Cotic Launches 2020 FlareMAX - The Ultimate All Rounder

Dec 3, 2019
by cotic-bikes  

The FlareMAX - our full suspension 29er trail bike - is updated for 2020 with new geometry, more travel, revised kinematics and new colours. The FlareMAX was the first full suspension bike in the range to get our revolutionary Longshot geometry in early 2018, it was a huge hit with people wanting that one-bike-to-rule-them-all. FlareMAX is a proper sweet-spot chassis; the perfect trail bike. It's the only bike you'll need for ripping through the woods and conquering mountains. Light and responsive, yet fiercely capable.

FlareMAX 2020

New for 2020, the FlareMAX has upped the travel to 125mm with our Cotic droplink suspension layout providing the control. The bike retains its entertaining and engaging feel, but the progression rate is refined, with a longer stroke shock improving the feel and capability.

Choose 130mm forks for the perfect all rounder, or up the ante to 140mm for a slacker, faster ride. Radical Longshot geometry is tweaked and tuned with two more years of development and feedback, with seat angle over 2 degrees steeper and adjusted reach and sizing steps to suit. Taking the cues directly from our savagely fast RocketMAX 29er enduro bike and it's little bro, the award winning Flare 27.5" wheel trail bike, the improvements keep you better centred on the bike for technical climbs, and the longer reach gives a more confident feel over the front of the bike.

FlareMAX 2020


We are leading the industry in geometry and handling, having introduced our first Longshot geometry bike in August 2017. Our combination of lively, interactive ride wrapped up with confidence inspiring feel and pin point precision is hard to beat. That being the case, we hit the nail on the head with the first Longshot FlareMAX for most of the geometry, so the 65.6 deg head angle, -32mm BB drop and 447mm chainstay carry over unchanged. The combination of big wheels and mid travel is an irresistible recipe for all-round fun; we just added some seasoning to make it even better.

For interactive sizing chart, click on the image

Keeping with the consistent theme, all our interfaces have stayed the same: Boost spacing, 1x specific swingarm with integrated OneUp chainguide, threaded 73mm BB, ISCG05 tabs, 44mm taper steerer compatible head tube, 31.6 seatpost. Nothing weird, nothing changed, just proven designs that work.

It's still steel, and that's still an awesome material to build a mountain bike out of. Warm feeling and traction rich, it breathes with the trail. If you have five minutes, have a read about why I firmly believe this to be the case. We use steel for performance. Click here to learn more...

New colours are Supernova Orange, Red Dwarf and Dark Grey.

Bike pricing starts at £2,749 for the Silver build. The bikes pictured are the Gold Eagle build, which comes in at £3,699 (X Fusion HLR fork) / £3,999 (Cane Creek HELM fork). Shimano 12 speed drivetrain builds can be ordered now, but will ship in late January.

Frame pricing remains the same as the previous version and starts at £1,499 / approx US$1,649 / approx EUR1,725.00 for frame, X Fusion O2 RCX shock, Hope seatclamp and includes delivery. High performance Cane Creek shock options are also available.

Frames are available worldwide. Bikes are available in the UK and throughout Europe. If you're outside those locations, we can work with you on bike shipping, so get in touch to work it out.

There is loads more information and details over on our website. Head to the FlareMAX page to find out more.


All the bikes are assembled from a frame right here in the UK by us. We can do everything from bare frame to complete bike: Send us your favourite saddle and grips to fit. Send us your wheels if you have a nice pair you want to use. There's no point you getting kit you don't want. It's wasteful. That gives you almost limitless options to customise and tune your bike to your needs. Choose a stock build, or go custom. Flex up your Silver build with upgraded forks and wheels. Highlight your Gold build with colour matched Hope parts. Take the Platinum build, there's nothing you can do to bling that up! If you can't see an option on the order form, get in touch. We all know it's good to head off piste sometimes!

FlareMAX 2020

These bikes are straight into demo, so riders in the UK will be trying them out from next week onwards. If the new FlareMAX looks like something you'd like to have a ride on, get in touch. Let's make that happen.

Any questions, drop it in the comments.

Cy Turner
Founder and Director
Cotic Bikes


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