Redline Conquest Pro Cyclocross Bike

DESCRIPTION

Frame Material: Kinesis CX aluminum
Frame Angles: 72.0 head, 73.0 seat
Sizes: 48cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm
Colors: Black/Red/White
Fork: Aperbic
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano 105 STI Dual Control/Radius RA3.0
Handlebar: Radius 6061
Stem: Radius Camino Pro
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Dia-Compe
Front Der: Shimano 105, braze-on
Crankset: FSA Gossamer, 38/46 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano 105 SS
Pedals: Crank Brothers Eggbeater
Tires: Front: 700 x 30c Michelin Cyclocross Mud, Rear: 700 x 30c Michelin Cyclocross Jet

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 02, 2011]
Ryan Berg
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Fun to ride on or off road
Sram Rival components
Avid Shorty 6 brakes
Hutchinson Bulldog tires
Carbon fiber fork

Weakness:

Disc break tab on rear but not on the front

Its a 2010
Good bike for the price
I like the frame colors(red,white,and blue)

[May 24, 2010]
SlowJoeCrow
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stable handling, good ride (softer than the Fuji I rented) good mud & fender clearance, excellent shifting, comfortable handlebars

Weakness:

no fender eyelets on fork (fixed in 2010, so so brakes (also better in 2010), front brake cable routing is tight and would be better if they had kept the fork mounted cable stop. FSA Gossamer crankset that has issues with bolts loosening and creaking. Some rack braze-ons would be nice but it's supposed to be racer and not a commuter so I can't complain.

Since nobody has posted a recent review I thought I would put in my 2 cents on the 2009 model since Redline switched to SRAM shifting and tubeless tires. I'm newish to road biking and impulsively decided to buy this bike after trying cyclocroos on a rental bike. I'm lousy right now but hoping to get better so my opinion is more on general use than racing. Since the Conquest Pro is one of the more common bikes at Cross Crusade races I guess it's good for the job, certainly Redline designed in lots of mud clearance and the Hutchinson tubeless tires are in line with current trends. I think the SRAM Rival setup is also better than Shimano since the shifter is separate from the brake lever and it handles a larger gear range. I run an 11-28 cassette on the road for better climbing and a little extra speed downhill.
List on these is around $1800 and the new models are a little glitzier with Blue and White paint and gloss White components. Shimano equipped bikes like Kona and Fuji are a bit cheaper but the Rival shifting and tubeless tires make it worth the extra.

Similar Products Used:

Fuji Cross Pro (2006ish)

[Oct 10, 2005]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Tough, relatively light. For a full alum frame, it rides very well.

Weakness:

None other than the Avid brakes

I wanted a stronger bike for commuting so started looking around then found the Conquest Pro in an LBS. Had so many parts lying around I did not want a complete bike so Bob got me a screaming deal. Took the bike minus the wheelset, tires, bar top brake levers, cassette and saddle. Added my own parts and totally love the bike - also swapped out the 46T chainring for a more road-practical 50T. Have done 1500 miles this past year on it including an occasional 16 mile each way commute on a mix of surfaces including some dirt - now gas is going up, I will endeavor to ride in more often. Its also my indoor trainer bike as I don't want to beat on my race bike. It rides very well - 60+ mile rides are no problem. Removed the bar top brake levers to give me room for lights etc, plus I don't feel I would use them. The Avid Shorty 4 cantis are not up to much, but are not bad enough to consider changing yet. Maybe I will race cross on it in the future, but its nice to have a rugged road bike for now. Highly recommended.

Similar Products Used:

EPX 303 carbon road bike - this is my race steed, but not suitable for commuting. Also have mtn bikes, but that's another website!

[Feb 16, 2005]
sjonesextreme
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Excelent geometry (Order one-two cm smaller than your road bike) Ritchey Road Pro Components Velomax Wheelset is Disc Brake Ready Shimano Drivetrain (no Campy snobs here) Super Value for the Money

Weakness:

Hard to find - I had to call 15 bike shops around the US and only one (Thank you Andy) was able to find a 54 at the Redline warehouse. The '06 models will ship in July '05. Good luck finding an '05 edition. Avid Shorty 4 brakes (not bad for the money though) They work well but I may upgrade to mechanical discs later this year.

I'm a roadie by nature and this is my first cyclocross bike. Honestly, I'm amazed that this bike can and will do anything you ask of it. Smooth over the road (I upgraded tires to Ritchey WCS 32s, and saddle to Fizik Arione) also very capable on the trails or in the mud...which is what this bike is designed for. I no longer race so I can't speak of this bike in those terms, but if you want a go anywhere do anything bike...This is it! I plan on riding across NYS from Buffalo to Albany this summer along the Erie Canal tow path which is not suitable for a pure road bike. Needless to say with this bike I'm ready. The Conquest Pro is built to take some serious beating.

Similar Products Used:

Only many mountain bikes and high-end road bikes. This is my first crosser.

[Nov 22, 2004]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Lots of fun. It's like getting a brand new beater bike that you can ride the (%&^ of. No snooty trick stuff. Just good old bike riding.

Weakness:

None.

What a great bike! This is a great bike for riding by yourself. Just taking off with no idea where you'll end up. It comes with a great component mix and handles very well. It's even fast!

Similar Products Used:

None.

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