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Posted: Jun 7, 2012 at 13:07 Quote
Right so as I'm in the process of building a do-it-all hardtail I thought I would start up a dedicated thread for this type of bike. Ask questions, post reviews and chat about do-it-all bikes.

I'll start by saying I think the Cotic BFe is up there with the best and will be my bike of choice.

Go!

Posted: Jun 7, 2012 at 13:12 Quote
Dartmoor Phantom 4XC

Posted: Jun 7, 2012 at 13:44 Quote
Barnseyhcxc wrote:
Right so as I'm in the process of building a do-it-all hardtail I thought I would start up a dedicated thread for this type of bike. Ask questions, post reviews and chat about do-it-all bikes.

I'll start by saying I think the Cotic BFe is up there with the best and will be my bike of choice.

Go!

My mate's a proper try before you buy merchant and he ruled out the Cotic in favour of a Stanton Slackline 853 which he loves so much his wife now has to sleep on the couch Smile

I built an One-One 456 Summer Season up because I was on a tighter budget but I've been ridng it more than my full susser the last few months Smile

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Posted: Jun 7, 2012 at 13:45 Quote
a bit of an older frame but the rocky mountain 4x/ds flow frame crossed with a fox 36 talas has been my weapon of choice for a few years now.

Posted: Jun 8, 2012 at 5:44 Quote
voodoopiles wrote:
Barnseyhcxc wrote:
Right so as I'm in the process of building a do-it-all hardtail I thought I would start up a dedicated thread for this type of bike. Ask questions, post reviews and chat about do-it-all bikes.

I'll start by saying I think the Cotic BFe is up there with the best and will be my bike of choice.

Go!

My mate's a proper try before you buy merchant and he ruled out the Cotic in favour of a Stanton Slackline 853 which he loves so much his wife now has to sleep on the couch Smile

I built an One-One 456 Summer Season up because I was on a tighter budget but I've been ridng it more than my full susser the last few months Smile

Posted: Jun 8, 2012 at 13:38 Quote
Ah messed that up on mobile.
I have considered the Stanton but im looking for something a bit more all round. Its £100 more than the Cotic and a bit heavier. As im selling my XC bike I need something slightly less slack.

I currently have the 456 SS with a do-it-all setup with a nod towards a 4x build and its a great bike, so much to ride and super confident on steep stuff so riding has come a long way while I've had it. Its a 14" frame though and the Reynolds on the Cotic is higher quality than On One's DN6 hence the change.

Posted: Jun 8, 2012 at 13:58 Quote
Barnseyhcxc wrote:
Ah messed that up on mobile.
I have considered the Stanton but im looking for something a bit more all round. Its £100 more than the Cotic and a bit heavier. As im selling my XC bike I need something slightly less slack.

I currently have the 456 SS with a do-it-all setup with a nod towards a 4x build and its a great bike, so much to ride and super confident on steep stuff so riding has come a long way while I've had it. Its a 14" frame though and the Reynolds on the Cotic is higher quality than On One's DN6 hence the change.

Darrrrrtmooooooooooorr Phantom

Posted: Jun 8, 2012 at 14:03 Quote
CaptainLip wrote:
Barnseyhcxc wrote:
Ah messed that up on mobile.
I have considered the Stanton but im looking for something a bit more all round. Its £100 more than the Cotic and a bit heavier. As im selling my XC bike I need something slightly less slack.

I currently have the 456 SS with a do-it-all setup with a nod towards a 4x build and its a great bike, so much to ride and super confident on steep stuff so riding has come a long way while I've had it. Its a 14" frame though and the Reynolds on the Cotic is higher quality than On One's DN6 hence the change.

Darrrrrtmooooooooooorr Phantom

They are nice, but they're not really do it all bikes, they're 4x race bikes. Max 120mm forks isn't really do it all imo...

Posted: Jun 8, 2012 at 14:04 Quote
Why not? Light as feck

Posted: Jun 8, 2012 at 14:09 Quote
Yeah but you couldn't really ride AM on it...

Posted: Jun 8, 2012 at 14:11 Quote
I do and with EASE, Up hill, down hill, all day long and its a pocket rocket.

not one to be overlooked or snubbed at until its tried.

Posted: Jun 8, 2012 at 15:00 Quote
CaptainLip wrote:
I do and with EASE, Up hill, down hill, all day long and its a pocket rocket.

not one to be overlooked or snubbed at until its tried.

Fair enough, never ridden one but if I were to build a pure 4x bike it'd be a Phantom or a Snap, they're sweet bikes I assumed the 4x geometry would be dodgy on AM, what fork are you running?

Posted: Jun 8, 2012 at 15:03 Quote
120mm Fox 32s

its a sweet AM bike and so light.

Posted: Jun 8, 2012 at 15:06 Quote
woop scale shot up

dunno if this is a whore your bike thread but well im gonna Razz

she was good at everything, was sad when she snapped

Posted: Jun 8, 2012 at 15:10 Quote
Yep, bike whoring is encouraged. I'll post mine sometime Smile

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