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  • * I like the colour 😉
    * I like big wheels
    * 120mm Revs, Arch ex, Havoc bar XTR/XT 1 * 10 drivetrain, Reverb
    * I like it mucho

    Well OK then…

    Here’s my BFe out and about…

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    * Nicheness and like the way they go about their business
    * Suits the way I ride
    * 120mm Rebas, Arch EX on ProII, Haven bars, Thomson stem/post, XT/SLX 2×9 drivetrain, XT brakes
    * Really, really like it, it’s better than me

    No pictures but I had a ride on my guide’s Soul yesterday. First time on a proper hardtail in ages. It was slower on some parts, faster on other parts but loads of fun on all parts. And riding back up to get the van… it felt like I had someone else’s legs!

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    Big dug – we need to ride… on little & large matching bikes!

    Sorry, didn’t answer the questions.

    why cotic ?? – I liked the Britishness of it.

    why that model? – I wanted something that could be ridden all day and in virtually any situation; DH or XC = BFe

    set up? – Rockshox Pikes, XT drivetrain, Bonty wheels, maxxis HR and Ardent, mile wide atlas bars!

    opinions? – exceeded expectations, I’ve taken it to varied places and it copes excellently. Love the orange colour!

    renton
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    cool !!

    heres mine (again !! :mrgreen:)

    Always wanted a Bfe but had to scratch a full suss itch that lasted 3 years!!

    Running fox floats, slx chainset and brakes, thomson post.

    so far im enjoying it, nice and stable and the steering is very precise to !!

    wonder if anyone will post up a rocket??

    slimjim78
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    *It’s British, It’s Orange, It’s 853, It’s got great lines
    *26″ works fine for me!
    *1×9 Sram X0, Rebas SL 120 Maxle, Hope/Crest Hoops, Stylo, Thomson, USE, Formula R1
    *Hands down the best bike i’ve ever owned, does everything I need and can handle more than I can throw at it.


    renton
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    crocodilian how wide are the bars and what rise do they have??

    785mm and 1/2 inch rise.

    JRTG
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    ooh they are all so pretty. I do have a soft spot for these, I wonder if I can fit another bike in my shed….

    Felt the benefit from the off with the bars. Seemed more stable on the downs….and I love the colour too.

    renton
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    cheers for that mate,

    i currently have a set of 800mm nuke proof risers in my basket at crc. not sure whether or not to take the plunge!!

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    It was second hand and I could afford it, unlike the soda I had a test ride of 🙂

    And it’s ace because even in these conditions it’s fun to ride:


    slightly muddy bike by cake_riders, on Flickr

    Spin
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    I have a roadrat which has been great fun as a sort of bodged up 29er fixie. Really draws looks and comments out on the trail and has taught me a huge amount about bike handling.

    Buy a hacksaw just in case! They won’t suit everyone but I’m guessing that since you bought the large frame you’re probably broad enough for wide bars.

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    Crocodillian – is your first pic just up from Maidensgrove?

    Can’t post pics but love mine just ‘cos it’s brilliant!

    vorlich
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    Oh, go on then:

    * Look at it! Just look at it! 🙂
    * Donor Bike was 26″
    * Current set up has evolved a bit: shorter hoses & ditched the Crud catcher! Hope bash and Blackspire Stinger, XT shadow mech, smaller rotor on the rear, TALAS 120/150 arriving this week.
    * Love it! It’s a better bike than I am rider. Looking at it still brings a smile to my face. But I won’t deny being tempted by the Rocket!

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    why cotic ??

    * why that model– feels just right

    * set up – see piccies

    * opinions !! – would never be without one, the new one is spot on, but still wish they did it in green 😥

    first one with Pikes


    Back of Conwy Mountain by eastham_david, on Flickr

    same one with Rebas


    IMGP1128 by eastham_david, on Flickr

    2nd one with u-turn revs


    P1000828 by eastham_david, on Flickr

    2nd one GD seat post & Revs fixed at 130mm


    P1030728 by eastham_david, on Flickr

    2nd one with 1 x 10


    P1040284 by eastham_david, on Flickr

    and the new one with a reverb and Race Face Next cranks


    P1040580 by eastham_david, on Flickr

    also run it with lighter wheels, post and tyres for racing.


    Mayhem 2012 by eastham_david, on Flickr

    oh and I forgot this one


    IMG_2923 by eastham_david, on Flickr

    oooppps forgot this one as well 😳

    in it’s many guises


    P1030349 by eastham_david, on Flickr


    P1030476 by eastham_david, on Flickr


    P1030654 by eastham_david, on Flickr


    P1030986 by eastham_david, on Flickr


    P1040006 by eastham_david, on Flickr

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    * why not!
    * Hemlock would have been overkill
    * Full XT mechanicals, 100mm Maguras, Formula Oros, unlike the pic, it’s now Maxxis tyres on Mavic XM719 on XT hubs (I think)
    * best bike I’ve ever owned
    Probably about to upgrade numerous bits (120mm forks, new brakes, finally get around to sorting the hoses/cables, etc.)

    ononeorange – no, it’s close to Wendover Woods, a part of the Chilterns. Lovely area.

    renton
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    crocodilian, im based in wallingford(benson actually)

    spent a fair bit of time at halton!!

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    Just up the road then. I should have recognised it. Will keep my eyes open for another Cotic rider – not many around these ‘ere parts. Although I did see 4 on the recent Summit ride!

    Cheers

    Cool! I’ve lived around Wendover all my life and never get bored of the trails just outside my front door.

    Summit ride around Lotts Wood don’t they? I went there last year, great fun!

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    * why cotic ??
    Wanted something UK designed for UK riding. Just like the way Cy approaches things and I’m a sucker for his carefully ‘casual’ PR style.

    * why that model
    Wanted something similar to a modern Trailstar that I could ride all day but still hammer through rough stuff on. I’m not a delicate rider. It also needed to come in a small enough size to fit a shortarse.

    * set up
    1×9 (Raceface 34T/SRAM X9 / 11-34 cassette), 150mm Marzocchi 44s, Flows on Superstar Switch with 2.2 RQ (f) and 2.2 X King (r), 70mm stem with 740mm Nukeproof flat bars.

    * opinions !!
    Love it.

    slainte 😀 rob

    Please could someone lock this thread?

    My credit card’s starting to twitch and it could get expensive 😀

    I’m liking that black one, very nice.

    Haze
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    As it was…

    And fresh back from the ‘coaters today…

    Why Cotic? Loved the frame from the minute I first saw one at MM, then I read how well rated they were.

    Why that model? ‘cos it’s a singlespeed 🙂

    Set up? XC717’s on Pro 2’s, Exotic carbon forks, Hope Mono Mini’s with Middleburn RS8’s to follow.

    Opinions !! Love it!

    How often do sodas come up for sale? I’d love one

    bobalong
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    Why – they ride great, lots of other bikes tried but I always come back to cotic
    Setup – light and flashy
    Why a Soda – slightly lighter than s soul and no paint to scratch

    I need a roadrat now, they look perfect.

    renton
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    Come on then lets have them pics up of your cotics !!!

    when you post a piccy up I wnat to know the following…

    * why cotic ??

    * why that model

    * set up

    * opinions !!

    Lets see how many we can get up !!!

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    Yes – but Lotts Wood (2 miles from my front door) has been trashed by the Forestry, sadly.

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    bigdugsbaws – love the blue.

    Good to see the stickers come off the Arch EXs too. Easily, or in thousands of tiny flakes?

    JEngledow
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    Here’s my BFe:

    Good to see the stickers come off the Arch EXs too. Easily, or in thousands of tiny flakes?

    In one with a hairdryer 😀

    Big dug – we need to ride… on little & large matching bikes!

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    I assume you have a beefy Jim?….fnar fnar

    sellisnba
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    This thread is seriously tempting me to sell my anthem and build up a nice orange soul…… 😀

    bobalong
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    I love the cotic blue too, I’m seriously thinking about a Solaris in the same colour.
    Here’s my BFe that I had for a while.

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    while we are all talking about Cotics

    am I asking too much for my Soul frame?

    Just under 2 years old and £275 posted seems OK to me, but alas no takers as of yet 🙁

    Haze
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    Very nice Tinribz, kind of bike you could spend all day on…

    rob2
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    I’ve got a soul and a hemlock but no pics 🙂

    Vortex – 275 seems good to me.

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    The Rat in it’s latest guise

    Hemlock

    Also had a Soul then a Soda but they are long gone

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    cheers baws!

    bobalong
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    That Rat is mighty nice… What size is it? Do you ride a different sized rat to other sized cotics?

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