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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Redline PL 26. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
16 reasons to buy
- The PL 26 is at home on BMX tracks but also large enough for cruising, commuting, off-road trails and family rides.
- Fit and finish were lauded; retro logos, saddle and cranks complete the vintage look.
- The PL 26 was comfortable for adults over six feet tall and heavier riders. Dads and big kids over 50 felt comfortable on this rig.
- It isn’t a featherweight, but many riders were impressed with how light this bike was.
- Handling was described as agile. The ride quality was smooth. Big guys were able to easily huck and hop.
- Owners particularly liked the red colorway and the quality of the paintwork.
- The PL 26 comes equipped with chain tensioners, unlike many new BMXs.
- Geometry was deemed ‘perfect’, delivering real BMX performance and comfort on longer cruises.
- Buyers felt that the PL 26 was well-priced.
- The 3-piece dual-pinch Redline Flight cranks received praise for their quality.
- Some consumers mentioned that welds on the PL 26 were clean.
- Riders loved that the PL 26 sported a full chromoly frame in this price range.
- More than one owner felt that stock components needed no replacement.
- The PL 26’s build quality was seen as strong and sturdy.
- A rear flip-flop hub allows for two ratios: racing and cruising - or even a fixed-gear-freestyle setup.
- Assembly was reportedly easy, taking around thirty minutes.
9 reasons not to buy
- Earlier models were sometimes criticized for poor welds. This seems to be resolved in the recent releases.
- Some owners saw the PL 26 as a little overweight.
- Damage on delivered bikes included a smashed head-tube and bent bearing cup. Dings and scratches were present on new PL 26s – and could be deep. A brake line arrived kinked and bent.
- Cranks fell off on one owner’s first ride and after four months for another. In both situations the axle was not long enough on the left side.
- Packaging was seen as regularly lacking, consisting of some thin paper and allowing metal to touch metal.
- Some critics said that decals were applied sloppily.
- One owner’s chainring wore out-of-round and couldn’t be tightened adequately.
- More than one rider had to tighten every spoke. Others received wobbly, out-of-round wheels.
- The Kashimax plastic racing saddle was too hard for casual riding. Owners usually swapped it out.
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2020 Redline PL-26 Classic BMX Cruiser Review
If you’re looking for a bike to get out there and cruise around the neighborhood, jump off a few curbs, cruise the boardwalk at the beach… and you want something classic, old-school look in a new bike, I would look at the Redline PL 26.