From: Tomer

Date: 11 May 2013 16:33

Hey Paul,

Just wanted to share with you my "new soul"....

Thanks for your service,



black >X<

From: Matthias

Date: 1 May 2013 05:54

Subject: Cotic >X<

Hi Paul,

Just wanted to send you a couple of pictures on my >X<. Been riding it a lot this winter/spring and it's an absolute dream to ride on gravel roads. I'm having a hard time not going to fast :)

Simple European Coal and Steel Community

From: Karl

Date: 28 April 2013 18:01

Subject: Cotic - "Simple European Coal and Steel Community"

Hello Paul,

Since I got the Simple frame in November I built it into a rigid singlespeed 29er with a mix of carbon and steel - hence the "Coal and Steel Community" topic. I'm really pleased with the bike so far and I have improved my single track skills thanks to the simple, but unforgiving properties of a rigid singlespeed. I have riding it since January (which means a lot of snow here in Sweden) and with the on coming spring the bike just screams at me "get out and ride!"

The specs:

- Frame, Cotic Simple size L

- Wheels, built them myself using Velocity P35 36H rims, Hope Pro2 SS/Trials rear hub, DMR Revolver QR front hub, DT SuperComp and Revolution rear and DT Revolution and DT SuperComp front, DT Brass Nipples and DT brass washers. Running tubeless with Velotape and valves.

- Rubber, Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35" Trailstar

- Fork, Syncros FL Carbon 29 

- Bar, Kore Torsion 800 mm low rise

- Stem, Pro Koryak 70 mm

- Hope headset

- Grips, Lizard Skins Peaty lock on

- Brakes Formula RX 180/160

- Seat post, Merek carbon 400 mm

- Saddle, Specialized Henge Expert 

- Cranks, Shimano SLX

- Chainring, Rotor Q-ring singlespeed 34T

- Pedals, Time XRoc S

- BB, Token Tiramic

- Bash, MRP XCG (BB mounted)

- Cog, Rennen 21T

- Chain, KMC Rustbuster

- Chain tug, DMR

- Mud guard, CycraGuard front

Total weight: 10.4 kg (not bad at all)

I'm attaching a few pictures from some of my rides this winter and spring. 

Thanks again for a very nice frame!

best regards,



From: Adrian

Date: 29 April 2013 19:15

The bike has been working out great. She saw road, XC, DH and dirt jumps all within one weekend.

I was thinking that the differences between it and my previous frame (Large NS Surge) would be subtle, but they are not. This thing rips singletrack, jumps and manuals like crazy and is even comfy on my commute to work.

I've taken it to our indoor park ( and I can get it through the big set just as easy as a full blown dj bike. I can't wait to get it to the Slalom Track in Bend, Oregon.

Thank you guys a ton.

Duckegg Soul

From: Richard 

Date: 27 April 2013 13:48

Subject: Finished Bike

Cy \ Paul,

I’ve (finally) finished the build of the Duck Egg Soul I bought from you at the March demo day.

Thought you might like to see it - it’s stunning! 

It’s only had a spin up the road so far but it accelerates like stink. Can’t wait to try it for real.



Jeff's Small Solaris

From: jeff
Date: 26 February 2013 10:45
Subject: Photo's
To: "" <>


 Mate, here are some photo's of the new machine.. very happy with the outcome. Fits well with okay stand-over. More than my Anthem. Oh... and there is one more photo that you asked for.

 I decided to go full XT group set, 3T carbon seat post, Easton Carbon XC70's, Time Attack pedals, Specialized Romin BG saddle, DT Swiss wheels (Giant branded), Fox Float F32 RLC Forks, JetBlack foam grips, Maxxis Crossmark tyres and Stans No-Tubes sealant. (It's SWEEEEEEEET!!)

Thanks again for all of your help!



PS. The hills in the background of my "Aussie Sunshine photo" is my local track!  (Yes, I do look at the MTB track over my back fence)