Cotic calls the new Cotic Jeht ‘genre-defying’ but we think it’s more of a pocket Rocket, or maybe a FlareMax +.
Cotic’s new Jeht is a new school trail bike made from old school steel. The do-everything 29er features 140mm of rear-wheel travel and is designed around a 150mm travel fork, and like the rest of the Cotic range, the Jeht will be offered either as a frame only or as a complete bike built to different price points.
The 853 steel front triangle is built with an alloy backend just like the Rocket and FlareMax, it also shares the same droplink suspension platform for a poppy, playful and efficient ride. The suspension has been tweaked though with a longer link layout which not only updates the kinematics but allows for 20mm more seatpost insertion.
Cotic bikes are known for their Longshot geometry, and the Jeht is no different with reach measurements ranging from 444mm to 515mm and a nice low-slung design to offer plenty of standover. With a 150mm travel fork, the Jeht runs a 64.5-degree head angle and 75.8-degree seat tube, but if you wanted to sharpen things up a little the frame will happily accept a 140mm fork.
The first batch of 30 Jeht frames will be manufactured in the UK and sold as ‘UK Launch Edition’ bikes starting at £2199 for the frame and shock. Standard production frames will be manufactured in Taiwan and will cost £1799 with a RockShox Select Plus rear shock. UK Launch Bikes are available today, the Taiwanese frames will land mid-February 2021.
As with the rest of the Cotic range, the Jeht will be offered in Silver, Gold and Platinium builds. Details below:
Silver builds based on SLX or MY20 GX Eagle are available now with X Fusion Trace 36 HLR fork, Cane Creek Air IL shock and Superstar/WTB wheels for £3699.
In mid-Feb 2021 these will switch to SLX only, Rock Shox Revelation/Deluxe Select Plus suspension and Shimano wheels which brings the price down to £3499. Choosing a Taiwan made frame drops the price a further £300 to £3199.
Gold builds are available with either SRAM GX Eagle Lunar, or Shimano Deore XT, with HELM and Air IL suspension, HUNT wheels and WTB tyres. These builds are £4649 for both drivetrain options on a UK made frame. Same builds on a Taiwan frame are £4349.
Platinum is the full house, with SRAM X01 Eagle, Cane Creek eeWings, Kitsuma shock and HELM fork (Pike Ultimate no-cost option), Hope stem/Burgtec Bar, all the toys! £6499 bags you one of these beauties on a UK made frame, or £6199 if you wait for a Taiwan version.
The Jeht is a quiver killer. The swiss army knife of the droplink range. If you need one bike to do all your mountain biking, this is it. 140mm rear travel paired perfectly with a 150mm fork on trail crushing 29 inch wheels, the Jeht is a bike with a spring in its step that’s always got your back.
Splicing the accurate handling of the FlareMAX with a solid dose of RocketMAX speed makes the Jeht a perfect all rounder. The bespoke Reynolds 853 mainframe is decked out with our longshot geometry, in a package that is just as happy zipping round your local trail centre as it is slaying alpine singletrack or Lake District passes.
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And if you’re wondering how Jeht is pronounced…