Brodie 2000 Thumper Full Suspension Bike

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

Rock Shox JUDY XC 100mm fork, Rock Shox Deluxe-R rear shock, shimano components, XT disc brakes


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ron a Cross Country Rider from Revelstoke B.C. Canada

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2002

Strengths:    great fun to ride hard, have'nt managed to wreck it yet in fact have broke nothing but spokes

Weaknesses:    did I mention the broken spokes?

Bottom Line:   
The bike rocks, for the money it is definatly the best value I have seen every thing works and works well if there is a downside it creaks and groans every once in a while but then so do I. If you are a xc rider who does'nt mind a little weight or a freerider who sticks to small hucks five feet or less then this bike is for you.

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Favorite Trail:   too many to list

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   some store in salmon arm

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   judy xc forks fox vanilla r rear

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Weekend Warrior from Woodinville WA USA

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2001

Strengths:    Super beefy, ummm the frame is great but i love all the parts i got more. oh yeah single pivot and smooth travel

Weaknesses:    to short of a top tube and mainframe height. i bought a 19 which is the biggest frame. i am 6'6" not a good idea but i still love it.

Bottom Line:   
ok here is the skinny. eliminating the fact that i am too big for the frame (something that is all to common for me). i really dig the frame. i had a few issues though. i had to grind down my blackspire to make it work. not a big deal just kind of sucks. all the cable routing is good until you get to the interupted seat post. they leave everything hanging and it is set to close to the seat setup so it can and will rub your legs. but besides that i dig the bike over all. i have done a few drops nothing major a few 3-6 drops and i dig the way it feels. i am going to get an avalanche rear shock for it and a monster t so i can bulk shings up and make a sweet hucking bike. that is what is, a hucking bike. not a freeride/xc bike not a dh bike, it is a drop/huck bike that is it. ok thank you and goodnight.

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Favorite Trail:   urban in eburg

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   www.pinkbike.com

Similar Products Used:   diamondback x-10lt, rm reaper, lts, etc....

Bike Setup:   brodie thumper frame, fox vanilla r with a 750 spring, marzocchi z-1 qr20, hayes, azonic stem, sun rhino rims, gazzi tires, blackspire duel slalom chainguide. blah blah balh

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Len Trapler a Cross Country Rider from Victoria, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2000

Strengths:    Appears very well built, suspension is really plush, XT discs are awesome, bike looks great and gets lots of looks

Weaknesses:    Pivot came loose immediately, although I suspect it was just badly assembled from factory, re-tightened with fresh loc-tite and so far so good. Not a great finish, I assume it's a "wet" paint and not powder coated as it's easy to scratch. No useable bottle mounts, have to use a camel-bak.


Bottom Line:   
As it's my first dually, I can't compare it to others but it's sure a lot more fun on the rough and hairy descents than my hardtail. The ride is very plush and soaks up everything nicely. You have to pedal smoothly to keep the bobbing to a minimum but I guess it's just a function of the single pivot design and coil-over shock, and you get used to the pedal-induced bob pretty quickly. Overall It's a blast to ride and I'm doing rough descents and drops that I'd never consider on my hardtail, although on the long climbs I'd rather be back on my hardtail. I think it's a good choice for a "do it all dually" as it's a good balance between an XC specific vs. a downhill oriented design and the weight is reasonable.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Tzouhalem (Duncan)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   First dually owned after 14 years riding and racing various hardtails.

Bike Setup:   Swapped entire drivetrain to XT/XTR RaceFace goodies, had fork up-spec'd to Judy Race for weight savings and externally adjustable rebound damping. Swapped seat, post, bars, BB and tires to high end stuff (WTB, Bontrager, Axiom, XT, Kevlar beaded respectively. I'm running shock in the low-low setting which is apparently longest travel, plushest setting.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Darryl Wong a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, B.C.

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2000

Strengths:    Strong, Beefy 7000 series Airfoil Alum Frame construction. Simple single pivot suspension. Decent components for the beginner rider. Overall, great design.

Weaknesses:    None period! Well maybe the RockShox Deluxe rear shock after hearing what others said about it at MTBR... So I switched it to a Fox RC rather than taking a chance... More money but I can control the preload, rebound and ride stiffness. Sweeeeeeeeeeeeetttt!!!!

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the money I spent! This is my first FS bike and I have been very pleased with what it can do on the Shore trails and through the Urban stuff. It will take drops and keep on goin'. Kudos to Brodie on making such a sweet ride!

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Favorite Trail:   Urban style

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Brodie Devo, Norco VPS-2, RM Pipeline, RM6

Bike Setup:   Stock 2K Thumper with Fox RC rear shock. See it here -> http://www.idkom.bc.ca/~darrylw/bikes/bikes.htm

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