Brodi 1999 Diablo Full Suspension Bike

4.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $2500.00

Product Description

1999 brodie Diablo

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter from W. Van, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2001

Strengths:    Tough bike, great balance and feel. Nice roomy cockpit with large frame. Doesn't bob too much.

Weaknesses:    Fairly heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Great balance. As easy to wheelie as my Kona Chute hardtail. Rear suspension very stiff, could be a bit more plush but offers lots of control over steep rocky terrain. Upgrade to 6" front Marzocchi, Mavic 321's would make it near perfect except for the weight. However, weight is not really noticeable until you go back to your hardtail so not that bad. I am seriously considering purchasing this bike/frame.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Kona Chute & Stinky Deluxe, Giant AC-2, Cannondale's FS, etc.

Bike Setup:   24" rear with 2.7 & 2.6 tires, QR20 up front.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Roland Kurucz a Weekend Warrior from Windsor, Ontario. CANADA

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2000

Strengths:    Geometry,Fox Vanilla R, Frame very nicely built!
Wheelset is indestructable, nice components.
Feels super stable at speed....

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy (34.5 lbs) but its a playbike so it shouldn't matter....bit boby on climbs.

Bottom Line:   
Besides being a headturner everwhere i go, this bike, which is finished in a black scheme (wheels,spokes,fork,frame etc)
handles the rough stuff beautifully....stiff swingarm rides on huge weak linkages on this bike...simple single pivot design.........Hats off to Paul Brodie for a sweet ride at a very reasonable price!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Pontiac, Michigan

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Pro flex beast......nowhere near as plush....

Bike Setup:   Stock, LX&XT, Manitou Xvert,Sun Rhino Lite wheelset, Hayes discs, Maxxis Mofo 2.35 DH tires...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe a Weekend Warrior from BC

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2000

Strengths:    Frame geometry, strength, super stable, high pivot point makes hills easy with little bob

Weaknesses:    Cable disk brakes, cheap cranks

Bottom Line:   
Changed the shock, brakes and fork and it is perfect.
I love this bike

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Full XT, Marzocchi's, fox float

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Teddy a Weekend Warrior from Vernon

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2000

Strengths:    components, brakes

Weaknesses:    bob's to much

Bottom Line:   
Nice ride. Wasn't as nice as the Instinct was. Although both felt like you were riding a lazy boy. I thought the price for the 2000 bike is a little to much to have deore and suntour stuff on it. But oh well.

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Favorite Trail:   spanky's

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   RMB Instinct

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Stephan Durand a Downhiller from Montreal ,QC

Date Reviewed: November 17, 1999

The frame has great ergonomics, Hayes disc brakes are just about the best out there...

The fork, Manitou X Vert...
Comes with presta tubing...

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for Freeriding, and with some mods, for dh, which is what i did. Switch fork, added a chain guide, dh tubing...

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Favorite Trail:   
Bing Bang, Bromont Qc.

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Mongoose 9.7 Newman Pro

Bike Setup:   
I switched the Xvert for a RockShox Judy XLC, which in my opinion performs much better. Added a chain guide and frame protector.

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