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May 26, 2018 at 4:32
May 26, 2018
Cotic Launches SolarisMAX Steel 29er Hardtail
@whambat: We haven't weighed a Gold Eagle build yet. The Silver Hope bike we left with Singletrack magazine was 29.5lb with platform spd pedals on it so around 28.5lb without pedals. Eagle and other gold build upgrades woukd save about another half pound. That was with tough casing rear WTB tyre light front, setup tubeless.
cy-cotic cotic-bikes's article
May 23, 2018 at 6:08
May 23, 2018
Cotic Launches SolarisMAX Steel 29er Hardtail
It's the shortest we can sensibly make them with reasonable clearance to everything (seat tube/front mech included, which is a consideration on big tyre 29ers). I don't want to use a bent seat tube because it adds loads of weight on a steel frame because it has to be thick in the middle where you make the bend. Also, it didn't detract from the ride and in some ways helped. The Solaris has always had stays at 442mm, I just had to go a couple of mm longer this time because of the big volume 29er tyres I know are coming. Actually the longer front end made the weight balance better than it used to be. The rear end balances the front end, makes it an amazing technical climber, and the Longshot geometry needing really short stems means the turn in is still responsive.
cy-cotic cotic-bikes's article
May 23, 2018 at 6:00
May 23, 2018
cy-cotic cotic-bikes's article
May 23, 2018 at 6:00
May 23, 2018
Cotic Launches SolarisMAX Steel 29er Hardtail
Tyres are 2.3, but they're a LOT of clearance in these frames so probably why they might look a little small. 29 x 2.5 and 27.5 x 2.8 or 3.0 are options on the builds.
cy-cotic cotic-bikes's article
May 23, 2018 at 2:30
May 23, 2018
Cotic Launches SolarisMAX Steel 29er Hardtail
Sorry you've found that frustrating, but gordon2456 hits the nail on the head there. It's more consistent with the static geometry numbers people are used to seeing on FS bikes. I also feel that giving ride height numbers on a hardtail can give an experienced rider a better feel for how the bike might handle as it's the numbers they will actually experience. As a rule of thumb, a 120mm fork static will knock the angles back by 1.5 deg and lift the BB by 10mm. Hope that helps.
cy-cotic cotic-bikes's article
May 23, 2018 at 2:26
May 23, 2018
Cotic Launches SolarisMAX Steel 29er Hardtail
Interesting with all the SS requests. We don't make one anymore because we NEVER get asked for them. We used to do the Simple, which was a track end version of the Solaris, but the demand was so low we ended up selling them off so we stopped. Genuinely interested if SS is still fairly big over the pond. Let me know!
cy-cotic cotic-bikes's article
May 23, 2018 at 2:25
May 23, 2018
Cotic Launches SolarisMAX Steel 29er Hardtail
Agreed. Particularly on a 29er. The longer back end balances out the bike too.
cy-cotic cotic-bikes's article
May 23, 2018 at 2:23
May 23, 2018
Cotic Launches SolarisMAX Steel 29er Hardtail
Couple of months. SHHHH! ;-)
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