Brodie Menace DJ/MtnX

3/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 32.3 lbs

Product Description

  • Fork: Suntour Sfxc60 100mm
  • Bar/Stem: Alloy Riser30mm/60mm
  • Brake: Shimano Disc Br-M465
  • Crank: Truvativ Isoflow 160mm
  • Pedal: Wellgo DH Flat Cromo
  • Cassette: Shimano Acera 7/11-28t
  • Rim: Alex DM18 /24" / 32h
  • Tires: Tioga 24x2.30
  • Shifter: Shimano Sl-Mc 40 7-Spd
  • Saddle: Velo Jr. Saddle Vl-5065
  • Seat Post: Alloy Micro-Adjust

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fritZman a Cross Country Rider from Ottawa, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2008

Strengths:    Complete package for any serious 8-12 year old MTBer. Finally a quality aluminum frame for a kid to ride! It's nice that adult parts can be swapped onto the Brodie.

Weaknesses:    Shifters & brakes?

Bottom Line:   
As a stock bike, this is an excellent value for 8-12 year kids. My kid has *pounded* this thing and shockingly it keeps on running.

Sure, the shifters and brakes have eventually worn out and failed (and replaced with hand-me-downs from my rig) but all cheap things wear out quickly and fail. I'd much rather invest into a solid frame/fork/wheelset and skimp on the components so that I can upgrade later if I see the bike being used.

Besides the frame and fork, I'm particularily impressed with the ISIS BB and crankset which due to the smaller wheels sees a ridiculous amount of pedal strikes yet it still spins more freely than my supposedly superior outboard bearing BB, and the wheelset which has remained true and smooth running.

Note that the Brodie Menace is targeted to a youth demographic, so if a 140+ lbs adult chooses to huck, jump, or DH the thing, it will obviously not work as intended eh?

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Hotrock 20" - heavy, and it died a miserable death.

Bike Setup:   2007 Brodie Menace, Schwalbe Racing Ralph 24" tires (MUCH faster than the OEM DH brand), Formula K18 brakes, Syntace carbon bar, X9 derailleur and right twist shifter (converted to 1x9), 11-34 9 speed SRAM cassette, ODI Ruffian twist grips (perfect for small hands), Maxm carbon seatpost.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by yyyyyyrgjj a Downhiller from Canada

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2008

Strengths:    (nothing)

Weaknesses:    its shifters break easy,the gears are cheap and break almost right away

Bottom Line:   
this bike is poorly made and i personally dont like this bike! The bikes are not good and i ride lots and they are over priced.My friend had to return his because it broke when he was riding only on the side of the rode!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Cascades

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Rollin thunder

Similar Products Used:   Brodie Tempyst , Brodie Diablo, Brodie Hellion, Kona Dawg and a Brodie Devo.

Bike Setup:   hte bike setup is not comfortable they are very not good

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