Cotic now has a new cyclocross offer for 2011 called the ‘X’. The ‘cross bike was initially requested for cyclocross athlete Kate Potter. The first ‘X’ was a Reynolds 853 frame. Doing well at the races, Cotic decided to manufactur a more affordable version of the frame that can cater for race as well as for daily commutes.
The production of the X involved a custom butted heat treated cromoly tubeset but still follows the geometry of the 853 frame. It has a oval top tube, which helps for shouldering, and there are no cable stops. It also features the Cotic wishbone design at the rear with bridgeless chainstays and gussets under the downtube.
The Cotic X has massive tire clearance and CNC machined dropouts. Twin bottle mounts are also a luxury on the bike. The mounts are placed strategically next to the headtube and behind it so you can still it doesn’t get in the way of shouldering.
The frame comes in two colors of bright orange and super gloss black. There are two models, the Weekday and the Sunday. Retail price for the Weekday with Sora/Tiagra components is £1,000. As for the Sunday, it comes with a 105 groupset and a price tag of £1,300.