Brodie Mettle b-Team XC Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 25.5 lbs

Product Description

  • Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 Matchmaker
  • Chain: SRAM PC-991
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Super Comp
  • Tires: Syncros FLT 2.3
  • Saddle: Syncros FL

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rickyd1ca a Racer from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff frame, climbs like a hardtail, accelerates real well, great handling in technical terrain.

Weaknesses:    Paint job.. After my first ride, you could clearly see where the cables rubbed on the frame. To make this frame top notch would be to have an anodized finish.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent bike, didn't need to play much with the suspension to get the proper setup. Pedaling is great, you really have to try hard to notice you're on a full suspension bike. Yet, the suspension works very well on rough grounds.

This is a great full suspension race bike/marathon bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Any singletrack

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Cycle Technique

Similar Products Used:   LaPierre xcontrol 410

Bike Setup:   full 2008 xt, fox F100 RLC front fork, PRO seatpost/stem/headset/handlbar kit.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sue a Racer from Ont. Canada

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2008

Strengths:    Scandium frame, comfortable geometry, climbs well, the Syncros wheels are really nice.

Weaknesses:    Not quite as light as a hardtail

Bottom Line:   
After selling my Brodie Sauce a few years back I was hoping to get my hands on another, however Brodie no longer makes them, so I gave the Mettle b-team a try. After test riding one, I found the riding position to be similiar to the Sauce. The bike is built solid and is super stiff. I wasn't quite sure about the rear shock (MC3.3) at first but once I got it dialed it worked very good. Although the bike doesn't have the super steep racer geometry it climbs and accellerates extremely well. It's got good flow through the single track and effortlessly carries speed.

A great solid cross country race steed or marathon race bike.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Brodie Sauce b-team, Turner Nitrous, Kona Kikapu, Jamis Dragon Pro, Brodie climbMax

Bike Setup:   Pretty much stock with Noir cranks, Candy 4ti pedals, Juicy ult, full sram - 24.5 lbs

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