Originally posted by dirtbikedude
Hey Spectra, what are you riding now and what type of riding do you do?
The Brodie is a sweet machine but you do realize it is a dirt jump/freeride bike? If you are doing any xc riding you may want to get a triple on the front with an MRP LRP chinguide if you also ride dj/fr/dh.
Right now I ride a 2002 Brodie Force. I am doing lots of xc cause thats what its made for, but I am really beating the hell out of it trying other stuff; drops, jumps etc.. But since it is my first "real" mtb, Im kinda infatuated with it, no matter the quality. Im telling you, its a strong bike, but its not going to last too long if/when my skill level goes up.
I know that the holeshot is a bit heavy, but I am ok with that and so far I feel that this would be the bike for me. Of course right now there are two problems with it:
1: I am sort of a Brodie guy right now and am interested in sticking with there bikes, so I havent given anything else a shot
2: I have yet to try it out and I could very well hate the ride... sooo, right now I am concentrating on what I have and concentrating on developing my skills.
Now I have to wipe the blood running down my leg,