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  • Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    got to admit i dont like the red bits, but its definitely a lovely bike.

    id love one meself 🙂

    Kato
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    Nice colour. Not sure about the red though

    mattbibbings
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    Needs a red hope headset quick smart. Collar and cuffs Peat, collar and cuffs.

    Apart from that, it just looks very very right! I do like cotics.

    dibboid
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    If there’s one thing I’ve picked up from bring on here is the correct headset logo alignment and the tyre/valve alignment is correct so all looks right which explains the “on rails” experience so you won’t die! 😛 nice colour btw! I’ll be looking for another ht to replace my commuting db mtb next year I should stop looking now…. So pretty!

    chives
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    ‘Hoses..’ (in the style of Len Goodman, shouting ‘seven..’) Oh, and the red’s not doing it for me, but liking the duck egg. I just might have to get a current model frame for the dropper post option, unless Thomson come up with the goods at 27.2mm this summer.

    matther01
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    Very nice (although admit red bits don’t do it for me… but each to their own).

    How did you run full length cables? Did you drill out the guides?

    I’ve been on a couple rides on my orange one with a similar set up and was instantly impressed…totally inspires confidence and comfort levels were great.

    Premier Icon sheck
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    I know someone who’s gong to have to buy one of those, as they don’t have a Cotic in that colour yet!

    yossarian
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    Not into the red bits but yes the soul is a humdinger isn’t it? Some things just look completely right and work completely right. Nice frame colour too.

    Beautiful bike and your wall looks great as well. I see a few greater periwinkle flowers there – lovely!

    matther01
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    And some carnations! And when did you get that good weather?!

    Are they 120/140 talas?

    Just had a really good look at your pics; That is the best God-dam looking bike I’ve ever laid eyes on (despite the red bits!)

    shifter
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    Some pointing needs doing…

    Premier Icon richieokeefe1
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    What travel forks you got on there ?

    neat_peat
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    I know a few of you like your Soul’s so thought I would share, after lots of mouse hovering over the ‘orange’ colour option I clicked on ‘duck egg’, and I think it really works with the red highlights.

    Comes in at just over 26lbs and handles like it’s on rails!!

    Oh, and I know the wall needs repointing 😉


    DSCF2676 by Neat Peat, on Flickr


    DSCF2679 by Neat Peat, on Flickr


    DSCF2678 by Neat Peat, on Flickr


    DSCF2680 by Neat Peat, on Flickr

    neat_peat
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    Thanks guys, red bits are staying for the time being, but I’ve got black ones to go on when I fancy, maybe the winter…. I think the sun shining on Sunday was enough to make me think it works!

    Yeah, Talas forks so best of both worlds!

    Oh and I need to shorten the hoses at some point, but I’m having too much fun riding it at the moment!

    I’m not running full outer cables which is a shame, but I couldn’t bring myself to take a drill to my brand new frame!

    neat_peat
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    2011 110-140mm talas

    matther01
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    Let me know how you get on with talas as my one is currently fixed 120 but have 110/140 talas that I may try out.

    yossarian
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    My personal fave travel on the soul was 115mm. I had a talas fork with 3mm increments which was annoying to adjust but fan bloody tastic when you got it right.

    Premier Icon richieokeefe1
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    I have my soul fixed at 120mm and wondered what 140mm would be like , nice bike though

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Got enough seatpost showing there?

    neat_peat
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    Yeah, the seat tube comes up quite short so a lot of post is needed, but you benefit from loads of standover clearance.

    Definitely get the Talas forks on there, it is noticeable different ride with 140mm travel – for the better on fast descents too.

    waller
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    I really like the red bits. I’m running my talas at 110 which seems spot on for what I do. Think a red headset would finish it off 🙂

    Found at 140 the front end is a bit floaty and a nightmare on the steep ups.

    Premier Icon mactheknife
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    I….want….one…….now.

    Beautiful bike.

    rob2
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    What size nobby nics are those, they look huge!

    1981miked
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    That is one nice looking bike, I like the red bits on it.

    Good job.

    neat_peat
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    2.25in, pretty big, and still loads of tyre clearance!

    kudos100
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    Don’t listen to these colour blind fools, it looks great. IMO it needs a red headset and black grips to finish it off. The red grips are just a tad too much.

    Edit:

    Needs a red hope headset quick smart. Collar and cuffs Peat, collar and cuffs.

    Someone else has taste in this thread. Good man.

    Edit no 2: Also, please remove the yellow sticker on the forks, it is offending me.

    Premier Icon Wookster
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    Lush mate!! Red head set and black grips is a good shout. But it’s really really nice!

    Nice! This one’s been my Soul (sic) MTB for just over two years and getting on for a thousand hours of fun (pictured before some runs down my local mini-DH tracks on Sunday’s sunny morning):

    andyl
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    no chance of getting the bottom part of the hope headset in red 🙁

    Looks great. You are going to have a good summer on that.

    Premier Icon Clink
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    Lovely build – but it looks like you need next frame size?

    Premier Icon ahsat
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    Looks good neat_peat. Also got mine kind of finished this week. Frame was from my new husband on our wedding day and a few bits have come of the blinged up rockhopper. However, the new 15mm axle forks means I need to sort a set of wheels out (once we have recovered a bit from the wedding costs) so they are a bit miss matching at the moment.


    Cotic Soul by ahsatb, on Flickr
    Sorry for the shoody phone pic.

    First ride on it last night, and first ride on steel and it was really nice. Have to get used to riding a hardtail again (normally ride my Nicolai Helius CC) and the seat post seems to be slipping but otherwise all good.

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    What size is yours, ahsat? Just curious.

    (I am currently building one for my Mrs is in this colour in xs. It was supposed to be a surprise but I wilted under interrogation).

    PS Congrats by the way.

    shifter
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    Man alive – that’s some seatpost!

    Premier Icon ahsat
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    Its a small. I’m 5’9″, but dont have the world’s longest body (typical woman dimensions) but a 32-33″ inside leg. The top tube length on the small soul was the same as on my rockhopper, and have to say after riding it last night I am glad I didnt get the medium as I want it to be small and chuckable(ish). I know it has a good bit of seat post, but it is still a reasonable way off the max mark.

    And cheers 😀

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