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Old 01-27-05, 05:51 PM   #1
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01 Brodie 8-Ball w/ Shiver vs 03 Big Hit DH.

Ok I can get the 8-ball for $1,100 or I can get the Big Hit for $1,400 both claim to have been barley used.

This is a 2003 Specialized Bighit DH Pro downhill/freeride mountain bike. It retails for $4800. The frame is MEDIUM 18 inch with a 22.5 inch toptube. The frame has either 8.1 or 6.8 inches of travel via a Fox Vanilla RC rear shock depending on the linkage setting. The head tube/seat tube angles are also adjustable as well as the progressiveness of the rear end. The fork is a Rock Shox Boxxer Team. It is fully adjustable and has 180mm of drop eating travel. The top crown has been upgraded to a Romic with an integrated stem. Specialized saddle and seatpost and an Azonic bar. The drivetrain consists of a Shimano XT rear derailleur, LX shifter, LX cassette, NEW KMC chain, and a MRP Bones steel crank and chain guide setup. The cranks are super strong and super stiff. Pedals are Primo’s. The wheels are sealed bearing Specialized hubs laced to Sun Double Tracks with DT stainless steel spokes. They are straight and true. Tires are Specialized S-works Evil Twin Rollers. Brakes are Hayes Mag’s with 8 inch and 6 inch rotors. This bike is in great shape. There are a couple of small scratches but no dents.

ive got a brodie 8 ball with 8 in the front and back. this is a monster of a bike. great condition, on every thing. its really never seen any mountains, hasnt been ridin hard at all. bigest drop that ive done on this is like 6 ft.i need to sell fast, so offer me what you want to pay, we can work something out. thanks you can choose what fork you want...... bambshell betty (same as monsterT) or a marzocchi shiver. both great forks and both have 8 inches of travle..

That is the info I got on both bikes. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Easy money. Bighit. In my eyes its not even a comparison.
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Well I've never even heard of Brodie till now so I wasnt sure but anyways I did read a few reviws and the Big Hit had better feed back that the 8-Ball. Thanks for the input too.
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Don't getme wrong. Brodie makes tough bikes. The bighit is just awesome
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Well like I said the Big Hit had better feed back than the Brodie, plus my lbs owner let me ride one of his 8 dh and freeride bikes and one was a 04 Big Hit Expert, That was a smooth ride if I do say so myself, and if that was a good smooth ride I can only imagine how good the dh must be, with almost 2 more inches of rear wheel travel. Thanks again for your input Maelstrom
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Plus I'd be getting almost $3,400 off the Big Hit (correct me if I'm wrong).
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If you copied and pasted both messages I would go with the BigHit. From the looks of how the person wrote the Brodie message it looks to be written by a 6yr old. He has several mispelled words. I'm not knocking the guy for it, but when you post something for sell it should atleast look semi-professional. I'd go with the BigHit just for the shear fact the guy gives more detail than the Brodie guy.
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Well I got time and in that time I'll decide I probably will go with the Big Hit cause of what Maelstrom said in a diff post that it would be hard to get replacement parts for a 4 year old bike. Plus Big Hit's look cooler if I do say so myself.
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