Our proprietary droplink
suspension system - a compact linkage driven design - gives our suspension bikes the attributes all Cotic bikes must have: interactive handling, durability, grace, clean lines and fun. The droplink
system delivers a direct, interactive ride feel, along with the immediately recognisable, slim, clean and uncluttered Cotic look.
At the heart of the system is a custom designed and heat treated steel seat tube. This, combined with large pivot points, keeps the frame solid front to rear and provides an ultra-stiff platform from which to base the suspension. All of our droplink
bikes feature air hardening Reynolds 853 steel front ends, which are durable and super strong.
As well as our beast of an enduro/trail machine, the Rocket, we can now unveil its super fast brother, the big wheeled RocketMAX. And it doesn't stop there... we also have TWO new shorter travel bikes, the Flare and the FlareMAX. No half measures; a whole new four bike suspension range from Cotic...Flare
is our mid-travel, lighter, sprightlier model line:
You asked, and we delivered... 27.5" wheels, 130mm travel. A bike with the heart of the Soul, adding lively droplink
suspension that keeps you in touch with the trail, and helps you squeeze the maximum fun out of it. Soul owners know what we're on about, and we're sure lots of you will be as excited as we are about this model finally being released. We've sweated the details long and hard on this one.
But there is another Flare... The FlareMAX
. This is the big wheeled version: MAX
by name, Maximum versatility by nature, MAX
is the new branch of the Cotic range which can run either 29-inch wheels with tyres up to 2.5" wide, or the latest Plus sized wheels in 27.5 x 2.8" width. Boost148 rear axles are paired with new tubing and swingarms refined to offer the stiffness we know big wheeled bikes require.
is a riot to ride and a bit of a shapeshifter: Fast and fun in a way its 120mm travel doesn't even begin to hint at, yet comfortable and long legged for those pedalling-and-look-at-the-view days. Confidence inspiring and with you all the way. Fun and Fast, Cut and Thrust. The Flare
Here we have the addition of the 140mm travel RocketMAX
. Like its established 27.5” wheeled brother the Rocket
, it is your enduro / all mountain weapon of choice. Prototype versions of this baby were raced by our team to great success. Since then we've made it stiffer, faster, and more responsive. We've MAX'd its versatility with both 29 and 275Plus wheel compatibility using a Boost148 rear axle. Bombproof, reliable & progressive, it’s everything you need to haul through that rock garden, rip through those turns, and ride those crazy steeps.
For those wanting the lighter, livelier feel of 27.5” wheels, in a long, slack, 150mm travel format. Both Rockets now feature a new XL size... roomy and confidence inspiring. Remember, our frames have loads of standover clearance, so going up a size is viable if you want a longer bike, and all our bikes can now be spec'd with a stem down to 35mm. Fast as hell. Rowdy and Rad. Light the Rocket
engines.Do YOU fancy a go?
Like something you see here? Fancy a ride? Then get in touch for our Demo To You service. Sam, the Demo Man, is out on the road most weekends in the Ay-up Team van, Black Betty, holding open demos around the country at popular riding locations or in conjunction with our UK dealers. These are relaxed affairs; simply turn up with your riding gear, chat about which bike you're interested in, then get set up and take it for an hour blast around the trails.
However, if you and a few friends are interested in trying any of our bikes, you can book an exclusive Ride Day with Sam and he'll bring bikes to ride with you and your mates on your local trails. You get a proper ride on trails you know, so you can tell exactly how much fun your new Cotic will be. We're really flexible and can join you at weekends, weekdays or evenings. All of our demos are completely free. All we ask is that you leave us some ID and collateral, and leave your email so we can keep in touch. Check our cotic.co.uk/demo
for our calendar of events, or email email@example.com or call 07398189114 to see when we're next in your area.
Our next demo event is at Northern Grip festival on 23rd July, and after that is our home Launch/Demo weekend at our base in the Peak District on 30/31 July. Head down to have a look at the new bikes, and indeed our existing range, and get yourself booked on one of the guided demo rides. We'll be riding every couple of hours from 10am-4pm both days. You can find us at Calver Works, S32 3XH.Pop Up Showrooms
Following the launch weekend, we will be doing a Pop-Up Showroom event at The Holt, 156 Arundel St, Sheffield S1 4RE, 6pm-10pm on Wednesday 3rd August. You can come and have a Thornbridge Brewery beer on us and have a look at the new bikes. We'll be on hand, so you can chat to the people who designed and developed them. There is also a Pop-Up Showroom event planned in Bristol at Roll For The Soul, 2 Quay St, Bristol BS1 2JL on Thursday 15th September from 6pm-9pm. We'll be bringing these events to different venues across the UK, so keep your eyes peeled for one near you.
All the bikes are available to order now, for delivery next week. Prices start from just £2799 for our no nonsense Silver build, and head up to £4299 for the dream bike Platinum option. You can also go custom on our bike builds and add upgraded suspension from X-Fusion, Cane Creek or Fox, switch stem lengths, handlebar size and shape, Hope or Shimano brake options, Joystick finishing kit, even WTB Ci24 carbon rimmed wheels, hand-built to order right here in the Peak District by our friends at 18 Bikes. Just click 'order' on your desired model, choose your 'base' build kit, hit the 'Go Custom' button and build your perfect bike.
Frames start at just £1499, and we ship worldwide from our base in the heart of the Peak District. It's been a huge effort to get these bikes ready for you, and we have loved developing and riding them. We're excited to finally be able to share them with you and we'd love to know what you think about them. Cheers!
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