Showing posts with label Brodie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brodie. Show all posts

Monday, April 26, 2010

Brodie Section.8

Brodie Bicycles is not a common brand in the US, but according to BikeBikeYYC (Calgary, Alberta) it's a solid bike that sells well in Canadian bike shops. Brodie got their start with mountain bikes, and it shows in their product line-up. The bike that really got my attention was Section.8.

This bike has some really great features out of the box like a double kickstand, rack, and fenders with integrated flaps. You'll find a disk brake on the front and a roller brake with integral cooling disk mated to the Nexus 8 rear hub. The front disk brake should dispel any concerns with the stopping power of roller brakes; however, personally I would like to see a rollerbrake/dynohub combination on the front wheel. The tan leatherette saddle and grips are a classy touch.

I expect a relaxed ride from the Aluminum frame. The steeply-sloping top tube reminds me of an Electra Townie without the crank-forward drawback. Brodie seems to take great pride in their paint jobs as well, offering custom paint on some models.

FRAME6061 Butted Al City Bike
FRONT FORKBrodie Cromo Road
HANDLE BARBrodie City Bend 25.4
BRAKESShim.IM70 Roller / Tek.6" IO Disc
CRANKSTruvativ IsoFlow 38T
PEDALSWellgo Alloy Comfort
HUBSShimano Nexus 8 Spd
CASSETTEShimano Nexus 18t
RIMSShining A-M3 / SS
TIRESKenda Eurotour 42c
SHIFTERSShimano Nexus 8 Spd
SADDLEFreedome Relax Deluxe
S/POSTBrodie 27.2
EXTRASBrodie Fenders / Kickstand / Rack