by Matt Letch
August 24, 2010
Progressive Bikes press release – July 2010
New Brodie Ti Holeshot frame
Even though you may not have heard much about Brodie in the UK, they were one of the first companies to pioneer the long travel hard tail. With Vancouver their playground they had the opportunity to hone their bikes for some of the toughest trails in the world, producing some of the most forward thinking hard tail designs that have spawned many classic bikes over the years. The long sloping top tube and slack HA were what made the Brodie frames so good in tough and technical terrain and are now pretty much standard on long travel hard tail frames.
In 2007 Brodie Bikes introduced their first titanium bike, the cross country (XC) Cruzado. With an oversized 3/2.5 down tube,
100mm travel fork and hydraulic disc brakes, it was a bike we all instantly fell in love with.
Titanium is the perfect material for a hardtail mountain bike: it’s light, strong and has a supple ride quality that is perfect for rugged conditions on a hardtail. Titanium will never corrode and is tougher than any steel, aluminium or carbon fibre bicycle; it’s a bike that will last a lifetime. With all the success we’ve had with it, we’ll now have three more additional frames/bikes offered in Ti!
The new Holeshot (long travel hardtail) has been tested, perfected and will be available in late August. This new Holeshot will be every bit as revolutionary as the original long travel hard tail Holeshot we brought to you in 1999. Designed for a 140-160mm travel fork, it sits with a 67.5° HT at 140mm and will utilize similar geometry as our current Hardass Series. It’ll give you a low stand over for clearance and a long top tube (for use with short stems) for aggressive trail riding or long epic journeys on any kind of terrain. Currently the Brodie Bikes demo Titanium Holeshot comes in under 25 lbs with a mid-weight wheel and tire combo.
Although Titanium frames are expensive, they aren’t much more than some current steel frames out there and will last a lifetime; something that can’t be said of a lightweight carbon fibre frame. All Ti frames will be offered with a subtle laser-etched branding, along with 3 separate decal options for the top tube model name (in three colours).
The Ti Holeshot will retail at £1099 for the frame only, but you will need to be quick as numbers are very limited!
See here for details http://www.progressive-bikes.co.uk/tiholeshot.html