Cycle Show 09: SE Bikes singlespeed/fixies

Plus some rad BMX bikes from Redline

There were some cool looking bikes on the SE Bikes stand at the Cycle Show in London, ranging from BMX race bikes to fixies and commuters.


We were first drawn to the massive 29in-wheeled Big Ripper BMX. Made from 6061 aluminium Floval tubing, it’s finished in bright white with a white KMC chain and chromoly fork, and weighs in at a claimed 27.9lb. Recommended rider size is over 5ft7in. If you want a ride on this badboy, it costs £459.

The retro-looking Lager with its ‘woodgrain’ colour scheme is a big seller for UK distributors Shiner Ltd – mainly thanks to its bar spinning potential.

Made from chromoly steel, it has a straight-leg fork with mudguard mounts, Tektro 316 dual pivot front and rear brakes, and foam wrap on the top tube.

Draft lite:
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The pink number here is the £299.99 Draft Lite urban singlespeed with front and rear mudguard mounts, removable brake cable clips and 1.5in riser bar. Claimed weight is 25.7lb.

SE dc x pk ripper:
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This is the £849.99 2010 SE DC x PK fixie/singlespeed built from 6061 aluminium Floval tubing, with Velocity Deep V rims and Vittoria Rubino Pro 700x28c tyres. We expect most riders will remove the Radius Alloy rear brake for some crazy fixie fun.

Redline BMX

Redline are one of the most well-known names in the BMX world, sponsoring some of the world’s best riders including Britain’s Shanaze Reade, who won gold at the 2008 World BMX Championships in China.

Flight pro xxl bmx:
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This is their high-end Flight Pro XXL model, almost identical to Reade’s race-winning machine. It’ll set you back £819, with component highlights including an Answer Scythe carbon fork, integrated headtube, 3D forged dropouts, Flight cranks and bottom bracket, and Tektro V-brakes. Claimed weight is 21.2lb.

Micro proline:
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As well as high-end race bikes, Redline also make BMX bikes for children. This is the Proline Micro, the smallest bike in the range, which comes with Redline’s own-brand chromoly fork and Microline cranks with sealed bottom bracket, and slick tyres for maximum speed. If you want one of these for your little ripper it’s going to cost you £339.

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