Pro Bike: Justin Lindine’s Redline Conquest Team carbon cyclocross bike

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2014 Masters 30-34 National Champion Justin Lindine’s Redline Conquest Team Disc cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine

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This isn’t the first time we’ve taken a look at Justin Lindine’s Redline Conquest carbon ’cross bike, but it is the first time we’ve taken a look at his National Championship-winning bike, since he just took the 30-34 Masters win at Nationals last month.

While some may argue that the “Baby Masters” category shouldn’t exist (cyclocross is the only discipline to keep the age group, most of the top 10 in the Elite race were over 30), Lindine doesn’t make up the categories or criteria and backed up that result with an eighth in the Elite Men’s race the next day.

The Redline Conquest Team frame that Lindine rode to victory certainly had a lot of high-end stuff, but his bike was not an exercise in grabbing the best from just one brand or the latest top-of-the-line of everything. In fact, Lindine was one of the few Elite men contenders (and fast younger Masters) to race alloy rims (even Masters 35-39 second place NoTubes’ Jake Wells raced on tubeless carbon rims).

Lindine raced Novatec’s CXD alloy disc brake tubular wheels to victor at the 2014 Masters 30-34 National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine

His Redline Conquest Team featured a mix of components from many brands, not unlike young Paul Haley’s winning Redline, including the cable-actuated hydraulic TRP HyRd disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra Di2 6770 10-speed electronic shifting, Novatec CXD alloy tubulars, and what was arguably the pièce de résistance on the bike, a gold KMC X10SL chain.

The Novatec CXD tubular wheels are impressive in features in that they list at 1425g, which approaches carbon disc brake tubular weights at just $740, and have a freehub that is compatible with Shimano/SRAM and Campagnolo cassettes.

Lindine’s first race on Di2 was at the 2013 Raleigh Midsummer Nights race in Deer Valley, and there was a bit of a learning curve for the Utah-based racer, as a crash ended up pushing his STI lever in and disconnecting the Di2 wire (because there wasn’t any wire slack). Lindine has now mastered the setup, and told Cyclocross Magazine he can’t live without Di2 now.

TRP HyRd hydraulic brakes kept Lindine in control to win the Masters 30-34 and finish 8th in the Elite Men. © Cyclocross Magazine

Lindine won the 30-34 race on his Challenge Chicane tubular tires, and while he may have been the first to win a National title on the new tread, Peter Goguen quickly followed the next day with his win in the 17-18 field on them. [See Goguen's Specialized CruX bike profile here.]

Justin Lindine’s Redline Conquest Team Bike Specs
  • Frame: Redline Conquest Team 48cm
  • Fork: Redline Carbon Disc
  • Handlebars: FSA K-Force Light 42cm
  • Stem: FSA OS99 90mm
  • Brakes: TRP HyRd Disc, cable-pull hydraulic
  • Rotors: TRP 160mm frt/140mm rear
  • Wheelset: Novatec CXD Disc alloy tubulars
  • Tires: Challenge Chicane tubulars
  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Di2 6770
  • Rear Derailleur: Ultegra Di2 6770
  • Front Derailleur: Ultegra Di2 6770
  • Crankset: FSA K-Force Light 170mm 46×36
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 12-25
  • Chain: KMC X10SL Gold
  • Pedals: Shimano XTR M-980
  • Seatpost: FSA SLK
  • Saddle: Prologo Scratch HWD

For more information visit redlinebicycles.com/bikes/2014-conquest-team.

Pro Bike: Justin Lindine’s Redline Conquest Team carbon cyclocross bike Gallery
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FSA K-Force Light Crankset

FSA K-Force Light 170mm 46x36 crankset. © Cyclocross Magazine
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NBX Sponsor

NBX is Lindine's other, New England-based sponsor. © Cyclocross Magazine
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Justin Lindine's Redline Conquest Team Disc CX Bike

2014 Masters 30-34 National Champion Justin Lindine's Redline Conquest Team Disc cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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Justin Lindine's Redline Conquest Team Disc CX Bike

2014 Masters 30-34 National Champion Justin Lindine's Redline Conquest Team Disc cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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TRP HyRd Hydraulic Brakes

TRP HyRd hydraulic brakes kept Lindine in control to win the Masters 30-34 and finish 8th in the Elite Men. © Cyclocross Magazine
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Redline's Tim Rutledge

Redline's Tim Rutledge with the man who got him into ’cross before most of us had heard of it. Now, he works to keep the younger generation race-ready. © Cyclocross Magazine
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FSA SLK Seatpost

FSA SLK seatpost held its angle on remounts but Lindine is no Clydesdale. © Cyclocross Magazine
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Prologo Scratch HWD Saddle

Prologo Scratch HWD saddle on 2014 Masters 30-34 National Champion Justin Lindine's Redline Conquest Team Disc cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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KMC's X10SL Gold Chain

KMC's X10SL Gold chain for extra flair and a few gram savings (due to hollow plates and pins). © Cyclocross Magazine
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Shimano XTR M-980 Pedals

Lindine raced the Shimano XTR M-980 pedals, without mud problems at the 2014 Nationals. © Cyclocross Magazine
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Shimano Ultegra 6770 Di2 Electronic Shifting

Lindine says he's a believer in electronic shifting after spending the season on Shimano Ultegra 6770 Di2 electronic shifting. © Cyclocross Magazine
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FSA OS99 Stem

FSA OS99 stem with a K-Force Light 42cm handlebar - Justin Lindine's Redline Conquest Team Disc cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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Shimano Ultegra 6770 Di2 Shifters

Shimano Ultegra 6770 Di2 shifters on 2014 Masters 30-34 National Champion Justin Lindine's Redline Conquest Team Disc cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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Novatec’s CXD Alloy Disc Brake Tubular Wheels

Lindine raced Novatec’s CXD alloy disc brake tubular wheels to victor at the 2014 Masters 30-34 National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine
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48cm Sizing

48cm sizing for Justin Lindine on his Redline Conquest Team Disc cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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UCI Testing and Approval

Redline was planning ahead for Lindine's conquests (pun intended) with UCI testing and approval. © Cyclocross Magazine
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Challenge Chicane Tubular Tires

Challenge Chicane tubular tires on 2014 Masters 30-34 National Champion Justin Lindine's Redline Conquest Team Disc cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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Shimano Ultegra Di2 6770 10-Speed

Shimano Ultegra Di2 6770 10-speed shifting on 2014 Masters 30-34 National Champion Justin Lindine's Redline Conquest Team Disc cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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Canti Studs

Lindine's frame has canti studs, but they were unused obviously as he relied on TRP HyRd brakes for stopping. © Cyclocross Magazine
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TRP HyRd Disc Brakes

TRP HyRd Disc Brakes, 140mm rear rotor, and Novatec hubs on Justin Lindine's Redline Conquest Team Disc cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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