PRESS RELEASE: Cotic
We're super excited to be introducing the new FlareMAX, our first bike in the Droplink range with Longshot geometry.
Extra changes include:
- Extended fork range (120mm - 140mm)
- Integrated chain guard using a One-Up device included with each frame
- 1x only meaning we can stiffen up the swingarm & provide more clearance
- Larger main pivot bearings
- Relocated bottle bosses to accommodate larger shocks
- Smoothed swingarm machining and captive bolts for a cleaner look
- Improved cable routing for wider tyres
Longer, lower, slacker is all well and good but the three things need to change in harmony to keep the ride quality sweet whether you're going up or down. The new FlareMAX is our 29 / 27.5+, 120mm trail bike which feels and rides like a much bigger rig, whilst maintaining that nimble and poppy feel, synonymous with the whole Cotic range.
Cotic now sells direct to consumers from our base in the UK to the whole world. Frames are delivered prepped and ready to build, and all our complete bikes are hand assembled to order.
Prices start from £1249 (+VAT in the UK) for frame & Xfusion O2RCX shock and £2486 (+VAT in the UK) for full builds.
Find out more at www.cotic.co.uk/product/flareMAX
As I see it the only advantage of tapered is you can fit a ZS lower cup to keep everything low or use an angleset with more than -2 degrees. IMO you probably don't need either on this bike.
The uncertainty is already killing me
Back to titanium, yes there are quite some titanium fullies out there but I believe they're built to order. Yes this is why it takes so long to order a frame from Kingdom, even if these are welded in China. Cotic typically orders a batch of frames to stock and sell so stocking up a bunch of expensive titanium frames he may never sell is a huge risk.
The Cotic looks very interesting. If they make a Ti next year maybe an FS to replace the Lynskey HT? Or maybe another Lynskey, this one a FS to supplement the current hardtail Lynskey.
But a Ti Cotic would be a nice 20 year toy.
My guess is you sized the bike to suit yourself (so it should fit me as well) and will respond that it feels perfect, but still I have my doubts.
Beautiful bike BTW.
Cotic only demo events... private demos for groups of mates... and, yes, there are often events where other UK based brands attend. Check the calendar on that demo page.