by Ben Haworth
March 12, 2010
Cy Turner from Cotic writes…
“Today Cotic launch our brand new RoadRat Factory Alfine.
“If you’d asked us a couple of weeks ago what the most asked for option on the RoadRat was, we’d have said “Alfine hub gear” without thinking about it. After a heads up from one of our dealers, some very interesting new Shimano factory wheelsets caught our eye and we put a call in. As a result we now have a supply of the latest Shimano Alfine complete wheels, with the fantastic 8spd hub gear to make things easy on those hills, super sleek straight pull spokes and disc compatibility so upgrading to all weather braking is simple.
“The great news is that from the first week in April you can buy a Cotic RoadRat Factory Alfine for just £849, and we’ve got an ace Magura Julie disc brake upgrade option for just £989. This will be available from us and all our dealers, and of course it comes under the magic £1,000 Cycle2Work limit.
“I built the first bike yesterday for the photos, and it looks even better in the metal. I’m really excited about being able to offer this option for such a great price, and hopefully the combination of this build and the good weather will get even more people out of their cars and onto their bikes.”
All photos by Kelvin Owers.