BFe

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The BFe steel hardtail is our trail bashing, downhill thrashing, park smashing, enduro winning, do-it-all fun machine.


This is our rowdiest hardtail, it will take everything you can throw at it, from BMX track laps to the steepest downhill lines. A BFe sent Crabapple Hits at Whistler! The BFe has always been the tearaway of the Cotic family. The Soul's stockier, rowdier younger brother. You know the one - loads of fun, but a bit on the wild side? That's the BFe.

Want a pump track lapping, slalom winning berm railer? Plug in a 120mm fork for pin point accuracy. Looking for a singletrack slaying trail shredder? Go for 140mm. For downhill and enduro sending the BFe works with up to a 160mm fork. The BFe a great value steel hardtail hooligan; enduro winning speed, dual slalom sharp handling and hard hitting capabilities.

BFe - Burly Iron



Demo

Are you in the UK and would like to demo a BFe? Contact us via our Demo Page to organise a demo ride with us.


Reviews


There are no reviews for the current generation BFe just yet. Stay tuned!


Cotic Factory Collection

We now have a Factory Collection option on the bikes. Come down to our base in the heart of the Peak District, and we will set up your bike, the suspension, fit pedals, get you all comfortable. You can even take your new Cotic out on its maiden voyage around our demo loop, straight from our workshop door.

Just tick the Factory Collection option on your order and we will look forward to seeing you. We'll contact you once we have received your order, and arrange a day that suits you for your visit (Monday - Friday).


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What's new?

A few small changes make a huge difference. With strong new colours and some subtle geometry tweaks, the 6th generation of our hardcore classic pushes the boundaries of the aggressive hardtail even further; longer, slacker, more confident and capable than ever.

The 5th generation BFe was the first Cotic to get the revolutionary Longshot geometry, but that was 2 years ago, and we haven't sat still. Learning from the constant development of our droplink full suspension bikes and best selling SolarisMAX, we've made a few key tweaks to our genre defying, do-it-all hardtail. The BFe now has a longer reach across the size range, and a steeper seat angle to put you in a more effective, central place on the bike, making climbing even easier. We've slackened the head angle by a degree to match this, giving you more confidence then ever on those critical steep trails and fast corners. Paired with a 35m stem and low standover from the dropped top tube; this bike handles sharp, and loves to get airborne.

Keeping it bang up to date, the BFe now features a Boost 148 rear end to bring you added clearance, compatibility with the latest components and tonnes of stiffness for railing turns. With space for up to a 2.6 tyre with mud clearance, from razzing round the BMX track to racing enduro and tearing up trail centres, there's nothing the BFe can't do.

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Features and Benefits

Cotic Longshot Geometry, Longshot geometry, progressive geometry, mountain biking, enduro mountain biking, trail riding, mountain bike, full suspension mountain bike, 29er, 29 inch wheels, 27.5 inch wheels

Radical Longshot geometry keeps the bike stable through the rough stuff, planted in the corners and pinpoint accurate in the steep tech. Couple a super short 35mm stem to the optimised head angle and the bike really pushes you on, looking for every stump to boost off, rock to gap and berm to rail, keeping you connected to the trail while maintaining incredible poise and composure.

Cotic FM Custom Butted Heat Treated Cromoly

At the heart of the BFe is Reynolds 853 downtube, brings life and pop to the ride, and our very own FM heat treated cromoly tubeset rounds out the strongest hardtail we make. It includes our custom ride tuned Ovalform top tube which helps to deliver that famous ride feel. The frames' steel construction is compliant and naturally ground moulding, extracting grip and feedback from the trail where you thought there was none. Pair it to our custom sized and shaped heat treated cromoly rear end for the most beautiful riding frame.

27.5" Wheels

The BFe is designed around the latest 27.5 x 2.6" wide trail tyres, with clearance to spare even with this monster rubber installed. 27.5" wheels are lighter, livelier and easier to accelerates than 29" or 27.5Plus wheels, with a more interactive feel. This is at the expense of slightly less stability and easy rollover on rockier, bumpier terrain. They also more easily package into a small frame - shorter chainstays, lower stack/head tube height - so the proportions suit shorter riders.

We Build Your Bike For You

All Cotic bikes are assembled in the UK from and frame up. We have set specifications, but these are just the start. Want the Silver spec bike with tubeless tyres? Easy! Want a big can air shock on your droplink bike instead of the inline? It's there too. Full colour matched Hope parts, and add the matching brakes too? It's a click away, and everything else in between. If it's not a choice on the order form, just ask.

When you contact us you are talking to the people who design the frames and will be building your bike. We check it and build and pack it in our award winning bike boxes with the same care we would our own bike, because we know how important it is. We build your bike, for you.

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Is the BFe the bike for you?

Like the idea of a Cotic hardtail, but want the versatility and easy rolling of 29er or 275 Plus wheels? Have a look at the SolarisMAX.

If you like the idea the BFe, but want a full suspension bike with similar swaggering personality, you need the Rocket.

BFe a bit much? What something with a little less weight and a little more subtlety? More trail and less enduro? You need the Soul.


Complete Bikes

Complete bikes from: £1949

Bikes are now available worldwide, with free shipping to UK, Ireland, Europe, USA and Canada.

We have several levels of stock build which are based around our favourite parts in builds you can trust. We never specify anything we haven't ridden, tested and enjoyed. However, just about everything in your build can be customised to help with fit (contact us if you need help) or to personalise your bike. Want a different fork? Shock? Brakes? Wheels? Tyres? Bars? Stem? Longer drop seatpost? Women's saddle? Colour matched Hope components? No problem. It's your bike.

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. If you can't see an option you'd like on the order form, get in touch. We all know it's good to head off piste sometimes!

Tap on a build title below to see the default specification and price for that build... then hit the 'CONFIGURE YOUR BIKE' button to see all the customisations you can make to the build. When you select your country at the bottom of the form, sales taxes (VAT), pricing and shipping will automatically update for you. Once you're happy, order your bike!


Silver - 1x11
headsetCane Creek Headset 40 Series ZS44/EC44
bottom bracketRaceFace 30mm BB
forkX-Fusion Sweep RL2 Black - 140mm
cassetteSLX 11spd 11-46 Cassette
wheelsWTB ST i25 on Deore Boost centerlock hubs
disc brakePair of Shimano rotors 180/180 centerlock
disc brakePair of Shimano Deore brakes
tyresContinental Trail King 27.5 2.2 with innertubes
groupsetXT M8000 1x11 Drivetrain
chainsetRace Face Turbine Cinch Chainset DM30 Tooth Ring 175mm
finishing kitCotic Lockon grips and Cotic saddle
handlebarCotic Calver Bars - 780 x 25 rise, 5deg up, 9deg back (black)
stemCotic SHORTERSTEM - 35mm
seatpostX Fusion Manic Stealth 31.6 x 375 Seatpost 125mm drop
seat clampHope Bolt Up Seat Clamp (black)
price£1949
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Frame Details
  • Cotic Fm Heat Treated Cromoly throughout with reinforced Reynolds 853 down tube. Maximum strength at minimum weight
  • 44mm standard head tube for maximum steerer compatibility and durability
  • Ovalform top tube to boost precision and maximise compliance
  • Cotic exclusive design reinforced 35mm seat tube for massive pedaling stiffness and dropper seatpost compatibility
  • External dropper remote hose clips under the top tube
  • Stealth/Internal seat tube dropper routing along the down tube
  • Bridge-less S-bend chainstays with Cotic Hexten gussets for improved fatigue life and huge mud clearance: 27.5 x 2.6" or 26 x 3.0" tyres run in the BFe
  • ISCG05 mount
  • Syntace X-12 148x12 thru axle
  • Geometry with commitment! Minimum 120mm travel forks, optimised around 140mm forks, maximum 160mm forks.
  • Low slung design keeps the frame out of the way for those tight situations, and long top tube/short stem setup lets you ride up to the trails without breaking your back
  • No seat tube bottle bosses, so the seatpost can be dropped ALL the way down.
  • Sizes - Small (390mm seat tube), Medium (425mm), Large (460mm) and XL (495mm). The frames are designed to be compact and chuckable.
  • Weight - 6.1 lbs for the Small


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Geometry and Sizing Chart

The chart is a guide to frame size. Longshot Geometry means that the frames are low and long, with plenty of standover room. We recommend going for the size suggested for your height on the chart, and getting all the benefits of running a super short and responsive 30-35mm stem. It's a game changer. Make sure you consider your leg length as well. You might not be able to fit a longer dropper post due to the collar hitting the seat tube top. If you are unsure about that or anything else, drop us a line at size@cotic.co.uk and we'll be happy to discuss set up based on what you're riding at the moment and what seatpost you are planning to use.


160mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 390mm 425mm 460mm 495mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 607.5mm 636.5mm 659.5mm 689.5mm
Head Angle 64.1° 64.1° 64.1° 64.1°
Seat Angle 73.1° 73.1° 73.1° 73.1°
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 34mm 34mm 34mm 34mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm
Reach 429mm 454mm 476mm 504mm
Stack 588mm 598mm 607mm 616mm
Wheelbase 1174.4mm 1203.6mm 1230.0mm 1262.1mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 172cm 169cm - 180cm 178cm - 188cm 186cm - 195cm
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
Max Tyre Size 27.5 x 2.6" 27.5 x 2.6" 27.5 x 2.6" 27.5 x 2.6"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (including actuator mechanism) 261mm 296mm 331mm 366mm
All measurements are based on 160mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board). Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25mm clear below the actuator for any hose or cable to route through our frames. Your post may need less, or more, or if you use an externally routed dropper you won't need this margin at all.

6 ¼" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 15.3" 16.7" 18.1" 19.5"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.8" 24.9" 25.8" 27.0"
Head Angle 64.1° 64.1° 64.1° 64.1°
Seat Angle 73.1° 73.1° 73.1° 73.1°
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 1.3" 1.3" 1.3" 1.3"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7" 5.1"
Reach 16.9" 17.9" 18.8" 19.9"
Stack 23.2" 23.6" 23.9" 24.3"
Wheelbase 46.2" 47.3" 48.4" 49.6"
Usual Height Range 5ft 5in - 5ft 8in 5ft 7in - 5ft 11in 5ft 10in - 6ft 2in 6ft 0in - 6ft 5in
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
Max Tyre Size 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0" 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0" 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0" 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (including actuator mechanism) 10.3" 11.6" 13.0" 14.4"
All measurements are based on 160mm/6.3" travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board). Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25mm clear below the actuator for any hose or cable to route through our frames. Your post may need less, or more, or if you use an externally routed dropper you won't need this margin at all.

150mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 390mm 425mm 460mm 495mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 606mm 635mm 658mm 688mm
Head Angle 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
Seat Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm
Reach 434mm 459mm 481mm 509mm
Stack 584mm 595mm 605mm 614mm
Wheelbase 1169.9mm 1200.1mm 1225.8mm 1258.0mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 172cm 169cm - 180cm 178cm - 188cm 186cm - 195cm
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
Max Tyre Size 27.5 x 2.6" 27.5 x 2.6" 27.5 x 2.6" 27.5 x 2.6"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (including actuator mechanism) 261mm 296mm 331mm 366mm
All measurements are based on 150mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board). Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25mm clear below the actuator for any hose or cable to route through our frames. Your post may need less, or more, or if you use an externally routed dropper you won't need this margin at all.

6" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 15.3" 16.7" 18.1" 19.5"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.85" 24.95" 25.85" 27.05"
Head Angle 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
Seat Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 1.5" 1.5" 1.5" 1.5"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7" 5.1"
Reach 17.05" 18.05" 18.9" 20.0"
Stack 23.0" 23.4" 23.6" 24.1"
Wheelbase 46.05" 47.15" 48.25" 49.45"
Usual Height Range 5ft 5in - 5ft 8in 5ft 7in - 5ft 11in 5ft 10in - 6ft 2in 6ft 0in - 6ft 5in
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
Max Tyre Size 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0" 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0" 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0" 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (including actuator mechanism) 10.3" 11.6" 13.0" 14.4"
All measurements are based on 150mm/5.9" travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board). Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25mm clear below the actuator for any hose or cable to route through our frames. Your post may need less, or more, or if you use an externally routed dropper you won't need this margin at all.

140mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 390mm 425mm 460mm 495mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 605mm 634mm 657mm 687mm
Head Angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
Seat Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 43mm 43mm 43mm 43mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm
Reach 438mm 463mm 485mm 513mm
Stack 581mm 591mm 600mm 609mm
Wheelbase 1165.8mm 1195.0mm 1221.3mm 1253.5mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 172cm 169cm - 180cm 178cm - 188cm 186cm - 195cm
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
Max Tyre Size 27.5 x 2.6" 27.5 x 2.6" 27.5 x 2.6" 27.5 x 2.6"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (including actuator mechanism) 251mm 251mm 286mm 321mm
All measurements are based on 140mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board). Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25mm clear below the actuator for any hose or cable to route through our frames. Your post may need less, or more, or if you use an externally routed dropper you won't need this margin at all.

5 ½" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 15.3" 16.7" 18.1" 19.5"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.8" 24.9" 25.8" 27.0"
Head Angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
Seat Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 1.7" 1.7" 1.7" 1.7"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7" 5.1"
Reach 17.2" 18.2" 19.1" 20.2"
Stack 22.9" 23.25" 23.6" 24.0"
Wheelbase 45.9" 47.0" 48.1" 49.3"
Usual Height Range 5ft 5in - 5ft 8in 5ft 7in - 5ft 11in 5ft 10in - 6ft 2in 6ft 0in - 6ft 5in
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
Max Tyre Size 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0" 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0" 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0" 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (including actuator mechanism) 10.3" 11.6" 13.0" 14.4"
All measurements are based on 140mm/5.5" travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board). Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25mm clear below the actuator for any hose or cable to route through our frames. Your post may need less, or more, or if you use an externally routed dropper you won't need this margin at all.

120mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 390mm 425mm 460mm 495mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 602mm 631mm 654mm 684mm
Head Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
Seat Angle 75° 75° 75° 75°
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 49.7mm 49.7mm 49.7mm 49.7mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm
Reach 447mm 472mm 494mm 522mm
Stack 575mm 585mm 594mm 603mm
Wheelbase 1157.6mm 1187.0mm 1212.7mm 1244.1mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 172cm 169cm - 180cm 178cm - 188cm 186cm - 195cm
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
Max Tyre Size 27.5 x 2.6" 27.5 x 2.6" 27.5 x 2.6" 27.5 x 2.6"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (including actuator mechanism) 261mm 296mm 331mm 366mm
All measurements are based on 120mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board). Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25mm clear below the actuator for any hose or cable to route through our frames. Your post may need less, or more, or if you use an externally routed dropper you won't need this margin at all.

4 ¾" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 15.3" 16.7" 18.1" 19.5"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.7" 24.8" 25.7" 26.9"
Head Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
Seat Angle 75° 75° 75° 75°
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 1.95" 1.95" 1.95" 1.9"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7" 5.1"
Reach 17.55" 18.55" 19.45" 20.55"
Stack 22.6" 23.0" 23.3" 23.75"
Wheelbase 45.6" 46.7" 47.8" 49.0"
Usual Height Range 5ft 5in - 5ft 8in 5ft 7in - 5ft 11in 5ft 10in - 6ft 2in 6ft 0in - 6ft 5in
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
Max Tyre Size 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0" 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0" 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0" 27.5 x 2.6" / 26 x 3.0"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (including actuator mechanism) 10.3" 11.6" 13.0" 14.4"
All measurements are based on 120mm/4.7" travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board). Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25mm clear below the actuator for any hose or cable to route through our frames. Your post may need less, or more, or if you use an externally routed dropper you won't need this margin at all.

Origin

Cotic frames are designed, developed, engineered and tested entirely by us at our base in the Peak District, near Sheffield in the UK. Our founder - Cy Turner - is the lead designer and engineer, and our frames are rigorously ride tested by everyone at Cotic, and our Race Team. They are fully certified and lab tested in excess of the requirements of ISO4210 safety standards.

This frame is hand made in Taiwan by our specially selected framebuilder, chosen because of their vast experience with our favourite materials, and their top quality finish. They are the best in Taiwan for what we need, and have been making our frames to our high standards since day one.

Each frame is dip coated inside and out with zinc phosphate before painting, to prevent corrosion and ensure the best paint finish. After we've agonised over the colours, designs and decals the frames are painted to the highest quality including a protective clear coat, before extensive QC by our agent in Taiwan. Once the frames reach us in the UK, we carry out further QC, and prep the frames for headset and bottom bracket installation.

As always, all complete bikes are built to order by us here in the Peak District, to the exact spec of your choice. We build your bike for you.


Component Sizes

Seatpost diameter: 31.6mm. You need 100mm minimum insertion into the frame at full pedaling height.

Dropper Routing: Internal (stealth) and external dropper post hose/cable routing options

Front Mech: 34.9mm Shimano SideSwing front entry only [click here for info][Click here to see what an SLX version looks like]

Fork: Maximum 160mm travel, 551mm axle-crown (without sag). Optimised around 140mm

Bottom Bracket width: 73mm

Bottom Bracket thread: Conventional English/BSA

Headset: 44mm cup, Zero Stack ZS44 top cup, External EC44 bottom cup [click here for info]

Rear Hub axle: Dedicated Syntace X-12 148x12 boost


Warranty