Sheffield based Cotic has updated its 29" wheeled steel hardtail with longer geometry and the ability to run longer travel fork to create a machine that they reckon can turn it's hand to anything from big cross-country days out to serious trail thrashing.
With a frame made from Reynolds 853 steel for the main tubes, the freshly redesigned bike thas been stretched out in keeping with Cotic's Longshot geometry. Cotic says that it "not only makes the bike confident on steep, rough trails, but adds plenty of space for bags and stable handling for long days in the saddle."
If you want to keep things distance focused, running the minimum 120mm travel fork up front should tick the box for going far and fast, while if your intentions are a bit more rough and tumble then you can stick a 140mm fork in the front without messing up the handling. It's also possible to stick fat 27.5" Plus tyres in the frame, with Boost wheel spacing giving you tyre clearance for up to 3" rubber.
Prices start at £599 for a frame plus seatclamp and delivery, while complete bikes start at £1799 for a Silver build level and go up to £3799 for the rather shiny Platinum build, which gets a Cane Creek Helm fork and Shimano XTR/RaceFace/Hope drivetrain mix. It's also possible to buy a rolling chassis of frame, fork and wheelset and Cotic's configurator allows you to tweak any build to your heart's content, with stuff like the new titanium Cane Creek crankset as a cost option.
Pre-orders are being taken now for delivery in mid-June, so for more info, head over to the Cotic site.
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