Any ladies ride a Cotic Soul/Solaris?
I have always liked the look of the soul and fancy changing from my old rockhopper to a longer fork hardtail. However, when we looked at the geometery its pretty long in the top tube and short in the seat tube. I am 5’9″ and am a classic female shape with short body and long legs (32″ inside leg) and ride a 17″ rockhopper and medium Nicolai Heluis, both with 570mm top tubes. The medium soul is 600 mm which is a bit long for me for a hardtail. The small would probably be better, but I might need 2 foot of seat post. Any ladies get away with riding a soul?Posted 5 years agodavidtaylforthMember
Toptube length on its own doesnt mean a great deal, you’ve got to take into consideration head angle and seat angle. And then what length stem you’re using, and saddle/seatpost setback.
If you post some more info about your current bike then Im sure someone will be able to help further.
But I would have thought a small with a long seatpost might be better?Posted 5 years agowallopSubscriber
I’m 5’8″ and ride a medium Soul. The fit is OK but I wouldn’t want to go any longer. I’ve got a 60mm stem on there which suits it nicely. Also got a layback seatpost. It looks “right”.
I think my legs are 32″, which means your upper body is slightly longer than mine so you should be fine on a medium, but I do tend to ride big frames (my Five is 17″).Posted 5 years agoScamperMember
This Might help. I’m a bloke, 5ft 8 and have a 17 inch rockhopper frame. Now ride a soul, but after talking to cotic went for a small frame, and use a 55mm stem. Use a 410mm post. Only problem compared to previous bikes is I’m always stopping to drop the post on anything reasonably twisty/downhill to get the most from the frame, although unsure if this is a sizing issue or just being able to push the bike more.Posted 5 years agoMTB RobMember
My G/F, (5’7″) ride a small soul (70mm stem) (she also races a Soda) and see loves the bike, like above has said, you can tweak the set up a little. short stem, inline post etc. (don’t forget saddle/bar hight can also shorten/lengthen reach as well)
Best bet it ring Cy at Cotic and have a chat, he knows what will work :wink:, AQR hoildays MTB team ride cotics and most of them are girls, and all feel happy on cotics so I would go for it.
If you lived Wiltshire way you could test ride the G/F bike.Posted 5 years agocubicboyMember
I am 6ft (male) with 33″ inside leg. I have a medium Soda with an 80mm stem and 400mm inline seat post. The bike does feel slightly ‘long’ but I love the way that it all works. I think that Cotic recommend people who ride there bikes to go for smaller frame sizes rather than barn gate proportions. I think that a small would be perfect but the call to Cotic is crucial.Posted 5 years ago
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