If you keep an eye on mountain bike media there’s a strong chance you’ll have seen Cotic’s trail slaying Rocket gracing hectic terrain under the control of some pretty handy riders. The Yorkshire-based company creates beautifully finished frames, popular with riders wanting the ‘steel is real’ feel.
The Rocket sits in a shallow pool of steel-framed full bouncers alongside the likes of DMR’s Bolt as well as bespoke options from the likes of Starling Cycles and BTR. Cotic offers full-build packages as well as frame-only options. We tested the top-spec version straight off the peg.
Where many brands in the enduro market are busy creating sleeker, lighter and increasingly more technical rides to lure in their customers, Cotic has set itself apart with an elegantly stripped-back bike. There’s a beautifully simple and somewhat industrial feel about the frame with pivot bolts straight from the hardware store and welds minimal and clean.
The bike looks like a labour of love with no detail too small to miss. Two colour options are available, orange or green.
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