Cotic launch new Roadrat

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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.

Nice blue

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.

From behind

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:

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Comments (2)

    Very happy with my Mk1, which isn’t the fastest or lightest bike I own, but does a mix of everything pretty well – and that’s the design ethos after all. Done literally thousands of miles on it now mostly as a fast commuter using road, trail and towpath. Mine is a curious brown colour (not rust, brown paint).

    is the ride any different to the old Cotic? any stiffer feeling around the BB?

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