Brodi 1999 Evolution Hardtail Bike

4.33/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $2200.00


Product Description

Brodie Evolution


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Doug a Cross Country Rider from Calgary, Alberta

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2003

Strengths:    Frame, brakes, Shimano parts, geometry/ride, climbing, crank clearance.

Weaknesses:    Ugly paint colour.

Bottom Line:   
It took a while to get used to this geometry. At first I didn't like the more upright position, but the more I rode single track trails and steep hills, the more it outperformed the other mountain bikes I have owned (99 Specialized/92 Cannondale). The weight distribution over the back wheel works well for climbing. The Hayes disk brakes are incredible. I have Avid VBrakes on my other bike, and these have better stopping power especially when wet. I can ride the down hills faster as I don't worry about having to stop. The crank clearance over rocks and stumps is great. The steel frame takes some of the "Hard" out of the hardtail. Tough enough for the big hits, without the worry of the bike breaking. After 4 years of hard trails, the bike is still has the original hubs and rims. With the exception of chains, cables, and cassettes, nothing has needed to be replaced. It's one tough bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Kananaska Trails in the Rockies

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Cannondale, GT

Bike Setup:   Stock except for the Bontrager seat I added.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Don Kenyon a Cross Country Rider from North Wales . UK

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2001

Strengths:    Frame, Hayes Hydraulic brakes , geometry.

Weaknesses:    Paint, origonal headset, heavy heavy wheels

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, I need to lighten it up a bit, the wheels and hubs suck, not the best climber, solid on tech d/h.It's not the bike its meant to be but for xc and singletrack it is great with a few mods, tyres are too big wheels too beefy for the sort of riding it is best suited to.

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Favorite Trail:   Most singletrack

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   $750.00

Similar Products Used:   Gary fisher sugar, merlin rocklobster, Marin bear valley!?

Bike Setup:   Hayes Hydraulic discs,cane creek ahead, xt/lx

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Huan Chan a Downhiller from North Shore, Vancouver, BC

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2000

Strengths:    Very strong Fork, Frame is bulletproof, Disc brakes when set up good work extremly well. Sweet 2.1 inch tires, Awesome stem to handlebar setup.

Weaknesses:    A little heavy, forks rebound is a little too fast.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is good in all weather, plush fork, more of a freeride hardtail, although it sucks on the road.

Seat is hard OOOOUUUUUUCCCCCHHHHH


Whel not that bad though.

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Favorite Trail:   Cop Killer

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Lots of hardtails ........

Bike Setup:   Brodie evolution stock .........

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

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2000

Strengths:    Drive train, rims, tires, frame

Weaknesses:    brakes, fork, stem

Bottom Line:   
Okay, so, if you put at least a Z.3 flylight 100 and hayes hydros on this bike, it would be pretty sweet. Bike handles pretty nice, looks like it could take a lot of crap.

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Favorite Trail:   Spanky's

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   to many to count

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Phil a Downhiller from BC

Date Reviewed: September 6, 1999

Strengths:    
LX Parts. Big honkin' tires grip like heck. Disk brakes look cool. Nifty riser bar
Chainstays look cool
Sweet saddle


Weaknesses:    
brakes work worse than V Brakes. The 3 travel fork doesn't fit the Freeride bike set-up. Need at least 4.
Too long of stem.
No bar ends


Bottom Line:   
This bike is for hartail guys. The suspension seatpost doesn't work like Full suspension. The brakes are a gimik. A fork upgrade is needed, or you could get XC tires and a flat handlebar if you are and XC guy. This bike is not a freerider, not a DH bike and not an XC bike, but sort of a trail bike. Brodie screwed up.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
none.


Bike Setup:   
stock with Thudbuster Susp Post.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Petter a Weekend Warrior from Oslo

Date Reviewed: September 6, 1999

Strengths:    
Frame, wheels, saddle


Weaknesses:    
Paint, and Hayes cable brakes and the stupid crank.


Bottom Line:   
I had problems with my cable brakes, the rear stopped working. I sent a mail to Brodie. 3 hour later an offer from Hayes arrived with an offer to upgrade to full hydraulic for $50 (per wheel)(Do they have a problem with this brake...???). I took 6 weeeks before it arrived in Oslo, Norway.
Its almost like a new bike.
This is the best bike I have evere ridden.

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Favorite Trail:   
Nordmarka

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Some local Norwegian brands and a Gary Fisher Joshua X0


Bike Setup:   
Upgraded to full hydralice Hayes, Rock Shox seatpost and a LX crank

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