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22/05/2020 - we are here for you

We are open!

We are isolating by most of us working from home, and only have one person per a room at HQ building bikes, but we are still open, still building, still talking bikes, still shipping.

We can't meet you in person though, so no demos, no factory collection etc.

Get in touch any time. We're here to help.

We're open Tuesday-Friday next week.

[Monday is a bank holiday in the UK]

Keep safe and healthy

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19/05/2020 - Guy Kes Rides His New FlareMAX Project Bike

Guy Kesteven Live First Ride Review of his custom Downcountry FlareMAX build


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18/05/2020 - Chay rides to Belgium for a pint

Buxton to Belgium, for a beer

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On a long-lost memory card hid this gem of Chay. Last year he borrowed an Escapade and rode to Belgium for a pint with his pal Foxy and hitched a lift home in Foxy's camper van. Pretty simple idea but high on fun. Here's the trip in Chay's own words & photos. Video edited by HDDN Media

So my good mate who is big into his camper trippin' to France Belgium etc. Many times he'd suggest " come with us. We can cruse about round town on the bikes and have a beer"

Me being me and not capable of sitting down for very long i was thinking no. Not my cup of tea that. Then I had a brain wave.

"I'LL MEET YOU THERE AND HAVE A BEER" i proclaimed.

And there it was, the seed was sown.

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This idea then rolled round for 2 to 3 years as i was always busy with other stuff.

Anyway home life changes suddenly and left me with to much thinking time and that can be dark at times as we all know so i reverted to the bucket list. "Foxy the next time you go to Belguim. Book me on the tunnel return leg" i'll come for that beer..

The time drew near and I'd mentioned it at Cotic hq, this then involved me riding the escapade. Turns out it was a brilliant move and perfect in many ways, what a mega comfy ride even loaded with kit. Polaris very kindly donating the kit bags. (in my head a back pack was going to be fine). I'm glad that was the case. Time ticked by and with nothing more to do i set off. Borrowed a Garmin for the maps, plotted some villages to make a nice route to hull, and next thing you know I'm on a boat with a beer.

Its an over nighter so the ferry broke the journey up well. Holland was amazing for cycling in. The infrastructure is perfect and cycle paths are marked like our motorways so dead easy to follow.

Before you know it, we're sat in Bruge having that beer. Job done drive me home mr fox. I've got more bucket list stuff to do.

Thanks polaris and cotic for the kit, and foxy & barb for the lift home xx

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08/05/2020 - Catch up with Cy's Downtime Podcast Live

Catch up with Cy's downtime podcast live


01/05/2020 - Launching Cotic RocketMAX Gen3

THE NEW GEN3 ROCKETMAX

More travel, new colours, more build options

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THE NEW GEN3 ROCKETMAX

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30/04/2020 - Joing Cy on Downtime Live next Wednesday

Cy on downtime live

Your questions answered

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Cy joins Chris on the Downtime Podcast Live Stream next Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 2000 BST for a chat about all things Cotic, and to answer your questions. If you'd like to ask a question, email Downtime Podcast at info@downtimepodcast.com and let him know what you'd like to find out.

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28/04/2020 - Paul's Flare

Paul's custom Flare build

If you've emailed, phoned or ordered from us then it's likely to have been Paul that you spoke to as he takes you from enquiry stage right though to arranging delivery of your new Cotic.

Paul's bike is Longshot Flare prototype No.2 in small and it's the frame that we used to both prove the production process and also refine the suspension rate curve.

Originally in black with silver graphics if you look carefully you might see the rattle can spray on the down tube from where the shock mounts were moved.

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In May 2019 and with the Flare in production and selling well he decided to give it a revamp with new paint bright green paint with blue graphics, new wheels and a new drivetrain.
Paul Flare Bike Check

"I've ridden Shimano drivetrains for years so when I heard about Shimano making 12 speed XTR I jumped in and ordered some. Almost a year later the cassette, mech, chain, chainset and disc rotors arrived and I was not disappointed Ė it's a work of art and the shifting is superb."

Now all he had to do was find some wheels which was trickier than you might think since Shimano changed the spline pattern for the cassette and their own hubs were delayed. Industry Nine came up trumps with their new Hydra hubs for Microspline and Centrelock rotors. The colour is fabulous and the noise from the freehub is sensational with 0.52į engagement! The rims are WTB KOM i25, built up with silver DT Super comp silver spokes and aluminium nipples, topped off with WTB Vigilante 2.5 and Trailboss 2.4 light casing tyres.

The cockpit consists of Cotic 35mm stem, Renthal Fatbar Lite bars, WTB padlock grips. The XTR I-Spec EV shifter and neat MT800 dropper lever have been modified to work with older XTR brake levers. The saddle is a WTB Volt Ti for all day comfort held up with an X Fusion Manic 150mm drop post. Dotted about the frame you'll find green anodised bolts for low load areas and a handful of titanium ones for higher load situations plus a unique green Cotic stem cap.

Paul Flare Bike Check
Cane Creek suspension features both front and rear. The Helm Air fork up front has 140mm travel and has had the volume piston removed for a more linear spring rate plus a change to 2.5wt oil in the damper for a more supple ride.The rear shock is a DB Air IL originally with 45mm stroke to give 125mm travel, this one has been modified to increase the stroke to 50mm to test settings for the new Flare135 spec.

He chose the Flare because he does a mix of riding. "About half of my riding is on wooded singletrack north of Nottingham and the other half is on the rocks in the Peak plus trips further away and the Flare is perfect for that. It climbs beautifully and cornering balance is superb. I prefer to ride shorter travel bikes as I find them more rewarding to hustle down a trail."

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23/04/2020 - Guy Kes Chooses a FlareMAX

Guy Kes Chooses a FlareMAX

A few weeks ago, Guy Kesteven approached us for a FlareMAX frame to base a really interesting light trail/XC/downcountry/whatever-riding-bikes-is-called-this-week bike. We were really chuffed, because Guy could pretty much have any bike he wanted, but he chose ours off the back of a mornings' riding in the teeming rain at Stainburn last November, and having the demo bike a few days after that.

Over to Guy....

"Iíve got an itch that wonít go away! You and your team should definitely be damn proud of the fact Iíve been scheming to get back on the FlareMAX since my last ride on it. Plus if anything the current situation has made me realise that having a bike you absolutely love riding and that brings proper charisma and character to every pump, pedal stroke and corner exit mini manual you get the chance to squeeze in on the local trails youíve ridden for years is what mountain biking is really all about. The fact that itís as unshakeably, insolently fast as fk and loves nothing more than trotting back from a good chase with a freshly hunted carbon frame clamped in itís grin isnít a bad thing either though 😜"

Guy got his frame this week, and has done a great unboxing video with a bunch of really interesting points and facts, plus some more chat about how strong the product coming out British bike brands is right now. We would have to agree!

The frame Guy has is a size large in our Red Dwarf paint finish, with the Cane Creek DB Air IL shock. The only slight error in Guy's video is on pricing. With the X Fusion base model shock the frame is £1499. With the Cane Creek shock it is £1749.

We have a pretty good idea of the parts Guy is going to be putting on this frame, and whilst we're not going to spoil the surprise, it's going to be a really interesting build with a slightly different slant to what we would usually consider. Happy hunting Guy!



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