Cotic Introduce An Expanded DropLink Range.

The boys down in the Steel City of Sheffield have been busy bees of late with Cotic launching a massively extended range of DropLink suspension bikes.

Three new bikes, one to suit every taste is now available from the Cotic stable, including all the latest on-trend innovations.

We’re big fans of Cotic here at Wideopenmag, so we’re stoked to see them investing in an extended range of full suspension bikes with their own DropLink platform.

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Here’s the full press release from the guys at Cotic Bikes:

Today is the most exciting day in our history; our most important product launch since we first brought you the Soul over a decade ago… and a culmination of years and years of product development, sometimes behind closed doors, and occasionally hidden in plain sight on the race scene.

Today we give you a DropLink for any type of riding, for all kinds of rider.

Our proprietary DropLink suspension system, a compact linkage driven design, gives our
suspension bikes the attributes all Cotic bikes must have: Interactive handling, Durability, Grace, Clean Lines, Fun. DropLink delivers a direct, interactive ride feel, along with the immediately recognisable, slim, clean, uncluttered Cotic look. At the heart of the system is a custom designed and heat treated steel seat tube. This, combined with large pivot points, keeps the frame solid front to rear and provides an ultra-stiff platform from which to base the suspension.Cotic Bikes Steel City Sheffield Flare Flare Max Rocket Max Wideopenmag

As well as our beast of an enduro/trail machine, the Rocket, we can now unveil its super fast, brother, the big wheeled RocketMAX. And it doesn’t stop there… we also have TWO new shorter travel bikes, the Flare and the FlareMAX! No half measures; a whole new four bike suspension range from Cotic, right here, right now.

Flare is our mid-travel, lighter, sprightlier model line.Cotic Bikes Steel City Sheffield Flare Flare Max Rocket Max Wideopenmag

We’ve been asked for this for longer than we can remember… You asked, and we delivered. 27.5″ wheels, 130mm travel. A bike with the heart of the Soul, adding lively DropLink suspension that keeps you in touch with the trail, and helps you squeeze the maximum fun out of it. Soul owners know what we’re on about, and we’re sure lots of you will be as excited as we are about this model finally be released. We’ve sweated the details long and hard on this one.

Where would it be fun to ride the Flare? Where wouldn’t it!?!

But there is another Flare….FlareMAX. This is the big wheeled version.

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MAX by name, Maximum versatility by nature, MAX is the new branch of the Cotic range which can run either 29 inch wheels with tyres up to 2.5″ wide, or the latest Plus sized wheels in 27.5 x 2.8″ width. Boost148 rear axles are paired with new tubing and swingarms refined to offer the stiffness we know big wheeled bikes require. The FlareMAX is a riot to ride and a bit of a shapeshifter: Fast and fun in a way its 120mm travel doesn’t even begin to hint at, yet comfortable and long legged for those pedalling-and-look-at-theview days. Confidence inspiring, and with you all the way. Fun and Fast, Cut and Thrust. The Flare burns brightly.

Introducing RocketMAX….Cotic Bikes Steel City Sheffield Flare Flare Max Rocket Max Wideopenmag

Here we have the addition of the 140mm travel RocketMAX. Like its established, 27.5” wheeled brother the Rocket, it is your enduro / all mountain weapon of choice. Earlier versions of this baby were raced by our team to great success. Since then we’ve made it stiffer, faster, and more responsive. We’ve MAX’d its versatility with both 29 and 275Plus wheel compatibility using a Boost148 rear axle. Bombproof, reliable & progressive, it’s everything you need to haul through that rock garden, rip through those turns, and ride those crazy steeps.
The Rocket continues….

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For those wanting the lighter, livelier feel of 27.5” wheels, in a long, slack, 150mm travel format.
Both Rockets now feature a new XL size… roomy and confidence inspiring. Remember, our frames Imagehave loads of standover clearance, so going up a size is viable if you want a longer bike, and all our bikes can now be spec’d with a stem down to 35mm.

Fast as hell. Rowdy and Rad. Light the Rocket engines.Cotic Bikes Steel City Sheffield Flare Flare Max Rocket Max Wideopenmag

Demo To You – Fancy a go? Of course you do!

Like something you see here? Fancy a ride? Then get in touch for our Demo To You service.

Sam the Demo Man is out on the road most weekends in the Ay-up Team van, Black Betty, holding Open Demos around the country at popular riding locations or in conjunction with our UK dealers. This are relaxed affairs; simply turn up with your riding gear, chat about which bike you’re interested in, then get set up and take it for an hour blast around the trails.

However, if you and a few friends are interested in trying any of our bikes, you can book an Exclusive Ride Day with Sam and he’ll bring bikes to ride with you and your mates on your local trails. You get a proper ride on trails you know, so you can tell exactly how much fun your new Cotic will be. We’re really flexible, and can join you at weekends, weekdays or evenings. All of our demos are completely free. All we ask is that you leave us some ID and collateral, and leave your email so we can keep in touch. Check our for our calendar of events, or email [email protected] or call 07398189114 to see when we’re next in your area.

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Our next demo event is at Northern Grip festival on 23rd July, and after that is our home
Launch/Demo weekend at our base in the Peak District on 30/31 July. Head down to have a look at the new bikes, and indeed our existing range, and get yourself booked on one of the guided demo rides. We’ll be riding every couple of hours from 10am-4pm both days. Again, email [email protected] or call 07398189114 to book on. You can find us at Calver Works, S32 3XH.

Pop Up Showrooms.

Following the launch weekend we will be doing a Pop Up Showroom event at The Holt, 156
Arundel St, Sheffield S1 4RE, 6pm-10pm on Wednesday 3rd August. You can come and have a Thornbridge Brewery beer on us and have a look around the new bikes. We’ll be on hand, so you can chat to the people who designed and developed them. There is also a Pop Up Showroom event planned in Bristol at Roll For The Soul, 2 Quay St, Bristol BS1 2JL on Thursday 15th September from 6pm-9pm. We’ll be bringing these events to different venues across the UK, so keep your eyes peeled for one near you.Cotic Bikes Steel City Sheffield Flare Flare Max Rocket Max Wideopenmag

All the DropLink bikes are available to order now, for delivery next week. Prices start from just
£2799 for our no nonsense Silver build, and head up to £4299 for the dream bike Platinum option.

You can also Go Custom on our bike builds and add upgraded suspension from X Fusion, Cane
Creek or Fox, switch stem lengths, handlebar size and shape, Hope or Shimano brake options, Joystick finishing kit, even WTB Ci24 carbon rimmed wheels, hand-built to order right here in the Peak District by our friends at 18 Bikes.

Just click ‘Order’ on your desired model, choose your base build kit, hit the ‘Go Custom’ button and build your perfect bike.

Frames start at just £1499, and we ship worldwide from our base in the heart of the Peak District.Cotic Bikes Steel City Sheffield Flare Flare Max Rocket Max Wideopenmag