Brodie 2000 Holeshot Hardtail Bike

5/5 (16 Reviews)


Product Description

Manitou X-Vert 105mm fork, shimano XT components, Hayes hydraulic brakes, RaceFace Turbine LP cranks


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by adrian a Weekend Warrior from new westminster, bc, canada

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2005

Strengths:    everything, it's pretty light, strong, and well dope!

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
its an awesome bike, light enough for urban and strong enough for anything that any hardtail could do.

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Favorite Trail:   nicole's trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   sports junkies

Similar Products Used:   trek 6500

Bike Setup:   i'd take you through it but that would take way too long, the only stock thing on my bike is.... well the frame

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by steve halley a Downhiller from canada

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2003

Strengths:    This bike is straight up amazing i took it for a test spin and i seriously didnt want to give it back it was that good.

Weaknesses:    There is none.

Bottom Line:   
Overall this bike is asome no other bike that i've seen has compared to this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   all the trails in canada

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   canary cycles


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ry a Weekend Warrior from Victoria, B.C ,Canada

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2002

Strengths:    Super strong RAD frame,hydraulic discs, great mix of overall, XT and Raceface components.

Weaknesses:    Manitou X-vert and stock headset. The manitou can't handle the big hits and if left in the headset will ovalize your headtube(could be big bucks to rapair!)

Bottom Line:   
This is quite possibly the best freeride hardtail that's ever been built. It's a great downhill/freeride bike and is nimble enough to haul around the XC trails. Other than the weaknesses listed above the only thing I have to do is true the rear wheel every couple of months, otherwise it's bombproof! I recommend this bike to anyone who wants a top of the line hardtail and who likes big drops and jumps, downhill and anything else. Brodie has the finger on the pulse of the West Coast Freeride craze and has the best line up out there.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything on Vancouver Island!

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Staight Up

Similar Products Used:   Brodie Evolution, RM Reaper

Bike Setup:   After the manitou broke I got a Z3 Qr20 5"(kicks ass and handles awesome!), replaced the rear ditch witch with a D321, installed a deep cup Pig headset, put on highrollers 2.5(best tyres out there)otherwise stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2001

Strengths:    everything

Weaknesses:    i seriously cant think of any

Bottom Line:   
Im back with many improvements to bike, this bike still rules and i cant think of a better free-ride hard-tail, i have jealous friends who think that their cannondale F-500 is as good a frame, e-mail me to hear your opinion, n e way, if u r looking for a good strong hardtail buy this bike, im so pleased with brodie im looking into a diablo or thumber baby

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Favorite Trail:   urban

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1350.00

Similar Products Used:   Ruckus, stuff, evolution, stiffee, hucker

Bike Setup:   2000 white frame, 2001 Z-3, xt v-brakes, race face turbine lp cranks, xt bb, bontrager xxx riser, powerliet stem, beefy wtb headset, 9.0 shifting, fsa 32 tooth ring, ring god, race face grips, mammoth rims laced to lx hubs, kujo dh tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeremy a Racer from st. thomas, ont, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2001

Strengths:    strong frame, xt components.

Weaknesses:    titec seat post folded over, manitou x-verts didn't make it out the shop

Bottom Line:   
the bike is decent for all types of riding, its great for downhill stuff on the trail and could be competitive in the odd downhill race. perfect dual slalom bike but is o.k for riding xc if you don't mind the weight. This bike could be a lot better if it came with a marzocchi long travel fork because the manitou really drags it down.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   jr T, custom 3/16 wall seat post. the rest stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by STeve a Downhiller from Ontario

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2001

Strengths:    stiff frame - no gussetts needed, ability to throw around in tight terrain, jumps like a bunny on crack! frameset comes with touchup paint :)

Weaknesses:    the bike looks so good there are too many people who stare at your bike - it gets annoying.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is sick. Not only does it inspire you to pilot huge airs, but it is fun to practice manuals on it. The beefy easton RAD tubing is so ridiculously stiff, and yet it gives some compliance to a harsh ride. What i love the most is the s-bend seatstays, thick 1 inch square seat stays that look beautiful, but give a stout rear triangle.

I would recommend this bike to anyone who desires urban epics or insanely technical trail riding. This frame can take the long haul of a sherman tank anyday. 5 flaming sluts for dream performance at a dream price.

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Favorite Trail:   very technical, urban

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   bike zone

Bike Setup:   '01 black brodie holeshot [med. size], '01 psylo sl tullio, rhynolites, raceface cockpit, thomson 'post, lx hollowtech cranks, sram 7.0 cassette, xt derailleurs, irc kujo 2.35's, ringle zuzu's, xtr vees

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Alberta

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2001

Strengths:    Frame is super tough

Weaknesses:    A little heavy

Bottom Line:   
This is a great free-ride bike, I had the frame and built it up to where it is now, a great free-ride bike, the frame is bomb proof and it looks cool, I think the 01 roast is the same frame, I will for sure look into another brodie for my next bike, Cudos to brodie for a great bike!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Kona chute, roast, Gt Ruckus

Bike Setup:   Judy double crown, bontrager riser, truattive cranks, kona grips, "destroy america" sticker(super sweet), sram 9.0 rear derailler, homemade chain guard, deore brakes(v)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2001

Strengths:    Strong
Stiff
Sweet Geometry
Everything else...


Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
I bought this frame (bigshot) used and built it up with xc parts (soon to be replaced) and christened it for its first ride on the Shore today!!! Sweetest frame ever... I rode the best I had ever rode and I swear it was due to this frame. Just point and go, the thing is stable at any speed, in the air... it's great for technical and big hits! and it climbs amazingly well for a freeride hardtail! Buy this frame if you want a bike that can handle anything you throw at it and feels at home in ANY conditions! Probably the best, and last, all around bike that I will ever own! :)

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Favorite Trail:   Boogie Man

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   other freeride hardtails

Bike Setup:   marzocchi z3 flighlight 100 and a bunch of other xc junk from my old bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff White from Halifax, NS, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2001

Strengths:    Incredibly light and strong hardtail. Quick and responsive, yet slack enough for big drops and crazy steeps. Wicked RAD tubing and beautiful dropouts.

Weaknesses:    That I didn't by this bike many years ago!

Bottom Line:   
I bought this as a frame and fork combo from a friend of mine, when he was buying a new VPS. He had used it for less than a year. I have always admired the Brodies, for their quiet, subtle beauty, but had never had a chance to ride one. When my friend offered it to me for a good price, I couldn't pass it up (I have no idea how much longer my Trek would have put up with the abuse!!!). This bike is a dream. It handles well enough to be an occasional XC race bike (which is important to me, cause I can only afford one rig), but that is not where this bike excels. THe frame is incredibly light and strong. It handles large drops easily, descends smoothly and tracks straight and true. The beauty of it is that it also climbs very well with it's short chainstays and ridiculously rigid back end. This is the best all-around bike I have ever owned, it can do it all. If you have an opportunity to buy one, do not pass it up.

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Favorite Trail:   Wrandees, Fight trail, Jack's Lake

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Norco Torrent & VPS, RM Reaper, Brodie Thumper & Enduro, Kona Roast & Stinky, 24 Le Toy, Specialized P3, My Trek 7000 (what a freeride machine!) many others

Bike Setup:   2000 white Brodie Holeshot frame, 2001 Z1 Drop Off, Sun Rhyno Lite TCB rims on Deore/LX hubs, Hayes HMX-1 disk front/XT V rear, Axiom DH stem, Amoeba DH bar, Rock Shox post, Bontrager seat, Schwalbe DH tires, XT cranks/ders/cassette, LX shifters, Avid SD 1.9 levers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will Pritchard a Weekend Warrior from thunder bay, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2001

Strengths:    Everything, the way the guys set up their bikes @ Brodie has some real majic to it. Everything flows together perfectly for a smooth, and pretty light top end hardtail (for free-riding). The fat tubes and tires make it feel like a soft tail. Frame is beautiful, bike wheelies straight forever. Couldn't ask for a better free-ride hardtail..impossible.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
You'd be stupid not to buy this kick ass machine. Don't be cruel to yourself...buy one. I have yet to ride a better hardtail.

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Favorite Trail:   the grand chasm

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Petrie's Cycle and Sports

Similar Products Used:   brodie evolution, marin quake 6

Bike Setup:   identical to complete bike see: www.brodiebikes.com

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bean from Victoria, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2001

Strengths:    Gee...everything..almost everything...Great frame, great component Spec

Weaknesses:    The Manitou is a bit too Stiff, and tended to BLOW APART... (well MINE did)

Bottom Line:   
God....just buy one!!! they are SWEEEEEET. For drops and stuff, they're a bit harsh, but I mean, it's a hardtail,live with it. It can handle anything you throw yourself off of. just, replace the Manitou before you do anything that involves you hurling yourself off a 7 foot+ bridge, cuz...you...migt blow the forks innards to pieces on the trail..and that sucks...(speaking from personla experience)

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Favorite Trail:   The Flying Circus

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   John Henry

Similar Products Used:   Rocy Mountain Reaper
Cove Stifee


Bike Setup:   Pretty much sock, but added a Mr. T and a Gaz on the front

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Racer from Prince George B.C.

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2000

Strengths:    strong tubes, strong brakes,awesome fork, every thing

Weaknesses:    the xvert supers adjuster knobs hit down tube when turned half or past.Ijust took them off no problem.

Bottom Line:   
I do a whole lot more freeriding than racing so this bike is kind of the race bike too.Every thing the other guys said on this review is pretty much right. the bike just feels perfect fom the second you get on it. Ive been doing all kinds of stuff ive never done before after getting this bike.Good parts . I got an awesome deal on it
(2300cdn)so they are even better.If a kick a$$ freeride hardtail this is the bike ther are no others that are nearly as good.

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Favorite Trail:   stuff with jumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Red Shreds

Similar Products Used:   Reaper

Bike Setup:   stock except xvert super

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg Parish from Summerland\Tofino BC

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2000

Strengths:    Unreal feel once in the saddle, super strong tubing for confidence and the best component package for the buck. Plus awesome warranty back up.

Weaknesses:    The paint job doesn't match my shoes, I look a bit queer when I ride!

Bottom Line:   
This bike is the sh*t for sure. I test road all the free ride hardtails out this year and nothing had a better feal in the air and on the ground. Weight should not be an issue with these bikes, I am at 38 pounds right now and can still climb to the top of the trails. Learn how the bike rides and use it right. This bike is definitley what you want if you are into urban assaults. I never thought I would ride such a fat beefy bike the way I do now but this bike makes you fearless on the drops, it loves it rough. Go spank your bike!

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Favorite Trail:   who needs a trail anyways......?

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Similar Products Used:   Reaper, chute and many ccm's straight from the zeller factory.

Bike Setup:   z3 qr 2o up front, xt compnents, big fat avro rims, 2.5 rocco tires, titec bars and race face north shore cranks with r\face bracket and rings. And really cool stickers.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Weekend Warrior from Prince George B.C. Canada

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2000

Strengths:    Super strong Easton RAD tubing
No sissy V-brake bosses on frame
Huge tire clearance


Weaknesses:    It can't make a good martini

Bottom Line:   
I bought this as a frame and built it up but I do know that the Holeshot comes with an awesome factory spec. Rides so nice and makes you ride better cuz you know your bike aint gonna break! Made in CANADA fow BIG, BAD, BC boys. I give it five burnin' moose from up north!

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Favorite Trail:   O'Malley's Alley

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Kona Chute, Trek 8500lt

Bike Setup:   Hayes/Grimeca, Rynolites with tioga factory 2.4's, Judy 100's(crap) soon to be JrT's, assorted DH goodies

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Craig Vertex a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2000

Strengths:    -rad tubing so its strong
-great geometry
-nice feel vibration qualities


Weaknesses:    -a little harsh because its a hardtail

Bottom Line:   
I have had the bike for a year and love it. I bought it as frame so its a Bigshot. I feel its for someone who could go with dually but likes the way a hartail reacts. The rear end is much easier to lift than a dual but the landing is harsher if you mess up. You can sprint it around town much faster too. My bike weighs about 37 pounds, has one gear in the front and is 2 sizes too small. It sucks at climbing but I don't think you should buy this bike if you want a bike that climbs better than a dual you should get it if you want to have fun every where you go.


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Favorite Trail:   Boogie Man

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   West Point Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Kona Roast, Chute
Kona Roast and Chute


Bike Setup:   Maguras, Marzocchi Junior T, Proflie Cranks,

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