New bike - Redline or WTP

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12/2/2013 9:27 AM

I know Redline is known more for racing, but I found a new 2012 Redline Covet (dsp) somewhre and can get it for about $400. My other option was ordering a 2014 WTP Zodiac from Dan's for $695.

I am pretty much down to these 2 bikes now...


Is the WTP really that much better? $300 is quite a difference.

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12/2/2013 10:08 AM

I bought a 2012 Redline Column when it first came out. I almost got the covet, but figured since I could afford the extra cash, it may be worth it. The covet for $400 is a great deal. I would honestly go for than instead of shelling out the extra cash for the other one, but it actually comes down to preference.

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12/2/2013 10:20 AM

Cool, thanks for the input, was really hoping to hear from someone who owned a Redline (non-race) bike, so very much appreciate it.

Do you still own it? Where you happy with yours?

Thanks...

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12/2/2013 10:56 AM

Actually, I ended up building a whole new custom based on the Redline G7 frame a month later, but since it was all brand new, I ended up painting the frame the color my 13 yo wanted and he's been riding it since. It still rides like new, I hop on it from time to time to mess around. The higher end bikes are great. I opted to build a custom because I just wanted something I picked all the parts on myself, not because I didn't like it.

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12/2/2013 11:15 AM

Thanks man, appreciate the insight.

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12/2/2013 11:25 AM

Well crap, got an email back saying the last 2012 Covet was gone, now wants to seel me a 2013 for $510 shipped.

Now we are less than $200, and that WTP is gorgeous.


Decisions....

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12/2/2013 2:58 PM

I've never had a red line but I have had a wtp and I loved it

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12/2/2013 3:06 PM

It's looking more and more like I will bite the bullet and just get the one I REALLY want, the Zodiac....

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12/2/2013 3:15 PM

WTP Zodiac is great, but it comes down to height, weight, preference, etc.

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12/2/2013 3:57 PM

Garnished wrote:

WTP Zodiac is great, but it comes down to height, weight, preference, etc.

Well. I am in my early 40's, but still fit as hell and very active. I am not a big guy (5-8 140), still feel like a spring chicken.


I am down with getting back out there and taking a few spills, having some fun. I will probably actually wear some protection now that I am a bit wiser.


I could never afford anything like this when I was a kid, and my parents either.

I have a good career now, and love getting my kid some of the things I did not have as a kid. When we picked up his new 2013 WTP Trust, I knew I would have to have one also. That bike is 100 times nicer than anything I ever had.

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12/2/2013 5:04 PM

warrick wrote:

Well. I am in my early 40's, but still fit as hell and very active. I am not a big guy (5-8 140), still feel like a spring chicken.


I am down with getting back out there and taking a few spills, having some fun. I will probably actually wear some protection now that I am a bit wiser.


I could never afford anything like this when I was a kid, and my parents either.

I have a good career now, and love getting my kid some of the things I did not have as a kid. When we picked up his new 2013 WTP Trust, I knew I would have to have one also. That bike is 100 times nicer than anything I ever had.

Zodiac will be perfect. Its borderline custom. Its basically the toughest stock bike on the market that isnt souped up in aftermarket parts. It comes with a decent amount of quality aftermarket parts and chromo everything. Very high quality and affordable.

My friends lasted two years then the bars broke, everything was still stock and in great shape.

For your height I would recommend getting one in 20.75-21. Being older, 21 will probably suit you better just to give you more room, though it all comes down to personal preference.

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12/2/2013 5:14 PM

Awesome, appreciate the input. My plan is the 20.75. I have rode my kids 20.5 Trust around some, and it's fine.

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12/2/2013 7:55 PM

warrick wrote:

Well. I am in my early 40's, but still fit as hell and very active. I am not a big guy (5-8 140), still feel like a spring chicken.


I am down with getting back out there and taking a few spills, having some fun. I will probably actually wear some protection now that I am a bit wiser.


I could never afford anything like this when I was a kid, and my parents either.

I have a good career now, and love getting my kid some of the things I did not have as a kid. When we picked up his new 2013 WTP Trust, I knew I would have to have one also. That bike is 100 times nicer than anything I ever had.

I'm in kinda the same boat, but I took my 11 yo (at the time) to get this bike he "just had to have" and after we got it home, I went to mess around on it and realized that if I was going to play on bikes again, I would need a better one. And if he progressed at all, so would he. He's now 13, and has a better bike than most 13 year olds, unless they are really into riding. I'm soon to be 41, and at times drive my wife crazy because if I need one thing from the store and not several things, I'll just take my bike. I also agree that you will love the new bikes with sealed everything. The last BMX bike I had was an 88 Mongoose Cali Pro, and it had sealed hubs, and really was great to ride, although I think my current build surpasses that by quite a bit. Glad more dads are coming back to BMX!

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12/2/2013 8:19 PM

That's so awesome that you guys ride bikes with your kids! I wish I could convince my dad to ride with me haha

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12/3/2013 2:29 AM

Chuck8273 wrote:

I'm in kinda the same boat, but I took my 11 yo (at the time) to get this bike he "just had to have" and after we got it home, I went to mess around on it and realized that if I was going to play on bikes again, I would need a better one. And if he progressed at all, so would he. He's now 13, and has a better bike than most 13 year olds, unless they are really into riding. I'm soon to be 41, and at times drive my wife crazy because if I need one thing from the store and not several things, I'll just take my bike. I also agree that you will love the new bikes with sealed everything. The last BMX bike I had was an 88 Mongoose Cali Pro, and it had sealed hubs, and really was great to ride, although I think my current build surpasses that by quite a bit. Glad more dads are coming back to BMX!

That is awesome, was startin to think maybe I was wierd for being 40 and wanting to ride BMX with my kid. I bought a Harley Sportster about 4 years ago, have had some fun on it, but just so damn dangerous the way people drive these days, no one pays attention. I am selling now, would rather spend time doing something fun with my kid, plus my family needs me around for now.

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12/3/2013 2:02 PM

Wow, quite the twist today. I was talking with my local guy at Ichi, told him about the sweet discount from Dan's, which is now 20%, so $650 to my door for the Zodiac.

He understood it would be hard to pass up that deal, and still offered to do the assembly for a fair price. I would prefer to keep my business local, he is a small business owner and a great guy, does a lot of good things in the community. He appreciated that I bought my kids bike there, said he had 2 new bikes in that may interest me.

2012 WTP Crysis - matte black - $425+tax, assembled
2012 Redline Complex - Ti Grey - $375 otd assembled.

He just sent me a few pics of the Redline as he is putting it together, love the frame color. At that price, probably go pick up the Redline on Friday, plus if I want to do any parts upgrades this spring, can do that also.

I have wanted a Redline since I was 11 (long ass time ago), time to get one. Plus I will feel much better about keeping my $$'s local with a small business.

Thanks all. I will throw up some pics on Friday.

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