Redalp Launches New Enduro Bike

Apr 16, 2013 at 12:34
by Andy DH Bikes  
After the successful introduction of two Downhill Bike models, Redalp now launches their Freerider. This brand new model, the “Cascadeur FR” was developed for the European Enduro Racing scene. Built on the same frame as the DH bike, it is as robust and reliable as a Redalp Downhill Bike - see article from 2012 here.

Redalp sees the different Enduro Championships as the perfect platform to promote their patented chain drive system. With 180mm rear wheel travel on many bikes the rear suspension needs to be blocked to climb in order to avoid squat. Manufacturers attempted to get this problem under control by developing high tech systems, and even electronic devices. On Redalp Bikes, the patented chain link ensures a continuous smooth running of the rear suspension. While climbing, the rear wheel follows the slightest unevenness and guarantees maximum grip. During the descent the rider benefits of the long swingarm and high pivot point which make this bike so fast!

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Fork: Fox 36 Talas 180 RC2 FIT
Shock: Fox Van RC
Transmission: Sram X0 10-Speed 38/11-36
Brakes: Avid Elixir X0 200/180mm
Wheels: Easton Havoc 26“ UST 20/12x150mm
Tires: Maxxis Ardent 26x2.25“
Weight: 15.4kg/34.0lbs (w/o Pedals)

Redalp Replica DH 2013 black Head Tube One-Point-Five

The downhill bikes are offered with some upgrades. The Replica DH is now equipped with Avid Code brakes and the Team DH with a Fox Van RC shock. All bikes are available in trendy colors, either satin black or flashy lime green. For ‘frames only’ a drop out for 650B wheels size is available.

Replica DH 2013 Black

For ambitious DH or Enduro riders Redalp offers attractive co-factory contracts for 2013. Contact us with your rider CV and agenda under info@redalp.com.

‘With the new Cascadeur we are proud to offer an excellent bike for the various Enduro series. With 66° fork angle the new bike is so much fun to ride, easily maneuverable and at the same time unbelievably stable. Our riders will have a great time in 2013’ says Andy Wuthrich. Redalp keeps the prices for DH bikes unchanged and offers the new Enduro bike for $5,693.-

REDALP is a Swiss Mountain Bike manufacturer. The Company was founded in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, in August 2011. For more information please visit www.redalp.com




475 Comments

  • 485 7
 Looks like a tool box with nice components on it....
  • 167 352
flag konabike4321 (Apr 16, 2013 at 12:49) (Below Threshold)
 looks like a trek session
  • 103 8
 Seriously^^^^
  • 54 8
 he is just sore from the kona butt hurt
  • 493 4
 One of the ugliest bikes I have ever seen
  • 198 4
 Probably the ugliest bike ever.
  • 56 4
 I have a feeling that any sideways landing would just rip the bike in half. How can that tiny pivot possibly provide enough rigidity?
  • 78 1
 At least the toolboxes are "available in trendy colors"
  • 196 1
 Did we not tell you to burn it before it laid eggs...now look what happened!
  • 58 3
 there's innovation, then there's this.
  • 14 2
 a tool box would look better Wink
  • 29 1
 it looks like an exersize bike
  • 120 8
 KILL IT BEFORE IT LAYS EGGS!
  • 49 3
 Havoc wheels and 2.25 tires. 15,4kg. No dropper post. High center of gravity. No. Simply no.
  • 43 8
 uglier than a 29er...it says a lot...
  • 16 0
 I was afraid that this is going to be name the bike contest!
  • 6 0
 Il pass...
  • 3 0
 hahaha you don't even need the chainguide, the chain is only on the underside of the chainring
  • 7 25
flag mfbeast12 (Apr 16, 2013 at 14:13) (Below Threshold)
 @freerabbit: not easy to be sexier than this thing. twentynineinches.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Trigger-2-Studio.jpg

29ers are awesome.
  • 30 0
 COME ON, WHOS PAYING THESE GUYS?
  • 14 0
 The shock would almost rub your ballsack it's mounted so high in the frame....it does make H/L speed compression easy to access however...
  • 104 0
 Truth is it's not Swiss ! >>> www.pinkbike.com/photo/9455957
  • 4 0
 It reminds me some early 90's bikes. No joke guys, but the balance and the shape seems very bad with this bikes
  • 21 0
 Is there a chainsaw hidden in the top tube?
  • 8 0
 KRVZ, that was brilliant- I will laugh about that picture all day!!
  • 3 0
 Well there goes my appetite Frown
  • 25 0
 "After the successful introduction of two Downhill Bike models"

it was a success? oh boy
  • 10 1
 looks like jeep made it
  • 5 15
flag robc10 (Apr 16, 2013 at 15:29) (Below Threshold)
 Looks like an old giant faith frame with a few bits cut of it and stuck else where
  • 7 2
 its like an old sabb....u kinda know that they are fast and good cars... but id never fucking buy one.
  • 11 2
 In changs words "ha, GHEEEEEEY"
  • 13 0
 Who actually buys these?
  • 10 1
 How about just ....TardAlp....it's cleaner.
  • 2 4
 someone didn't kill it last time
  • 6 0
 this is taking the euphamism that we will buy anything with fox's kashima on it a tad too far... seriously we get it, can you just stop this now!!! i thought mountain bikes evolved away from this kind of frame design 10-15 years ago!!!
  • 49 4
 red alps are supper cool..just kidding they are super gay
  • 7 0
 That is the ugliest bike I have ever seen.
  • 1 0
 Thats a long ash chain you have to buy. and its ugly too.

Is it me or does the seat tube have to be real short as to not hit the shock bolts?
  • 9 0
 does it fold up? im going to need to store it in my cubby at school...
  • 63 1
 I assume the top tube (well only tube) has a compartment to hold a shotgun. You know, so you can kill yourself if anyone sees you riding it.
  • 6 0
 This look like a bad joke...
  • 9 0
 Welcome to 1996!
  • 9 22
flag tommy4 (Apr 16, 2013 at 20:45) (Below Threshold)
 I wouldn't bag on it until you've actually rode it. It's not always about looks.
  • 10 0
 Yea i would.
  • 9 0
 baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaha, good for a laugh. what a sack of shit Smile
  • 4 0
 Now I know what a spin bike with suspension and wheels looks like. It's pretty ugly.
  • 2 1
 the only thing they haven't tought is the bike stand.... also if you read it seems like a pretty innovative bike
  • 4 0
 Sorry i-TRack your designs already being used. And guess what; it's ugly as f*ck
www.i-tracksuspension.com
  • 4 2
 OMG, I just threw up all over my PC......
  • 1 0
 I think the worlds most ridiculous manufactured bike has just been found!
  • 1 0
 Sexy girder kinda turns me on, sorry
  • 2 0
 Looks like a... Be One?
  • 2 0
 Definately looks like a late 90's be-one bike that someones "modified" for no good reason
  • 1 13
flag robc10 (Apr 17, 2013 at 9:14) (Below Threshold)
 Haha f*ggots down propping my comment... Really ?
  • 2 0
 you guys miss the point !!! it has an integrated bike stand in the top tube... its also made as a welding school project, you know, only 3 welds ! I guess it holds the least amount of weld on a modern aluminium bike, if that's anything positive....
  • 3 4
 Look at the bb! One 15ft drop to flat or a sideways whip gone wrong and it's done!
  • 4 2
 Cos you do 15ft drops
  • 3 1
 Only to flat
  • 6 1
 Whats sad is somewhere a team of engineers all looked at each other and said "this is going to be great!"
  • 9 1
 The best part is that this bike is somebodies pride and joy creation, they will have spent months working on it and then when they finally release it, it gets the actual shit ripped the fuck out of it by everyone who comments on this page...
  • 3 0
 ^^ that is because they need to do something else other than design bikes ( clearly ) this is the ugliest bike Ever and it looks like it would feel like crap on the trail so not even function good but astetically ugly.... just plain UGLY, I would love to hear how it feels on trail, Id bet a pretty penny on " Garbage " Salute


Monsanto Corp. is at it again.... lol
  • 1 0
 LMFAO...Still laughing!!!
  • 8 0
 It looks like it has been build by a soviet shipyard workers
  • 2 0
 marx21. top tube or only tube I think the actual term is RSJ haha
  • 2 0
 @Dhminipinner
Holy chain growth! That suspension design is Stoopid
  • 2 0
 Good golly miss Molly, that is fugly. And I hope their engineering isn't as bad as their Photoshop work.
  • 2 0
 i love how they say the straight frame makes it cheaper but their base model for downhill is more expensive than a well kown downhill bike demo 8 1
  • 227 4
 come on Pinkbike, April fools was 16 days ago
  • 13 0
 dammit you beat me to it!
  • 3 0
 I wouldn't be afraid of telling someone that owns one of those bikes if i see them on a trail or in the parking lot, that you have a ugly bike buddy!!
  • 15 0
 I see a beautiful bike with just a change.... the frame
  • 10 0
 Go home Redalp, you're drunk!
  • 4 0
 lolz.. i think its more like under influence of acid or something..
  • 3 0
 mmmm acid
  • 126 0
 Normally I'am proud to be swiss...
  • 35 0
 i have that same feeling
  • 8 0
 Between chocolate,heidi's and banking your covered! Wink
  • 18 0
 Futt bugly...
  • 3 18
flag PabloMoll (Apr 16, 2013 at 15:36) (Below Threshold)
 hahahaha...shame on you dude
  • 48 2
 Don't worry man, Canada has Justin Bieber and they're... well.... you guys are gonna be okay!
  • 52 0
 and we're sorry..
  • 1 0
 agree!
  • 1 0
 Well, the DT 240s are still keeping you guys out of the dog house, and I'm sure your trails/bike parks are probably pretty frickin good, so don't feel too bad. They can't all be zingers.
  • 13 0
 it's not swiss at all Wink www.pinkbike.com/photo/9455957
  • 2 0
 i work in switzerland and live very close and i really love switzerland...i would love to see an interview with the redalp guys and their answer to questions about the looks.
in germany we say "i get eyecancer"
  • 1 3
 Canada also gave the world Nickleback. As a Canadian living in the States I am constantly reminded of this.
  • 2 0
 It looks like the biggest pile of toss bike I've ever seen. How to you drop your seat if its an enduro bike? No dropper post. It just looks all out of sink. But I'd like to see how it rides as an enduro rider!
  • 1 0
 Haha that's a good one!
  • 96 1
 'During the descent the rider benefits of the long swingarm and high pivot point which make this bike so fast!' NO its fast because when you ride it all you can think about is getting the fuck out of there before anyone gets a look at it!!
  • 5 0
 best answer yet !
  • 4 0
 Posts to this bike have been highly entertaining! Nice one Porter1!
  • 4 9
flag mk-one (Apr 16, 2013 at 15:14) (Below Threshold)
 i actually like the dh bike, but that was funny !!!
  • 1 0
 MK-one are you serious?
  • 86 2
 I'm all for jobs for disabled people but it's clearly very hard to design a bike in braille...
  • 4 0
 I spilled my food! xD
  • 2 0
 Haha! Crying!!! :'D
  • 1 0
 Holy shit, that just made my day!
Jesus.. Big Grin
  • 1 0
 That's my quote for the day lol
  • 65 8
 Even though it's so ugly, weird, and unknown, I really want to try this out
  • 21 3
 it's the same feeling I get when I see a rusty kids tricycle, don't want to own it but it'd be fun for a day
  • 3 0
 i definitely wanna see a vid of the test pilot ridin this thing.
  • 7 0
 It's the same feeling you get when you look at that chubby drunk chick when it's 5am and the club is nearly empty.
  • 55 2
 Oh shit... IT LAID EGGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 beat me to it!!
  • 4 0
 You have killed me!
  • 3 0
 nice one KRVZ.
  • 2 0
 Someone has been feeding it. fuuuu...
  • 45 2
 Apparently they have severe problems with meth in the Swiss bike industry.. Or at least I hope so... Because that's the only acceptable excuse for creating such a deformed and hideous wheel-beast!
  • 45 0
 Get 3 of them and you can built your own real size Optimus Prime
  • 44 3
 I think everyones gona be quick to judge, but this mite be the best riding bike ever without looking like every other bike. Pinkbike please do a review.
  • 30 0
 Well they solved the chain slap issue... but they could have put the shock higher... like IN the seat!
  • 9 0
 There won't be any chain slap, leave it clamped to that workstand cos no fucker's going to be seen riding that !!
  • 3 0
 lmao fedz. this ish couldnt even be considered art its so fugly.
  • 6 0
 I don't think there is enough seat post to clamp in the stand!
  • 3 0
 they actually clamped the saddle
  • 5 0
 Hey REDALP why not mount the cranks on top of the bars and have the first 7 inch recumbent........that would be so sweet!
  • 2 0
 lol haha this thing is just brutal lol ya a recumbent would b better and a reason to look stupid!
  • 30 0
 a'hem, where's the water bottle cage bolts?
  • 56 0
 i guess it has a water-tank in its massive top tube?
  • 26 1
 That's for fishing poles and sleeping bags. The Chevy Enduro bike
  • 1 0
 whats funny is that time trial bikes have that.
  • 29 0
 Yeahhh not the prettiest duck in the pond... I wonder how it will preform...
  • 12 14
 crapy
  • 10 0
 Well, someone bought enough DH frames for them to do a second model, so it's either way better than it looks or there are more than a few blind mtb riders kicking about.
  • 17 0
 Whats weird is there are no reviews or tests of it, except the manufacturers description!.
anybody know of somebody who had ridden this bike?(any video evidence?) , or is this a money laundering operation ? .
  • 2 0
 Well they did just shut down one of the cartel's horse breeding money laundering operations over here so... interdasting that this would pop up shortly after...
  • 6 0
 we will never know how it will perform because nobody will ever want to be seen riding it!!
  • 5 0
 We got to ride one in Switzerland. It was fun, smooth, but definitely looks different. www.pinkbike.com/photo/8801854
  • 5 21
flag miff (Apr 16, 2013 at 22:44) (Below Threshold)
 Trust a jew to be interested in money laundering.
  • 6 0
 Sorry to disappoint you i'm not a jew nor arab !

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adyghe_people
  • 5 13
flag miff (Apr 16, 2013 at 23:31) (Below Threshold)
 But I like making racist jokes Frown
  • 5 0
 Better luck next time dude ! I predict that your comment will be sent to the abyss when people wake up here.
  • 1 1
 it should be a monstertruck in GNAR ROX and hard to manual
  • 2 2
 Douche comment dude.
  • 2 1
 Miff, stop being a disgrace to Canadians everywhere.
  • 27 0
 I think Pinkbike needs to get their hands on some of these and do a test and review. I think we all would like to know how it actually performs for such an ugly duckling
  • 6 0
 Function over style all day long.. It looks like it shouldn't work but if it does then I shall tip my hat.
  • 12 3
 somewhere out there there is a tree tirelessly producing oxygen so you can breathe..... i think you owe it an appology
  • 24 0
 Where does the dropper post go?
  • 28 0
 On a different bike.
  • 24 0
 I want to demo this, probably like riding a fat chic
  • 5 0
 nope, fat chicks jiggle around underneath you less
  • 7 0
 And the try hard. This bike just want to lay down and die.
  • 13 0
 And sometimes you tell your friends about riding a fat chick, no one is gonna talk about riding this.
  • 1 0
 Ha ha ha, excellent responses
  • 6 0
 It might be just like a fat chick? fun to ride but you don't want your friends to see you on it
  • 23 1
 Who would buy this?
  • 95 0
 Stevie Wonder
  • 29 1
 Oscars Pistorius
  • 6 2
 David Bowie Richard Simmons
  • 10 0
 @eurospek- funniest thing I've heard all day
  • 5 0
 elton john
  • 1 0
 mfbeast12, thanks, I try. Big Grin
  • 9 0
 james may
  • 3 2
 Hellen keller...
  • 2 0
 Optimus Prime
  • 18 0
 A 34lb enduro bike....without pedals!!! Wow!!! That is what you call out thinking the room...I wonder how much they paid pinkbike to get this promo posted.
  • 19 0
 WTF...? Bet this thing corners like a dream with damn near all it's weight a foot and a half above the BB... lol
  • 18 0
 and the great thing is that you un-clip a pin and it turns into a coffee machine
  • 3 0
 even though that's obviously bollocks it's still more useful as a coffee machine, hell lets face it its already failed as a bike
  • 17 0
 looks like they scrapped CAD and went for mechano to design it
  • 1 0
 dude, hilarious
  • 15 0
 (actually) looks like a 1998 Vario
www.crazypages.de/bilder/bikes/bike_vario.jpg
  • 15 0
 standover looks awesome if you like the feeling of a knurled compression adjustment knob parked in your butthole.
  • 14 0
 This should be on "Fails for your Friday".
  • 13 0
 I'd rather take a Cam Zink's Hyper...
  • 9 0
 the internet has brain washed us all. Just because it doesn't look like a session we are all haters. The effort is kind of cool. Hopefully its look actually serves a solid purpose. If not....Damn it takes some serious balls to start a company and release that fugly thing.
  • 12 0
 The look is probably the anti-theft system
  • 10 0
 As the old saying goes, you can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter haha!
  • 8 0
 amazing performance is probably hidden in that futuristic nasty design. I'd want to rent one at a ski resort just to see what it feels like
  • 6 0
 So from their web site, "FASTER, LIGHTER, RELIABLE AND MORE AFFORDABLE MOUNTAIN BIKES - THIS IS REDALP'S GOAL!" So tell us, did they come close to any of those goals?
"Faster," will only come w/ some big wins, so we'll see about that. I can't imagine all of those little extra bits adding to "reliability," and the price looks pretty scary knocking off "affordable," so what's next??? right, "Lighter," and this seems to match the KONA'S CARBON OPERATOR in the nect article here on PB, so they didn't get ahead of that curve either.
  • 10 0
 Not only is it a bike but it is also the box it comes in !
  • 13 4
 I hear if you buy two dozen Swedish meatballs at IKEA you get one of these for free.
  • 12 0
 Swiss! Not Swedish Slight difference .... Lol
  • 2 0
 ah BeerGuzlinFool
  • 2 0
 Go back to bed dude.
  • 9 0
 It looks like a Transformer
  • 9 0
 Maybe they should stick to watches and chocolate.
  • 3 0
 and tunnel boring!
  • 4 0
 it looks like there main concern when designing it was to have the straight beam from the rear axle to the head tub,. and that the suspension system, saddle mounting and drivetrain were afterthoughts. i know looks aren't everything but how did they think it was a good idea to go into production with something so ugly.
  • 7 0
 Riding this bike must be like getting a BJ from a fat ugly chick - i'ts okay until you look down.
  • 1 0
 That's one of the funniest things I have ever heard. I actually just laughed out loud.
  • 2 0
 Ya a fat ugly Swiss chick
  • 2 0
 with plenty of body hair and a nasty mountain goat like smell, it is that bad!
  • 8 1
 More complicated next time please Smile
  • 8 5
 It's very difficult to tell that the bike's design has Euro written all over it. It doesn't look Euro at all. It looks very 2013, very modern, very sleek, not boxy or worn out. Like I said, it's very non-Euro. It does not look like it was assembled by a 83-year-old blacksmith-turned-carbon/alloy-worker named Günther.
  • 5 0
 Seat post. Can't even put it in a bike stand. Good luck ridding to the top of a hill. Why spec it it with a tallas if u can't even raise the seat.
  • 6 0
 We better concentrate ourselves on things we really do well like cocolate, clocks and cheese!
  • 7 1
 Id rather ride Margaret Thatchers corpse down a hill than that abomination.
  • 1 0
 You and everyone north of the Humber!
  • 3 0
 I must say that I agree with everyone else, this is indeed an ugly bike and given what we all know about mountain bike design it seems clear this is going to fail! With that said however I'd still like to see the bike in action out on the trails and get some objective feedback from riders about their experience. This is clearly a serious company, and despite everyone's opinion on the bikes looks and design they spent a lot of time and money researching and building it so I'm holding judgement until I know more than what is shown in the pictures!
  • 5 0
 Seriously?
I guess at least it stands a chance at placing well in Enduro by distracting everyone.
  • 3 0
 I sure hope it all works for them. They are certainly gutsy posting up more stuff here after the reception they got from the DH bike. And as awkward as they appear to be, I really hope they turn out to be great bikes.
  • 6 0
 Go home redalph, you are drunk xD
  • 6 0
 they should name it Ballschratcher
  • 6 0
 for just under 2700 us dollars for the frame alone..... WOW.....no thanks.
  • 5 0
 Production of this bike was worth it just for the funny ass comments on here!!!!
  • 2 0
 kinda like a Balfa. except Balfa's actually felt pretty good. Eastern Canadian- way ahead of its time. Doesn't look like this one would work though! This one looks like crap.... haha, Some damn funny quotes on here... I'm actually laughing ...
  • 6 0
 this is the Pontiac Aztek of bikes.
  • 1 0
 ya you r exactly rite just horrible designs they belong together.
  • 2 0
 If you are going to go hog wild with the design why not at least add a gearbox? I don't see how a high center of gravity (pivot) progresses suspension design and bike handling.
  • 6 0
 Redalps got robbed.
  • 3 0
 Can you imagine what would happen if Norbs ride this one?
  • 4 0
 He would have got more points at rampage just for making it down the mountain on this!
  • 2 0
 haha you mean the SAME line would be gnarlier only by riding this bike!!!
  • 2 0
 I think it has potential to look okay, but for me it's just that mahoosive seat triangle that makes it look so weird. Just a shame they can't get rid of it cause it's go the shock mounts on it! haha
  • 4 0
 Maybe its like a swiss army pen knife after you unfolded it turns to be a tank
  • 4 0
 These guys stole one of my fence posts... Give it back! I need my fate to work cos I got a dog...
  • 4 0
 its deff ugly someone put there heart and soul into this so maybe give them some respect for trying.
  • 3 0
 i'm all for function over form, but if this is the best riding bike in the history bikes, nobody is going to buy this hideous monstrosity.
  • 4 0
 They should have called it the vascetor cause it looks like it will chop off ur balls when u lower the seat
  • 1 0
 has anyone actually looked at the design? I get the high pivot and chain tension concept, but why put the shock so bloody high? why not run a similar linkage driving it underneath the main tube? now theres no room for a seatpost and its cg is 2 feet higher than most bikes, brilliant
  • 1 0
 And here I thought that we were in the awesome year of 2013. This bike looks like it came straight from the early 90-ies.
I really thought these wonky constructions went the away about 15 years ago, but it turns out that they apparently live on in the Swiss alps.
With all do respect, get with the times RedAlp.
(Im still not sure that this is even a real brand, or a joke!)
  • 3 0
 Personally I think this a great looking bike I would be stoked be sponsored by you guys, I would be proud to be seen on this beastly bike
  • 2 0
 And I ride a kona so I'm a perfect match for this bike
  • 1 0
 Really?- you'd just sell it if they sent you one surely?!!
  • 1 0
 "Limitations of warranty (local laws my apply and different disclaimers and limitations may apply): This warranty does not apply to damage to the product caused by a crash, impact, abuse of the product, non-compliance with manufacturer’s specifications of usage or any other circumstances in which the product has been subjected to forces or loads beyond its design."
hahahah! No whips, no drops no big jumps than because this bike is not design for this kind of stuff!
  • 1 0
 "the “Cascadeur FR” was developed for the European Enduro Racing scene.".....reallly?
If i see someone riding this bike on a european trail, I will kick his ass to a kona store.
NO it doesn´t look like a trek session!!!!
  • 4 0
 Look there:
www.redalp.com/EN/redalp_racing_team.html

They seem to have a huge racing team !!!!!
  • 1 0
 bet the designer was looking for a new job after his boss set eyes on that,(designer),so what you think,(boss) what the hell,(designer) cool init,(boss)no,n what the hell is it made out of cause it looks like its made out of cheap plastic,someone go throw it in the recycle bin quick,and throw his ass in after it,your fired.
  • 3 0
 If it doesn't have an integrated xbox, beer tap, ipad, harpoon gun, gps, jetpack, pizza oven, and dolby 5.1 surround sound they won't sell a single one.
  • 1 0
 The conception and design to most people are a disaster.What you (Redalp)have to do is offer some frames or bikes with a life and health insurance included in the packet to someone with capacity to run it in races ,someone in the 20th rank and lets see what is the Redalp capable .If they do times till 10th place maybe you sell some frames.If they will be time desqualifiyng or sistematically crash you have a great frame to hammer with a real hammer .
A few time ago Dartmoore ask here a name for a bike and offered a frame as a prime.Do the same but ask a design and you will have a real bike i´m sure.
  • 1 0
 my 1989 4Runner is a sleeker, more "futuristic" design then this thing. I love "boxy" and "utilitarian" designs, but this... well it just looks like someone built it out of Lego Technics... No Scratch that, an Erector set. Yep, nailed it, it's made out of an erector set...
  • 1 0
 Funny thing. Fox Kashima hype is pimp, but performance is not even close to mediocre. So does a crap fork that looks good, sell the ugliest rig on the planet? The answer is maybe... time will tell. I predict dead, this is the first and last time you will ever see a redapl.
  • 1 0
 Is this the same guy that designed this: www.geardcycles.com.au/images/kids_bike_first_bike.jpg
I wonder if he is reading all the comments and thinking, maybe i should go back to the drawing board... Maybe he shouldn't waste his time, just change careers or something...
  • 5 1
 This bike is full of good ideas, but who the hell designed it?
  • 8 3
 i guess it laid eggs...
  • 5 1
 Sorry RedAlp, but this is the ugliest bike ever...
  • 4 0
 No matter how well it rides, they still won't make any money.
  • 2 0
 what a pig, who thought of putting the mavic wheelset on with the green stripes? 'lets make up for our hideous bike with some decent components!'
  • 5 2
 So much hate for a bike that stands out from the crowd, both aesthetically and technologically.
  • 2 0
 What's not to hate about it?
  • 1 0
 Almost everything... except the frame !
  • 3 2
 Well, I think some people on PB should look beyond the appearance of it. There are some interesting features on this bike such as the suspension cinematics (high pivot = great wheel path) or even the floating chain guide. Of course I'm not a big fan these bikes, they have many shortcomings (high center of gravity, it looks very different and it's heavy) but I think people should show a tiny bit more respect for the time spent by the guys who designed it.
  • 2 1
 If they had spent time to design it, it wouldn't actually be the way it is...
  • 1 2
 Bad faith rules supreme...
  • 2 1
 Are you the designer ? I feel sorry for you then !
  • 7 7
 Wow, what's with all the hate? Am I the only one that would love to take it for a spin? Sure, It looks different, but is that bad? Imagine if all of our modern bikes looked like they did in 1997 because we assumed all different looking things were ugly. Sure, there are prettier bikes, but it doesn't mean this is ugly.

I'm stoked on this, looks like a great bike. I bet it's fast as hell. I'd love to throw a leg over one. Good job Redalp.
  • 5 1
 No. All the weight is right under your ballsack. It would be like balancing on a 6 foot toothpick
  • 1 0
 i would defiantly take it for a spin... when knowone was looking. actuely if they gave a desent warranty cheap spare bits i would defiantly try one. but what i dont get is that they say a straight frame is more rigid and CHEAPER yet i bet you this wont be cheaper than a demo 1
  • 1 0
 ok just looked at the price........... their going bankrupt.
  • 3 0
 I really like how they lowered the center of gravity of the bike by putting the rear shock... under the saddle !
  • 4 0
 ..designer had to be high as f*ck...
  • 1 0
 Ha, I found that exact image to post up but you beat me to it.
  • 3 0
 they were defiantly on acid or shrooms or some shit when they designed this.
  • 2 0
 I swear I just skip to the Comments section now, some great one's in this article - lol. Maybe pinkbike should do a weekly top propped comments of the week feature.
  • 1 0
 THIS. IS. SOOOO. FUGLY. I think the only way to solve our problem of being just disgusted by this super fugly tool box crazy ugly product of a parkinsons painter is to:STRAIGHT UP......KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!
  • 2 0
 This is not going to work proper.The chain is coming of .The chain tension is not enough to keep it on the top roller. I think the engineer is not a biker.
  • 2 0
 Looks like an old Klein www.decarider.com/forum/files.php?pid=71665&aid=3029 ,
Smile same concept just change the swingarm....
  • 1 0
 Looove klein all the way:0
  • 3 0
 I'd prefer to staple my dick to my balls rather than riding with this bike Smile
  • 1 0
 Brands must make these bikes just so they can get more comments then the new s work demo even if it all hate, on an other note its a big block of complecated shit with kashima
  • 5 2
 it to late for an april fools joke Smile
  • 3 0
 Seriously what the f*ck is that...................?
  • 3 0
 Like I said before " full circle
  • 3 0
 Are you kidding me.... I just threw up in my mouth....that's f-ing gross!
  • 5 2
 KILL IT BEFORE IT LAYS EGGS
  • 3 0
 this is such a waste of natural resources and energy.
  • 2 0
 Is this web page evidence of time travel? I feel like I'm looking at a nineties bike show bike.
  • 3 0
 It might be an alright bike to ride, but it just looks wrong
  • 2 0
 If you asked me to define 'Ugly' I wouldn't have to say a word... I'd just hold up this pic !!
  • 3 0
 That bike will never be ridden by any pro or any geezer...horrific!
  • 3 0
 fell out the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down...
  • 3 0
 Are Argos going to stock that?
  • 3 0
 those deemax wheels really tie it together
  • 2 0
 'After the successful introduction of two Downhill Bike models' We all hated it, Give up!
  • 2 0
 So much for getting that saddle out of your way for epic descents............
  • 2 0
 looks like a highschool shop project. and only cost $5,600. what a steal.
  • 2 0
 what kind of bike designer looks for inspiration in a construction site anyway??
  • 2 0
 Bet you could flat pack this better than anythin from ikea of you dis-assembled the frame at the pivot
  • 3 0
 reminds me of those silly looking HUMMER bikes at K-Mart.
  • 1 0
 If this is the next step in the evolution of mountain biking, I don't want to be apart of it. ...I'm not one to be negative though so, uh... at least the fork is nice!
  • 2 0
 i think i'm gonna blow chunks.......GIVE ME A BUCKET QUICKLY............WTF
  • 3 0
 The bike stand is nice tho...........
  • 4 0
 redalp = la derp
  • 5 2
 kinda looks like a trek session
  • 2 0
 when are we gonna see videos of this bike in action? im getting really curious.
  • 3 0
 this thing should be taken off pb forever i dont want to see it again
  • 1 0
 From their website:

"Why such a high BB?

Actually with 36.8mm (14.48") it is the same as other DH bikes. It locks only high because of the frame design. "
  • 2 0
 Maybe it's strong enough, maybe it's not much heavy but that's the fuglyest bike I ever seen...bury it alive!
  • 1 0
 For a moment there I truly believed it's 1st of April today....this is wrong on all possible aesthetics and engineering levels...
  • 1 0
 ALIEN&PREDATOR vs REDALP!! if this really is a bikes from swissdirtymoneyloundringswitzerland then..well...it looks like dj bobo Smile
  • 1 0
 yesterday a moron came into the shop and had me put xtr on his hummer folding bike piece of shit....this is a similar looking picture
  • 1 0
 This thing would have been awesome... 10 years ago! That said, I still enjoy my RMX so whatever, to each their own, just ride!
  • 1 0
 RMX FTW!
  • 1 0
 What the f&£@
If that was female you'd need your beer goggles on
34lb w/o pedals !! Would be lighter if was made from lead
  • 1 0
 The swiss have cornered the market in making shit expensive things. Posted from Swissotel, where I am paying 12.50 a day for internet.....
  • 1 0
 its actually very lite and it rides better than what you think. But this will never be enough to make somebody buy this thing!
  • 3 0
 I am fearing a hardtail version
  • 1 0
 Sometimes it's really hard to explain to someone you paid 1000 EURO for a bike, but buying this would be hard to explain to everyone. Smile
  • 3 0
 Looks like a Trek Session
  • 3 0
 WTF that is ugly.....
  • 3 0
 lots of little pieces...
  • 2 1
 Thinking outside the box is good and there is some sound logic in there, but it is far to bloody heavy.
  • 1 0
 there's enough people out there who buy things just to be different. They will sell a few
  • 1 0
 So if I understand this article properly it is the same frame as the DH bike just different parts?
  • 1 0
 seems so, well they changed the fork... redalp 2 triangles work and they look nice too.
  • 3 0
 What a turd.
  • 1 0
 I'm having a flash back to the late 90's looking at that, looks terrible, bet it rides terrible too.
  • 4 1
 Kill it with fire!
  • 4 0
 what we really need to do is take it on a little trip to Iceland and drop it down the mouth of a volcano...... that should do the trick
  • 3 0
 What? Volcanos in Iceland? What is this witchcraft!
  • 1 0
 the volcano would be the smart thing to do, send it back to hell! Haha only joking
  • 2 0
 not going to get chain slap though!
  • 1 0
 My dinner has just returned... This is too much.
Doesn't matter how it performs; this creature scares me!
  • 2 0
 well they just took a step backwards...
  • 3 0
 Looks hurt.
  • 2 0
 First comment after 7 years... Ok it's bellow threshold
  • 2 0
 I reckon it folds out into some sort of knife
  • 2 0
 haha, I see where your going with that... "like a SWISS army knife"
Wink
  • 1 0
 What a waste of perfectly good bike parts! This is what you get when you bitch slap ugly.
  • 2 0
 is it a swiss army knife bike and that's why it looks so weird?
  • 1 0
 38T front ring on an enduro bike?
That's either completely manned up or they can get f*cked
  • 2 0
 The bike looks like it folds in half for easy storing.
  • 2 0
 Definitely not a Trek Session!!!!
  • 2 0
 how much do you want to bet that the cranks rip off the frame!!! haha
  • 1 0
 Is there some pic with rider on that thing?! What you want to call succes?
  • 2 0
 Hummm, wonder how that high center of gravity does in a berm....
  • 2 0
 this bike is as scary as mad drunk tank. seriously. I'd like to unsee it.
  • 1 0
 This is one beautiful bike right there LOL I like the bike i grabbed by the saddle in the stand Smile
  • 3 0
 Why so ugly, why?
  • 1 0
 It is actually very pretty. Beauty is not skin deep. Geepers people, stop judging books by its cover!!
  • 3 0
 i also have a saying. if it looks like a dog and barks like a dog. then its probably not a cat
  • 2 0
 and they had the courage to put 40's on it!!!
  • 2 0
 Too much bike, and not enough bike?
  • 2 0
 I would rather run down the trail than ride that.
  • 1 0
 It looks like a Swiss knife that transforms into a bikeSmile , nice components and has so many functionsSmile
  • 2 0
 Look at all these haters. Maybe its a cool bike. I would give it a shot
  • 1 0
 That must be an extra terrestrial pivot. When it's ready to brake a UFO saves the rider.
  • 2 0
 Looks a bit like a trek session
  • 1 0
 hahahahahahahahaha, what a lovely bike. I'm sure a slightly miss guided landing would snap that poor thing in half!
  • 2 0
 it look like a old Vario techno from 1998
  • 1 0
 If it was the last bike on Earth, I'd think about riding it.

Ah, who am I kidding?
  • 1 0
 Even if I could think of something positive to say, I wouldn't. You lot are killing me. Ha ha ha
  • 1 0
 Blah. Waste of materials with the structure build. Re-design with slimmer, with a low center of balance.
  • 2 0
 They are going to need Billy Mays to sell these
  • 1 0
 Just plain ugly design, it's like going retro...we need futuristic designs and innovations.
  • 1 0
 WTF?! It looks like a jazzed up huffy... Who ever designed this, way to be "That Guy!"
  • 1 0
 These are the only bikes that make mountain cycles look sexy. It's like choosing between the lesser of two ugly's.
  • 1 0
 It is the soul of Enduro. Greatest Enduro rig evar. Screams "i ride Enduro". "I train Enduro". I R Enduro"!
  • 2 0
 best bike i ever had ...10 sec faster then my m9.....crazy fast ...love it
  • 2 0
 Very nice parts, just an ugly frame
  • 1 0
 Ugh, if I ever had to ride that in a public place I'd probably go all Kurt Cobain up in this mother.
  • 1 1
 If I was driving past somebody riding that bike I'd run them over! Fuck it I'd stick it in reverse and make sure they'd both been destroyed... I'd happily do the time.
  • 1 0
 it does#t matter how good a bike is it has to look good too. why do you think you dont see many two stage bikes any more.
  • 2 1
 I want one strangely enough... Its awsum in its own way
  • 2 0
 mooooooooooooooo
  • 3 2
 looks like a old Kilen (sp)
  • 3 1
 Klein Mantra.
  • 3 1
 Doesn't look anything like a Mantra.
  • 1 0
 Mantra is way a cooler bike
  • 1 0
 Agreed.
  • 1 0
 that's what I was about to write, it definitely looks like a klein mantra with the fruity colors and the one-piece fuselage and rear end that just looks wrong. all good though, I was a bad a$$ mofo on my mantra back in the day.
  • 4 3
 Looks like a pill of shit
  • 1 0
 Looks like that old foldable one from US army
  • 2 1
 reminds me of a bb7, another ahem, groundbreaking design.........
  • 1 0
 The bb7 was an awesome bike. WAY beyond this sorry contraption.
  • 1 0
 agreed! The bb7 looks awesome
  • 2 1
 who the hell came up whith that
  • 1 0
 Good question my friend good question!
  • 1 0
 Please! I've just eaten! Jesus Christ!
  • 3 2
 Was the guys that made this crap high or just off there tits
  • 6 1
 Your insults might sting more if you used proper grammar.......Just saying
  • 2 1
 am frum tarn grammer dunt mean nowt coccka
  • 2 0
 fuck ugly
  • 2 0
 Holy Turd!
  • 3 1
 Oh no, it's multiplying!
  • 1 0
 good luck finding parts for that thing...
  • 2 0
 ahhhh lego blocks and bailing wire......... hello?
  • 1 0
 good bike if it was like 3000
  • 1 0
 Fugly.... should be a 29'r
  • 3 1
 damn it laid eggs!
  • 2 0
 The hell is this xD?
  • 2 0
 Reddurp
  • 1 0
 gross no good, looks like some shit from the 80's
  • 1 0
 Rederp seems more appropriate.
  • 1 0
 Lol. A little late for an aprils fools joke. Where's the real bike?
  • 1 0
 That bike just fucks with my head
  • 1 0
 cant believe i'm about to say this!! no thanks ill take the kona
  • 4 2
 HAH Gayyyyyyyyy
  • 4 2
 eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww
  • 3 6
 Have u looked in a mirror recently?
  • 1 0
 looks like a pile of scrap metal....
  • 1 0
 Fail,not planning on selling many I hope. Poor design.
  • 1 0
 I'd Rather have a Morpheus....
  • 1 0
 This makes the Morpheus look BEAUTIFUL
  • 1 0
 2 swingarms and a fork. I don't get it
  • 1 0
 Did someone really buy them..?
  • 1 0
 Generally things with a low CG handle better...
  • 5 0
 Yes, things do appear to handle better when Cedric Gracia is riding it...
  • 1 0
 I see what you did there
  • 1 0
 Yup, nailed it...
  • 1 0
 I would rather push my bike
  • 1 0
 friends do not let friends ride god forsakenly ugly bikes like that one
  • 2 0
 looks like a fuckin mess
  • 1 0
 kill it before it lays eggs!
  • 1 0
 That standover is unacceptable.
  • 1 0
 its a swiss army folding bike that transforms into a cross bow
  • 1 0
 This thing reminds me of the fold up bike in my back yard
  • 7 6
 If it had the name Specialized on it most of PB would want it...
  • 1 0
 Come on guys…if you were drunk enough you would go for a little ride.
  • 1 0
 What a waste of a fox 40 and deemax wheels!
  • 1 0
 the best comment must be like "Looks like Trek... OH SHIT!!!!!11" хD
  • 1 0
 This bike is total success!has more feedback than new carbon operator!
  • 2 0
 yo mama is so ugly...
  • 1 1
 Choice bro! best design ever. we'll see this winning many world cups I am sure.
  • 1 0
 What did we ever do to the swiss to deserve this?
  • 1 0
 kill it with fire! man the harpoons!
  • 2 0
 Looks like a camel.
  • 1 0
 worst thing i have ever seen
  • 1 1
 oh my good. what an ugly looking bike. even if this one pedals from all alone, i'd never take a seat on it. buahhhh
  • 1 0
 when you see it, you'll shit i-beams
  • 1 0
 session #2? doh...its #5 already))
  • 1 0
 Still better looking then 29er !
  • 1 0
 what should i say about it....
  • 1 0
 Late April Fools' joke???
  • 1 0
 Balfa style... I love odd design bikes that work..
  • 1 0
 At least it doesnt look like a trek session
  • 1 2
 These bikes are actually very stiff and only 37 lbs it may look odd at first, but it competes with top brands in reliability and specs
  • 1 0
 How does this even exist?
  • 2 0
 looks like shit
  • 1 0
 Monsanto is at it again... is nothing sacred?
  • 1 0
 lol how fast would this sell out at Walmart :p
  • 1 0
 this bike was not designed. it was puked...
  • 1 0
 Sorry Redalp but What a waste of recycled beer cans....
  • 2 0
 is this a piss take???
  • 1 0
 the only nice part is the forks
  • 1 0
 WHO IN THE ACTUAL HELL THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 ahahahhaha ,does it works ? maaan looks like a LEGO bike !
  • 1 0
 humz, is it april foools already again ?
  • 1 0
 Reminds me of a Gameboy Colour
  • 1 0
 Looks like an old Klein bike from the 90's
  • 1 0
 reminds me of those flybar pogosticks lol
  • 1 0
 Is this a wallmart dh bike?
  • 1 0
 That is the most retarded bike I have ever seen.
  • 1 0
 What about the chain! What's the point of that?
  • 1 0
 Homer Simpson's brother is going to get fired all over again !
  • 1 0
 what is this garbage
  • 2 1
 WHY?
  • 1 0
 please, go away!!!
  • 1 0
 B.J. and the Bear
  • 2 1
 i find it very fugly.
  • 2 1
 WTF!!!!!!
  • 2 1
 hid. e. yus.
  • 1 0
 would not bang.
  • 1 0
 ewww kill it!
  • 1 0
 Late APRIL FOOLS!
  • 1 0
 hopefully, this thing is gross!
  • 1 0
 The swiss should stick with chocolates, watches, and banking- wait, give us the banks...
  • 2 1
 looks waaay top heavy
  • 1 0
 Wow
  • 2 1
 Ow my eyes!
  • 2 1
 ugly as fuck!
  • 1 0
 Stick to tobblerone !
  • 1 0
 COME ON!
  • 2 1
 WTF mate
  • 1 0
 Daaaamn you FUGLY!
  • 1 0
 Nice forks Smile
  • 1 0
 I've just puked :O
  • 1 0
 Nice rims...... The end.
  • 1 0
 Is that thing a bike?
  • 1 0
 Franken Bike
  • 1 0
 Scaffold with wheels!!!
  • 1 0
 That bike is fugly
  • 1 0
 The Wet Fart!!
  • 1 0
 Wallmart bike.
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