Redline Urbis Street Freestyle Fixed Bike
Redline Bicycles just unveiled the Urbis, to be formally introduced at Interbike next week. This is the latest evidence that aggressive fixed wheel street riding is continuing to grow in popularity and scope, with another long time BMX company jumping on what may be the riding style that defines and hooks the next generation of kids. Low-rise cruiser bars and through the steerer tube cable routing lend an upright position and the ability to barspin to hearts delight with a front brake, or at least crash without tearing apart the cable housing. An exclusive ISIS drive crankset keeps the chainline in check, and the clearance for big tires certainly shows that Redline is paying attention to what riders are searching for these days. The frame and fork is contructed of steel, as it should be, and appears to have water bottle bosses and potentially rack/fender mounts for people who make one bike perform multiple duties. No word on official pricing just yet, but given Redline’s history of competitively priced bikes and the sensible but not bling component spec I’d expect this complete bike to be a deal.