to join. If you are planning on joining us for pizza please let us know as we will be making reservations at Round Table Pizza down the street.
Don’t get intimidated, this is going to be my first time there too. Besides, from what I understand, we can bring our mountain bikes!
One of my good friends, Loren Brewster used to be a BMX race back in his prime. He used to race at the Orange Y track in Orange, Ca. He was pretty decent and even made it up to the Nationals. Since I knew he used to ride BMX I figured he’d know how to handle the 4X track in Fontana, Ca. So I asked Loren if he’d be interested in riding the track to see if he still has it going on.
On Saturday morning, we drove to Fontucky, suited up and since I didn’t know how to really ride 4x, I followed Loren and mimic his moves. What was cool about our experience, I was able to see Loren become more and more comfortable on his bike…until it had problems.
There was a table top that was at least 10 feet long and I wanted to practice jumping over it. I ended up clearing it the first time, and then the second time I cased it on the transition. No harm done, I still felt good because I didn’t have to roll through it.
I saw that Loren wanted to try jumping, but since his bike was out of commission, I lent him the KHS XCT 555. He must have done 7 runs in a row and each time he got on the bike, he was going faster and faster! Here’s what he was able to do…
Today Breanna and I planned on heading out to do a little ride on the tandem. My youngest Aleah said she wanted to go, so I hooked up the Champion Trailer Bike to our tandem and made our little trek 3 times more fun.
While we were out on the trails, we saw some kids on BMX bikes and I asked them if they were heading to the jumps, if so I asked if I could go watch them. At first they looked at me funny but then I explained that I have a FreeAgent Team Limo and want to learn how to dirt jump. So they agreed and sure enough, these guys knew what they were doing.
As you’ll notice, these guys weren’t wearing helmets and I kept encouraging them to make sure that they do. Ok…now that I’ve done my PSA, enjoy these pics. I didn’t even get their names but they wanted to show of their skills. Unfortunately my camera sucks.
Right before I left I asked them if I can take a “serious” group shot. Cool kids…there’s something about teenagers not having fear….