2013 Brodie Bikes – New Commuters, Cyclocross, Touring, Road & 29er Bicycles

2013 Brodie Bicycles Revel cyclocross bike

Brodie’s 2013 lineup expands quite a bit, giving them bikes in a broader category range. From commuting to cyclocross to touring to road to budget 29ers, there’s something for everyone – most being trickle down versions of higher end models introduced in the last two years.

Above is the Revel cyclocross bike above is built as much for gravel roads and weekly fun rides as it is ‘cross racing. The frame is shaped and butted 7005-series aluminum spec’d with mostly non-series Shimano drivetrain parts, Brodie branded cockpit and retails for just $999. It has room for 28c tires with fenders (larger without fenders), rack mounts and inline secondary brake levers.

2013 Brodie Bicycles Cuda 29er mountain bike

Brodie introduced their first 29ers in late 2011 with a focus on proper fork trail and chainstay length, giving them specific handling characteristics. For 2013, the line grows by two.

The Cuda gets the same 6061 shaped and butted alloy frame as their higher end Khan 29er, but with lesser spec to come in at $800 less at $1,499 MSRP. Fork is a 100mm Rockshox Recon w/ 15mm thru axle. Drivetrain is mostly Deore with Sun rims, Kenda tires and a WTB saddle.

2013 Brodie Bicycles Kayo 29er mountain bike

The Kayo is the new entry level 29er hardtail. It’s still 6061 butted alloy, just not as heavily shaped and tuned. It still gets hydraulic brakes, 100mm fork (Suntour XCR Mag) and a mostly Alivio/Deore build for just $849.

2013 Brodie Bicycles Elan Vital touring bike

The Elan Vital slots in at the top of their touring bike range. It upgrades from the standard Elan to a Shimano 105 shifter/derailleur combo, Hollowtech triple crankset, XT disc hubs and CX75 mechanical disc brakes. It’s finished up with a Brooks saddle, Mavic rims and Vittoria tires. It loses the fenders, though, to make it a bit lighter and quicker, but mounts remain on the double butted 4130 chromoly frame. MSRP $2,099.

2013 Brodie Bicycles Pace road bike

The Pace steps down a spec from the Pact with a mostly Sora 9-speed group and alloy fork, Tektro brakes and Brodie cockpit. Retail is $999, frame is shaped 7005 alloy.

2013 BRODIE COMMUTER & CITY BIKES

2013 Brodie Bicycles Dos 2-2 commuter city bike

Two new 2-speed automatic models are the Dos 2.1 and Dos 2.2 (shown). Once you hit 10.5mph (17 km/h), it’ll automatically shift in to the higher gear. Retail is $899 for the Dos 2.2 with hydraulic forks and this shaped and butted 6061 alloy with a chromoly fork. The Dos 2.1 uses a straight tubed 4130 chromoly frame with rim brakes for $599.

For those traveling over rougher terrain en route to the job, they have the new Salish and Sasamat “mountain bikes” with a very upright position and geometry, front suspension and full gear range. (not shown).

2013 Brodie Bicycles Section 8 mite step through city bike

The Section 8 city bike gets a new mixte frame for the small and medium sizes. Disc brakes, built in rack and fenders, 700c wheels and chain guard round out the package.

 

Comments

Ripnshread - 12/10/12 - 12:32pm

Are this brand huge in Canada? 10 years or so ago they were a small builder. Now it looks like they are trying to move into the more recreational market. They look nice and the prices seem fairly in like with the big boys. What is their CS and support staff like? Are they sold in the US? I’m pretty close to Canada and we don’t have a dealer up near me I know of.

Ripnshread - 12/10/12 - 12:33pm

*Is…

Kark - 12/10/12 - 2:13pm

@Ripnshread, Not a *huge* brand in Canada but they do have a presence and a very solid, storied pedigree. CS / support when I needed it was very good, but some credit should go to the LBS as they’re the front line on support issues.
I think as you mentioned that their focus has moved more toward commuter, mid end recreational and away from high end performance as it was 5-8yrs ago. There are still a few top shelf frames in the lineup but they’re Hardtail race oriented vs dually, AM, Big hit as it was 6yrs back.
Anyway, my experience has been really good with them.

bum - 12/10/12 - 2:50pm

top bike looks just like a specialized tricross

Gillis - 12/10/12 - 3:04pm

I saw their massive catalog of bikes years ago and it was implied to me that they were kinda the Trek of Canada.

Capn Snap - 12/10/12 - 4:41pm

10 years ago Brodie was doing performance XC, AM , DH MTBs but they’ve shifted gears to a recreational focus. “The Trek of Canada”. Huh. That would more likely be RMB, IMO.

Whalephaert - 12/10/12 - 5:20pm

“Trek of Canada” makes me think Norco, definitely.

Ryan @ Brodie - 12/10/12 - 6:08pm

Hey guys! Just wanted to thank you guys for the positive comments you left about us. We’re a small Canadian company and yes we’re more of the recreational focus, but also have many niche (internal gear specifically) products as well as high end niche bikes (titanium).

Ripnshred, customer service is one of our strong points being a small company. Customers who know us and have dealt with us would probably acknowledge we do a pretty good job at it. Being so small we all answer phone calls etc. So don’t be surprised if you’re talking to the product manager or president of the company even though many people don’t realize it haha. As long as people are courteous and well mannered, we do our best to help them out and oftentimes go out of our way to go the extra step for our customers….

R.

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