Here's my freeride/all mountain hardtail built. It started as a Brodie Bigshot 2006 frame only, I wasn't sure about Brodie frame at first for a bike that will go big but, I had great experience with a Brodie Fury that was used for All Mountain so I decided to give it a try and it did survived three years of abuse.
I just installed a '09 Marzocchi 55 RC3, since the beginning I want a 66 for this bike but as I am using it for all mountain too I decide to try the 55 and keep the 66 for a dual suspension freeride bike that is upcoming. Really I like the 55, I can go uphill without problem and it handle really well the downhill and big hit once well tuned. Still no problem with mine, it is a 2009 with the red dot behind the lower's arch.
All it really needs now is a 8" front brake disc because the 6" isn't enough. I have the post mount bracket, just need to get the rotor.
So here are the spec and the pictures it really can't compared to a stock Bigshot, it's all the details that make the difference! Let me know what you think, the bike is really a blast to ride!
Frame: Brodie Bigshot 14in 2006 (Goldlit Red)
Fork: Marzocchi 55 RC3 2009
Head Set: Cane Creek Solos
Stem : Truvativ Holzfeller
Handlebar: Truvativ Holzfeller
Brakes: Hayes HFX-9 w/ Goodridge stainless steel lines
Brake Levers: Hayes Big Fat Levers
Rear Shifter: SRAM x.7
Rear Derailleur: SRAM x.9
Cranks :Truvativ Holzfeller
Chainring :Blackspire Mono Veloce 34T
Bottom Bracket: Truvativ Team Howitzer
Pedals: Truvativ Holzfeller
Hubs (FR): DT Swiss 340 20mm Through-Axle
Hubs (RR): Shimano M525
Cassette: SRAM PG-990 9-speed
Chain: SRAM PG-991
Chainguide: RaceFace Diabolous
Spokes: DT Swiss Comp 2.0mm stainless steel
Rims: Mavic XM321 Disc
Tires (FR/RR): Michelin Wild Grip'r 2.4in
Tubes (FR/RR): IRC Torque Tubes w/ Shradder valve
Seat Post: Truvativ XR
Saddle: Velo Marzocchi's Dirty M – Ride your ass off
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