First Look: 2013 Redline D680 Carbon Mountain Bike
Redline showcased many interesting rides for 2013 at this year’s Sea Otter Classic. Making its first appearance ever was the brand’s 2013 D680 carbon frame mountain bike.
The D680 will go through a few changes for 2013. The biggest difference between it and its predecessor will be a carbon frame, as apposed to the aluminum construction used on the 2012. Sporting a monocoque design, the 12142 rear, carbon frame sheds a bit of weight. A look at the new mountain bike’s BB92 system reveals a detachable, polycarbonate cover for easy brake cable access. When speaking components, the D680 carbon version will come dressed in SRAM XO, Ritchey Vantage tubes and 1 1/8 1 1/2 tapered fork to list a few.
Here’s where you’ll have to use your imagination: The Redline 2013 D680 images we are hosting is of an unfinished bike, without graphics. The finished product will feature a stealthy, grey and black scheme with a gold pinstripe accent to tie it all together. Redline’s new stacked ‘RL’ logo will appear on the mountain bike, along with a traditional Redline logo running along the downtube.
Redline will make the 2013 model available in a complete and frameset option. You can expect to see these first in limited numbers come late summer or early fall of this year.
View of the bottom bracket’s brake cable access. The polycarbonate cover is missing its screw in this photo.