What we have here is a rebadged Raleigh Sojourn touring bike (Raleigh and Redline are owned by the same company), but without the rack and fenders that the Sojourn comes with. Perhaps to differentiate it from the Sojourn, or to appeal to the commuter market, Redline gave it a distinctly city-bike name, but the drivetrain is a touring-happy 3 x 10 Tiagra. The triple crankset, rather than the typical double, allows you to tackle steep hills even when you’re loaded down with touring gear. Or work gear. Or groceries. Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes give you great stopping power in both wet and dry conditions.
Cromoly frame and fork. The fork has eyelets for low-rider racks, so you can mount bags to both the front and rear of the bike.
The Metro Classic goes for $1100, but we have the black 2014’s on sale for $899. This is partly because they’re from last year, partly because Redline is kind of a quieter brand, and partly because we had these bikes in stock for a couple of months before realizing we’d never even put it up on our website, so here they sat.
There are no major changes other than color between 2014 and 2015. The latter are blue and are available by special order for $1100.
We can kit out the Metro Classic in full touring mode or full city mode. Something to consider: a dynamo power system that not only lights your way but also keeps your smart phone, Garmin, or external battery charged. It’s a great asset when touring long distances.
Most sizes are in stock now.
More info here.