- Are cotic canning the soda?
rob2, was at trail junkies today too, that was indeed a lovely Soda.
It is a shame if they do stop making it as if I was to have just one bike then it’d probably be the Soda.
The chap at the shop suggested it was something to do with cost of manufacture meaning Cotic couldn’t sell them at the price point they wanted. Anyone got anymore insight?Posted 6 years ago
Dimwit: guv Cy or Paul a call at Cotic – it was their page. I think they’ve got mediums and their german distributor has got small and large. I’m on my second and can really recommend it. MrB, they’re about a pound lighter, and probably no better in reality, but very very nice to own and ride.Posted 6 years agoRagTiMember
From someone who has owened 2 Ti frames (and nearly a Soda), I am now somewhat choked that my new Reynolds 520 Cro-moly tubed genesis rides somewhat better than them both. I seriously! cannot believe how comfy it is.Posted 6 years ago
Weight issue / looks aside, I would never consider Ti again.johnnersMember
Can anyone compare the ride of the Soda vs the Soul?
I much prefer the ride of the Soul, a more stable and planted feeling for me, far more confidence-inspiring. My Mk 1 Soul’s been going strong since whenever Cotic brough them out, my Soda cracked across the seat tube/top tube junction within a year.
The Soda was awful. It flexed more than a wet noodle and felt like it would snap on the 1st opportunity
I didn’tthink it was anything like that bad, and it wasn’t on quite the first opportunity.Posted 6 years agoHornet600Member
Sometimes it is about dreams and goals rather than facts on paper. Personally, I have always wanted (rather than needed)a Ti frame, I just get a real buzz everytime I look at it or ride it.Posted 6 years ago
I have always wanted a Fireblade, way to fast for the public roads of course but I have always wanted one.
At least when I get older I can regret owning them (probably not!) rather than regret not owning them at all !!!NorthwindSubscriber
mildred – Member
I’ve owned both mk1 soul & mk1 soda. The Soda was awful. It flexed more than a wet noodle and felt like it would snap on the 1st opportunity. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending a soul over the Ti soda.
Later models aren’t like that at all though. First one I understand was intentionally designed that way to give that classic ti feel, but it turns out most people don’t actually want that from a titanium bike any more 😉Posted 6 years agocySubscriber
We currently don’t have plans to re-stock Sodas. We’ve got about 4 left in medium, then that’s it for the moment.
Basically they’ve not sold that quickly since we switched to Lynskey and the higher price point, and when we went to order earlier in the year, Lynskey hit us with a pretty hefty price rise for the existing layout, and a huge price quote with a 44mm head tube, which is the way I wanted to go. We’d have been looking at £1,650 minimum in existing spec and nearly £2k with a 44mm head tube. I just didn’t see where the sales would come from given that we’ve sold about 30 all year. With the new projects we’re financing like the 29er, just made sense to let it run through and stop. So no, there aren’t any plans for ti 29er.
It’s lovely so many of you would lament their passing, but in reality they’re massively expensive to buy and stock, and are only getting more expensive, and I can’t support that when we have volume sellers (for us) costing the same as a handful of ti frames that don’t move that quickly.Posted 6 years agortoMember
I had a mk1 soda and really liked it, it was very nimble and alive. Sadly one of the welds cracked and I got a Soul under warranty. Despite the same geometry, the Soul absolutely flew downhill in comparison. I still miss aspects of the Soda, but my riding has progressed so much with the soul. So much so that I’m now looking for FS.
Any plans for successor to the Hemlock? One of the guys at Chevin cycles used to really rate them.Posted 6 years ago
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