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08/05/2019 - Steel City DH 2019

Steel City DH

2019

SCDH 2019

Steel City DH, better than Christmas? The biggest little race sees hundreds of racers take to the popular hillside at Grenoside, Sheffield. Cotic has the same spot every year by the infamous bombhole, and we soak up the buzzing atmosphere, as well as the great coffee and beer on offer.

The Cotic Factory Race Team were all racing this year, it was great to have everyone in the same place, everyone was feeling good and keen to get out there and race. Wes Fife (racing 17-18 boys) had a brilliant practice and race runs, couple of mistakes on the corners didn't bother him, he really enjoyed the race - and that's what matters! He finished in 5th, and only a second off the podium.

SCDH 2019

More close racing for Will Easey racing in Seniors. The crowd was loving his stylish riding, getting plenty of cheers! He finished 4th with a fraction of a second off the podium. Steel City always sees incredibly tight racing!

Swinny AKA Rocketman was flying on his new RocketMAX, finishing 12th in the Pros. In other Rocketman news, Swinny has kicked off his European Continental Series campaign with a really strong 16th overall in Spain the other weekend. The Continental Series are a new set of races from the Enduro World Series where each Continent runs a series of EWS level one day races as a stepping stone from National to International racing. Having won the PMBA Series twice in a row in 16-17, Swinny was looking for the next challenge, but the level at EWS is so high and the races so arduous these days that those took their toll last year. The ECS gives us a chance to put together a whole series, without the massive 4 day race format often used in EWS. This is a great start and we're looking forward to seeing how this works out for the rest of the season. Bets of luck to him, and keep watch on his progress!

SCDH 2019

Big ups to ambassador and friend A-Line Coaching Gaz, who finished 3rd in Masters. He's loving his new Rocket, and has been working hard to get it set up perfectly for this race, it clearly paid off. Well done Gaz!

HUGE congrats to Team rider Chay Granby who won Vets. You earned that! Amazing result, what a great start to the season. Well done Chay, we're so proud. Thanks everyone that came by the stand and cheered our team on this year, much appreciated. So, that was another 'Better than Christmas', see you next year Steel City.

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03/05/2019 - Cotic CC Coaching day

Cotic CC

A Line Coaching day

Cotic CC Coaching day

Who wouldn't want to be just that little bit faster, more controlled or just plain rad on a bike? Even a little bit. Well we roped in Gaz from A Line coaching to run a class exclusively for Cotic owners at Greno woods.

As ever, the mailing list was the first and (since it sold out so fast) the only place to hear about the event. Gaz suggested a day at Greno for a mix of fundamentals & flow. A full day in the woods with time split between laps of the track and skills in the flat section at the entrance to the woods.

It's almost impossible not to get something out of days like this. Gaz's infectious enthusiasm brings joy to the seemingly simplest of tasks; look where you're going and bend your elbows more! Who'd have thought it huh? Everyone found themselves going faster, smoother and with more confidence than at the start of the day so what more is there to say?

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02/05/2019 - SPRING PARTY 2019

SPRING PARTY 2018

Mostly wet, fully awesome. Yeah, OK, the last few spring parties were hot and sunny so we were owed a grim one! Rain all day, punctuated by short bouts of perfect Peaks sunshine. That didn't put anyone off though...

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Forge Roasters came through and delivered enough coffee to keep an elephant caffinated for a season. We had a huge stack of Wild Trail snacks, sweets, fruit & stickers, not to mention crates of Abbeydale Beers for later. Three laps of the demo loop went off without a hitch whilst Kingud, Hunt Wheels & Polaris Bikewear set up their stalls. People arriving for the Cotic Women of Steel ride or the Cotic CC owners rides could pick up some bargains and have a good natter in between the showers. The Women Of Steel ride was really well attended and you can read all about it here and how you can get involved with the next one.

The Cotic CC group rides were fully booked and full of smiles. People who'd just turned up for a look were handed a bike and were gently encouraged to come with us for a pedal. The fire road descent back to Calver Village reminded us of the Megavalanche with the wide open tracks and hideous undertakes! Stoke was high as we climbed up past Riley Graves and dropped into the rowdy side of the loop for the final descents back to HQ.

Toll Bar Fish & Chips supplied the scran for after the ride. As we rolled back into the warehouse we were greeted with a full-on party atmosphere; beer, food and that incomparable buzz from a great day out in the fresh air with friends.

Spring Party 2019

Even when the weather isn't playing ball, we still know how to throw a great party. We can't wait to see you at the next one.


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02/05/2019 - MBUK : 60 Seconds with Cy Turner

60 Seconds with Cy Turner MBUK
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29/04/2019 - Women of Steel Ride Out

Women of Steel

Ride Out

Hannah's update: On Saturday it was Cotic's annual Spring Party. As part of this we hosted the very first Women of Steel Ride Out. It's been so exciting being part of this group of awesome women and I couldn't wait to meet and ride with everyone!

Women of Steel

Saturday saw Storm Hannah (well named) come in and the weather turn from what has been glorious to somewhat soggy. Sadly I was so full of cold there was no way I could ride or go out sharing germs around! Kelly-Jayne, our fantastic ambassador, stepped up to lead the ride.

Women of Steel

Although it was soo soggy we had 16 riders on our first Women of Steel Ride Out - what a brilliant turn out! Thanks to everyone for coming along and making the first Ride Out a huge success. Everyone had a great time.

Women of Steel

We are the Women of Steel. Smiling faces and out riding our bikes. See you at the next one.

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26/04/2019 - SPRING PARTY 2019

SPRING PARTY 2019

Tomorrow is our annual Spring Party! We're throwing our doors open all day for you guys to come down, hang out, ride bikes, drink beer and eat chips.

There are demo rides all morning, which are all fully booked I'm afraid, but you are welcome to pop down to Cotic HQ from 11am to hang out. We'll have a few of our friends along exhibiting and selling their wonderful products; Polaris Bikewear, Kingud Products and Hunt wheels. Coffee is provided by the good people of Forge Roasters who will have Keep Cups to sell as well. Bring your own re-usable cup if you have one, its always best to minimise waste. We'll have Wild Trail energy bars for everyone, and there will be beers from the excellent local favourites Abbeydale Brewery.

The very first Women of Steel ride departs at 11:30, with limited spaces left. We're super excited about this, look out for lots more in the coming weeks.

There will be 2 Cotic Owners Rides in the afternoon, staggered, leaving at 14:00 and 15:00. Very limited spaces left on both, with a little more room on the 3pm ride. If you're booked on, make sure you're here nice and early, we're aiming for wheels rolling at the above times.

Food wise, we've hooked up with the award winning Toll Bar Chippy just down the road, we'll be taking orders in the afternoon, aiming to get everyone's chippy tea delivered to us when the last owners ride is back. Worth bringing some lunch if you're here all day, but there is a well stocked shop and cafe in Calver, about 5 mins walk or 2 mins ride.

We'll all be around, so please drop by and check out all things Cotic, we'll see you from 11am. We'll be hanging around for a while after the last ride to share the stoke over chips and beers. Looks like it might be wise to bring waterproofs too!


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24/04/2019 - SodaMAX 2019

SodaMAX 2019

2019 Limited Edition is here

Surprise! We managed to pull the delivery date of the 2019 Limited run of SodaMAX frames forward a few weeks. They arrive today!

SodaMAX

If you missed it last year, the SodaMAX is based on our spectacularly popular SolarisMAX, with the new titanium frame takeing all the fantastic attributes of it's steel sibling and adding a big chunk of weight loss, a subtle and lively ride feel and beautiful bare metal finishes.

SodaMAX

The 2018 Limited Edition sold through in just 15 days, so these won't wait around long!

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The 2019 Limited Edition SodaMAX is just 30 frames - 15 brushed, 15 polished, in the full range of sizes. 11 are already allocated to customers. 19 left!

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18/04/2019 - Cotic CC at Revs

Cotic CC

at Revolution Bike Park

Our second Cotic CC event couldn’t have been much more different from the first. A far cry from the warm wooden skatepark lay Revolution Bike Park. The only seeming similarities were the two wheels underneath our handlebars but even then that’s stretching a point.

The event sold out really fast - a private uplift session at one of the UK’s best downhill locations - who’d have thought it?! We had A LIne’s coach Gaz Jones on hand for guiding and basic pointers but the rest of the time the riders were on their own. Our email inbox was full of messages the week before both enjoying the fact that a mid-week ride felt like a great skive, and that Revs is a serious place and they might be a bit out of their depth. If you’ve never been then you would be forgiven for thinking that - it’s no walk in the park but it’s so well built you find yourself trusting the trail builders and rolling into seemingly impossible shoots and off monster jumps with almost gleeful abandon.

The day started with getting people set on various demo bikes and a very nervous first uplift in the fabled land rovers. We rolled down the Freeride line to start off as it’s the smoothest and flattest but like all tracks at Revs, there’s extra spice round every corner. After the warm up we nudged our way onto the tighter, steeper trails until all of a sudden, almost the whole crew was slithering their way down the most gnarly, technical tracks the UK has to offer.

Cotic CC at Revs

Lunch from the burger van sounds sketchy but the team at Revs source their burgers from a local farm and the skin-on chips & hot chocolate filled a mighty hole we’d created. After a rest we headed back up and thought now was the time - if there ever was one - to tackle Ffarside. The ‘purple’ graded trail on the far side of the hill. Steep, loose, fast and wild are just some of the adjectives that spring to mind. Most would say ‘terrifying’ but the kind where you know it’s all your fault for putting yourself in this position and only you can get yourself out of it. Short story - we all survived - and went back up for more.

We can’t recommend Revs highly enough. An efficient uplift, world class trails and the best burger van for lunch. You don’t need much more - except no crowds, which is where we come in! Huge thanks to the whole team there and especially Gaz from A Line coaching for all the advice and support when we all needed it the most. Get a trip booked - you won’t regret it.


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