Brodie 2000 Unibomber Rigid Bike

4.45/5 (11 Reviews)


Product Description

single-speed, rigid fork, shimano components


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pedro a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2002

Strengths:    Light weight. It's a singlespeed.

Weaknesses:    No disc brake mounts.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is an absolute blast to ride, both on and off road. The only downside I've found so far is that it doesn't come with disc brake mounts. I'd like to have a disc on the front at least, but don't want to have to add the weight of a suspension fork to get them.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Cross Country Rider from Ottawa-ON-Canada

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2002

Strengths:    Fast and Furious. Like a bmx bike for the trails. ...and light...oh so light. about 22lbs

Weaknesses:    no disc brake mounts

Bottom Line:   
This bike is more fun because yoo can't relax. You have to giv'r all the time and you end up riding like you've never riden before.

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Favorite Trail:   Foreplay

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Tommy and Lefebvre

Similar Products Used:   Brodie Rocket

Bike Setup:   Specialized enduro 2.2 and Time pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jamal a Cross Country Rider from calgary

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2002

Strengths:    Value
22 lbs
frame feels small underneath you
forces you into shape
simplicity
uniqueness


Weaknesses:    spot brand rear hub doesn't have the best reputation
clip in pedals and a steel frame would have been nice


Bottom Line:   
The aluminum frame doesn't feel as harsh as others that I have tried.
Alot of fun, and the best single speed value on the market (even better than the redline monocog). It is nice to ride a quiet, simple rig when everyone else is spending huge dollars on full suspension.

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Favorite Trail:   blueberry hill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $660.00

Purchased At:   b&p cycle (cnd $)

Similar Products Used:   homemade converted SS

Bike Setup:   stock with exceptions:
Bomber Z3 fork
Clip in pedals
18t freewheel to get up that hill

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chad Watkins a Weekend Warrior from Deer Lake

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2002

Strengths:    I Have only had the norco kokanee 1 day the frame is lite and fery strong. The shifters and every thing else is great.

Weaknesses:    I found the only weaknesses are the rims the first 7 hours I used the bike the back rim was roasted.

Bottom Line:   
The bike is a really good bike over all except the hubs the frame is great the gears are goob and the breaks are perfect the bike is good for hard trail peoples

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Favorite Trail:   not sure

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   T&T Pro Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   giant wasen't a really goob bike.

Bike Setup:   the frame is a 6061 oversizeMTB frame The forks are SR Suntorgears areshimano

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lesley a Cross Country Rider from Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2002

Strengths:    One gear, no maintenance, light, agile, amazing in technical singletrack, another strength it has is that is will make you STRONGER! No doubt about that and if you are a busy person you can get an awesome workout in 60 minutes that would normally take 3hrs. (no kidding-I'm a trainer-I should know) Flat black is just so stealthy looking, too

Weaknesses:    haven't found any yet
and yes it is offered in 2002-just not in their catalogue-call 'brodie'..i got mine a couple days ago


Bottom Line:   
I am so stoked on this bike; I waited 3 months for my own & am impressed. My first ride through very technical terrain was an incredible surprise. It is agile, FAST!, lots of get up & go when you push the pedals; climbs stuff I wasn't sure I'd get up. (16/32 ratio)That may get changed to an 18 cog just so the super technical terrain is more manageable.
Some guys 1/2 my age say I should be using a 20 tooth.
If you're interested in something different, something where you will become a better, smoother, & much stronger rider and you want to be different than your freeriding friends go for it.
I have never ridden a rigid fork b4 & I've been riding mtb for about 15 years. It isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Yes, your whole arms are going to feel it but it is a good feeling.......well used!

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Favorite Trail:   Twister

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   my house

Similar Products Used:   scandium unibomber that I demo'ed for 3 months-now I have my own although it is stock aluminum

Bike Setup:   17" stock. rigid but I may put a SID on it. I'm trying a 2.4 fatty on the front. Other than that it is stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott Williams a Weekend Warrior from Sedona

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2002

Strengths:    Stiffff,Strong climbs like crazy

Weaknesses:    I keep reaching for the shifter

Bottom Line:   
Push the pedals, its on! Fells like it speeds up by itself. Gotta run the tires hard. Hope your rides dont have any long flat road sections, you're gonna die of boredom. Doesnt have the same rear Triangle as the holeshot, so the drops are a bit stiff, but you can't break it.

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Favorite Trail:   procupine

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Bike and Bean

Bike Setup:   z.3, v's, stylo (what else, its a singlespeed)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from Sacramento, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2002

Strengths:    It has only one gear. You ****ing idiots that complain about a single speed obviously are not inteligent enough to realize what the difference is! Single Woo Hoo!!!

This bike rocks. Riding with no suspension. Although I changed out the tires for some 2.4 inch fatties and it rocks in the trecherous technical stuff. No need to worry about blowing out front shocks bottoming out flipping over... This is a real mans bike none of that caddilac riding plush pussing free ride stuff. Get real! Go Brodie.

This bike has the strongest frame I have seen excepting the Santa Cruz Single frame that was twice the price. Go Brodie!


Weaknesses:    The only weakness I saw was that this bike is not offered in 2002... :-(...

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks for those that appreciate a real bike and the skill one gains by riding it. This is no pus*y free ride bike!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Victoria

Similar Products Used:   bianchi cuss, Ventana, Santa Cruz.... and so many others

Bike Setup:   Just the way it was sold. Although I changed the peddles to 747 clippless and the tires to 2.4 inche wide.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris B a Cross Country Rider from Sedona

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2001

Strengths:    Lightweight, Zero Maintenance, Fun factor

Weaknesses:    Factory gearing is ridiculous for tough trails

Bottom Line:   
Great value, and how easy is it to simply re-lube and tighten a chain for maintenance? Too easy! The fork is a bit heavy, but required for Sedona. I switched the gearing to a 32 in the front and a 20 in the back - the damn thing is a mountain goat now. I would not recommend this bike for anyone other than the 2% of the population that likes simplicity, and accepts not being able to clear everything on every trail.

It forces you into shape, and makes even a short 1 hour ride a tough challenge.

This bike comes stock for less than $800. Brodie makes nothing but great stuff.

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Favorite Trail:   Llama

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Bike and Bean

Similar Products Used:   Voodoo Nzumbi, Bianchi BASS

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi QR20 - custom wheelset - everything else stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Geoff a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2000

Strengths:    Amazingly lite, cheap, impresive frame and paint quality, chews up most hills, diffent, ease of maintanance and great reliability

Weaknesses:    One spead, broke the freewheel on third ride replaced with shimano, hard to keep up on the flat, extreamly rigid on teachnical trails.

Bottom Line:   
This probably should not be your only bike but if you want a cool second bike that accealerates like a bat out of hell and will out climb most $4000 dollar bikes than you should look at the brodie uni-bomber. If this is going to be your only ride or you plan on riding really technical rides your buddies will eat you up! It is very lite and cheap rigid bike with one speed and is very good at what it is and very bad at what it is not.

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Favorite Trail:   I live on the famous north shore I love them all

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Used but had been rode only twice

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   short stem and riser bars, WTB bmx pedals that are cliples on one side(cool), Ritchey semi slick tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by SJ from Upstate NY

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2000

Strengths:    -Looks cool
-It's a single-speed


Weaknesses:    -It's a single-speed(not a bad thing,just something worth mentioning)

Bottom Line:   
Uh...Case,buddy..it's a single-speed.READ MY LIPS:SINGLE-SPEED!!!!It's sold and marketed as one.Your only excuse is ignorance.Look at the bike,and try it before you buy it!!

Oh,and by the way,try riding it as a single-speed.You might actually like the idea of ZERO maintenance and simple riding.Yeah,I consider those to be perks.

Hey,if you don't want it,I'LL TAKE IT!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Bike Setup:   Someone I know has one...bought it in Oregon

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by case a Racer from alabama

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2000

Strengths:    oh yea its umm a pretty cool frame yea.

Weaknesses:    its only got one gear. why the hell would anyone want a bike with one gear. well thats what mine is. i think they forgot to put the derailers on mine. damn them brodie punks....

Bottom Line:   
if they wouldov remembered to put the gears on it it would be a cool bike but one gear doesnt do much good.
i actually had a guy try to tell me that they made it this way. yea rite buddy im not dumb..
but its pretty cool but i stil got a grudge against brodie for not putting gears on mine. ahhh must be budget cuts

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Favorite Trail:   YOUR MOM RIDES NICE

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   your moms bedroom

Similar Products Used:   hmmmmmmmmm i rode a bike before

Bike Setup:   brodie they forgot to put gears on mine BA$T@RDS

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