Date: 19 June 2013 13:23
Subject: Rocket and BFe - just great!
Hi Cotic Folks,
I just wanted to say thank you for creating such wonderful frames as the Rocket and the BFe and send you some photos of what these bikes have already seen together with their happy rider.
It all started off for me with the search for a new fullsuspension frame. After a lot of poring over geometry charts and specifications I ended up with the Cotic Rocket, because it seemed to fulfill all my wishes and needs:
- not too low bottom bracket
- progressive frame rate
- short and straight seattube to allow me to use a conventional seatpost and lower it all the way
- relatively long top tube for using an ultrashort 35mm stem and nevertheless maintaining a comfortable riding position
- short chainstays
- slack but not too slack headangle
- steep seatangle
- durable & not too heavy
I ordered the frame "blindly" and was surprised that it performed even better than I ever thought it would. Never had such a coltish fullsuspension frame. This bike seems to crave for playing with the trail all the time, it takes away the toughest bumps, yet gives enough response from the surface, and with the flick of a finger it is in the air. And last but not least, it just looks good ;-)
My Rocket has been a faithful companion during 19 days of technical trail-riding on Gran Canaria over the Christmas holidays, has given me a lot of pleasure on our local trails here in Germany (Pfaelzerwald, Taunus and Odenwald), and has lately accompanied me to some highly technical trails in the French Vosges. Just loving it big time!
After I had been so much surprised by the Rocket, it got just obvious to me, that I also needed to try your heavy-duty hardtail, the BFe. I got it in April, rode it once on our hometrails with a big grin on my face, and one week later it was packed up in a bike bag flying with me to Spain for two weeks of tackling trails in the Sierra Nevada.
Now I have one severe problem: which one of my Cotic bikes do I love better? ;-)
Honestly, I can't tell. They are both wonderful, each in it's own way.
I've been watching my riding skills improve quite a bit in the last few month, and probably those bikes are not the last reason for that.
Hope you like my pics. Those are not "manmade" trailparks, but gnarly "natural" hiking trails, which is what I like best.
Thank you, guys!
Cheers from Germany,