I've been after something to take the strain off my FS for the day to day use for towing the trailer with hoppy jr, especially with him needing taking to the child minder. The old Dawes I borrowed from my dad wasn't working as it was the wrong size and the brakes weren't up to the job of stopping me, jr and the trailer. After a while deciding and procrasting over the best option I bit the bullet and bought a Cotic X on the basis that it'd take racks and guards and would make the local riding a bit more interesting.
After the longest build I can remeber I finally got it finished, I went for a stealth build to keep it discrete for commuting duties.
It's been built for a week now and wow, it just drives you to go faster (even when towing). It's taking a bit of getting used to moving back to fully rigid and descending in the drops but it makes the easy local trails more interesting and with the speed it has it brings more trails into range for a quick afternoon spin. It's led me to think ooh I could just fit in another ride. After a week the mountain bike is sitting feeling a little lonely in the garage.