Brodie Hellion Freeride Hardtail

3.45/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 34.2 lbs


Product Description

  • Fork: Manitou Splice Comp 130
  • Bar/Stem: Kalloy Al-021/013
  • Brake: Hayes Hmx-2 / 7,8"
  • Crank: Truv. Ruktion 22-32-Bg
  • Pedal: Wellgo Dh Flat
  • Cassette: Shimano Cs-Hg30-8 11-32t
  • Rim: Alex Dm24 W/Eyelets 32
  • Tires: Kenda Kinetics 2.35
  • Shifter: Sram Sx-4 Sl
  • Saddle: Brodie DH
  • Seat Post: Kalloy 2-Bolt


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by G Cook a Weekend Warrior from Banff, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2011

Strengths:    Great frame

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I like this frame. It's light enough given it's intended use and bombproof construction. I don't know about the bike with the stock specs, but the frame is working for me. I ride it for shuttle runs or days at a bike park. It handles well enough for skinnies and teeter totters and holds up for drops. Not real efficient for climbing with the setup I have.

Anyone looking for an inexpensive hardtail freeride bike would be well served by this frame. Build it with your own parts.

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Favorite Trail:   Reaper

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Frame direct from Br

Bike Setup:   2 yr old Frame purchased from Brodie. I stripped another bike and built the Hellion from it's parts. Avid Juicy 7s, hone cranks, x9/xt drivetrain, blackspire chain guide, Revelation coil u-turn(140mm), mavic wheels, kenda nevegal 2.1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by marzocchi66bomber a Downhiller from Canada

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2010

Strengths:    Frame, handlebars, tires, bump absorption is good for a hardtail

Weaknesses:    brakes, a tad overpriced

Bottom Line:   
A good DJ and light freeride bike. Eats up bumps surprisingly well for a hardtail. The frame is sturdy and it can take some abuse. Good bike for a beginning freerider.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $750.00

Similar Products Used:   Norco Rival, Specialized Hardrock Comp Disc, Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chellion a Weekend Warrior from B>C>

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2010

Strengths:    Solid Frame, handles well. Can be taken lightly downhill.

Weaknesses:    Bars a little too wide, cranks come loose. otherwise great.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for weekend warrior types. Not good for constant downhill riding... stick to lighter trails and DJing

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Favorite Trail:   WHISTLER

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   brodie omega, kona shred, kona scrap

Bike Setup:   --

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Adam a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2009

Strengths:    Strong Frame, Good Balance. I like how light it is.

Weaknesses:    This bike seemed to make my back sore and I didn't like how it shifts gears so slowly.

Bottom Line:   
this bike is good for beginners, Its strong and Sturdy but Very Unpredictable, It seems to screw up every so often, Especially the crank.

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Favorite Trail:   Offroading, North Shore.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   From a friend

Similar Products Used:   Norco Sasquatch, Norco Taktic

Bike Setup:   Sold it Cant remember.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hmanw a Weekend Warrior from windsor ontario canada

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2008

Strengths:    strong frame almost everything is great

Weaknesses:    bars are a little to wide crank fell out and i roughed up the teeth in it so i hade to bye new ones. besides that great bike

Bottom Line:   
great bike for the price i love it

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Favorite Trail:   my trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   the bike shop

Similar Products Used:   giant stp 1 and 2

Bike Setup:   stock except 409 argyles hussefelt crank and bars s type rims travulite box guid and only have gears in back

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tyler caster a Downhiller from auburn ca usa

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2007

Strengths:    everything , i love it! its great, the suspesion is awesome, the pedals are great and the brakes are amazing, buy this bike!

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
great bike, great for any rider, have fun!

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Favorite Trail:   ?

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   craigslist.org

Similar Products Used:   magna 4077 dj

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by steve a Weekend Warrior from sudbury, on, ca

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2007

Strengths:    solid frame easy to balance

Weaknesses:    wobbly crank

Bottom Line:   
brodie hardass series is great if you dont mind upgrading some of the weaker parts. brakes, crank, shifters

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   pinnacle


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by connor c a Weekend Warrior from bratford

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2007

Strengths:    nothing it suck becues i suck a jumping bikes but im a lier

Weaknesses:    everything everything it sucks

Bottom Line:   
do not get it theres nothing good about it

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Favorite Trail:   none

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   your mom! its the best

Similar Products Used:   brodie brat


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Alex desjardins from Ottawa ontario canada

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2007

Strengths:    the frame rocks, brakes uhh thats it lol

Weaknesses:    omg where do i start im 12 so the splice kinda dosent work for me but getting a pike ( maybe somthing else) for my b day uhh the tires stunk got new ones the shifter sucks i have to get it tuned up every week end for god sackes getting me so pissed

Bottom Line:   
The hellion is a preety nice bike but for begginers cuz if u dirtjump with it dont try to bail lol the frame rocks im gonna keep it and the braks just becarful with the discs uhh the rest becarful and i broke my shifter .

if u get it the frame is gonna please you.Good for begginers but the fork is stiff for kids

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Favorite Trail:   street dirt jump north shore

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   biciclinique

Similar Products Used:   kona hardtails giant stp

Bike Setup:   well for now kinda stock sinc its the middle of winter i snowboard gonna get double track rims a new fork not sure yet

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by KWAK from North Van

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2007

Strengths:    The frame is solid

Weaknesses:    a lot, I dont even know where to start.
I paid $900 for it, and I swear I spent another at least $500 fixing. The rear deraillers broke 2 times in a year,
I had to get new tires, the fork got really loose, the LBS couldn't fix it so I had to send it to the factory (got it fixed for free though) Now my cranks been coming loose so badly - it comes loose once in 10 minutes. I think the fork's coming loose again now.


Bottom Line:   
I was at first happy with this solid bike,
but it breaks down really easily if you are
one of those people who fall a lot, and fall every
time you go riding. I think there is something wrong
with the angles of the frame.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Similar Products Used:   Giant STP2


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ray from london, ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2007

Strengths:    -solid frame
-good price


Weaknesses:    -the crank wabbles cuz the bb cup ring keeps come loss
-small things, like cheap paddles, grip, bar, stem and everything you can think of, cheap no names, but they work fine.
-THE FORK! Manitou is as bad as fork gets.. 2nd biggest complain i have(first is the wabbling crank..


Bottom Line:   
It's a good beginning bike, very good for the price, don't bother by norco sas or kona stuff for like 1200 CAD, cuz this bike is just as good for 1/3 of the price from second hand

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Similar Products Used:   norco shore, kona hardtails


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Hellion first ramp - Kid on bike video

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09 Brodie Hellion?

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