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 Post subject: Gatorblade 2!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:07 pm 
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I just saw this. Looks really good though I would have preferred the legs to be butted chromoly though.

http://www.brodiebikes.com/2016/bikes/gatorblade_2.php


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:55 pm 
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They look like the exotic aluminium forks to me, just with polished crown and drop outs.


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 Post subject: Re: Gatorblade 2!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:46 am 
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I think maybe Brodie might have better quality than exotic which at just mass made. Same with all branded and unbranded.

Dont like the polished though :? makes it look tacky.


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 Post subject: Re: Gatorblade 2!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:02 pm 
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Hmm..
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The Gatorblade v2 fork takes the original Brodie Gatorblade and reimagines it.
Dumps it in the bin, more like. :roll:

Not even a nod and a wink to the classic style. It would be nice to have seen some reference or appreciation of the old Gatorblade.
It's just an Exotic fork (or worse) + some vinyl cut stickers.

While we all appreciate that times and specifications have moved on, they've not even vaguely tried to build on the original design.
These are just easy rebadge efforts riding on the coat-tails of a brand's heritage and reputation. (See also Fat Chance and GT Zaskar reboots). At least Ritchey had a good stab at a real revamped 650B P-21.

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Separated at birth, I think.

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