Tempted by one of those cheap Ti456s to build up my trance onto, but a few things put me off it (stupid fatty head tube for one) but THEN i noticed that according to the paperwork, the Cotic Soul is nigh on the same weight.
Always fancied a soul, and would fit my trance build perfectly.
Show me your souls! (please)Posted 6 years agosoulwoodSubscriber
This is my second one, first one lasted me 6 years before I succumbed to temptation and bought an FS and sold my Soul. Didn’t realise that I had actually sold my Soul so bought another 18 months later. Running it with 120mm forks and its nice to have my Soul back again.
Posted 6 years agotrusslebabesMember
I love mine, even raced it round Kielder 100 last yr and completed It is a confidence inspiring bike especially with some decent forks on. I’ve just swapped front RS Revs at 120mm to some Fox RL’s 140mm. I’m running them a bit slow on the rebound and the bike is riding the best its ever felt. DO IT 8)
ps i’m 6’2 and ride a large comfortably without a layback seatpost. Put some lovely wide bars on and a Maxxis Advantage 2.4 on the front it really is a burly mountain bike, flippin love it!!Posted 6 years ago
@fathomer: What do you ride at the moment? Would you like it to be longer, shorter or about the same? FWIW I’m 5’10” and ride a medium with straight seatpost and 60mm stem, although my bike isn’t as XC oriented as some Souls. I like it very very much, wouldn’t change anything about it.Posted 6 years ago
@fathomer Your current frame is closer to the large than the medium in length and I have quite a lot of seatpost sticking out at XC height and am almost 2″ shorter than you, so I’d lean towards a large. I’d get that short stem now and see how you like the fit of the Cube with it – mine is from Carboncycles; they do a 60mm O/S one for £20 which seems hard to fault for non-freeride purposes!Posted 6 years agoOllyMember
Been window shopping as I haven’t been able to get out for 3 weeks and am getting restless. Retrieved single speed yesterday and the short climb up the hill home nearly popped me. think I will build that up geared for now (456summerseason) with lighter wheels and see how I get on off the squidgey bike for a while before Spaffing on yet another new frame…Posted 6 years agotrailofdestructionMember
6ft1″ and riding a large frame with a 90mm stem. Feels right as well. Medium would definitely be too small. Love my FS, and thought after building it up it would be a week long love afair before sending it back to the classified from where it came.
Nope, it’s here to stay. Love it.
The only negative I’ve found, is the back wheel is really hard to get out. Not a fan of the cowled dropouts. 😡
Spoken to Cy on the phone to get some more decals. Really nice guy, and a pleasure to deal with.
(and yes, the brake hoses have been shortened since)Posted 6 years ago
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