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Old 10-26-02, 11:58 PM   #1
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Not jumping the gun too quick cause im still having fun on the bike I got, but heres what I am interested in after I run through my current "starter bike"

Its in my price range and I feel its a good next step up. Obviously it wont be for at least another 6-12 months, but its something to look forward to :cool:

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FRAME MTL: Brodie b'OX
FORK: Marzocchi Shiver SC-120mm HEADSET: FSA Cartridge
BAR/ STEM: Brodie O/S riser/stem
BRAKE Hayes Hydraulic 8"
CRANK: FSA X-Drive CroMo 38T
BB: FSA 19mm/ 48T spline
CHAIN: Shimano HG
PEDAL: BMX CroMo, set screws (sub my shimano 545's)
FRONT HUB: FUNN 20mm
REAR HUB: Shimano XT disc
CASSETTE: Shimano -9
RIM: Sun Doubletrack
TIRE RR/FRT: Maxxis Highroller 24/26X2.7
F. DERAILL: N/A
R. DERAILL: Shimano XT
SHIFTER: Shimano Deore
SADDLE: Titec Berserkr
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Old 10-27-02, 07:12 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 10-27-02, 11:27 AM   #3
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That is a sweet bike. The geometry is one of my favorites. Brodie also makes a very tough bike.

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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.
Triple clamp for xc riding. Or triple clamp for dj/fr/dh. Cause that fork would be fine for xc as long as you don't mind some weight and bobbing.
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So??? Must be that roadie side of you taking over.
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There is no need for a triple unless there is road sections or extremely fast downhils.
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Man I have spent way too much time freeriding lately. Sorry momentary dumb alert there.

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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.

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Hey Dirt

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,
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If anything the brodie will take the stuff you throw at it. Because of the odd geometry you should try and test ride something smilar before hopping on. It is a strange feeling bike. Norco Sasquatch, Balfa Minuteman, Kona Roast / Stuff, Le Toy (Quebec bike and very tough Urban BEAST) all have a slacker feel than a xc bike. This may sway your decision.
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