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Its done - my first custom build - 2014 Cotic Soul

UKSafferUKSaffer Posts: 8
edited March 2014 in Your mountain bikes
I can't say there were not moments of horror during this build. I amazed myself at how stupid I could be but nevertheless, I got it done, and I'm pretty impressed at how much you learn about bikes when building one from scratch. There are no more bogeyman jobs I would rather leave for a LBS!!

Got to thank a good friend, Glyn, who very kindly loaned me his workstand, and some tools I had never seen before that helped immensely.



  • lancewlancew Posts: 680
    Looks brilliant. Good job.

    Got a part spec for us?
    Specialized Allez Sport 2013
  • UKSafferUKSaffer Posts: 8
    Sure, parts used:

    X-Fusion Slant RL2
    Cotic Soul Frame - Gritstone (With Hope Headset) 16in
    Shimano XT M786 Shadow+ 10 Speed Rear Mech
    Shimano XT HG95 10 Speed Chain
    Shimano XT M771 10 Speed MTB Cassette
    Easton EA70 Zero Seat Post
    Shimano XT M780 10 Speed Rapidfire Pods
    Race Face Sniper Lock-On Handlebar Grips
    Panaracer Fire XC Pro Folding Mountain Bike Tyre
    Race Face Narrow Wide Single Chainring (34T)
    Superstar Rotor bolts
    Superstar Zephyr stem
    Shimano XT-Saint RT86 Ice-Tech 6-Bolt Disc Rotors (160mm back, 203mm front)
    Superstar Delta Pedals
    Shimano SLX Brakes (Still going strong after 4 years!)
    Stans XTR Flow wheels with Hope Pro2 Hubs
  • ej2320ej2320 Posts: 1,543
    Nice bike!
    Love the black and orange combo .. Personally I'd go for a full stealth look with the 2014 revs with the black but that's just me ;)

    Have fun!
  • UKSafferUKSaffer Posts: 8
    I know what you mean ej2320, especially since I've also ordered a customized charge spoon saddle in orange and black, but I'm gonna get hold of some white handle bars soon so it should balance out. :D
  • CqcCqc Posts: 951
    Good stuff mate. What travel are the forks?
  • UKSafferUKSaffer Posts: 8
    Cheers man, forks are 120mm travel
  • Motley13Motley13 Posts: 89
    Loving seeing Souls, and that is a nice looking one
  • mrleemrlee Posts: 499
    Lovely looking Soul. Welcome to the Cotic family :D
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