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£599 Disc only frame incl 12mm bolt thru carbon fork, Cotic seatclamp and delivery to UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

Frames available worldwide including North America.

4.5/5 on road.cc - New Platinum GRX800 builds available.

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Gold level bike with 105 & hydro discs from: £1799

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Bronze level bike with Sora & cable discs from: £1199

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Complete bikes: UK mainland delivery included, also available direct to European countries with additional delivery charged.

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The Escapade: Road, trails, gravel, commute, tour, adventure


Now available with the latest Shimano GRX gravel specific drivetrain

The Escapade fits into your life, for work and fun. It will take you to the office, to the shops, on holiday, to the hills, on adventures, or just to that quiet place where you get some headspace.

Super versatile, the Escapade is a road bike without limitations. A gravel bike for the lighter side of life. Disc brakes all round. Drop bars. Tyres big and floaty, or small and fast. All the fittings for two bottles, rear rack, full mudguards are included, because why limit yourself and your bike to just one thing?

Strip it all down and speed into the City. Load it all up and head off into the hills. Where will your Escapade take you?





Review

Read road.cc's 4.5/5 review of the Escapade Gold 1x Plus bike:

"An agile, sweet-handling, comfortable bike on multiple terrains"

"The Cotic Escapade is a brilliant bike. I haven't had so much fun in ages off the beaten track....."

Click Here to read the full review


Demo

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


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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Features and Benefits
Ultra Compact Geometry - Road

The Escapade uses our Ultra Compact Geometry idea, keeping seat tubes fairly short and frames compact for plenty of room to move on the bike, and a longer seatpost for ride comfort. Actual top tube lengths follow more traditional road geometry, with proportional fit and optimised head angles to maintrain ride feel whilst minimising toe overlap.

Cotic FE Heat Treated Cromoly

The Escapade uses our Fe custom butted Heat Treated Cromoly to design a perfect frame to our exact specifications. It features the Cotic Ovalform top tube for optimised ride and handling, and a smooth integral headset tapered head tube. Custom shaped heat treated cromoly rear end completes the picture for the lightest, toughest, most beautiful riding frame. Durable, clean, graceful.

Full Carbon Fork

The Escapade features our latest fork - the RB5. Full carbon, just 550 grams, it's light, strong, rides beautifully and has tonnes of clearance. 700x45 or 650x50 in the front should you so wish. All modern conveniences are included, with 12x100 thru axle, flat mount brakes and mudguard eyelets.

Big Clearance Design

The Escapade as been a gravel bike since before there were gravel bikes. It's always had big clearances and discs, but we think that works just as well on road as off it. Frames have big clearances for big tyres. Sure you can speed it up on something like a 700x28c, but we supply the bikes with big volume 37c slicks. They roll really fast, but float over the potholes in the road and bumps in the trail.

Alongside this we have introduced the WTB Road Plus concept, using their fantastic 650b KOM i25 rims, and the WTB 650 x 47 tubeless tyres. There's the Horizon slick for smiles and miles, or the radical new Senduro ramped knob tyre, which blurs the lines between road and offroad, and the Byway semi-tread tyre fitting in between as the all rounder.

Smaller rims with big volume tyres give a similar overall diameter to the more usual 700c road wheels, but comfort and grip are massively improved. The larger 47mm wide tyres running tubeless as low as 35 psi float over road imperfections and rough tracks with no weight penalty over the larger 700c wheels and smaller tyres.

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 Escapade the bike for you?

Like the idea of the Escapade for bikepacking, but want more offroad capability? Have a look at the SolarisMAX.

Tech Deep Dive

Want to get right into the details about why our bikes are built the way they are? Geek away my friend!


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 & Fork Specifications
  • Precision vertical dropouts for ease of wheel removal with 'guards or without.
  • 68mm threaded BB shell with clearance for pretty much any chainset you like. Only super narrow track setups won't fit. Single, road double Standard or Compact, Triple; they all work on the Escapade.
  • Confident geometry and handling with semi-compact frame layout.

  • 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 than waste a perfectly good part you'll not use when we can put it on someone elses bike. Better for you, better for us, less waste, so better for everyone.

    Build Specification - Platinum
    • Shimano GRX RX800 1x Drivetrain
    • Shimano GRX RX810 40t Chainset with Ultregra BB (Hope option + £55)
    • Shimano M8000 Deore XT 11spd cassette
    • Shimano GRX810 Flat Mount Hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors
    • Cotic Components Finishing kit, including:
      • 440mm wide handlebar
      • (Upgrade Option - Easton EC70 Carbon Bars +£125)
      • 100mm x 10 deg stem
      • Layback 330mm seatpost
      • CC Cromo Rail Saddle
    • Hope 7N Integral Headset (your choice of colour)
    • Deep Section Disc only rims on Cartridge bearing CC disc hubs
    • (Upgrade Option - Hope 20FIVE wheels +£200)
    • (Upgrade Option - Road Plus wheels & WTB Horizon or Senduro Tyres +£200)
    • Continental Sport Contact2 700x37c tyres
    • Pedals Not Included
    • 0% Finance Now Available. Click Here for examples and details
    • Price - £2174 including UK mainland delivery
    • Use the framebuilder to spec your bike
    Build Specification - Gold - 105
    • Shimano 105 R7000 Series 11spd drivetrain with R7020 Hydraulic Road STi
    • 105 34/50 Compact Double Chainset
    • 11-32 cassette
    • Shimano R7070 Flat Mount Hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors
    • Cotic Components Finishing kit, including:
      • 440mm wide handlebar
      • (Upgrade Option - Easton EC70 Carbon Bars +£125)
      • 100mm x 10 deg stem
      • Layback 330mm seatpost
      • CC Cromo Rail Saddle
    • Cane Creek 40 Series Integral Headset
    • Deep Section Disc only rims on Cartridge bearing CC disc hubs
    • Continental Sport Contact2 700x37c tyres
    • (Upgrade Option - Hope 20FIVE wheels +£200)
    • (Upgrade Option - Road Plus wheels & WTB Horizon or Senduro Tyres +£200)
    • Pedals Not Included
    • 0% Finance Now Available. Call us on 07970 853531 to apply.
    • Price - £1799 including UK mainland delivery
    • Use the framebuilder to spec your bike
    Build Specification - Gold - 1x
    • SRAM Apex1 Hydraulic 1x Drivetrain
    • SRAM 1x 42t X Sync chainset Chainset
    • 11-42 cassette
    • SRAM Apex1 Hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors
    • Cotic Components Finishing kit, including:
      • 440mm wide handlebar
      • (Upgrade Option - Easton EC70 Carbon Bars +£125)
      • 100mm x 10 deg stem
      • Layback 330mm seatpost
      • CC Cromo Rail Saddle
    • Cane Creek 40 Series Integral Headset
    • Deep Section Disc only rims on Cartridge bearing CC disc hubs
    • Continental Sport Contact2 700x37c tyres
    • (Upgrade Option - Hope 20FIVE wheels +£200)
    • (Upgrade Option - Road Plus wheels & WTB Horizon or Senduro Tyres +£200)
    • Pedals Not Included
    • 0% Finance Now Available. Call us on 07970 853531 to apply.
    • Price - £1649 including UK mainland delivery
    • Use the framebuilder to spec your bike
    Build Specification - Silver - Tiagra
    • Shimano Tiagra drivetrain with 10spd STi
    • Tiagra 34/50 Compact Double Chainset
    • 11-32 10spd cassette and chain
    • Shimano BRR305 Flat Mount cable disc brakes
    • Cotic Components Finishing kit, including:
      • 440mm wide handlebar
      • (Upgrade Option - Easton EC70 Carbon Bars +£125)
      • 100mm x 10 deg stem
      • Layback 330mm seatpost
      • CC Cromo Rail Saddle
    • Cane Creek 40 Series Integral Headset
    • Deep Section Disc only rims on Cartridge bearing CC disc hubs
    • Continental Sport Contact2 700x37c tyres
    • (Upgrade Option - Hope 20FIVE wheels +£200)
    • (Upgrade Option - Road Plus wheels & WTB Horizon or Senduro Tyres +£200)
    • Pedals Not Included
    • 0% Finance Now Available. Call us on 07970 853531 to apply.
    • Price - £1449 including UK mainland delivery
    • Use the framebuilder to spec your bike
    Build Specification - Bronze - Sora
    • Shimano Sora drivetrain with 9spd STi
    • Sora 34/50 Compact Double Chainset
    • 11-32 9spd cassette and chain
    • Shimano BRR305 Flat Mount cable disc brakes
    • Cotic Components Finishing kit, including:
      • 440mm wide handlebar
      • (Upgrade Option - Easton EC70 Carbon Bars +£125)
      • 100mm x 10 deg stem
      • Layback 330mm seatpost
      • CC Cromo Rail Saddle
    • Cane Creek 40 Series Integral Headset
    • Deep Section Disc only rims on Cartridge bearing CC disc hubs
    • Continental Sport Contact2 700x37c tyres
    • (Upgrade Option - Hope 20FIVE wheels +£200)
    • (Upgrade Option - Road Plus wheels & WTB Horizon or Senduro Tyres +£200)
    • Pedals Not Included
    • 0% Finance Now Available. Call us on 07970 853531 to apply.
    • Price - £1199 including UK mainland delivery
    • Use the framebuilder to spec your bike

    Specifications subject to change without notice. Because of this, bikes show in videos and photos are likely to feature a different spec to that currently offered.



    Geometry and Sizing Chart

    The chart is a guide to frame size for the new Escapade:  Ultra Compact Geometry - Road  means that the frames are low and long. You'll probably need a 350mm seatpost due to the compact sizing. Note, the sloping top tube design needs to be taken into account if you're comparing seat tube size with other bikes. Drop us a line at size@cotic.co.uk and we'll be happy to discuss size and set up based on what you're riding at the moment.

    dimensions in mm

    Frame Size XS Small Medium Large
    Seat Tube (centre-top) 45cm 48cm 51cm 54cm
    Top Tube Length (Effective) 52.5cm 53.7cm 56cm 58cm
    Chainstay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm
    Head Angle 71° 71.5° 72° 72°
    Seat Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73° 73°
    BB Drop 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
    Head Tube Length 128mm 135mm 150mm 170mm
    Reach 360.6mm 370.1mm 382.9mm 397.0mm
    Stack 555.1m 563.8mm 580.1mm 598.1mm
    Usual Height Range 155cm - 166cm 165cm - 175cm 173cm - 180cm 180cm - 191cm
    Stem Length 90mm-120mm 90mm-120mm 90mm-120mm 90mm-120mm
    Forks included with frame:
    Fork Length 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
    Fork Rake(centre-top) 45mm 45mm 45mm 45mm

    dimensions in inches

    16.7"
    Frame Size XS Small Medium Large
    Seat Tube (centre-top) 17.7" 18.9" 20.1" 21.3"
    Top Tube Length (Effective) 20.7" 21.1" 22" 22.8"
    Chainstay Length 16.7" 16.7" 16.7"
    Head Angle 71° 71.5° 72° 72°
    Seat Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73° 73°
    BB Drop 2.3" 2.3" 2.3" 2.3"
    Head Tube Length 5.0" 5.3" 5.9" 6.7"
    Reach 14.2" 14.6" 15.1" 15.7"
    Stack 21.85" 22.2" 22.8" 23.5"
    Usual Height Range up to 5'6" 5'6" - 5'9" 5'8" - 5'11" 5'11" and over
    Stem Length 3.5"-4.7" 3.5"-4.7" 3.5"-4.7" 3.5"-4.7"
    Forks included with frame:
    Fork Length 15.75" 15.75" 15.75"
    Fork Rake(centre-top) 1.75" 1.75" 1.75"

    Component Sizes

    Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm (minimum 330mm long)

    Seatpost clamp: 29.8mm or 30.0mm (bolt up clamp is included)

    Front Mech: 28.6mm (bottom pull)

    Bottom Bracket width: 68mm

    Bottom Bracket thread: Conventional English/BSA

    Headset: 1⅛"/1.5" tapered. IS41/28.6 top tube, IS52/40 lower cup

    Front hub: 12mm x 100 bolt thru

    Rear Hub: Normal 135 QR or 135 x 10 thru axle

    Brakes: Flat Mount front and rear


    Components we can sell you to help with your build

    Complete Headsets Traditional
    Cane Creek Headset£45
    Hope Headset (black)£85
    Hope Headset (orange)£90
    Hope Headset (blue)£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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