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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.