While they’re not known for their downhill sleds, Cotic have a new version of their RocketMAX on display in Scotland this weekend.
With a fresh lick of geometry and kinematics, the MkIII Cotic RocketMAX becomes the MKIV.
Photos by Pete Scullion.
Cotic’s new RocketMAX is the fourth generation of the big travel flying machine, with this particular iteration hand-crafted in the UK by Five Land Bikes. Travel is 160mm at the rear wheel via a tweaked Droplink that has a lower leverage ratio. Fork travel still sits at 170mm.
The Droplink itself is stiffened to reduce flex. There’s also an extra brace where the seat tube meets the downtube.
New for the fourth iteration of the RocketMAX will take a coil shock, with full builds and frames offered with the Cane Creek Kitsuma coil. Added to the mix are Rockshox Zeb and Fox 38 options too.
Sizing options drop to four from five, but reach extends by 19mm across the range with the Large sporting a roomy 520mm reach. BB drop increases on the MkIV too. Head tube angle sits at 63.5 degrees with a 76 degree seat tube angle.
Frames start at £2,099 with bikes at £3999 for the Silver build, rising to £6,499 for the Platinum. Some sizes are already available to buy with the remainder landing before the end of June.
You can check out the new Cotic RocketMAX on their website here.