New bikes from Brodie

Two new mountain bikes, and a steel range too

Canadian-based Brodie have introduced two new models to their 2009 lineup, and they’ve made improvements to existing bikes too.

Heading up the new trail bike range is the £2,350 Ethos, a 120mm full-suspension cross-country marathon bike, built for climbing and descending in equal measure.

It comes kitted out with Marzocchi Bomber 44 ATA forks, a Marzocchi Roco-LO Air Carbon rear shock, Shimano M575 disc brakes and Shimano XT shifting kit.

Simon Wilson, from Brodie’s UK distributor Progessive Bikes, said: “I’m really excited about the Ethos. It’s light enough for all-day epics yet still tough enough for drops and stuff.”

Brodie’s freeride Descension range has been revised with a new stronger and lighter frameset, while the Hardass freeride hardtail range has improved frame designs and a tweaked spec list.

Of the new mountain bikes, Simon said: “When Brodie build and design a bike they don't just go for the lightest and work from there, they build a bike that will last on the tough demanding trails of Canada. So when they build a cross-country bike you can be certain it’s built to withstand the abuse on 'proper' gnarly trails but still light enough to pedal all day.”

2009 marks Brodie’s move into the steel bike arena with their Heritage range too. There’s something for everyone with a mountain bike, disc brake-equipped cyclo-cross/commuter/tourer in the shape of the Ronin, the Elan touring bike and an old-school racer, the Romax.

For more details on the bikes, go to progressive-bikes.co.uk

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