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


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!