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Brodie 2001 Bruzza Hardtail Bike

3.88/5 (8 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Material: 7005 Brodie Airfoil
  • Fork: Rock Shox Judy TT (80mm)
  • Brakes: Hayes HMX
  • Components: Shimano Alivio

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    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by chris swann a Weekend Warrior from golden bc

    Date Reviewed: February 8, 2006

    Strengths:    price

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    this bike is a norco sasquatch with different stickers

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    Favorite Trail:   none

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   1200

    Similar Products Used:   sasquatch

    Bike Setup:   stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by grey forsyth a Weekend Warrior from edmonton aberta canada

    Date Reviewed: December 27, 2005

    Strengths:    tough,tough,tough! I ride anywhere from 250-220 drops,gaps,stairs whatever! I have had many high end bikes,and with me on them they have all been high maintanence.Not this baby,only brakes and drive train.No hardtail I have ever riden has given me so much feedback and grace on the steeps,and the dirt jumper three rocks.

    Weaknesses:    a little porky, but it was only $900( not a xc racer )

    Bottom Line:   
    best bike i have ever rode dollar for dollar. there is some pretty tick pony's out there but they drain the bank.and if you build a hardtail lighter it will just brake more, trust me i have broke then all. If you trail a fair amount and do it hard, if you like super steep decents and you don't want to waste loot this bike is for you.

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    Favorite Trail:   sump'en steeeep

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $900.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   rocky experiance, rocky altitude,santa cruz camilian,marin indian fire trail(fast,fast,fast)cake 2dlx

    Bike Setup:   bone stock dj3's hayes mech's(8"),bash guard,rino lights,and mofo's

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by James from vancouver

    Date Reviewed: March 6, 2004

    Strengths:    I am reviewing for 2003 brodie bruzza since it isn't on this site. Awesome build quality. Replaceable derailler hanger, nice machining/welds. Shorter wheelbase.

    Weaknesses:    I don't like 69 degree head angles, it makes the steering too floppy. As well the frame is super stiff (most ppl think this is a strength) watch your teeth come out of your mouth on hard descents.

    Bottom Line:   
    it's really good for what it's intended for- dirt jumping and free ride. Its a one trick pony though.... I wanted a do everything hardtail because I do freeride and cross country (aggressive!) so I got this one. The major fault I find with it is the lax headtube angle which makes the steering floppy (as opposed to razor sharp on a xc hartail) you may think this is trivial but it causes the front wheel to push out in corners! (unless pointed down a steep hill [very steep hill]). So, good bike if you do what it's intended for, poor all around ride.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   KHS team chromoly frame (have had 2) (awesome!), 2000 brodie kinetic (chromoly- awesome bike!), kona lava dome (older chromoly- awesome bike!)

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Moedawg a Weekend Warrior from BC

    Date Reviewed: May 2, 2003

    Strengths:    strong frame

    Weaknesses:    lame shox

    Bottom Line:   
    after teching this hardass out, she one nauhty beatch that can take a beating!!!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   BC

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $750.00

    Similar Products Used:   norco sasq.

    Bike Setup:   after market crank, marz. shiver shoxs, siglewide sun rims, Gazzaloddi tires, easton headset with bars, titec gel saddle

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Canada

    Date Reviewed: September 29, 2002

    Strengths:    pretty tough for the $$$ also pretty cool HMX-1's for like 900$ cnd. hee hee also like the crank is pretty nice too eh

    Weaknesses:    this rockshox fork really sucks!!! puttin on my bros Z4 cuz up here marzocchis r the only thing that can hold up

    Bottom Line:   
    prety nice bike for 900$$$. cheap i bought this to get a taste of freeriding..I loved it somuch i bought a 2002 brodie bruzza(1/2 was my parents money im 12) and i like it a lot too. gonna sell this or just keep it as a beater pretty thrashed.Good bike its 2002 now so good luck gettin one.Fork sucks

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $850.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   stuff, norco sasquatch 2002 grind and flow, brodie fury

    Bike Setup:   stock except funn risers a funn loveseat saddle and a 2000 Z4...also some axiom peddals cuz the other ones bent

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Venus Fky Trap a Weekend Warrior from Victoria, BC

    Date Reviewed: March 23, 2002

    Strengths:    Everything I need on a poor students budget(lint, assorted coins and some kraft diner)

    Weaknesses:    The Westcoast is Zoke country for a could a local bike company put crap rockshocks on an otherwise great freerider. I don't even ride hard and I am continually bottoming out...oh well it probably kept the costs down. The disk brakes annoyingly squeak, but work great.

    Bottom Line:   
    The bottom line that this is a great bike for all those people who want to get out ride in a manner that is not going to increase their medical premiums. If you want to go big and gnarly spend the money and get yourselves a nice squishy. Brodie, Cove, Rocky, Norco or any other CANADIAN bike manufacturer has a good list of full suspension...check them out. "Canadian bikes for cnandian riders"

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    Favorite Trail:   Anywhere my ride takes me

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $1100.00

    Purchased At:   Goldstream Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Kona, Trek

    Bike Setup:   As factory, but "rock god" rockring, and assorted "fastboy pads"

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Anthony Power a Weekend Warrior from Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA

    Date Reviewed: March 16, 2002

    Strengths:    Bombproof Frame, Kinetics have good tread, Hayes Mech. brakes, strong cranks

    Weaknesses:    Judy TT forks, seat stem should be a few degrees back,
    Huge Seatpost (need shims for most others),
    Stock saddle is the hardest thing I put my butt to.

    Bottom Line:   
    Strong bike. Can take some punishing rides and falls. It's light enough to be used as a commuter and tough enough for the weekend trails. The Hayes squeeled for the first two weeks but once the break-in period was over I can stop on a dime in all weather conditions with very little or any sound at all.
    I agree with most reviewers about the Judy TT's they're only really good for curbs and flat runs. For some reason my butt always wanted to slide off the end of the hard stock seat, so I replaced it with a longer-softer saddle, now I seem to fit.
    Overall I am satisfied with my Bruzza. It fit well into my price range and has a solid frame. A few words of advice: Work out a deal with your LBS for different forks and saddle.
    Kudo's to Tom and the gang at The Bike People.

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    Favorite Trail:   Frog Pond, Crossland Ice

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   $850.00CAN The Bike People Inc.

    Similar Products Used:   Norco Sasquatch

    Bike Setup:   Stock except: new saddle, T.H.E,VDO,Accessories

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by darren rohne a Weekend Warrior from campbell river,BC, Canada

    Date Reviewed: March 3, 2002

    Strengths:    solid frame good for freerideing. trueativ cranks. pritty nice kenda tires.

    Weaknesses:    i have troubles with the squeekeynis in the disks and i dont no why they are so squeeky?
    mackanical hays arn't very good. it could use some better rims maybe ditch witch. the deore derailer and the alivio derailer should be LX. the shox absolutley suck!! JUDY TT's suck i hate them! even Z5 air bommers are better i recomend gettin dome Z1 cr's on them!

    Bottom Line:   
    the rockshoxs blow bum. the frame is very strong! if your looking for a freeride bike and your only doing 4 foot drops it would be ok but if your doing 5 feet and up get a better bike with better suspention like i am getting like the KONA STINKY 2002!! nice ride. but for the price its ok.

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    Favorite Trail:   urban

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $1300.00

    Purchased At:   Urban lemming-canadian price

    Similar Products Used:   Norco sasquatch, norco 125cc, and maybe the brodie evelution.

    Bike Setup:   stock besides the seat and the bashguard.

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