Sheffield’s Cotic Bikes has described today as the biggest day in its history since it first launched the Soul hardcore hardtail over a decade ago, and it’s easy to see why.
Cotic only recently started producing full suspension bikes and had one model, the Rocket, that was updated to 650b wheels earlier this year (you may rememeber the hilarious Rocketman video). That range has now quadrupled in size as Cotic adds the Rocket Max, the Flare and the Flare Max.
Collectively the range is called Droplink, named after the linkage driven single pivot suspension design Cy Turner and his team have created. The frames are fully made from Reynolds 853 steel with the exception of the aluminium swingarm and titanium pivot fittings. A heat treated seat tube (carried over from the Soul) adds stiffness and a lack of brace on the seatstays allows for huge clearance.
Cotic claims that it gives incredible braking performance, an interactive feel and low weight. It certainly looks the part and we’ll be keen to see how it fares on the trail as soon as possible, especially seeing as all the bikes are now also available in XL sizing (except the Flare).