Review: The latest Cotic SolarisMAX is one of the fastest hardtails we’ve tested

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Cotic has been on absolute fire lately. The small Peak District-based company launched a new BFe hardcore hardtail just on a year ago, which then gave way to the 15th anniversary Soul, the latest FlareMAX, and more recently, a new Rocket as well. Marching in behind those bikes is the SolarisMAX; the latest model to get the Longshot treatment. The Solaris is Cotic’s 29er hardtail, the first of which was launched back in 2012. I tested one of those original Solaris’ in Australia, and fell in love with its high-speed tenacity and all-round capabilities. I...

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