MBUK : HOTLINE : mini interview with Cy Turner :

Q) What's new for 09?
A) Lots of cool colours like Espresso and Builders' Tea, on the the Soul and RoadRat
Q) Favourite new product?
A) Cotic Hemlock.
Q) Favourite bike product of all time?
A) Cotic Soul. My first bike design, still mostly unchanged, and still my favourite bike - just.
Q) Favourite place to ride?
A) Peak District, straight out of my front door.
Q) If you could change one thing about your job...
A) The ability to have prototypes as soon as I think of ideas.
Q) If you could have a super power...
A) The DH ability of Steve Peat.
Q) Best thing about your job?
A) Being able to make the bikes I want.
Q) If you could have one bike for the rest of your life...
A) Cotic Soul.
Q) Scariest thing you've ever done on a bike?
A) The Megavalanche. Unless you've been on that start line, you have no idea what fear is.
Q) Why should we buy your products in no more than five word?
A) Best handling frames available.
taken from MBUK October 2009 issue 242

24th and the top Aussie woman

Begin forwarded message:

Subject: [Kate Potter] New comment on Riding to the Worlds......

sarafxds has left a new comment on your post "Riding to the Worlds.....":

Have just seen the results from the Worlds, 24th and the top Aussie woman. Go Kate! What a fantastic achievement, looking forward to reading the blog posts when you are ready. That's made my day!

Sara (Soul rider from Brisbane)

Posted by sarafxds to Kate Potter at September 5, 2009 8:20 AM

Builders Tea Soul over in the USA

From: Michael J. Warren
Date: 2009/7/24
To: Paul Dexter

 Hi Paul - I finally finished getting my soul up and running, and thought it was high time to send you the photos, such as they are. Bikes are a lot harder to photograph than I realized.... All bearings are Chris King. XT everywhere else. Durin Marathon fork. White Stan's Arch rims. White Ritchey seatpost and handlebars. I think the white bits make the bike. The Falcon X seat wasn't my first choice, but it's comfortable.

 The bike is a dream! I've never owned a bike that climbs and tracks this well. It seems to just disappear out from under me while I'm riding, which is what I want in a bike. An added plus is the doubletakes people do when they see it - I doubt there's another Cotic anywhere in this time zone.

 Thanks again for all your help and I'll be keeping in touch for sure.

 Cheers, Michael Jay Warren
Eugene, Oregon, USA

Steve's new Simple (Builders Tea)

From: Steve
Date: 2009/7/15
Subject: My new Simple
To: info@cotic.co.uk

Hi Guys

Just picked up my new simple from Streetlife cycles in Norwich (who have been superb), thought you might like some pics. Spec’d it with Hope brakes and hubs, Raceface bars, seatpost and white Deus cranks, white DT Swiss rims, Thomson stem, Fox 100 rlc forks and khaki Oury grips. Have charge saddle for now which is great but think I’ve found one that matches the Builders Tea better!

Absolutely over the moon with it!

Many Thanks