Brodi 1999 Diablo Full Suspension Bike

1999 brodie Diablo

User Reviews (5)

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Roland Kurucz   Weekend Warrior [Apr 14, 2000]
Strength:

Geometry,Fox Vanilla R, Frame very nicely built!
Wheelset is indestructable, nice components.
Feels super stable at speed....

Weakness:

A bit heavy (34.5 lbs) but its a playbike so it shouldn't matter....bit boby on climbs.

Besides being a headturner everwhere i go, this bike, which is finished in a black scheme (wheels,spokes,fork,frame etc)
handles the rough stuff beautifully....stiff swingarm rides on huge bearings....no weak linkages on this bike...simple single pivot design.........Hats off to Paul Brodie for a sweet ride at a very reasonable price!!!!!

Similar Products Used: Pro flex beast......nowhere near as plush....
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5
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4
Teddy   Weekend Warrior [Feb 24, 2000]
Strength:

components, brakes

Weakness:

bob's to much

Nice ride. Wasn't as nice as the Instinct was. Although both felt like you were riding a lazy boy. I thought the price for the 2000 bike is a little to much to have deore and suntour stuff on it. But oh well.

Similar Products Used: RMB Instinct
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5
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4
Stephan Durand   Downhiller [Nov 17, 1999]
Strength:

The frame has great ergonomics, Hayes disc brakes are just about the best out there...

Weakness:

The fork, Manitou X Vert...
Comes with presta tubing...

Great bike for Freeriding, and with some mods, for dh, which is what i did. Switch fork, added a chain guide, dh tubing...

Similar Products Used: Mongoose 9.7 Newman Pro
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5
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Peter   [Aug 20, 2001]
Strength:

Tough bike, great balance and feel. Nice roomy cockpit with large frame. Doesn't bob too much.

Weakness:

Fairly heavy.

Great balance. As easy to wheelie as my Kona Chute hardtail. Rear suspension very stiff, could be a bit more plush but offers lots of control over steep rocky terrain. Upgrade to 6" front Marzocchi, Mavic 321's would make it near perfect except for the weight. However, weight is not really noticeable until you go back to your hardtail so not that bad. I am seriously considering purchasing this bike/frame.

Similar Products Used: Kona Chute & Stinky Deluxe, Giant AC-2, Cannondale's FS, etc.
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4
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5
Joe   Weekend Warrior [Mar 27, 2000]
Strength:

Frame geometry, strength, super stable, high pivot point makes hills easy with little bob

Weakness:

Cable disk brakes, cheap cranks

Changed the shock, brakes and fork and it is perfect.
I love this bike

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5
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5
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