Brodie has put the Dissident slopestyle / dirt jump / 4X / Freeride bike back in their queue for 2010, and they just sent over the specs with some sweet photos and these words:
Whether youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re railing the slopestyle section at your favorite lift-access park, expanding your bag of tricks at the local dirt jumps, climbing up to a ripper free-ride trail or getting heli-dropped on top of a sweet alpine plateau to rip a mega-enduro DH trail, the Dissident will deliver an adrenaline filled, giving you all the control and confidence you need to get to the bottom with a grin, as dusty or mud-spackled as it may be! Ã‚Â Key updates include:
1.5Ã¢â‚¬Â head tube: A larger diameter headtube means more surface area for longer and thus, stronger welds. This also results in a stiffer front end while at the same time eliminating the need for gussets, which helps keep the frame weight down.
Updated Mandrel Shaped Tubeset: High control over the consistency of wall thickness and the ability to change the thickness gives a mandrel formed frame greater strength-to-weight savings and eliminates the need for heavy gussets. As well, the ability to shape these tubes creates a lot more stand-over in the top-tube than previous versions of the Dissident.
Hit ‘more’ for a closeup of the bike and another action shot…
The Brodie Dissident gets 85-140mm travel in the rear and is set up for a 120mm travel fork. Ã‚Â It’s available in two sizes, Short and Long, and has a 68.5Ã‚Âº seat angle and 72Ã‚Âº head angle.
Jacqueline Harmony (pictured above) has been having an awesome 2009 season on the US pro circuit, racing in DH, Mountain-cross, Super-D and DS, she’s plucking podium finishes out of the air like a crazed local in the cash-grab booth at the town fair. Ã‚Â (Photos by Dante Harmony)