Cotic RocketMAX Gold Eagle 29 review

Cotic RocketMAX Gold Eagle 29 review

The new RocketMAX is Cotic’s longest, slackest frame ever and the first with a UK-built front end. It’s also one of the fastest and most nonchalantly confident enduro/trail bikes I’ve ever ridden. Cotic RocketMAX Gold Eagle 29 frame The front end of the RocketMAX uses Cotic’s proven custom Reynolds 853 air-hardening steel tube mix. That includes the distinctive flat-fronted ‘Ovalform’ top tube, ‘DZB’ down tube and custom 35mm seat tube, which helps keep the ‘droplink’ shock-actuating linkage in line no matter how sideways you get. What’s new is that, for the first time, these tubes are meticulously welded together by Five Land Bikes in Scotland. Five Land also anti-corrosion dip and paint them in a choice of two different RAL auto paint colours, with masked and painted (rather than stick-on) graphics. They’re then sent down to Cotic’s HQ in the Peak District, to be matched to Far East-made alloy rear ...

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