Redline R540

We recently took delivery of the Redline R540. This bike will be reviewed by Priscilla. She has a pretty easy commute…2 miles, but is also looking to use the R540 for training to enhance her mountain biking conditioning.

redline 540

Lightweight butted 6061 aluminum frame that is fender compatible with a replaceable rear dropout. Lightweight, fender friendly Redline aluminum fork. Wide range gearing with SRAM SX-5 shifters and derailleurs matched to a forged aluminum 48/38/28t triple crankset provide you 24 speeds. Multihand position flatbar with bar ends for heads-up riding positioning. Sturdy and lightweight 32 spoke Alex wheelset uses stainless steel spokes. Available in 6 sizes (43-58.5cm) center to top.

redline 540

redline 540

For those of you who don’t know, Priscilla is our female tester for BikeCommuters and MtnBikeRiders. She’s got some speed, power and great looks! Plus she knows bikes; that makes her even cooler than she already is.

We plan on going on a road ride this weekend to get some mileage out of her Redline 540. I’ll be riding my beloved Redline 925 alongside her…trying to keep up.

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As one of the original founders of He has helped build this site into one of the leading and oldest bicycle commuting blog sites. Filled with passion for everything two wheels, RL Policar covers a multitude of subjects from product reviews, news, articles and technical how to's.