Redline Conquest Pro 2003 Cyclocross Bike

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[Nov 20, 2004]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, very stiff in BB, eye-catching red paint job, stable, comfortable over the long haul, well thought-out geometry.

Weakness:

None yet... We'll have to wait and see.

I love this bike! Very solid, smooth, comfortable ride quality. Top tube is very long so it feels extremely stable and comfortable on long rides. I particularly like the toughness of this bike – you feel like you can ride over anything. It's perfect for winter training and commuting and it definitely inspires you to go out and ride when the weather is less than perfect. I haven't had the bike long, but I've been on several epic rides in extreme weather and it's been great!

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I'm a die-hard roadie, and this is my first CX bike. I've ridden toooo many road bikes to list here, but my current bike is a Look KX Light w/ Campy Record.

[Apr 08, 2003]
jedinice1980
Triathlete

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Solid frame - good components - great looking - high initial build quality - well setup from the box (no need to upgrade anything till it breaks)

Weakness:

Redline's strange way of measuring seat tube length - make sure your shop knows what their doing. Out of my league $$wise at full retail price.

I got this bike at a really great price. I went to the bike shop asking for a Conquest. After fitting it turned out there was a Conquest Pro in the same frame size about to be shipped back because of a previous customer's fitting error. So they only charged $50 more to get the Pro. Right place, right time. The bike is sweet. The components all work well together and fit and finish is up there. I was also concerned about the skimpy looking rims, but they will take moderate bunny hops without losing true. The uppermount brakes are much more useful/functional than I thought they were going to be - I wouldn't go back. Have since become a believer in the Eggbeaters they come standard with. For the money I paid, can't think of a possible better deal, espeacially considering it's mostly 105 components. Haven't ridden it long enough to judge reliability. Can't wait for some of my first cross races this season.

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my first cx bike - MTBs up until now

[Apr 05, 2003]
MTBigger
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Great frame, good components. Very amenable to commuting, solid on dirt trails, very little flex (I weigh 250lbs.).

Weakness:

I was leary of the low-spoke-count wheels, but they're sturdy. Expected a splined b.b., but got square taper. Extra inboard brakes conflict with computer and light (I use bike for commute.)

Good, solid bike, mostly what I expected. I wanted a bike for commuting and "light" dirt use. I am big , so didn't want some feathery road bike. This is a good bike (great on road compared to my mtn.bike). It did need some work when I got it (cables, brake hoods, brake adjust) but this shop has always done me well in past so it was probably just a fluke. I had to make a little perch for light and computer because it's got an extra set of brake levers inboard on bars which use up free bar space. I've not done 'cross on this (I've done some on mt.bike) but imagine this would be an improvement. Very impressed with the Shim.105 stuff, but I haven't had new road components in about 10 years.

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Old Miyata touring bike. Specialized Rockhopper (rigid) and Spec. Stumpjumper (front suspension).

[Feb 11, 2003]
bradengovoni
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Weight... light but not too light. Very supple ride and great geometry. This is by far the smoothest riding cross bike I have ridden and a cut above similary priced bikes like the Bianchi Axis.

Weakness:

The only problem I have is that the scanisium (yes, apparently that is a word now...) is a little thin. I dropped a mini u-lock on the top tube from only a few inches up and it left a nice little dent... but oh well.

I bought a conquest pro frame to build up for cyclocross racing about 6 months ago. Built with a mish-mash of parts. This has seen use as a race bike and a few times as a commuter. For the money you cant beat it. I built mine up to save a bit of cash (because i had most of the parts in my spare parts bin) but as a complete they are very nicely appointed.

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None... I am sold on redline and dont plan on owning any other kind of cross frame...

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