2020 Cotic BFe Released into the Wild.

Sheffield steel merchants Cotic have launched the latest incarnation of the original Longshot geometry frame, the Cotic BFe.

With longer reach across the range, slacker seat and steeper seat tube angles, subtle tweaks including a Boost 148 rear and designed around a 35mm stem brings the Cotic BFe up to date.

2020 Cotic BFe Key Features:

  • Reynolds 853 downtube
  • Cotic Fm Cro-Mo tubeset
  • 44mm headtube
  • Stealth dropper routing
  • Syntace 142 x 12mm axle
  • 100mm-160mm forks
  • ISCG 05 mount
  • Cotic.co.uk

The BFe, Burly Iron, was the first Cotic frame to get the Longshot treatment and with the evolution of Cotic’s Droplink bikes, there’s been plenty learned by the boys in Sheffield as to how best to keep the bikes ahead of the pack.

Head tube angle drops to 65 degrees, optimised around a 140mm fork, but taking anything from 100mm to 160mm without riding like a dog. Reach on the medium, designed around a 35mm stem is 463mm. The seat post has been steepened and is a custom Cotic 35mm unit, sitting at 75 degrees.

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Four build options as well as a frame-only are available. Two Gold options at £2,499.99 give options on build kit, as well as a Silver at £1,799.99. Custom options are, as ever, available.

BFe Gold (SRAM)

Key Features:

  • SRAM Eagle GX 12 speed drive
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
  • X Fusion Sweep HLR fork
  • Hope Hoops Fortus 26 or 35, HUNT Enduro or Trail Wide
  • Cotic Calver Bars or Burgtec Ride Wide Carbon (+£100)
  • Cotic Short Stem 35mm/45mm or Hope AM Stem 35mm (+£50)
  • X Fusion Manic Dropper Seatpost
  • WTB Vigilante Front, Trail Boss Rear
  • From £2,499.00 RRP.

BFe Gold (Shimano)

Key Features:

  • Shimano Deore XT M8000 1×11 Drive
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes
  • X Fusion Sweep HLR fork
  • Hope Hoops Fortus 26 or 35, HUNT Enduro or Trail Wide
  • Cotic Calver Bars or Burgtec Ride Wide Carbon (+£100)
  • Cotic Short Stem 35mm45mm or Hope AM Stem 35mm (+£50)
  • X Fusion Manic Dropper Seatpost
  • WTB Vigilante Front, Trail Boss Rear
  • From £2499.00 RRP

BFe Silver

2020 Cotic BFe

Key Features:

  • Shimano SLX M7000 1×11 Drive
  • Deore M615 Brakes
  • X Fusion Sweep RL2
  • Shimano MT600 Wheels
  • Cotic Calver Bars or Burgtec Ride Wide Carbon (+£100)
  • Cotic Short Stem 35mm or 45mm
  • Race Face Ride 375mm seatpost
  • Continental Trail King 2.2″ Tyres
  • From £1799.00 RRP

Full details on the 2020 Cotic BFe can be found on their website here.

Check out Ben’s review of the outgoing Cotic BFe here.

Read our Wise Words interview with Cotic’s main man Cy Turner here.


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