Makers - Paul Brodie
This is the debut of our Makers Series, which focuses on companies and individuals who are manufacturing products for mountain biking right here in. British Columbia., We're beyond stoked to present industry legend Paul Brodie as our first subject.
The name Paul Brodie will be familiar to mountain bikers who have been in the saddle since the 90s. Paul's handbuilt chromoly hardtails were some of the best you could buy in those days, particularly if you were interested in winning races. He's one of the true pioneers of mountain biking and one of the first innovators to see the benefits the now ubiquitous sloping top tube. As one of the first frame builders for Rocky Mountain Bikes, along with Derek Bailey, Paul helped B.C. become a leader in mountain biking from the very beginning of the sport.
Paul spins an entertaining tale and his easy smile and incredible memory for detail made for a fascinating interview.
Without further ado, we present Paul Brodie.
Paul no longer builds bikes for retail customers, but he has never stopped building stuff, ever since he made his own "mini bike" for himself in the early 70s. Along the way he's built reproduction vintage motorcycles from the ground up, taught scores of framebuilders, and had a life-threatening crash warming up to race one of his board track racers. And you'll get to hear it all in his own words.
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