- That new Cotic Rocket
150mm steel full-susser
…sharp edged metal end cap. Not only is it ugly on what is otherwise a great looking bike, but I was forever catching my calf muscles on them (and it’s not like I’m Chris Hoy), with each and every pedal stroke. Towards the end of the ride I had two rather red and sore marks on the inside of my legs…
Not cool!Posted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Those bolts sticking out must be a joke surely?
[quote]Towards the end of the ride I had two rather red and sore marks on the inside of my legs[/quote] Pitch has a similarly anoyingly wide linkage that rubs, after a couple of rides it’s not noticable (so I’ve either MTFU’d, skins toughened up, or now ride bow-leggedly).
Who want’s to buy a large then sell it to me cheeply s/h?Posted 5 years agoI_AcheMember
I thought those silly bolts were being used on the prototype only. I’m sure Cy went off about somebody moaning about them. This could be a proto frame that was virtually identical to the production frame. Well apart from the silly bolts and the tiny bridge clearance anyway.Posted 5 years agohonourablegeorgeMember
toons – Member
I like the orange one, but the black frame looks like a gate!
Oh.. that’s disappointing, I’d need a large, and that looks all wrong. I was really keen on it from the partial shots I’d seen, and the smaller ones.
I’d thought thouse metal caps were rough edges on a prototype bike, not that impressed that they’re still there (and catchign legs) on the production bike – surely they could have been recessed soemwhat?Posted 5 years agomark90Member
Not keen on the extened top tube, but apart from that I like the look in the smaller sizes (big sizes rarely look right anyway). But then I do prefer the look of the old straight top tubes 5’s. I like my bikes to have staright tubes, viewed from the sideb at least, laterally curved stays are ok. I guess I’m a traditionalist like that. Although the Santa Cruz SL does look better with the bent top tube for some reason, I think it’s the close proximity of the shock, the bend appears to give it more room. Anyway back to the rocket I like the almost parallel top tube and seat stay.Posted 5 years agoeyerideitMember
sefton – Member
might be a great bike to ride but I keep reading how much people like the look of it. what do you like the look of out of interest?
The sticker, it wraps around the downtube. But seriously for me it’s the simplicity of the smaller ones – elegant lines. I’m not liking the seat/top tube brace on the top picture.
I was well up for getting one but things have changed…..Posted 5 years agobrantSubscriber
I think its lovely that Cy come on here and discusses things.
I do find it amazing that Coogan, SBrock , Gary Lager and others can be quite so rude about things that fine honest people have crafted.
I mean, this is Cy. His own money. His own time. No big corporation.
It’s just seems really rude.Posted 5 years ago
I’m surprised if that’s the production frame, but I don’t really care as long as my calves don’t hit it, as no-one would see it if I just rode past. Stop whining until you’ve all ridden one, if it doesn’t hit your legs I don’t see the problem and you wont be able to see it whilst riding anyway.Posted 5 years ago
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