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The Cotic Thread 2

TwellyTwelly Posts: 1,437
edited August 2014 in Your mountain bikes
Due to some ..ahem.. interesting conversation, the old Cotic thread was closed. Here is the replacement.

So to get us underway again...my BFe

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150mm Rev
XT 2 x 10
Reverb
780 bar/60mm stem
Crest/Switch wheels (I know, I know, "Crests aren't strong enough for a BFe" well I haven't buckled them yet)

First dry and sunny outing of the year! Also my first go at QECP with the BFe, lots of strava PB's on the downs and more importantly, lots more fun than any other bike I have owned!

Also have an Escapade frame and fork in the post, which will be used for a bit of gravelly/muddy fun so I think it qualifies for this side of the forum.. Will add pictures when its built.

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  • UKSafferUKSaffer Posts: 8
    My first Cotic Soul, finished building it today, after taking delivery of the 203mm rotor that you need if you're gonna run a X-Fusion Slant....who knew. Learnt alot on this build.

    Everything pretty much with bearings is hope, Shimano XT drive chain, my trusty 2010 SLX brakes came across from my Genesis Core 50, finished off with Superstar bling (Pedals, headset, even the disc rotor bolts are orange!)

    First proper ride is a night one, tomorrow!

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  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    IMHO that was unfortunately harsh, locking the other thread and ruining it for everyone - dodn't see why they couldn't just slap some wrists and delete the offending posts. :?
  • love these bikes, wishI could have afforded one.

    Both look awesome :mrgreen:
  • @lexD@lexD Posts: 340
    UKSaffer wrote:
    My first Cotic Soul, finished building it today, after taking delivery of the 203mm rotor that you need if you're gonna run a X-Fusion Slant....who knew. Learnt alot on this build.

    the 2014 version i bought for the mega TR you can run a 180 mm i made the mistake of ordering a 203 after reading that's all that would fit on the forums :roll:

    Here is my soul
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    and with latest cotic 10 wrap
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  • mrleemrlee Posts: 499
    My 2nd gen Soul

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  • jt_intheukjt_intheuk Posts: 146
    My Soul.
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    I've got Soul.
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    IMHO that was unfortunately harsh, locking the other thread and ruining it for everyone - dodn't see why they couldn't just slap some wrists and delete the offending posts. :?

    Absolutely, one muppet just ruining it for everyone :roll:

    Anyway, here's my BFe.......

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    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • fat_homerfat_homer Posts: 470
    Any excuse, pics from last year but the only thing that's changed are the bars, gone are the Haven's, replaced with some Fatbar Lites, which I'm not sure I like the shape of. Great bikes :D

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  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    What area's the picture taken in? Looks nice.
  • fat_homerfat_homer Posts: 470
    What area's the picture taken in? Looks nice.
    Part of the classic Macc Forest route, not sure where though.
  • Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
    fat_homer wrote:
    What area's the picture taken in? Looks nice.
    Part of the classic Macc Forest route, not sure where though.

    Its around the section near Three Shires Heads I believe.
  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    'Scuse my ignorance, but I'm none the wiser. What part of the country's that?
  • A Saturday ride in the peaks, Wildboarclough and Macc Forest.

    According to the flicker stream
  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    Cheers.
  • TwellyTwelly Posts: 1,437
    The BFe with its gay cousin:
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  • buddy_clubbuddy_club Posts: 935
    TwellySmat wrote:
    The BFe with its gay cousin:
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    Roadrat or the new Escapade?
    Framebuilder
    Handbuilt Steel 29er https://goo.gl/RYSbaa
    Carbon Stumpjumper https://goo.gl/xJNFcv
    Parkwood:http://goo.gl/Gf8xkL
    Ribble Gran Fondo https://goo.gl/ZpTFXz
    Triban:http://goo.gl/v63FBB
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    Be interested to here your views on the escapade. I keep thinking that kinda bike would be cool and pretty versatile, my XC trails back home are relatively tame and on the mtb's they can get a little repetitive, so thinking a kind of dual purpose flat-bar CX/road bike could be pretty handy as a bit of a change up so I can go out on the road as well. Plus it obviously satisfies the N+1 requirement once I finished my next mtb build :D
  • TwellyTwelly Posts: 1,437
    buddy_club wrote:
    TwellySmat wrote:
    The BFe with its gay cousin:
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    Roadrat or the new Escapade?

    Its an Escapade.

    Lawman: that was exactly my thinking. The New Forest is too bumpy for a road bike and not bumpy enough fir the BFe. This should fill the gap nicely once its got some fat 32's on it. Plus it looks a lot better than all of the weird shaped carbon fibre bollocks with 400 logos that seems to be 'in' these days
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    TwellySmat wrote:
    Lawman: that was exactly my thinking. The New Forest is too bumpy for a road bike and not bumpy enough fir the BFe. This should fill the gap nicely once its got some fat 32's on it. Plus it looks a lot better than all of the weird shaped carbon fibre **** with 400 logos that seems to be 'in' these days

    I sure like the idea of one just to piss around one, was looking at the escapade and the Kinesis Crosslight, could build either with a decent spec for around a grand or so.
  • TwellyTwelly Posts: 1,437
    This has cost me around £800. My old bike donated the groupset and finishing kit which meant I could splash out a bit on wheels and brakes.
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    Thats a very good price! Looking at the Kinesis frame, fork and wheels, 1x slx, 105 crank with a narrow/wide chainring and some bargain bits for finishing kit I priced around £1200, the Cotic frames are cheaper by a few hundred quid but don't come with a carbon fork, so they'll probably be heavier as well, not that I'd be that bothered for once! :lol: Also like the look of the Transition rapture, which is a copy of something but can't remember what!
  • TwellyTwelly Posts: 1,437
    The Cotic frame and fork isnt light but mine has turned out at 10.3kg with no fancy bits so its not too bad. Lighter than a Croix de Fer anyway. Its not really a weight weenie bike though.
  • Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
    Been out on my Soul today, I was battered by rain, hail and wind:
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  • plugp7plugp7 Posts: 298
    edited August 2014
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    Frame: Cotic Soul 19" 26" wheels
    Forks: Rockshox Sektor RL Gold 140mm
    Bars: Spank Spoon 762mm
    Stem: Uno 60mm
    Headset: Hope
    Grips: Cane Creek shorty
    Bar Ends: None

    Front Brake Lever assy: Deore M596 - grey
    Front Caliper: Deore M596
    Front disc: Avid G2CS 185mm
    Rear Brake Lever assy: Deore M596 - black
    Rear Caliper: Deore M596
    Rear Disc: Avid G2CS 160mm
    Hoses: Deore


    Shifters: Sram X9 gripshift
    Cables: XT
    Front Mech: XT
    Rear Mech: Sram X7
    Chain Device: None

    Seat: Madison Flux
    Seat Post: Use SX
    Seat Post Clamp: Hope

    Cranks: LX
    Chainring(s): 20,32,42
    Chain: KMC
    Cassette: Sram 970
    Pedals: DMR V8
    Bottom Bracket: Deore

    Front Wheel: Merlin build
    Rim: Stans Arch EX
    Spokes: ACI DB
    Hub: XT 15mm axle
    Tube: Continental
    Tyre: Maxxis Ardent 2.25

    Rear Wheel: Merlin build
    Rim: Stans Arch EX
    Spokes: ACI DB
    Hub: XT
    Tube: Continental
    Tyre: Maxxis Crossmark 2.25 or Maxxis Beaver 2.1 in winter.

    Weight: 27.7lbs with pedals (12.6kg)

    Other info: Bell - Aldi. Dog tooth chain catcher.


    Not particularly sexy and cetainly no bling gold chains or colour co-ordinated parts, but it does the job, very well.
    Could probably shave half a pound off by going tubeless, if I could be bothered.
    Cotic Soul 26 inch. Whyte T130
  • Here's my Cotic Bfe - best bike i've ever owned.

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    Frame: Cotic BFe Mk II in Gritstone w/ FSA Orbit MX Headset
    Fork: Rockshox Revelation RLT Ti w/ Maxle
    Brakes: Shimano XT M785 w/ 180 Rotors
    Wheels: Stans Arch Ex running Stans Tubeless
    Drivetrain: 3x9 Shimano SLX Cranks / XT Rear Mech / Deore Front Mech and Shifters
    Finished up with a Nukeproof Warhead Bar, Stem and Seatpost and some Superstar Nano Tech Flat pedals, and ODI Ruffian grips.
    Cotic BFE MK II
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