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Introducing the COTIC longshot BFe

BFe in the Peak District

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

Right from its introduction in 2005, 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.

New for 2018 is an Extra Small (XS) size so everyone can enjoy some hardtail shredding, and we have introduced a gorgeous Champagne metallic paint option.

Re-invented for its 5th generation, the latest BFe takes the biggest step forward in geometry and features since it was first launched. During our focus on the droplink full suspension bikes over the last couple of years, we got to wondering.....what would a hardtail with Rocket style geometry be like? The answer is here in the new BFe: It's longer, slacker, lower and more capable than ever. And fast. It's so, sooooooooooo fast!

The BFe has always been a diverse beast: Down size and mount up with a 120mm fork and it is suited to smash the dirt jumps, local BMX or 4X track, with the geometry of the bike making it easy to throw down style and tricks like there is no tomorrow.

With a 140mm fork and sized with room to move, the BFe turns into the dream trail bike which climbs nearly as fast as it descends whilst keeping a huge grin on your face!

When suited up with a 150mm-160mm fork the BFe will have no qualms about keeping up with your mates on their big fancy full-sus rigs at the enduros. The BFe can comfortably handle up those big forks so you can get hooning on near enough any downhill track you choose!

The frame is based around a Reynolds 853 down tube, which allows us to keep massive strength where is matters most, whilst keeping weight down. The rest of the frame is our own FM Heat Treated double butted cromoly steel, which help keep strength and value high throughout the rest of the frame. There are no corners cut: All the usual Cotic features of Ovalform top tube, oversized plug welded seat tube, wishbone stays, Syntace thru axle dropouts, stealth seatpost routing and taper steerer compatible head tube are all present and correct.

Throw in massive clearance for latest generation wide rubber - 27.5 x 2.6” or 26 x 3.0” tyres - and you'll be taking on all terrain in your stride, giving you the confidence to ride faster and be buzzing to do “just another run”!

Complete bike options

Complete bikes start with our no nonsense Silver build - which now features the fantastic SLX M7000 11spd drivetrain - then moves up to our high performance Gold level. There are multiple upgrade options for each bike, including WTB Carbon wheels, Hope coloured parts, X Fusion, Fox or Rockshox suspension, and Joystick carbon bars. You can make your BFe your own. For more information, click on the tabs below.

Prices start at £1749 for the BFe Silver bike

frame options

The BFe is also available frame only, for £499 with 142mm Syntace X-12 thru axle. Finish wise, you have a choice of CMYK (Cyan, Magenta and Yellow decals on Gloss Black paint), or Gloss Black paint with Orange/Aqua decals, or Gloss Cyan with Orange decal detailing.

Trail, enduro, 4X, downhill, bike parks : BFe will do it all.

BFe - Burly Iron

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).

Still want 26” wheels? You need the BFe26. Maybe you would prefer some 29er or 27.5 Plus wheels for your hardtail? Take a look at our smooth and supple SolarisMAX. Want to thrash your 27.5” wheels but add some suspension? You need the Rocket.

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What's New?

NEW FOR 2018 - XS (Extra Small size) suits riders right down to around 4ft 11in tall.

The gorgeous Champagne with orange details replaces the black/orange/aqua option.

NEW FOR 2017 - Pretty much all new, that's what's new!

The big departure for the 5th generation frame is the geometry. The BFe has traditionally been closely associated with the Soul geometry, but as times and riding styles change we felt it was time for the BFe to strike out on it's own.

The main changes are:

The tubeset is carried over broadly unchanged as it's just the best compromise of weight, strength and price we can strike. The chainstays are new on the BFe, but shaping is carried over from the SolarisMAX. These stays give room for 27.5 x 2.6" or 26 x 3.0" tyres whilst maintaining the 16.9" stays.


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.


Frame Specifications



Complete Bike Specifications

All our bikes are hand assembled to order here in Sheffield by Paul, Cy, Will or Richard. If there's anything on the spec you're not sure about, or don't need, give us a ring to discuss. We'd much rather leave something off you don't need and charge you a bit less. Better for you, better for us, less waste, so better for everyone.

When ordering, you can choose key components to help you get the fit you want on your bike (contact us if you need help), but you can also Go Custom if you want to personalise your build still further.

Build Specification - Gold
  • SRAM Eagle GX 12spd, 10-50 Cassette
  • SRAM Eagle GX Cranks, 175mm, 32t X-Sync 2 Chainring, GXP BB
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
  • X Fusion Sweep HLR 140mm, 15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Hope Hoops Tech Enduro wheels or HUNT Enduro Wide
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Cotic Calver Bars - 780 x 25 rise
      • Burgtec Ride Wide Carbon - 800 x 20 rise (+£100)
    • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
      • Cotic Short Stem 35mm
      • Cotic Short Stem 45mm
      • Hope AM Stem 35mm in any Hope colour(+£50)
    • X Fusion Manic Dropper Seatpost 125mm or 150mm drop
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset
  • WTB G2 Series Tyres - Vigilante 27.5 x 2.5 Light High Grip Slashguard Front, Trail Boss 27.5 x 2.5 Tough Fast Rolling Rear, set up Tubeless
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: from £2449 (UK only).
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
Build Specification - Gold
  • BFe Thru Axle Frame with Syntace X-12
  • Shimano Deore XT M8000 1x11 Drivetrain, 11-42 Cassette
  • Race Face Turbine Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
  • X Fusion Sweep HLR 140mm, 15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Hope Hoops Tech Enduro wheels or HUNT Enduro Wide
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Cotic Calver Bars - 780 x 25 rise
      • Burgtec Ride Wide Carbon - 800 x 20 rise (+£100)
    • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
      • Cotic Short Stem 35mm
      • Cotic Short Stem 45mm
      • Hope AM Stem 35mm in any Hope colour(+£50)
    • X Fusion Manic Dropper Seatpost 125mm or 150mm drop
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset
  • WTB G2 Series Tyres - Vigilante 27.5 x 2.5 Light High Grip Slashguard Front, Trail Boss 27.5 x 2.5 Tough Fast Rolling Rear, set up Tubeless
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: from £2449 (UK only).
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
  • Going custom

    As well as being able to spec the post, bars and stem for the best possible bike fit, and upgrade the rear shock, our builds can additionally be customised by changing any of the following:

    • Discbrakes: choose between 2 Shimano and 2 Hope options
    • Wheels: Change the colours of your Hope hubs, or switch out to lighter HUNT Trail Wide wheels
    • Forks: upgrade your Gold build to Cane Creek Helm Forks
    • GO CUSTOM based on a Gold build
    Build Specification - Silver
    • BFe Thru Axle Frame with Syntace X-12
    • Shimano SLX M7000 1x11 Drivetrain
    • Shimano SLX M7000 11-42 Cassette
    • Race Face Affect Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
    • Deore M615 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
    • X Fusion Sweep RL2 - 140 travel, 15mm axle, taper steerer
    • Shimano MT15 Wheels
    • Finishing kit, including:
        • Your choice of handlebar:
          • Cotic Calver Bars - 780 x 25 rise
          • Burgtec Ride Wide Carbon - 800 x 20 rise (+£100)
        • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
          • Cotic Short Stem 35mm
          • Cotic Short Stem 45mm
          • Hope AM Stem 35mm in any Hope colour(+£50)
        • Race Face Ride 375mm seatpost
      • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
      • Cane Creek 10 Headset
      • Continental Trail King 2.2"
      • Pedals not included
      • Price: from £1749 (UK only).
      • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
      Going custom

      As well as being able to spec the post, bars and stem for the best possible bike fit, and upgrade the rear shock, our builds can additionally be customised by changing any of the following:

      • Headset: upgrade your Silver build to a Hope headset
      • Discbrakes: choose between 2 Shimano and 2 Hope options
      • Wheels: upgrade your Silver build to Hope Tech Enduro 27.5 or HUNT Trail Wide or Enduro Wide
      • Seatpost: Add an X Fusion Manic dropper post
      • Forks: upgrade your Silver build to Roughcut HLR or Cane Creek Helm Forks
      • GO CUSTOM based on a Silver build

      NOTE: Specifications subject to change without notice. Because of this, bikes shown in videos and photos can feature a different spec to that currently offered.



    Geometry and Sizing Chart

    The chart is a guide to frame size. The BFe features Longshot geometry.

    This new approach has brought larger reach steps between sizes to allow everyone to get their stem nice and short. We recommend aiming to size your bike with a 35mm stem if possible. Wide bars and short stems make for very responsive steering, so we have slackened the head angle to balance this out, and steepened the seat angle to keep you in the in middle of the bike. The result is a beautifully balanced ride, with stable, confidence inspiring feel at speed, with think-and-you're-there steering and amazing front end grip for slicing through the singletrack. If you prefer your handling slightly more conventional, simply size down, add a 50mm stem and a longer dropper post to get your pedaling height and away you go.

    If you would like us to help you out with sizing, or are on the cusp of two sizes then drop us a line at size@cotic.co.uk or give us a call on 07970 853531 and we'll be happy to discuss set up based on what you're riding at the moment.

    160mm travel forks

    Frame Size XS Small Medium Large
    Seat Tube (centre-top) 345mm 390mm 425mm 460mm
    Top Tube Length (Effective) 592.5mm 608mm 633mm 659mm
    Head Angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
    Seat Angle 72° 72° 72° 72°
    Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm 428mm
    BB Drop 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm
    Head Tube Length 100mm 100mm 110mm 120mm
    Reach 405mm 420mm 442mm 465mm
    Stack 593mm 593mm 602mm 611mm
    Usual Height Range 150cm - 164cm 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
    Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
    All measurements are based on 160mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

    6 ¼" travel forks

    Frame Size XS Small Medium Large
    Seat Tube (centre-top) 13.8" 15.3" 16.7" 18.1"
    Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.3" 23.9" 24.9" 25.9"
    Head Angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
    Seat Angle 72° 72° 72° 72°
    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" 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
    Reach 15.8" 16.5" 17.4" 18.3"
    Stack 23.3" 23.3" 23.7" 24"
    Usual Height Range 4'11" - 5'4" 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
    Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
    All measurements are based on 160mm/6.3" travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

    150mm travel forks

    Frame Size XS Small Medium Large
    Seat Tube (centre-top) 345mm 390mm 425mm 460mm
    Top Tube Length (Effective) 590.5mm 607mm 632mm 658mm
    Head Angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
    Seat Angle 72.5° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
    Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm 428mm
    BB Drop 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm
    Head Tube Length 100mm 100mm 110mm 120mm
    Reach 406mm 423mm 445mm 468mm
    Stack 590mm 590mm 599mm 608mm
    Usual Height Range 150cm - 164cm 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
    Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
    All measurements are based on 150mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

    6" travel forks

    Frame Size XS Small Medium Large
    Seat Tube (centre-top) 13.8" 15.3" 16.7" 18.1"
    Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.2" 23.9" 24.9" 25.9"
    Head Angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
    Seat Angle 72.5° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
    Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
    BB Drop 1.6" 1.6" 1.6" 1.6"
    Head Tube Length 3.9" 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
    Reach 15.95" 16.65" 17.5" 18.4"
    Stack 23.2" 23.2" 23.6" 23.9"
    Usual Height Range 4'11" - 5'4" 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
    Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
    All measurements are based on 150mm/5.9" travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

    140mm travel forks

    Frame Size XS Small Medium Large
    Seat Tube (centre-top) 345mm 390mm 425mm 460mm
    Top Tube Length (Effective) 589.5mm 606mm 631mm 657mm
    Head Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
    Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
    Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm 428mm
    BB Drop 43mm 43mm 43mm 43mm
    Head Tube Length 100mm 100mm 110mm 120mm
    Reach 410mm 427mm 449mm 472mm
    Stack 587mm 587mm 596mm 605mm
    Usual Height Range 150cm - 164cm 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
    Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
    All measurements are based on 140mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

    5 ½" travel forks

    Frame Size XS Small Medium Large
    Seat Tube (centre-top) 13.8" 15.3" 16.7" 18.1"
    Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.2" 23.9" 24.8" 25.8"
    Head Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
    Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
    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" 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
    Reach 16.1" 16.8" 17.7" 18.6"
    Stack 23.1" 23.1" 23.4" 23.8"
    Usual Height Range 4'11" - 5'4" 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
    Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
    All measurements are based on 140mm/5.5" travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

    120mm travel forks

    Frame Size XS Small Medium Large
    Seat Tube (centre-top) 345mm 390mm 425mm 460mm
    Top Tube Length (Effective) 587.5mm 604mm 629mm 655mm
    Head Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
    Seat Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
    Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm 428mm
    BB Drop 48mm 48mm 48mm 48mm
    Head Tube Length 100mm 100mm 110mm 120mm
    Reach 417mm 434mm 456mm 479mm
    Stack 581mm 581mm 590mm 599mm
    Usual Height Range 150cm - 164cm 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
    Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
    All measurements are based on 120mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

    4 ¾" travel forks

    Frame Size XS Small Medium Large
    Seat Tube (centre-top) 13.8" 15.3" 16.7" 18.1"
    Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.0" 23.8" 24.75" 25.8"
    Head Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
    Seat Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
    Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
    BB Drop 1.9" 1.9" 1.9" 1.9"
    Head Tube Length 3.9" 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
    Reach 16.4" 17.08" 17.95" 18.85"
    Stack 22.9" 22.9" 23.2" 23.6"
    Usual Height Range 4'11" - 5'4" 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
    Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
    All measurements are based on 120mm/4.7" travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

    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)

    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: Dedicated Syntace X-12 142x12


    Components we can sell you to help with your build

    Complete Headsets 44mm Headtube
    Cane Creek Headset 40 Series ZS44/EC44£45
    Hope 2H for tapered steerer (black)£85
    Hope 2H for tapered steerer (orange)£90
    Hope 2H for tapered steerer (blue)£90
    Hope 2H for tapered steerer (red)£90
    Hope 2H for tapered steerer (purple)£90
    Hope 2H for tapered steerer (silver)£90
    External cup Bottom Brackets 24mm
    RaceFace BB for Affect Cranks£20
    BB52 Deore Bottom Bracket£15
    MT800 XT Bottom Bracket£20
    Hope MTB Stainless Steel (black)£85
    Hope MTB Stainless Steel (orange)£90
    Hope MTB Stainless Steel (red)£90
    Hope MTB Stainless Steel (purple)£90
    Hope MTB Stainless Steel (blue)£90
    Hope MTB Stainless Steel (silver)£90

    (headset and bottom bracket prices include fitting)


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