2012 Redline Conquest Carbon

Mathowie spotted the new 2012 Redline Conquest Carbon at Sea Otter a couple weeks ago.

and said to me, “it’s cool.” It is cool! And while admittedly too early for Cross, we’ll get one on test as soon as we can. I learned from Tim Rutledge that they’ve been working on a carbon frame for five years and continue to innovate with this model: internal cable routing, 1.5 tapered steerer, integrated disc mounts with carbon dropouts.

Last year’s Conquest was the most refined Cross bike I’ve ridden and raced on. I wrote:

The Team passes all these (nonscientific) tests and also rides right down the road without hands on the bar. That’s another test not done in a lab, but a good indicator of how a bike performs.

You could consider this bike Tim’s body of work. He’s been obsessed with building the best Cross bike he can since 1994. I expect to find more Tim-type, obsessive details on the Conquest carbon when we get it on test. Like a removable plate on the BB.


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It’s perfectly fine to be thinking about CX season. Based on current trends, you’ll even be able to explain your performance as “just training for ‘cross season” going back to early May of that bike’s model year.

And it’s really a shame that the time for next season’s training starts so soon after an epidemic of riders getting dropped because of cramps…

And welcome back Champs! Agreed on Cross. Road and cross make for one long season and personally I decided to focus on one. Around here that means, not racing in the rain in Feb.

I’ve been around, just not able to get two systems to agree on what my password should be. EE accounts imported from MT can have their passwords reset just fine, but there’s no way to make it your own.

Apologies for the hassle. What finally worked? The comment conflicts between MT and EE were more complicated than we expected and are working on resolving that too.

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