Cotic Soul (frame only) review

Cotic Soul (frame only) review

Now in its fifth generation, Cotic’s Soul is the forefather of ferrous-framed UK trail hardtails. The latest Longshot geometry adds techy climb and descent control without killing responsiveness, but the frame deserves a better wheel pack than the test bike came with… Identiti updates hardcore and affordable hardtail lineup Gift ideas for the cyclist who has everything Cotic Soul frame The Soul has always used Reynolds 853 — the Birmingham firm’s premium air-hardening steel alloy — for its main tubes. But Cotic’s owner, Cy Turner ('Cy Cotic', geddit?), has added his own tweaks. The head tube is a neat tapered piece, the double-butted down tube and Ovalform top tube get open-ended gussets, and the oversized seat tube locks down the centre of the bike for powerful drive. Super-skinny wishbone seatstays connect onto cowled bolt-through dropouts, and the swerved and kinked chainstays leave room for chunky 27.5x2.6in tyres on wide rims. ...

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