Bristol Racing

From: Brian

Date: 24 June 2013 12:53

Subject: Readers rides ..


I've been enjoying the photos posted online and thought I'd bung a couple of photos your way  

These were taken at races in Bristol. At the latest of these, I was crawling round on a late lap, only to be passed by a ridiculously chirpy Kate from AQR aboard her Soda.

It was nice to have a brief exchange on the climb out of the woods; her parting words as she stormed away from me on the top path were "nice bike".

She's right of course, they are nice and Cotic have supplied the frames I've been riding at our local races in Bristol over the last 5 years. Results have been great - I managed to claw a 4th place as a veteran in the latest 6 hour - and have had some great (mixed pairs) results over recent years with Hanneke and Kath helping nab 2nd and 3rd place finishes.

Of course the joy of a bike like the Soul (or my Simple) is that I can hitch the dog trailer to the same bike that I raced and use it to trundle home afterwards - much to the amusement of fellow racers. 

In the week after, we can meet up again and hack around the rockiest and steepest of local trails  - something I'd be less inclined to do on a precious, race-only 'wonder bike'.

I'm not really a race-head - I just enjoy racing as part of the wider world of cycling and am seriously impressed at the breadth of riding that the Cotic stable of bikes have proven capable of.

Keep up the good work,

Brian "BHB"

Simple goes Left

From: Graham

Date: 10 June 2013 13:09

Subject: Simple goes Left

To: Cotic


Really excellent frame

Here it is built up with Hope, Stans and Hutchinsons tubeless. It's 34 and 17 Ts

Many thanks


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,