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Complete bike price from: £1939

There are three build levels available, with lots of parts options, plus our Go Custom programme where you can configure even many parts of your build including fork, wheels, tyres, bars, stem and brakes. All bikes are built to order: Your bike built for you.

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The Cotic Soul is our light and lively trail blazer. Slim, subtle, tough and beautiful: The Ultimate Expression of a Steel Hardtail


For its 15th anniversary, the 5th generation Soul captures that progressive spirit of the original. Tough, light, fun, interactive, comfortable. We have bombed down Pyraneen mountains, we have battered across the rocks of the Peak District, Lakes and Scotland. We have whizzed between the trees. We have strapped bags to them and got some nights in the bivvy bags out in the hills. It's great at all of these things, but at heart the Soul is a singletrack scapel. Optimised around 120mm forks, but with the strength and toughness for up to 140's, it's fast, responsive, sharp, keen and smooth. Zipping between the trees on that glorious sliver of trail, the Soul is THE bike you need to be on. You won't just smile, you will probably be laughing out loud. Who doesn't want a bit of that in their riding life?

The Soul is the founding model of the Cotic range; initially conceived in 2003 as a Modern Steel Hardtail, we wanted the best frame we could make, something no one else was making back then. It was super progressive and quickly become an icon, winning multiple tests and awards over the following years. It spawned many imitators, but the Soul was the original, the template. The latest Soul continues to carry the torch.....

The Cotic Soul: As light as we can make it. As tough as it needs to be. The Original and Best. The ultimate expression of the trail hardtail.



Review

Read BikeRadar/MBUK's 4.5/5 review of the Cotic Soul:

"Superb taut-yet-floated, light-yet-tough steel frame, also has radical stretched, speed-boosting singletrack geometry."

"....and for a lot of...trails, it's all the bike I think many people need."

"Buy if, You want a tough and classy frame to take on the trail."

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Read off.road.cc 4.5/5 review of the Cotic Soul:

"A sweet handling and extremely versatile trail hardtail with a great ride feel and encouraging geometry"

"...hugely capable and stable when you want to push on, but it's not a dead-feeling slugger of a bike, with a lovely ride quality and great manners."

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Demo

Are you in the UK and would like to demo a Soul? 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).


Want to learn more about the iconic Soul? Click on the tabs below...

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Features and Benefits
Longshot

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.

Reynolds 853

Reynolds 853 builds a light, lively and fantastically robust front end, and 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 lightest, toughest, most beautiful riding frame.

27.5" Wheels

The Soul 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. Now more than ever with the XS size option for riders down to 5ft.

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 Soul the bike for you?

Like the idea of a Cotic hardtail trail bike, 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 Soul, but want a full suspension bike with similar personality, you need the Flare.

Soul not quite tough enough for you? What something for the jumps and drops and longer forks? You need the BFe.


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 the beautiful Peak District by Paul, Cy, Richard or Will.

If there's anything on the spec you're not sure about, or don't need, give us a ring to discuss. We build you bike for you. We'd much rather leave something off you don't need and charge you a bit less than waste a perfectly good part. 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. Many of our builds can be customised extensively, with headset, brake, wheel and fork travel and colour options available.

Build Specification - Platinum Eagle eeWings
  • SRAM X01 Eagle 1x12 Drivetrain
  • SRAM X01 10-50 Eagle Cassette
  • Cane Creek eeWing Ti cranks with 32t SRAM X-Sync Chainring
  • Hope Tech X2 Brakes, 180 Floating rotors (your choice of colours)
  • Cane Creek HELM - 140mm travel
  • Cane Creek DB Air IL Shock
  • HUNT AM Carbon Wide (HUNT Enduro Wide, Trail Wide and Hope Wheel Options at -£500)
  • WTB G2 Series Tyres - Vigilante 27.5 x 2.5 Light High Grip Slashguard Front, Trail Boss 27.5 x 2.4 Light Fast Rolling Rear, set up Tubeless
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Burgtec RW Carbon Bars 800 x 20
    • Hope AM Stem 35mm (+£50 - any Hope colour)
    • X Fusion Manic dropper seatpost, 125mm drop small/medium, 150mm drop large and XL
    • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset
  • Pedals not included
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
  • Price - £5449 including UK mainland delivery
  • Use the framebuilder to spec your bike
Build Specification - Gold Eagle
  • 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 120mm, 15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Hope Tech Enduro or HUNT Trail Wide wheels
  • WTB G2 Series Tyres - Vigilante 27.5 x 2.5 Light High Grip Slashguard Front, Trail Boss 27.5 x 2.5 Light Fast Rolling Rear, set up Tubeless
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Cotic Calver Bar - 780 x 25 rise
      • Burgtec Ride Wide Carbon, 800 x 20 (+£100)
    • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
      • Cotic Short Stem 35mm
      • Cotic Short Stem 45mm
      • Hope AM Stem 35mm (+£50)
    • X Fusion Manic Dropper Seatpost
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: from £2599 including UK mainland delivery
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
Build Specification - Gold
  • Shimano Deore XT M8000 1x11 Drivetrain, 11-42 or 11-46 Cassette
  • Race Face Turbine Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
  • X Fusion Sweep HLR 120mm, 15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Hope Tech Enduro or HUNT Trail Wide wheels
  • WTB G2 Series Tyres - Vigilante 27.5 x 2.5 Light High Grip Slashguard Front, Trail Boss 27.5 x 2.5 Light Fast Rolling Rear, set up Tubeless
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Cotic Calver Bar - 780 x 25 rise
      • Burgtec Ride Wide Carbon, 800 x 20 (+£100)
    • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
      • Cotic Short Stem 35mm
      • Cotic Short Stem 45mm
      • Hope AM Stem 35mm (+£50)
    • X Fusion Manic Dropper Seatpost
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: from £2599 including UK mainland delivery
  • 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, our builds can additionally be customised by changing any of the following:

  • Disc brakes: choose between Shimano Deore or XT, or Hope Race X2, Tech X2 or Tech E4 options
  • Wheels: Toughen up your Gold build with HUNT Enduro Wide wheels
  • Forks: Upgrade your Gold build fork to a Cane Creek Helm
  • Colours: Have any of your Hope parts (seatclamp, headset, hubs) in the colour of your choice
  • Many more options... click on the link below to see them all...
  • GO CUSTOM based on a Gold build
Build Specification - Silver
  • Shimano SLX M7000 1x11 Drivetrain
  • Shimano SLX M7000 11-42 or 11-46 Cassette
  • Race Face Affect Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • Deore M615 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
  • X Fusion Sweep RL2 - 120 travel, 15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Shimano MT15 Wheels
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Cotic Calver Bar - 780 x 25 rise
      • Burgtec Ride Wide Carbon, 800 x 20 (+£100)
    • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
      • Cotic Short Stem 35mm
      • Cotic Short Stem 45mm
      • Hope AM Stem 35mm (+£50)
    • Race Face Ride 375mm seatpost
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • NEW: Hope Headset
  • Continental Trail King 2.2"
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: from £1939 including UK mainland delivery
  • 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, our builds can additionally be customised by changing any of the following:

  • Disc brakes: choose between Shimano Deore or XT, or Hope Race X2 or Tech E4 options
  • Wheels: upgrade your Silver build Shimano wheels to Hope Tech or HUNT wheels
  • Tyres: Go tubeless with WTB G2 Series Tyres - Vigilante 27.5 x 2.5 Light High Grip Slashguard Front, Trail Boss 27.5 x 2.5 Light Fast Rolling Rear
  • Forks: Upgrade your Silver build fork to the fantastic Roughcut HLR damper or a Cane Creek Helm
  • Seatpost: Add a Race Face Turbine dropper seatpost
  • Many more options... click on the link below to see them all...
  • GO CUSTOM based on a Silver build

NOTE: Specifications subject to change without notice. Because of this, bikes shown 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. The Soul 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.



140mm travel forks

Frame Size Extra Small Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 365mm 390mm 425mm 460mm
Top Tube Length (effective) 590mm 613mm 638mm 667mm
Head Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
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 406mm 429mm 452mm 474mm
Stack 579.5mm 579.5mm 588.0mm 599.0mm
Usual Height Range 157-164cm 165-173cm 174-182cm 183-191cm
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) 216mm 251mm 251mm 286mm
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 Extra Small Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 14.4" 15.3" 16.7" 18.1"
Top Tube Length (effective) 23.22" 24.15" 25.1" 26.3"
Head Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
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 16.1" 17.0" 17.9" 18.7"
Stack 22.85" 22.85" 23.2" 23.6"
Usual Height Range 5'2"-5'5" 5'5"-5'8" 5'9"-6'0" 6'0"-6'3"
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) 216mm 251mm 251mm 286mm
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.

120mm travel forks

Frame Size Extra Small Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 365mm 390mm 425mm 460mm
Top Tube Length (effective) 588mm 611mm 636mm 665mm
Head Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
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 412mm 435mm 458mm 480mm
Stack 574.5mm 574.5mm 583.7mm 593.0mm
Usual Height Range 157-164cm 165-173cm 174-182cm 183-191cm
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) 216mm 251mm 251mm 286mm
All measurements are based on 120mm travel fork with 20% 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 Extra Small Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 14.4" 15.3" 16.7" 18.1"
Top Tube Length (effective) 23.14" 24.05" 25.03" 26.2"
Head Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
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 16.22" 17.12" 18.03" 18.9"
Stack 22.6" 22.6" 23.0" 23.4"
Usual Height Range 5'2"-5'5" 5'5"-5'8" 5'9"-6'0" 6'0"-6'3"
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) 216mm 251mm 251mm 286mm
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.

Component Sizes

Seatpost diameter: 31.6mm (at least 375mm long)

Dropper Compatibility: External and Internal "Stealth" routing options. External routing in dedicated hose clips under the top tube. Internal routing via the down tube.

Chainline:

Front Mech: Shimano Side Swing, Top Clamp 34.9mm, Front Entry, Boost chainline. [click here for info]. Routing for front mech in p-clips along the down tube, same as the internal dropper post routing.

Bottom Bracket width: 73mm

Bottom Bracket thread: Conventional English/BSA

Fork: Optimised around 120mm. Maximum 140mm travel, 531mm axle-crown (without sag)

Headset: 44mm external cup lower, 34mm traditional standard upper [click here for info]

Rear Hub: Boost 148 x 12 thru axle Hope hub users (Pro2, Pro2 EVO or Pro4) with 142 axles can convert to Boost148 via a Boostinator Kit which can be purchased with a frame.


Components we can sell you to help with your build

Complete Headsets Tapered Headtube
Hope 1H for taper steerer (black)£85
Hope 1H for taper steerer (orange)£90
Hope 1H for taper steerer (blue)£90
Hope 1H for taper steerer (purple)£90
Hope 1H for taper steerer (silver)£90
Headset Bottom Half Only
Hope H lower for taper steerer£35
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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