I'm thinking of selling both my bikes to build up 16" cotic soul now that i can fit a reverb into the new frames. I would like to see some pictures of Souls but up with AM kit i.e short stem, wide bars,single ring and chain device.
Show me your Cotic Souls.
Again? is there an echo?
Do a google search with singletrack world at he end, should bring quite a few up....
Or failing that take a look through my forum activity as I usually post on every Cotic related thread...
If you are wanting an all mountain 'rig', wouldn't a bfe be more suited, or are you just wanting to build up a soul to look tuff?
I want an light all mountain bike for xc enduro and gravity enduro racing.
17.5 inch 2012/13 frame
Reba Race 120mm
SLX Cranks 36-22 plus E13 Turbo bash, Blackspire Stinger, Dog Fang
SRAM 980 11-32 Cassette
SLX double front mech
SLX Shadow rear, Med cage
Hope Pro ii Evo Stans Arch EX
Schwalbe Noby Nic 2.25 Snakeskin Evo TL (run tubeless with Stans tape and jizz)
SLX M666 brakes
Superstar wave rotors 180/160
Easton MEC70 Monkeylite carbon bar, 685
Ragley Stubbing stem 50mm
Thompson Elite 30.9 and USE shim
Superstar Nano thru pin pedals/ M785 Trail XT depending on mood and ride
Oh, and Turbo bash now swapped for a BBG superlight in red ano, and a Reverb on order from HiBike.de
how tall are you scapegoat? i'm 5' 8" and was think the 16".
my spec would be
revelations shortern to 120mm
easton havoc carbon bars 750mm
renthal duo stem 50mm
shimano xt gears
slx crank with 32t
hope pro2 flows or archs
elixir 7 brakes
Not sure if the link will work:
Medium frame in black
Easton EA70 Stem (90mm) & Bars (685)
DT Swiss EX1750 wheelset
XT Front & Rear mech
XT Brakes 180mm rotors
For XC races I stick racing ralph/nobby nic combo on and run ZTR Olympic rims on Hope Hubs - Weighs in at about 27lbs
Run 2.35 Bonty XR4's on the DT Swiss wheels and it tips the scales at 29lbs and batters any terrain into submission. It's a great bike.
mrbump, I'm 5'11" but with long legs, short torso ( crushed vertebrae, used to be 6'0"!!), so according to Cy a medium with a long seatpost was the way to go. He's right.
At 5'8" I reckon a 16 would be perfect. Your build looks great.
Try Cycle-Fast.co.uk , he had some bargain flow rims in recently, and will do coloured hubs, not just Hope Hoops black.
If you want to go AM, then I'd say Flow. Take a wider tyre. I ran Arch EX with 2.4 nics and they were pretty much on the edge. They're much happier with 2.25 now.
I'm 5' 8"
Easton haven bars 711mm wide
thomson, hope, king
rubber queens most of the year x-kings when its dry and for 24hr stuff etc..
Another Daniel here on a soul. 5ft 8 and ride a small.
55 Easton haven stem and 711 bars but want to try some havoc carbon jobbies.
Arch ex with pro 2 evo
1x9 32 e thirteen g ring with n gear jump stop and BBG bash, xt shifter
11-34 with saint short cage mech
170 slx m665 cranks - nice and stiff
20mm maxle revs at 130.
Deore 596 brakes 180/180.
25-26lb generally depending on tyres.
Is this so you've got a valid excuse for coming 2nd to Matt, Ste?
Cotic Soul Mk2 (medium)
Fox Float 140RL 15QR
Hope Race Evo M4 183/160
Stans Flow / Pro 2 Evo
Haven Carbon bars
Renthal 50mm stem
1x10 (32t 11-36)
Rubber Queen 2.2 BC UST (or X-King 2.4 BC rear)
26.5lbs of hardtail gravity enduro excellence. Just needs a braver rider!
this is because i want to push the xc side more and also win some gravity enduros in hardtail catagory
looks nice. how tall are you and how does the bike fit you.
Fair enough, mate.
5'10.5" to be precise. Pretty much a perfect fit!
Short stem, yep. Wide bars, yep. Single ring, currently no, I like spinning on long climbs too much. Chain device, yep. Flow Ex rims with big tyres.
Here you go
Soul number 1
Soul number 2 (double and bash)
Soul number 2 (wide bars, dropper and single with Chain device)
Soul number 3 (Double with wide bars, short stem and dropper)
some nice souls there.
Cheers, great frames IMO.
Just seems the be the 'right' bike most of the time.
they all look like 16" small frames? may i ask how tall you are?
i'm coming from a 15.5" ns surge but the cotic tt is shorter than the surge. i'm 5ft 8 1/2" so right between the small and med ,but im not keen on having the higher top tube of the med. i also dont like the stretched out feel.
yip, they are all 16"
I'm 5ft 4" with ickle legs (27.5"). I have a 60mm stem on mine
i think i need to test ride. i have a friend with a 16" soul and another with a 17.5 bfe.
where are you?
I'm 5'7 and a bit and I ride a small.. it's good for the nadgery tech type of riding in my area, but I've found myself wondering if I would have been better off with a medium when I'm pedalling along the consistently smooth flowing trails at the local trail centre..
dudley ,west midlands
Bit far for a test ride then sorry!
I'm 5'10 and run:
17.5 inch 2009 frame with 120mm SID RLT TI's (with poplock
Renthal bars cut to 720 with 50m stem
Thompson layback post
SLX cranks with 36T Renthal with SS guide
11-34 cassette with SLX mech and XT shifter
Hope M4/X2 brakes (fitted since the photo was taken)
Shimano MT65 wheelset with Tubless NNs
SS Ultra Mag Pedals
Fairly light, not too fragile, comfy, goes up, goes down
Looks like you've missed the boat, they're all sold out until Jan. There goes my self-indulgent Xmas present!
Not sure about AM, but my build will be:-
Full SLX gears/brakes (2x10 38/24)
Spank Subrosa 747mm bars
Truvativ 75mm stem
Fox FIT RLC 120mm
Can't afford new wheels so, I'll be using the Bonty wheels off my EX8 with Hans Dampfs.
Just placed my 'pre-order'...can't wait.
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