Brooklyn Machine Works Race Link Downhill Full Suspension

Brooklyn Machine Works Race Link Downhill Full Suspension 

DESCRIPTION

The Brooklyn Race link has become a benchmark of quality and performance in the DH ridding world. Made in the USA with all 4130 constructions, the Race Link is a bike you will own for years. The frame comes with an Avalanche DHS rear shock for the best suspension quality available. Also included with the frame are Profile cranks, a Brooklyn chain guide and rollers. The three wheel positions and an eccentric bottom bracket give you several ride positions. The Race Link is available in many colors and can also be ordered in custom colors. The Race Link is sold on the Brooklyn website as a frame kit or a complete bike. You can have your local shop order as well.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 18, 2008]
phil scuderi
Downhiller

Strength:

Fastest get up and go of any bike I have had. The avalanch suspention front and rear. Makes Marzocchi seem like something off a huffy. Corners like my PDC DH-1 but with out the bottom out problems.

Weakness:

It is heavy, mine ways 42 pounds and that is with the best components. But I am not trying to win the world cup downhill so weight dosn't matter that much. It is very comfortable to ride and I can do full exstended play days at wistler with out the terrible forarm pump.

This is the one. It is by far the best down hill bike I have riden. Fast, jumps and takes bump like no other.

Similar Products Used:

Nothing is similar to a BMW its the best.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 10, 2007]
Paul Austeriz
Downhiller

Strength:

Amazing build. PEADAL PEDAL PEDAL. NO KIKCBACK. floating brake=no brake jack. Simple and amazing strong.

Weakness:

Hard to get out of the united states. Had to order direct so no pro deal.

Bottom line is that this bike is the most PEDALABLE bike ever. From big rock gardens to drops you can just spin the cranks through everything and pick up more speed. The jackshaft system gives you insane ground clearance because the lower chainwheel is so small.
For me, it was a split between the V10 and the racelink (this bike). The V10 has much pedal feedback at the end of the travel. I like VPP for trail riding and XC, because the suspension locks out for forward motion after the initial squat, but for pure DH the brooklyn is better because of the lack of pedal kikcback that allows you to go hard and fast despite the terrain.
It's a littl more expensive than the V10, but if you're serisous about DH then you've alreaday come to grips with the price of things, eh? Definitely worth the money, and the avalance shock, tuned to work with you is superb.

If you don't have a local dealer call the shop directly and they can cusom one to you UPS.

Similar Products Used:

Santa cruz v10, Knolly, Kona stinky

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 24, 2007]
dale
Downhiller

Strength:

really stable on fast open rough turns and straights nothing can stop it. feels very nice in the air. lifetime warranty.

Weakness:

it makes you go very fast without realising causing carniage.

this bike is an absolute monster it will take you over anything and everything. you could complain about weight but when its aiming down it doesnt make much diffrernce appart from its a little harder to stop. This bike makes a outstanding race bike and can be rode extremley fast without braking.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 07, 2006]
Captain Happy
Racer

Strength:

Cornering, holding a straight line, handling, jumping, sprinting, bump absorption, quality build, avalanche rear shock, and the company.

Weakness:

absolutely none. some people would like to say weight but mine is built up at 44 lbs. and could be even lighter.

this is a true race bike that rides in complete silence. geometry and handling are spot on. machining, welds and build are way beyond anything else out there. bump absorption and pedaling are amazing, it is by far the fastest dh bike i have ridden in every aspect. i could go on for days about how much i am amazed by this bike. if you want something that will run virtually matinance free and last years then this is your bike.

Similar Products Used:

dare, 223, bullet, vp free, brooklyn tmx, giant dh, intense, haro 454, scott dh, gt dhi, norco dh, mongoose ec

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 05, 2006]
ørjan
Downhiller

Strength:

100% funktionalism, brutal estetics, 4130 strength, silent low maintenence, just keeps getting better and better.

Weakness:

would have been interresting with a titanium frame

Year long fan of BMW, it is such a confidence builder and works so well that I keep pushing myself every time I ride, jump or huck.

Similar Products Used:

demo8, bullit, stinky9, canfield

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 16, 2006]
Not Applicable
Downhiller

Strength:

It's bullet proof,design and construction. Virtually always active pedaling or breaking.

Weakness:

Rust but that'd probablly take 20years of neglect to cause a problem,however these bikes will probablly last 20 years.

This bike is the goods. I've ridden most bikes and this is it,I came from a BB7 before it and loved that bike but this is stronger stiffer and better.
It loves to be riden hard,just holding on doesn't cut it(although it'll work)this bike begs to be thrashed. Never bottoms,you tend to destroy rear rims cause you can't feel them getting smashed because the rear takes square edge hits so well,I'm taliking big stuff here aswell,cassing 25ft gaps.I'll never sell this thing unless it's for a gearbox bike of the same or similar design and strength. Loving it,although it's killed my bike slutting days,I'm now a loyal Broolyn lover.

Similar Products Used:

Balfa BB7,a few M1s,222,Dirtworks Pirahnna,Yeti DH6+8,Craftworks DHR,Kona Stab Primo,Giant DH comp,many more.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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