Redline Monocog Flight 29er Hardtail

DESCRIPTION

The Monocog Flight features high quality Sanko tubing with slider dropouts, disc brakes, and improved cranks and wheels.

  • Japanese Sanko Double Butted Chromoly frame, Slider Style
  • Japanese Sanko Taper Leg Chromoly fork
  • AVID BB5 Disc Brakes
  • FSA Gamma Drive Single 32T, ISIS cranks
  • Redline Sealed Bearing Hubs with WTB Laser Disc Trail Rims
  • WTB Rocket V saddle

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-10 of 47  
[Aug 04, 2021]
Alberto22


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Excellent ride quality, reasonably light weight, good value for the money. - https://www.kitchenremodeltacomawa.com/

Weakness:

None so far.

Purchased:
New  
[Jul 11, 2021]
sherrixotyv29


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Excellent ride quality, reasonably light weight, good value for the money. -- Flat Tires

Weakness:

None so far

Purchased:
New  
[Jun 16, 2018]
BigBMX


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

light, comfy steel frame; fork accommodates 3" tires; fun geometry (they dialed in 29er geometry early), wheels that are TANKS (still holding up with no little love), sliding dropouts, the frame has lasted me 8 years of riding.

Weakness:

short frame front-center (distance from BB to front wheel) this leads to a FUN, nimble bike, but can lead to toe-overlap issues (especially with big rubber in front). This is speaking for a medium frame, which is smaller than today's small frames-- it is shorter than my GF's small Krampus.

Price Paid:
675
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2008
[Sep 15, 2014]
a29rider
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Smooth, flows well, maintenance free, RIGID

Weakness:

Maybe a tad heavy, fork chatter

Been riding the flight all season and love it. Have been riding rigid single speed more than full suspension over all trail types. Put on a set of wider tires (bontrager xr4 team) to get more float. Put on ergon grips and changed saddle. Voila..... Just go and ride.
Bike rides well, climbs strong (as long as you have the leg power for it) and handles everything well. Just pulled stock wheels off and put on a pair of mavic crossmax st's. Handling was good before and is exceptional now.
Just ride loose and climb aggressively. Great bike for a great price!!

[Aug 10, 2014]
Jung Karl
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Excellent ride quality, reasonably light weight, good value for the money.

Weakness:

None

Found a used Monocog Flight frame cheap online and decided to build it into a do it all single speed. Wide drop bars, 80mm truvativ stem, used rigid fork off a Bianchi S.A.S.S (just enough clearance to run a 29x2.2), used oem Alex wheel set off a Scott Spark, used Deore crankset and Avid BB7's. All in all it's fairly low end kit but the ride quality on the trail tells another story all together. Pedals like a dream, incredibly agile, the ride quality of the frame/fork combo is amazingly supple. Don't pass one of these up if you find a deal, well worth the money. Quickly becoming my favorite bike for fast, flowing trails.

[Aug 10, 2014]
capt.shred

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

steel, ride, dropouts, history.

Weakness:

1 1/8 head tube.

I've had several single speed xc bikes. Custom Lynskey, Kona, surly... This exceeds them all on many levels. It's light, responsive and a great price. 100mm fork brings the bike to a new level. It's an xc racer. No need for super slack angles, 16" chainstays ect... New headtube size would be nice as it's getting harder to find high end forks with 1 1/8 steer tube.

[Aug 22, 2012]
mayonayze

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

out of the box, this bike is light, solid, and FAST. Redline put together an impressive mix of components at a crazy low cost. mine is the 2011 model

Weakness:

BB started crapping out after about 700 miles. i mash the chit out of climbs and so i am not really surprised, or disappointed. the chain stay is also pretty narrow and wont fit anything bigger than a 2.1. also, standing around at the trail-head waiting for your friends to muck with gear and suspension settings will get old, as the Flight is ready to rock as soon as it comes off of the rack.

i hadnt ridden a MB since i was about 15, and was excited to get on a bike again, but i wasnt sure i'd be able to get the kind of seat-time that would justify a more expensive bike. one of my lycra wearing racing buddies has a base monocog as a "play" bike and recommended i get one. to make a long story short: in a matter of weeks i went from not being on MB for 20 years to competing and placing in XC races, on this bike.

[Jan 28, 2012]
Cardoza Kidd
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Bike just lookz SMOOTH and it iz SOLID. I put 2001 MILEZ on it from when I received it FREE from REDLINE on 01/25/2011 until 12/31/2011 riding anywhere and everywhere here in AZ. Nothing has broken or been replaced, BEST BIKE I HAVE EVER OWNED, love it!!!

Weakness:

None

REDLINE makes solid mountain bikes, I LOVE the simplicity of the single speed and have ridden enough to be able to ride anywhere with one gear. LOVE the way the bike looks and feels and best of all it was FREE OF CHARGE!!!

Similar Products Used:

Had a REDLINE D440 in 2010 and put 3738 MILES on that which earned me my FREE REDLINE MONOCOG FLIGHT 29ER. Loved that bike also but I did need to replace some things on that, but not much... REDLINE makes a great mountain bike, although honestly I only use my bikes for URBAN MOUNTAIN BIKING through the STREETZ...

[Nov 09, 2011]
multistrada
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great value, Good ride quality, Climbed well, The feel of Steel...

Weakness:

None that i ran across. Performed well without glitches

This bike is a workhorse. Solid on the trail. Great feel from the Steel, solid climber. I had none of the issues mentioned previously regarding frames giving way. Mine is solid and i have ridden regularly in rough rocky technical terrain. My experience is positive and based on my time on the bike i could recommend it without issue - Especially for the price. Its a great value

Similar Products Used:

Vassago Jabberwocky

[Sep 21, 2011]
LyonsLeo
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Inexpensive, fun-handling, stable at speeds, good climber, not too flexy.

Weakness:

Frame broke at down tube, just like so many other reviewers.

Super-fun and affordable bike that handled the Firecracker 50 as well as I did. Tire clearance could be better on the rear triangle, and the frame flexes a bit laterally, but the steel compliance is nice on the bumps - THAT IS UNTIL THE FRAME SNAPS!

Sorry Redline, but a down tube snapping in half during a descent is a deal breaker for me. I'm a 175lb XC rider who sticks to reasonable terrain. This is a rigid bike setup, so I wasn't hucking huge drops. I was merely descending a singletrack run when all of a sudden the bike folds underneath me like cheap lawn furniture.

Similar Products Used:

This is the only rigid 29er I've owned.

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