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2011 Cotic Solaris 29er Prototype

2011 cotic solaris 29er prototype   2011 Cotic Solaris 29er Prototype

A new 29er prototype bike this 2011 is the Cotic Solaris. Making the bike an outstanding item among the competitions is its light steel hardtail frame. Enhanced to match bigger wheels, its geometry is designed around an 80-120mm fork up front.

As a unique bike, the Cotic has a potential for different travel rocker links and different travel front and rear. Though new on the market, this bike is one of the first frames to feature the new oversized steerer standards.

Though it is not from a big company, the 2011 Cotic Solaris 29er Prototype features great components and design that helped it get the attention of the cycling population. The Cotic is just one of the few bikes that managed to feature a full susser design from scratch.

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2011 Cotic Soul

2011 cotic soul   2011 Cotic Soul

After six years, the Soul from Cotic gets overhauled for 2011. The new version bears a stiffer oval shaped top tube for a supple feel. The main frame has Reynolds 853 tubes plus a Reynolds 631 head tube. The 2011 Soul also possesses tapered gussets.

New to the Soul are cowled dropouts the ability to accommodate up to 140mm forks. It prides on having a 4130 cromo wishbone stay rear end and retains its proven geometry. 60-90mm stems are suggested for its long top tube and short stem design.

Better traction with a steep seat angle and 16.5″ chainstays, the 2011 Cotic Soul weighs 40 grams more than the previous model. MSRP is £470 including Hope Seat QR, neoprene chain-stay protector.

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2011 Cotic X Cyclocross Bike

cotic x cyclocross bike 1   2011 Cotic X Cyclocross Bike

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…

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