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Spec Sheet
FRAME Brodie Custom Select Oversize 7005 Fully Butted Frame • Sealed Bearing Pivots • 1.5 Headtube
FRONT FORK RockShox Domain 302 180mm • Coil Spring • Rebound • 35mm Stanchions • 1.5 Steerer • Maxle 360
REAR SHOCK Manitou Metel R 170mm Travel • Rebound • i2i: 216mm x 63mm
HANDLE BAR Brodie FR Lo Rise 6061 Al • 31.8mm x w 660mm x r 30mm
STEM Syncros AMS Onepointfive 6061 Al • 3d Forged • 4 Bolt • 60mm x 12° • 31.8mm • 1.5
HEADSET FSA Big Fat Pig Loose Ball • Chromoly Cups • 1.5
BRAKES Avid Juicy 3 Hydraulic Disc 8" Rotors • Tri Align Caliper • Flip Flop Lever
CRANKS Truvativ Hussefelt 2.0 32-22t • 94 BCD • Poly Bash Guard • 3 Piece Outboard BB
BOTTOM BRACKET Truvativ Howitzer XR Splined Axle • Outboard Cups • 68mm x 113mm
PEDALS Wellgo DH Flats Pressed In Traction Pins • Chromo Axle • Concave Platform
HUBS Novatec D362 (R) + KK DH3 (F) 4 Row Sealed Bearing • Track Nuts • IS Disc • 32 Hole • 20mm
CASSETTE Sram PG-830 11-32t • 8 Speed • Chrome
CHAIN Sram PC-830 8 Speed • Powerlink Connector
RIMS Alex DM-24 Double Wall • 32 Hole • Eyeleted • Disc Only
SPOKES CN Stainless Steel 14g • Brass Nipples
TIRES Kenda Nevegal 2.5 27 TPI • Wire Bead
FRONT DERAILLEUR Sram 3.0 High Band Clamp • 8 Speed • 34.9mm
REAR DERAILLEUR Sram X.7 8 Speed • 1:1 Ratio • Medium Cage
SHIFTERS Sram X.5 Trigger • 8 speed • 1:1 Ratio • Integrated Gear Display
SADDLE Brodie FR Satin Steel Rail • Nylon Bumper • Reinforced Corners
S/POST Brodie 2 bolt 6061 Al • 31.6mm x L 300mm • 2 Bolt
EXTRAS n/a n/a
DERAILLEUR HANGER Brodie Single Bolt Forged 6061
COLOR Deep Ano Red 4 Step Process: Primer + 2 Paint + Clear
WEIGHT 41.5 lbs / 18.8 kgs Complete Weight
SIZING S / M 16.5" x 22.5" / 17" x 23.4"
Seat Tube C-T 410mm 425mm
Seat Tube C-C N/A N/A
Top tube @ 0° 575mm 598mm
S/T < 65° 65°
H/T < 66.5° 66.5°
BB drop 20mm+ 20mm+
H/T 120mm 125mm
RC 435mm 435mm
Shock i2i 8.5" / 216mm 8.5" / 216mm
Frt.reducer 25.4 x 8mm 25.4 x 8mm
Rr. Reducer 55 x 8mm 55 x 8mm

Blog: Ride Gradient – Skeletor Romax Build

Brodie b-Team Ambassador Nicholas Kupiak has had a heck of a season in BC, and we’ll get to his palmares when he writes his season wrapup. The steed that took him to podium after podium this season, culminating in a 3rd place at BC Provincials, was the Brodie Romax. Here’s some notes on his geared build – Skeletor:

From Ride Gradient

There are many nuances to a cyclocross bike that can make a huge impact on how you ride. Just like training though, it always comes down to what works best for you individually. Lessons that can only be learned through trial and error over the course of multiple seasons, equipment changes, and experiences. My last two Romax builds were prime examples of how something seemingly subtle can completely alter the feel of a bike.

After spending a few seasons learning everything I could about cross on my Ti Romax it was a difficult decision to put it up for sale. It represented my first chance to build something from the ground up and with each passing season it was slowly upgraded into a bike I was really proud of. The final iteration had everything I could have wanted, but the arrival of my SSCXWCVIC Edition Romax changed everything.

Two bikes that shared the same geometry, yet one seemed to just float beneath me and lean through corners unlike anything I’d ridden in the past. After painstakingly crunching the numbers (literally just had to load two web pages) and consulting with MEAT it was decided that the only difference was the rake of the fork, which lengthened the wheelbase of the aluminum framed single speed I had started to fall for. After three podiums in its first four appearances I knew this was a set-up that could work for me.

Choosing a drivetrain was the easy part of this build. Hydraulic discs were necessary after finally experiencing them last fall, and even with Di2 receiving stellar reviews I knew I wanted to stick with mechanical shifting for the long adventure rides after the CX race season. Cable pull Ultegra was something I felt comfortable working on and the thought of a battery dying while out on the backroads for longer than expected had me a little apprehensive.

With Easton releasing their EC90SL crankset just in time for cross season they already had my attention, and their depth in the accessory game made it seem only natural to kit the remainder of the build in a similar fashion. The technology and simplicity of running a 1x drivetrain had already proven itself to me over the last two race seasons, but this crank had taken it one step further with the direct mount chainring leaving nowhere for mud or sand to build up. My only past chain drop was due to mud accumulating from the chainring teeth all the way down to the bolts where it finally had something to press against before forcing the chain free.

Continuing with the carbon theme both the bars and seatpost are also from the Easton EC family. Having less weight near the top of the bike really gave it that sure footed feeling and offers a little extra confidence when throwing the bike into a technical line. If it wasn’t for my 4’11” equivalent legs and my 6’2″ equivalent torso then I would have opted for the matching carbon stem but unfortunately I require a -17degree to make any bike fit me properly.

The final result is a bike that handles like a roller coaster, and goes like a Lambo. Diving into corners faster than ever and even when I’m sliding around the feel and control is still predictable. It will take some time to familiarize myself with gears again but flying along wide open gravel roads in the 40×11 is a sensation that couldn’t have come soon enough. Welcome to the family, Skeletor.

Frame: Brodie Aluminum Romax

Fork: TRP Carbon Thru Axle Disc

Hoops: Easton EA90SL

Hubs: Easton M1

Tires: 700×33 Specialized Terra (Tubeless Ready)

Crank: 170mm Easton EC90SL

Chainring: 40t Easton EC90SL Direct Mount N/W

Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-HG901-11 w/ quicklink

Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra RD-6800

Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11-28t RD-6800

Pedals: Shimano XT

Levers: Shimano Ultegra RS685 Hydraulic Dual-Control

Calipers: Shimano Ultegra BR-RS785 Hydraulic

Rotors: Shimano 160mm Deore XT

Post: Easton EC90 300/27.2 SP ZERO

Saddle: Fizik Antares

Bar: Easton EC90 SLX 42cm

Stem: Easton EA70 90mm / -17d



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