Brodi Brake Boster Brake Booster

4.6/5 (5 Reviews)

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Brodie Brake Boster

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scotty a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2001

Strengths:    Light, good clearance, look great

Weaknesses:    not as stiff as others, stock mounting bolts will bend over time

Bottom Line:   
I had a Curve on my Z4 and the braking and increased fork stiffness was amazing. I put the Brodie up front and it was not so good. I run it on the rear and it works well. I put on XT brakes and noticed the bolts on the rear were totally bent, maybe because of more flex on the steel frame vs aluminum fork on front. They're good but not the best.

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Favorite Trail:   Seymour

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   NS Sports Swap

Similar Products Used:   Curve brake booster

Bike Setup:   Kona Lava Dome built up for everything from commuting to trials

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel a Weekend Warrior from Cold Lake, Alberta

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2000

Strengths:    Stiff, light, it's a Brodie, good clearance, mud doesn't get stuck in it.

Weaknesses:    Haaaaaaa, heeeeeee. You're kidding right?

Bottom Line:   
Excellent booster. I got it for about twenty bucks without bolts or anything but it was soooo worth it. They are hard to find unless you live in BC but if you can find one, BUY IT. The clearance is great for anybody, especially if you're a freerider from Vancouver who rips through the sticky mud all the time. If you have anything else, replace it with one of these

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Brodie Gatorblade, tange cromo frame with diacompe brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter Kaufmann a Cross Country Rider from Bludenz,Austria

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2000

Strengths:    low weight,suprior stiffness,lots of mud clearenc

Weaknesses:    only black available

Bottom Line:   
thanks to this booster i have no squeling and noisy brakes on the front and better one`s on the rear
i like the the optics also,because if you own a steel frame the beefy aluminium boosters are not the real deal.
their design let mud flow trough them and keep your tiers free.
the only problem by fitting them on shimano v-brakes is that the original spacer is to big, so you have to cut or mill away the edge of the spacer

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Favorite Trail:   rattelsnake/innsbruck

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   adp engeniering, shimano booster,aluminium boosters

Bike Setup:   brodie sovereigen with manitou sx carbon forks and xtr v-brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Cheng Lee a Weekend Warrior from Brussels

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2000

Strengths:    At 46 grams, this is probably the lightest you can get for a booster. Strong, definitely brakes better on my Cro-moly frame

Weaknesses:    A little too expensive but still worths the value. Great clearance on a Zafal fender

Bottom Line:   
Nothing. Well, you can see the flex still on a cro-moly frame but you cam live with that.

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Favorite Trail:   muddy, slopy

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Tektro, heavy + flexible

Bike Setup:   My bike is a mongrel of shimano (LX and XT) and Sach (Quarz)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Don S a Weekend Warrior from Jamul, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2000

Strengths:    Very lightweight,and very stiff

Weaknesses:    None but if I remember, it was more expensive than other

Bottom Line:   
Controls flex on rear stays very well.Beautiful CNC
large cutouts makes it lighter. It is made of magnesium
which is lighter and stiffer than aluminum. Anyone
who has Vs or other direct pull brakes where the stays
flex should try it,to get the mush out of the rear brake.

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Favorite Trail:   Cuyamaca

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   None, but checked out a few aluminum ones(too heavy)over
the years.

Bike Setup:   Have used it on 3 bikes. Latest is Access Ti HT.
XT drivetrain, Avid AR 50 brakes,XTR hubs on 517
wheels,USE seatpost

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