by Dave Anderson
April 17, 2013
Cotic release their updated ‘other’ bike, the commutin’, tourin’, everytin’ Roadrat. Here’s what’s new from the horses mouth
Today we launch our brand new RoadRat, with subtle but significant updates. The frameset was born from a desire for something swift and rugged to take on everything from the rapidly crumbling tarmac of the urban jungle to disappearing into the hills for a few days with nothing but your sleeping bag and mat for company. Faster that a mountain bike on the road, way more fun and versatile than a road bike, it’s your perfect ‘other’ bike.
New for 2013 the Roadrat has updated geometry with lower BB and longer head tubes for better fit and more stable handling, simplified and improved dropouts with integrated mech hanger and chainstay mounted disc mounts, revised tubeset with Cotic signature Ovalform top tube and new taper leg RB2 forks, all wrapped up in two gorgeous new colour options.
The Roadrat is our take on something fast, when being fast isn’t enough. It’s fun, versatile, simple and tough as old boots.
It’s available from today in Duck Egg or Gritstone, from £299 for the steel fork frameset, and with Geared or Alfine8 bike options starting at £799 and £849 respectively.
All the info is on the product page of the website here: http://www.cotic.co.uk/product/roadrat