Brodie Bruzza Freeride Hardtail

  • Fork: Marz.Dropoff 4 130mm
  • Bar/Stem: Kalloy Al-021/013
  • Brake: Hayes Hfx-9 / 7,8"
  • Crank: Truv. Hussefelt 22-32-Bg
  • Pedal: Wellgo Dh Flat Cromo
  • Cassette: Shimano Cs-Hg30-8 11-32t
  • Rim: Sun Rhyno-Lite 32h
  • Tires: Kenda Kinetics 2.35
  • Shifter: Sram Sx-7 Trigger 8spd
  • Saddle: Brodie DH
  • Seat Post: MJ Alloy 2-Bolt

User Reviews (8)

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clarkenstein   Weekend Warrior [Jul 27, 2009]
Strength:

solid frame, great geometry, awesome standover

Weakness:

fork

this is a great whip so far.

to start, its a really stiff frame, feels bullet proof. i've taken it on some really rocky technical terrain and its got a solid feel. the head angle is great for going downhill as well as up. i haven't noticed the weight on the climbs, and on the real steeps, the geo is well balanced, the front end doesn't lift up and wander like i thought it would. the standover is awesome - i'm on an XL (being 6'4") and i have plenty of "oh sh*t" room to get off the bike on skinnies or whatever. on the downhills it rails and is definitely flickable.

i'm using the platform pedals (wellgo) that came stock with 5.10 shoes and have no issues with pedal slip.

the fork is a little weak for adjustability, but its handled all the stuff i've thrown at it so far. it's more of a set and forget fork. good for jumping, not so good for small bump compliance. its a fork that you'll bust up and end up replacing, but its stiff. comes with a QR versus a thru-axle, so huge drops aren't in the equation (for me at least).

the juicy 3s are fine. i had the juicy 7s on my prior bike and i actually don't mind not having all the adjustability. just like the fork, set and forget. they work.

the wheels feel good and have taken smaller drops without issue so far. i noticed no flex in the rock gardens the sourlands in NJ delivers (for you locals). the stock tires are great. real grippy, wide, and hold real well if you lean in on the turns. i trust them.

the riser bars are comfortable, i didn't have to shave them down or cut them at all. stock grips don't hurt, and the stock stem is nice and short.

so far a real solid ride. you can take this thing well into the air as well as on x/c rides. if you're looking for a burly AM HT, pick this thing up - for the money, you'll be happy.

i would buy another.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
wlsn1   Downhiller [Sep 19, 2008]
Strength:

nice frame,grabby brakes,sram shifters,handlebars

Weakness:

it was good for the first year but after that the bike just started to go
it blew tons of tubes,derailleur broke multiple times,rear brake has a horrible scream
everytime i took it out something broke

its a pretty good bike if you land everything perfectly

Similar Products Used: devinci sagura,norco saskwatch
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Dallas Kiezik   Weekend Warrior [Aug 22, 2007]
Strength:

Very strong, quality welds, takes a pounding and never complains, good head set, I bought this bike for $800 mainly for the frame, the upgrades put it to $1300.

Weakness:

The stock Marrzochi fork is junk(and heavy took off 2.5 lbs by upgrading) I race a couple times a year and the rebound adjust was terrible, upgraded the rear derrailuer because of the racing to xt. crank needs to be 175mm for more torque.

Love the bike, frame is a little heavey but built to last no stress cracks on this frame period. Really good frame for future upgrades.

Similar Products Used: Nothing with this kind of strength and quality welds.
entry level junk, never looked at getting serious till I looked and got this bike.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
lach mavs   Weekend Warrior [Jan 28, 2007]
Strength:

mad frame, mad rims, all round mad

Weakness:

could use some stronger rims and better grips and the derailer isnt awesome for dirtjumping

reccomended for pretty hardcore dj'ers but not for hard downhilling

Similar Products Used: mainly hardtails some from the 06' norco range
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
xda   [Jun 28, 2007]

nice!

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
remy chunick   [Apr 08, 2007]
Strength:

- solid frame
- hydrolic brakes
- fork

Weakness:

-rims
- my pedal seemed to fall off often

good bike for someone , like myself, who are stepping up little by little.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Jesse Mcabee   Downhiller [Aug 17, 2007]
Strength:

Great bike for downhill. Doesnt need a lot of maintenance.

Weakness:

It is a wee bit heavy, even for a downhill mtb.

Buy this bike if you plan to use it for only downhill

Similar Products Used: Norco Wave
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Jay heidelbach   Downhiller [Oct 07, 2007]
Strength:

Frame, All the SRAM on it, Bars, Headset

Weakness:

Wheels fork and grips

the Brodie is a bomb proof bike.. yA

Similar Products Used: n/a
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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