- Cotic Soul
Been saving for a Cotic Soul but have just seen the Cove Handjobs for £300 at CRC……..which would you guys go for?
The bike is gunna be used as the frames are designed for trail/xcx riding in Wales.
Advantage of getting the handjob is £200 in me pocket for some nicer forks maybe instead of the 120mm rebas!Posted 6 years agometalheartSubscriber
I used to have a Handjob. I didn’t really ‘gel’ with it.
I got rid and got a Soul. That was about 5 years ago. The only ways you get me to give it up now would be to prise it out of my dead fingers (or swap it for one of them snazzy new ones),
But then I *might* be just a little biased…Posted 6 years agodonalMember
The price difference, when spread over the life of the frame, is minimal. In addition, you can always upgrade the damper is whichever forks you get at a later stage. Get the frame which you really want as you will (may) regret it if you compromise. For what it is worth, I had an older version of the soul for the last number of years. I have just replaced it with the newer version. From an objective perspective, the advantages of the new version of the soul over the handjob are: the tapered headtube; the ability to take a 140mm fork; (better) dropper post compatibility and cable guides; and great resale value. In the end of the day, trust your gut feeling.Posted 6 years agojfb01Member
The reason you are only hearing from Cotic owners is because you did not mention Cove in the title.Posted 6 years ago
Having said that I bought a Handjob & built it up with 120mm Sid’s – 23.6lbs.It far exceeded my expectations ,comphtable ,fast, brilliant handling on singletrack.I do not think you would go wrong with either framemyorangecrushMember
Think we need a new thread – “in praise of the Soul”. Went out on my 2010 Orange crush today. Felt like a girlfreind I should get round to dumping. The magic has gone since getting a rocket, and now I want a light (ish) hardtail for XC and not so crazy days. Looks like Orange have been kicked out of bed for good in favour of the Soul. Shit. More chuffin money!Posted 6 years agoCarbisSubscriber
I managed to get 20% off a new Soul frame from Swinnerton Cycles, at this time last year, they’re showing a 17% saving on the new model but no stock. Mine arrived 2 days after Cotic received their shipment last year, so I’d call them.
Built it up with 120mm Rebas it’s great handling bike, reminicent of a 90’s Kona.
But the main question should be orange or black?Posted 6 years agodirtbiker100Member
Earlier today I was contemplating selling my 16″ classic soul bought beginning of 2012 and buying a stanton slackline. Not that there’s anything in the slightest wrong with the soul! Just like the idea of the stanton in case I head over to the local 4X track next year.Posted 6 years agomatther01Member
Got my Soul from 18bikes on Tuesday and she’s almost as gorgeous as my wife in orange…the bike that is. Can’t wait to get out of this hospital (having a son…any minute/day now) so that I can get her built up.
Running her with 120mm foxs. Taken 9 months to get all my parts but well worth it! Obviously didn’t time the baby thing properly!
Anyone run full outer gear cables with their Soul? Heard some people drill out the mounts to accomodate this?Posted 6 years agoiaincSubscriber
does anywhere sell Soul’s as complete bikes ?
I reckon if I had cash for a replacement hardtail (currently on a Rock Lobster 853 with 100mm Rebas and xt groupset and Thomson bits) I’d be wanting a similar specced Soul, with 120mm Reba’s, but would prefer a pro build rather than DIY.Posted 6 years ago
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