Neil's BRG Soul build

From: Neil

Date: 27 February 2016 at 12:54

Subject: Soul Build

Hi Paul,

Just a quick note to say thanks for the help and advice when I was deliberating over the new bike.

I finished building it last night and took it out for its maiden voyage this morning, taking in a good mix of climbs, flowing singletrack and techy descents. I'm really pleased with it - glad I went for the small. It's slightly roomier than my Nomad C, feels like a nice position to spend a good few miles in. It's the perfect size for me, I reckon. It rips along on the flat and certainly isn't shy going down hill. Dead chuffed with it.

Here's a couple of pics and a spec, feel free to use them as you see fit :)


Cotic Soul 27.5" Small

Rockshox Pike fork with modified air piston shaft to give 140mm travel

Easton Arc 27.5" rims with 30mm internal width

DT Comp spokes, DT alloy nipples

Hope Pro 2 hubs

Maxxis Shorty tyres, 2.3" width, 3C Exxo TR run tubless

Shimano XT 1x11 transmission, 11-42T cassette, 30T ring, 175mm cranks, GS cage mech

Hope X2 brakes, 183mm discs front and rear

Rockshox Reverb 125mm dropper post

Specialized Henge saddle

Easton Havoc bars, uncut

Thompson 50mm stem

Hope Grips


Thanks Again! 

Neil.