Shorter travel Flare and a Rocket that can run 29 or 27.5+ wheels
Cotic have expanded their range of full suspension bikes.
Joining the established 150mm travel 27.5 Rocket model is a new model called the Flare.
There are also new 29/27.5+ ‘MAX’ versions of the Flare and the Rocket.
The Cotic Flare has 27.5 wheels and sports 130mm travel delivered by Cotic’s Droplink compact linkage driven single pivot suspension design.
Taper steerer compatible head tube, 142×12 Syntace X-12 bolt thru back end, ISCG05 mounts, internal and external routing for maximum dropper seatpost compatibility.
The Flare has been the sort of bike that existing Cotic hardtail owners have been requesting for years.
Something a bit less ‘full on’ than their Rocket. Something with a bit more pop and playful feel for the majority of people’s terrain type.
Cotic FlareMAX and RocketMAX
Cotic have also designed new versions of the Rocket and the Flare and have suffixed them both with the term ‘MAX’.
So there’s the Cotic RocketMAX and the Cotic FlareMAX.
These MAX models can be run with either 29in wheels (up to a 2.5in tyre) or 27.5+ wheels (2.8in tyre). The MAX models use the Boost hub standard.
The MAX models have a tad less travel than regular Rocket and Flare. The FlareMAX has 120mm rear travel. The RocketMAX has 140mm rear travel.
The RocketMAX has been developed for a long time. Essentially it’s the finished version of a 29er Rocket that Cotic’s enduro race team (and staff) have been seen on over the past few years.
Both the Rocket and the RocketMAX will be available in XL sizes by the way (previous Rocket sizing stopped at Large).
Steel is real
As with all Cotic full suspension bikes their made from heat treated steel. Well, everything except the seat stays, which are aluminium. Continuing the metal menu, the pivot hardware features titanium.
Cotic have really ramped up their demo rides and demo days for 2017. Check out how and where you can have a play on a Rocket or Flare on their demo page.
Prices for complete builds start from £2799 for the ‘Silver’ level build and top out at £4299 for the ‘Platinum’ bling build.