Brodie Diablo Freeride Full Suspension

4.29/5 (7 Reviews)
Weight : 38.1 lbs

Product Description

  • Fork: Marz. Dropoff Triple 170mm
  • Bar/Stem: Truvativ Hussefelt
  • Brake: Hayes HFX-Mag V8 Rotor
  • Crank: Truvativ Holzfeller 22/32T
  • Pedal: LU-A54U DH Flat. Rep. Pins
  • Cassette: Shimano 8-spd. 11-32T
  • Rim: Sun MTX-S w/Eyelets 32H
  • Tires: WTB Timberwolf/2.5/2.7"
  • Shifter: SRAM X-7 Trigger
  • Saddle: WTB Power V
  • Seat Post: Brodie offset 2-bolt

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by pennywise a Downhiller from guelph

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2008

Strengths:    the brodie diablo 2006 is a smooth ride all the way...really beefy rig...

Weaknesses:    better rear suspension on it....

Bottom Line:   
this bike rocks... I took it up blue mountain this past weekend and this rig performed wicked....... handles good around berms and drops...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   used

Bike Setup:   drop off triples,avid juciy 5 brakes,manitou metal rear,sram x-9 rear deh 8 inch rotors.... dam its a wicked setup

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jeff a Weekend Warrior from Colorado

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2008

Strengths:    Beefy frame, wont break, the components do the job (but they are a lil basic), everything works

Weaknesses:    the x-5 rear shifter on mine broke relatively fast, but other than that, not much

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike that will not let you down. the frame will NEVER break, and the components are simple enought that they either will not break or will take like 5 mins to fix max. Great for all around freeride, and works great on downhill courses (i.e. keystone and winter park).

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Similar Products Used:   Kona skinky, specialized big hit

Bike Setup:   stock, xcept x7 shifters instead of x5

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rico a Downhiller from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2007

Strengths:    2007 Diablo Size Small- Shorter cockpit, 7" travel, strong frame, 1.5' Headtube, lighter than previous generation

Weaknesses:    wheels are soft, fork is very basic, rear shock is just ok, still pretty heavy

Bottom Line:   

I bought this as an upgrade to my 2004 Brodie Thumper with a Jr T fork. I tend to ride up and down, so I was looking for a better climber than what I had, but also a bike that can take some pretty serious days on the Shore and Whistler. Surprisingly, this bike climbs pretty well. I love the 1.5" headset with single crown fork which lightens the front, but doesn't sacrifice stiffness. It is a great decender too.

My only issues with the bike are some of the components. The Rockshox Domain fork 302 is very basic and would be better if it were a higher model with U-Turn and Mission Control. The Alex Rims are way too soft and weak. I taco'd my front rim on a warmup run in Whistler and the shop tech who salvaged it said it is way too soft for that type of riding (took alarmingly little effort to straighten). The Nevagal tires are great for the Shore, but they are too weak for Whistler (I've had way too many flats for my liking).

I'm very happy with my Diablo; I just wish it had a few better components for my type of riding. My suggestion, if you have the extra cash, is to go for the Damian model. If this is all you can afford, then enjoy... I sure am.

Trails ridden: CBC, Corkscrew, Pingu, Pangor, Severed D, Neds, Whistler (all blues, blacks and some double blacks), Galbraith Mtn in Bellingham.

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Favorite Trail:   CBC

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Norco Six, Transition Dirtbag

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by brennan striloff a Downhiller from vancouver

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2007

Strengths:    it is pretty strong good bike it is the best bike i have had

Weaknesses:    none i cant think of anything it is sweet

Bottom Line:   
this is a great bike and it is not to heavy and not to light i think this bike is sweet for all riders

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   experince cycles

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky, kona coiler, norco shore

Bike Setup:   2006 7 inch back 7 inch frount

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ben fox a Downhiller from ontario

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2007

Strengths:    The frame is very solid and doesnt flex. Takes a beating

Weaknesses:    my diablo is an 03 so its kinda getting older. the bike is a little heavier than i would like.

Bottom Line:   
this is a great bike that lets you huck big drops and fly down a downhill trail. By one and ride it like you stole and you wont have problems. if you ride xc dont buy it. if your a dirt jumper, this bike will work but theres better out there. this bike is for some downhilling and hardcore freeride. anyone looking to buy it in spring 2008? email me...

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Favorite Trail:   undisclosed

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   used in thunder bay

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky, cannondale gemini dh, norco 63

Bike Setup:   the bike has a woodman rear hub with an american racing rim, stock front hub with single track, junior t fork, fox vanilla R shock, with a nokian gazzi on the rear and a maxxis minnion dh r on the front

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by john a Downhiller from ancaster

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2007

Strengths:    solid frame, nice bb / crank choice. Hubs/ wheelset are amazing, solid.

Weaknesses:    The metel-r shock is a piece of crap, blew fairly quickly, it cannot take abuse at all. The fork isn't that bad, could use an upgrade.

Bottom Line:   
Not bad for the price, fork and shock aren't a great choice, but other than that, it's a nice bike.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Bike Setup:   05 brodie diablo, 05 888vf, 05 manitou swinger 4-way

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kevin a Downhiller from portland oregon usa

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2006

Strengths:    EVERYTHING! This has been the meanest horse I have EVER mounted! Begs to be beaten...... Gets more stable the faster you bomb through technical sections.... eats big drops for breakfast lunch & dinner, once in a while a midnight snack!

Weaknesses:    Did you read what I read above? If I HAD to pick something? Yeah, no, I really can't.

Oh, I just thought of one. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH OF THESE IN THE U.S!!!

Bottom Line:   
If you are ready to go from light FR to full on DH, and still have a bike to suck up the skinnies and ride on walls with relative ease, this bike is taunting you to beat it. BUY ARMOR.


I gave it a 4 chili value rating if you can score one for under $1500.... but upgrade your fork to a shiver or similar!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Traded a clean 81' Vanagon... about $1500

Similar Products Used:   Kona Coiler, Norco A-Line, Big Hit..... none that could hold a candle to it really.

Bike Setup:   5th Element rear, 04 Marzocchi DC Shiver, Juicy 7's, 8"mud cutters,Easton Vice 50mm stem, Titec El Norte v.1 31.8 bars, Holz cranks, Blackspire Dewlie guide/bash, XT drivetran, .243 Dh saddle(bling bling), Outlaws, lizzard lock ons,

Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

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