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    My freeride hardtail built - Brodie Bigshot

    Hello,

    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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    cool bike
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    looks like fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by insanitylevel9
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
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    what i love hard tails
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    Nice

    I have a similar bike: Made several changes since this photo, but dont have any good recent ones:

    -55's 160mm
    Changed since photo:
    -Hayes Strokers on 8" Saint rotors
    -ODI oury grips
    -Sunline V1 bars
    -Imperial 50mm Stem
    -647's
    -DM 24 rims
    -XT/LX drivetrain
    -Swap between Minions for DH, and Nobby Nic (Single ply 850g) for Trail/AM

    Ultimately once I get a dedicated DH sled (Read: squishy) I will drop the forks back down to 140mm, Drop to 7"/6" rotors and ultimately some nice hubs
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    What a sexy bike. Nice to see a hardtail once in awhile..
    Teach me the way..

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    Thanks for the input guys! Like I said the bike really is a blast to drive. Can easily go big and can easily go fast on the tricky part, if the forks go through the rear end just follow. 160mm is a little long for the dirt jump but I forget that very fast when riding dh/fr. The winter is coming fast in Quebec, I'm gonna miss it! But it also means it's time to take it apart for an overhauling. Properly maintained bikes last forever!

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    mission..if you accept...

    nvm srry thought i was doing a new post
    me: "mom dont ride yer brakes "mom: "shut up"

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