XX1 Soul in South Africa

From: Robin 

Date: 13 June 2013 09:13

Subject: Cotic Soul

To: "info@cotic.co.uk"

SRAM XX1 build, RockShox Reba RLT 120mm fork, American Classic Race Wheel set and Thomson cockpit.

I’m absolutely loving this bike and I am using it for marathon XC rides, Enduro races or short XC training loops in our area. Awesome bike!

Thanks to Matt (Cotic South Africa) for hooking me up with this frame!!!

XS duck egg Soul

From: Tina

Date: 27 May 2013 21:39

Subject: Duck egg Soul

Hi Paul,

I understand my lovely husband James was talking to you about my surprise new XS duck egg Soul. Just wanted to say I love my new Soul! Many thanks for all your help! We took her round the west Chilterns this weekend and she was great!




From: Tomer

Date: 11 May 2013 16:33

Hey Paul,

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

Thanks for your service,



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.



Urban Soul

From: Hendrik
Date: 21 February 2013 03:34
Subject: Urban Soul
To: paul@cotic.co.uk

Hi Paul,

with the thaw making the forest trails even deeper I turned my Soul into town to explore the urban landscape a little.


Cotic builds (Soul and >X<)

From: Ben
Date: 6 February 2013 21:41
Subject: Cotic builds (Soul and >X<)

Hi Cy and Paul,

For your Cotic.cc site perhaps? 

I've now got two black Cotics - a Mk2 Soul ordered direct from you in 2010 and a >X< Mk2, supplied by Bristol Bike Workshop in 2012.   

For my riding, the versatility of a hardtail is ideal and the Soul has been great.  It's happy to perform in any situation from carrying a child seat to an all-day epic and is a very well-made, well-finished frame.  I've built it with a mix of DT forks, XTR go, XT stop, Hope / DT wheels and Thomson finishing.

The >X< is my daily do-it-all bike.  I think there's a lot of demand out there for this sort of machine and I think manufacturers have been slow to respond.  As with the Soul it's a beautifully finished frame in a non-fussy way, with a ride that's much better suited to urban road surfaces than my past racing bikes. It's been a great workhorse and the best thing is that it's really opened-up the kind of riding that I can do; I just love popping down a bridleway or rough lane when I'd be thinking about it twice on a racer.  It does about 10 times the mileage of my Soul, wearing a "Frankenbike" mix of 105 road bits and SLX / XT mountain bike ones.

Keep up the good work!