Redline started life manufacturing frames and other components for racing motorcycles. They got involved in the development of the BMX bike in its earliest days, though, and introduced many innovations in the industry. Today they offer a wide range of BMX bikes, and are still involved in the sport. In addition, they offer a range of mountain bikes.
The company was founded in 1970, and quickly gained a reputation for producing components for motocross, speedway, and other types of racing bike. Their start in making components for BMX bikes started as a bet. The bet came from a local bike shop, who said Redline would not be able to make a stronger yet lighter fork than those currently fitted to the emerging new style of bike - the BMX. Redline won the bet when they developed the tubular chromoly Redline fork. That was in 1974, and it changed BMX bikes forever.
They continued to develop new parts for BMX bikes over the coming years before selling their first complete bike in 1976. By 1978 they had sold 10,000 frames, new distribution contracts were set up, and they started to get involved in the sport.
During the 1980s they won just about everything that they could in BMX racing, firmly carving out a position for the brand in the history of the sport. Some of the most famous BMX riders of all time have ridden Redline bikes.
For a time Redline also sold other styles of bike, including cyclocross and road bikes, but today the offering is primarily BMX, in addition to a small but respected range of mountain bikes. They also supply parts and accessories, plus they are still a well-known feature in BMX racing and freestyle events, with multiple riders competing under the Redline name in each discipline.
Redline splits its range into four main categories:
In addition to complete bikes, Redline also offers frames, parts, and accessories including apparel, headwear, and race wear.
Ever since Redline teamed up with the BMX legend Stu Thomsen in 1979 it has been heavily involved in the various BMX sport disciplines. Today the Redline racing team includes Sam Willoughby, Jason Carnes, and Hunter Pelham, as well as the female rider Alise Post. There is also a Redline freestyle team featuring Brandon Dosch and Parker Heath.
At BikeExchange, we bring the marketplace to your computer or mobile device. We offer a wide assortment of Redline BMX & Mountain bikes for sale by independent bike shops and private sellers from all over the United States. Depending on the retailer and the product, you can make a purchase in one of several easy and convenient ways:
Click & Collect: Pay online and make arrangements to pick up the bike at the retail shop.
In-Store: Contact the retailer directly to make your own payment and collection arrangements.