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23/11/2015 - Rocketman tshirts

Look what the silk screen fairies have been up to...We've only had a handful of these made, so apologies if they've...

Posted by Cotic onMonday, November 23, 2015

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20/11/2015 - Work for Cotic - Travelling Sales/Demo Role

Full Time Sales/Demo Role

25k, pro rata, plus bonus & benefits

UK Travelling Role

Sheffield Based

With the recent introduction of the Rocket275 full suspension frame - as well as running successful hardtail model lines - we see the key for expanding our sales is demo rides. We are currently limited to our Calver demos due to our staffing levels, and whilst effective, we need to roll this kind of event out around the country.

This role is based around being out on the road 3-4 days per week over most weekends, with a demo fleet, and the aim is to use a combination of the Cotic mailing list, social media, and other contacts to organise formal and informal demos of the bikes. You will be confident and easily approachable, happy to talk to groups or one-to-one, technically adept, with a good knowledge of cycling and mountain biking in particular. You will be on the road our your own so you will be self-starting and highly motivated and able with work with little direction, and be confident and creative enough to make decisions in the field. You will be running and maintaining the demo fleet, setting up and adjusting the bikes for demo riders, so a level of competence as a bike mechanic is essential.

As a result of the need to fit in around other peoples' ride times in evenings and weekends, it will be fully flexible hours, so if you're meeting a group for a night ride one Thursday, for example, then your day could be 3-10. We would expect working 3 weekends in 4 or similar, and when you're not on the road you'd likely be office or home based getting on top of scouting, planning, organising, contacting and following up.

During your travels we expect you to visit our dealers to keep our profile raised with them. You will also be expected to do some media PR, for example getting involved with relevant magazines and websites and gaining brand exposure, talking to dealers, writing blog style newsletters, and providing content for Cotic's social media streams under the guidance of our marketing team. It is your opportunity to be a 'face' of the Cotic brand.

We value as much input as possible on future model development, so you will get involved in product development and some prototype testing from time to time. If you have good ideas for bikes you think will sell, then we can look at these options. You will be our eyes and ears on the ground so your feedback will be valuable in helping us improve our products and introduce new ones.

The role is largely UK based, but we would also be happy for this to expand into Europe if it makes sense. For instance, heading to the Passportes du Soleil wouldn't be a bad way to spend one of the weeks. We're open to ideas so get creative! Being Sheffield based would be very advantageous, but as this is largely a travelling role throughout the country we are open to discussing you being based from another location if you're the right candidate.

This would be a permanent, salaried position, at 25k per annum plus a bonus scheme connected with overall company performance. There will be an initial 6 month trial period with an option to finish at that point from both sides.

It includes the use of the vehicle provided, phone, expenses, and a company bike and riding kit as well as access to all our trade accounts for your own use.

Cotic is small company, currently a core team of 4 people, so you have the opportunity to have a big impact on the company and the future direction we will take. We're looking for someone to bring some new energy and views to add to the mix.

To apply, please forward CV and covering letter and any questions you may have to Cy Turner at Closing date for applications is Friday 4th December.

17/11/2015 - Rise of Straightline

Newton's Third Law:

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Yin and Yang.

Ebb and Flow.

Three years ago Rocketman saved the trails and the riders. With a job well done, he hung up his cape and retired to take a job as a mild mannered trail advocate, for Ride Sheffield.

All was well, but just as the power of the orange Rocket brought calm, has the green Rocket now brought chaos?

The yang, the ebb, the reaction....

Obsessed with getting to the end of the trail first, no flow or soul in the ride, the power of the Rocket has fallen into the wrong hands.

Blowing out berms and cutting off corners. It knows only speed. It knows only straight.

A dark power rises, but as desperate times approach, will our hero return?

Cotic Bikes and Steel City Media present: The Rise of Straightline...

Who is Rocketman?…

16/11/2015 - Teaser - Rise of Straightline

With his suit hung up, Rocketman has officially retired to office life with Ride Sheffield. Little does he know, the trails and berms around Sheffield and the rest of the world are in peril... 'The Rise Of Straightline' is coming to a trail (or website) near you very soon....

Who is Rocketman?…

13/11/2015 - MUDGUARDS

Quite appropriately as the weather seems to be closing in, we took delivery of our first Cotic branded mudguards today.


Made by our Sheffield mates 35 Bikes, they're printed with our iconic Wrap decal design, and they're colour matched to our orange and green frames, or there's a white one for matching your decals. Collar and cuffs dahlinks!

They mount on the fork brace and they work brilliantly. Check out the demo Rocket below.....

Calver Demo 7th November

We're big fans of this type of mudguard and have them on a lot of our own bikes, so when the opportunity came around to get some Cotic ones to match our bikes, obviously we had to get them done!

As always with Cotic products, postage and packing is included, so no hidden extra costs. They're 10 a pop, and you can buy them separately or add them to your upcoming frame order. If you have a frame on order with us right now and want one, give us an email with your order reference and we'll add a 'guard to your order for you. Get yours ordered today for delivery next week:

This is our new Merch section of the website where we'll be pulling together all the branded kit we do over the next couple of weeks. The mugs are already on there, and there are some beanies on the way. Don't forget we also have the Cotic Oneal ride jerseys in stock too over in the clothing section:

Finally, we still have a handful of places available to ride a Rocket275 on the demo tomorrow. We have large bikes available on the 9.30 and 12.30 rides, and a medium on the 2.30 ride. Email to book on.

There's also someone around all day, as Paul and I tag team the rides, so if you want to come down to Calver and have a look at some frames, or just have a quick sit on the bike (we have a small Soul275 and medium Solaris built up too) then feel free. We had a couple of Soul customers come down to check the new colours In Real Life (tm) before buying. We even have biscuits!

We're at Unit 9 Calver Works, S32 3XH, just off the A623 between Calver and Stony Middleton, on the Alphaweld site.

See you tomorrow?

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