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Cotic demo bikes stolen after Steel City Downhill

Let's make them too hot to handle

Peaty’s Steel City downhill is always such a great event so it’s a shame that it was marred this year for Cotic by one theiving scumbag who couldn’t keep his hands to himself.

The Sheffield brand had two of their demo bikes were nicked from their van outside one of their staff member’s house. In a post on Facebook, they said: “Some bad news unfortunately, our Steel City Downhill hangovers were made worse this morning when Sam discovered our van was broken into last night, and a couple of bikes stolen, from right outside his house. Please keep an eye out for these bikes (full specs below).

“Hopefully we can at least make them too hot to handle. Bike thieves are the scum of the earth, and it seems they’re pretty active in the Sheffield area after the big race, keep your pride and joy safe folks.”

Thankfully the police are on the case but for now it’s just a case of making them too hot to handle. If you have any info then give 101 a bell and report it.

We like Cotic’s Instagram post better though: “stay safe, stay rad, stay classy.”

The bikes

Large RocketMAX demo bike in Fast Red, platinum spec with carbon wheels:

Fox 34 Factory Forks

Raceface Next Carbon cranks

XTR rear mech

Cane Creek DBinline shock

Joystick Analog carbon bars

WTB ci24 rims on silver Hope Pro 4 hubs.

Raceface Turbine dropper post

XT brakes.

Sam’s medium Rocket, green:

Roughly a gold build with a couple of identifying features:

WTB asym i29 wheels

Joystick Analog carbon bars

Hope 50mm stem

Well worn black Burgtec penthouse flat pedals.

Hope sticker on the inside of the chainstay that Baybutt doctored to say ‘Dope’

Joystick Analog saddle

X Fusion Manic dropper post

We hope Cotic can the bikes back in their sheds as soon as possible, and the thieves get what’s coming to them.


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