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    New Addition to the Stable..Steel Hard Tail Content

    Im a bit bored so thought i would post up my new Cotic Soul.. Reynolds 853 Steel, Colour Custard.
    It Compliments the Fancy Copper Flux Just fine.
    What do ya think..
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    ARRRGGH how do i edit a title HARD TAIL Arrrghhh

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    hehehehehehehe.....

    man i dig 853! nice new rig pal and the color is a cool departure but that front hydro line/comp cable thing kinda kills it.
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    Cheers mate...aye, the front brake hose needs a good few inches taken off it too..just too busy riding to do it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CragRat
    ARRRGGH how do i edit a title HARD TAIL Arrrghhh

    done

    just need to click on "Edit" and then "go Advanced"...


    very nice HT...congrats!

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    ...it's got way too many gears.....

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    Very very nice, fantastic to ride. Here's mine now has a set of Talas and Juicy 7's on since these pics. Built up out of spares !




    Complements these two quite well



    Enjoy riding it.

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    Thanks crisillo,
    Shredon, they do ride great don't they.. i have done as many miles on The Soul as i have on the Flux since i bought it.. Didn't think i would but i find myself with a hard choice each time i go out now.
    Has yours been resprayed? I have never seen one that Colour before looks really smart..
    I was a bit worried buying the Custard over the Black one as i could not see one in the flesh before buying, but pleased i went for the Custard.. it looks much better in real life than it does in the pics.

    What Travel do you tend to run the forks at most of the time.? I keep mine at 115mm cant get to grips with it at 130mm..despite the frame being corrected for 100mm - 130mm.
    Ta CR

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    Hi

    I bought the frame second hand and it has been powder coated (tough as nails). The decal is from a Cotic simple just trimmed to fit. I think the custard colour is mint suits it. I run my Talas fully out @ 130mm. It handles superbly can just fly through ruff stuff, forks do the work rear just seems to float over stuff. Mine is a L and im running a 90mm stem climbs very well doesn't pop its nose up unless it's getting silly steep.

    I really have a hard time deciding which to ride now love the direct simplicity of the Cotic, the 5 spot is well don't need to say it's never going to leave me. And the spark which is the newest edition is something different again so light it's like cheating and feels like it has way more travel than it does. A very very capable trail bike.

    Where are you in the UK or ?

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    Not too many 26er Hardtails being posted up these days. The Cotics look great- do they even make a 29er version? I think it is a UK manufacturer too and I sure haven't seen one around this side of the lake. Nice HTs though and they look so stout yet fast.

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    Here's my new Columbus Zona tubed 26'er I had made by a local SE Michigan frame builder - Zias Cycles, in Ann Arbor. I wanted a Singlespeed that could also be converted into a geared bike, and also have a bottle opener on the frame [located under the BB]. It rides great - stable, yet carves the inside line like crazy. Steel Rocks!





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    Nice!! That color (& h/t badge ) ROCK!!
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    Yes it's a UK manufacturer no 29r as yet, but a Ti version of our Souls the Soda. A singlespeed option the Simple the BFE beefed up and corrected up to 150mm forks. The Hemlock a HL full susser different rocker options, bit agricultural looking but I like it.

    http://www.cotic.co.uk/roadrat/

    Nice bike joker love the colour

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    LOL. Good to see there's yet more Cotic owners who have the sense to have Turners as their second bike. (I can think of at least 4 more guys with the same tastes)

    My Soda

    (spec has changed a bit now - polished M960 cranks, Monkeylites, Oro Biancos and some blingier wheels)

    ...and my Simple


    The little horny dude does like it filthy!


    In all seriousness - they're fantastic bikes. I've simply had no hardtail UGI since I got the Soda 3.5 years ago. Components change a little, but thats it. Climbs like a goat, and there's not much I can't throw it down (until we're in proper bigboy FR league). Jumps, drops (done a couple of 8'ers to a *nice* tranny. On a 24lb bike!), the lot. But it's simply sublime on singletrack.

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    Ha LOL yes it's good to have a backup bike or two after the Cotic. Would agree climbs so well and singletrack twists n turns on it is unreal. And like you say there is isn't much I havn't launched it down either.

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    Dig that Cotic badge.

    Joker, if Pepto--Bismol had a green flavor, it would be that color. Nice looking bike!

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    Doesn't every Turner owner have an 853 hardtail to go with their other fashion item the Ti hardtail??
    More bikes than you can point a broken spoke at...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredon
    Hi

    I bought the frame second hand and it has been powder coated (tough as nails). The decal is from a Cotic simple just trimmed to fit. I think the custard colour is mint suits it. I run my Talas fully out @ 130mm. It handles superbly can just fly through ruff stuff, forks do the work rear just seems to float over stuff. Mine is a L and im running a 90mm stem climbs very well doesn't pop its nose up unless it's getting silly steep.

    I really have a hard time deciding which to ride now love the direct simplicity of the Cotic, the 5 spot is well don't need to say it's never going to leave me. And the spark which is the newest edition is something different again so light it's like cheating and feels like it has way more travel than it does. A very very capable trail bike.

    Where are you in the UK or ?

    Interesting, i might try mine at 130mm and just leave it to see if i can adjust over time, i do tend to change things back to quick if it feels weird straight away. But it does feel really quick and balanced at 115mm..Bit like how my Flux feels great at 100mm and imo weird at 120mm
    I live in County Durham.
    How about you.?

    Steel Hard Tails just look great....

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    For me the sweet spot was at 120mm ( I ran U-turn Pikes wound down for quite a while). The 130mm Pace are a lot of fun when its steep down, and nice and carvy on the twisties, but I do have to sit on the front a little more climbing the really steep tech stuff.

    I run 100mm on the Simple - blisteringly fast handling, but does get a little like hard wok when I try and cane it through the rocks.

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    Cotic in black,red decals set up as 9 speed for forest single track. Ridden alongside Turners and Orange

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    Hey hey!

    I'm in good company it seems...

    Cotic Soul in Black to go with my 05 Spot. The frame's currently sulking in the shed while my singlespeed project bits come together!

    All good!

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    The list of Cotic owners grows all good indeed. Im in West Yorkshire Crag Rat.

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    Good job!

    Another Soul owner here, I've got one of the original frames (No82 i think) in battleship grey with the cables running on top of the top tube. Absolutley love it and couldn't imagine riding anything else.

    Currently set up with (white) Rebas adjusted to 115mm,Juicy 5's, full X9 (with short cage mech), double and bash 32/22, Hope Pro II on XC717, Race Face Deus XC bars, stem, seatpost, white gobi XM and white grips - looks the nuts and rides like a dream.

    Will post up some pics once I get my camera back

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    Yeah! Steel hardtails and Turners go together well! Here's my De-kerf and 2004 5-Spot(just had a repaint,new pictures up shortly)
    Thanx Max
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    Absolutely!!!
    Turners and HT's
    Here's my collection


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    Show and tell time?

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    Nice Cotics, and steel hardtails all round. I replaced my lightweight aluminum hardtail with a nice springy steel one last year and the improvement in fun and comfort was more than I had guessed. This year I vowed to do the same change with my speedbike/road/hybrid frame - replace harsh aluminum with springy steel. I just got my Cotic Roadrat built up in time for another snow and ice storm, but hanging on the wall it looks like a keeper.
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    My other SPOT

    Any Homers want to trade for a Flux or Burner ? Getting the itch to race again and I don't think the 5 spot is the choice here in CO.
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    Five Spot, moved from "universal bike" to aggressive side.



    HT, Marin Pine Mountain 2005, Columbus Thron tubing.

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