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by Razzer
Published: 16th October 2022 (4 months ago)
Size? (Frame, clothing, wheel size etc. You can pick 3)
Will post in UK
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Selling my Cotic Bfe Max in Medium


Frame Cotic Bfe Max medium with Invisiframe kit fitted and VHS chainstay tape
Fork Rock Shox Pike ultimate set at 140mm
Headset Hope
Stem Race Face Aeffect 50mm
Bars Burgtec 35mm clamp 30mm Rise
Grips DMR Death grip soft
Brakes SRAM Guide RSC
Rotors SRAM 180mm front and rear
Shifter SRAM GX Eagle
Mech SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette SRAM XO Eagle 10-50T
Chain SRAM XO Eagle
Cranks SRAM GX Carbon with a 30T ring
Pedals One Up composite
Hubs Front and Rear Hope Pro 4
Rims Stans Flow
Tyres Maxxis Minion DHR II 29×2.4
Seat post and lever One Up 210mm
Saddle WTB
Seat clamp Salsa bolt up

I am 6ft and had a large longshot Cotic Solaris a few years back. I was never comfortable when seated as the effective top tube felt too stretched out for me. So I brought this medium BFe Max as a bit of a project.
It turns out that the medium fits me well, if you look at Cotic size chart for this bike and you are at the lower end for a medium then I would imagine it would be good with a shorter stem. The one up 210mm post also comes with spacers to drop it by 20mm and the outer post will go down fully into the frame. I could also fit a 150mm reverb if needed.
I have built this frame up twice. I built it up with some other parts and used it last winter then stripped it down and put the frame away.
Then I recently built it back up with some nicer parts from a full suspension frame that I sold a few months ago and have only used it a handful of times since.
My problem is that’s it’s still a Hardtail and I just don’t get on with them anymore, so I have decided to sell it.

It’s all in good condition, the frame has probably done less than anything else on the bike. There are a few small chips on the frame that I touch up then decide to put an Invisiframe kit onto it when it wasn’t built up.
I have also fitted a VHS chainstay guard that is a bit improvement over the original Cotic one.

The forks are Pike ultimates set at 140mm with a C1 air shaft they are in good working order. I have not long done a lower service on them. I also had a new upper crown assembly fitted by sram at the end of last year so there are no creaks coming from the uppers.

The Drivetrain is in good condition, the chain is measuring at just under 0.5mm of wear so there is loads of life left in it. The cranks are in good condition there is a bit of a mark in the Invisiframe on the RH crank see photos. I have just put a brand new 30t ring on it which has only done one ride and the fitted DUB BB hasn’t had much use.

The brakes are working well with plenty of pad life

The wheels are probably the oldest part of the build but they are still very usable, the wheels are true. There is no play in the bearings and whist the bearings don’t feel new they also don’t feel overly rough. The tyres are set up Tubeless.

Included in the sale is the original Cotic chainstay guard and seat clamp some Cotic touch up pain and the One Up travel shims.

I would ideally like the bike to be collected but I can post but it would be an extra £50 to post.

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Comments (2)

    Lovely looking bike, I have the blue one and love it.

    With the 210mm dropper completely slammed does the cable still exit the frame ok? I have a medium also and wondering if I can get away with shimming at down to 190mm. Using the calculator on the OneUp website I think I could but it’s borderline, I’m 5ft 9

    It possible might work, it probably is just one of those things you would need to try. I found the cable ran better if you didn’t use a P clip on the lowest hole on the down tube.

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