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.


Specs:
FRAME6061 Butted Al City Bike
FRONT FORKBrodie Cromo Road
REAR SHOCKN/A
HANDLE BARBrodie City Bend 25.4
STEMBrodie XC
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
FRONT DERAILLEURN/A
REAR DERAILLEURN/A
SHIFTERSShimano Nexus 8 Spd
SADDLEFreedome Relax Deluxe
S/POSTBrodie 27.2
EXTRASBrodie Fenders / Kickstand / Rack

2 comments:

Yokota Fritz said...

I really like the look of that bike. I'm also glad I'm not the only weirdo who doesn't care much for Electra's crank forward design.

Rock_Sea said...

I love my Section 8, the only thing that was change was the saddle- it's now a Brooks B17. The Nexus hub and roller rear brake are so reliable- you can even change gears standing still. I'm glad mine has the front disk brake as the previous year's model had a roller brake which is inadequate. Best all weather bike for the money & made in Canada!