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First look and impressions of the Gen 4 Cotic Flare Max
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Andi talks to Cy from Cotic about the 4th Generation Cotic Flare Max, and flings this skinny steel "down country" bike down a few of his local tracks to see what 120mm travel can really handle.

Now in its 4th incarnation, the Cotic FlareMax takes on frame updates, new build options and a ‘down country’ alter-ego.

Can you believe that the first generation Cotic FlareMax is now approaching 5 years old? Launched in 2016, the Cotic FlareMax is Cotic’s aggressive short-travel 29er. Built around the DNA of the Rocket enduro bike and Solaris frameset, the FlareMax has always been a bike capable of punching above its weight, or perhaps more accurately, its travel.

Over the past 4-5 years, Cotic has consistently tweaked and rejigged the FlareMax, but the Derbyshire based brand has always stuck to a familiar winning formula. A steel front triangle mated to an alloy rear with leading-edge geometry and a playful suspension tune. While the ingredients are similar, the Gen 4 FlareMax is a true evolution with frame updates, new build options, and updates to the alloy swingarm....

Singletrack members can read the full review here https://singletrackworld.com/2021/05/first-ride-the-gen-4-cotic-flaremax-punches-way-above-its-weight/
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