Cotic Soul + Angleset headset = ???
I put a 1 degree Works Component one on my Soul and it made it a lot more fun downhill. I have U-turn Revs on it which I run at about 115/120. It took a while to re-adjust the bike set-up afterwards. I needed to move the saddle forward to put more weight over the fork and I think I rolled the bars forward as well. All this was needed for tight cornering otherwise it felt a bit odd.
The other thing was that it took a while to fit but I left that to my LBS mechanic!!Posted 4 years ago
Tbh I was struggling to get my Soul to be the bike I wanted it to be which is why I tried the Angleset. It was a better bike afterwards but I am still struggling to get it to come alive as everyone on here seems to suggest it should. I enjoyed it when I first got it many years ago so the problem now might be the fork and not the bike, but these days I ride my Dialled Alpine much more. Yes it’s much heavier and yes it’s overkill for the North Downs but it suits me better, is a lot of fun and, for me, much more confidence giving. Having said that though I think I will get the Soul out again this winter.
Re the bottom bracket height, I think it lowered it a small amount but I think I lengthened the forks a tiny amount to put things back where they were in regard to bar height. As I said, it took a while but was worth it.Posted 4 years ago
The Alpine is slacker in the head angle and steeper in the seat angle than the Soul for any given fork length from what I can tell from the respective websites.
From personal experience the Alpine is definitely slacker. Mine was nicknamed ‘the longest bike in the world’ by my riding mates due to its slack angles and long wheelbase with a 150mm fork.Posted 4 years ago
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