Got a lovely package from Mike at WTB today which we've been looking forward to for a while. Some of their 27.5x2.8 Trailblazer "semi-fat" tyres to try out. The idea is that they give some of the float and traction of fat bikes without the weight and drag. By running them on 27.5" rim they come up a little smaller diameter than a regular 29er wheel, but a little wider with bigger volume. On the rather lovely KOM i25 rims they will fit in a Solaris so once the rims are built up we'll be fitting them to demo bikes and giving them a go.
What are your thoughts on this? Drop us an email and let us know.
Those fine purveyors of viral entertainment at Steel City Media have been doing #metalmonday for a bit, but this one with Eddie Masters is properly funny top off gomping.
From time to time we get sample parts in to assess them for possible future use. One of those sets of parts last year was an Alfine 11spd set. We're still not sure about putting this into production as an option - we'd love to hear your thoughts on that - but we've built up a lovely medium Duck Egg Roadrat one off bike.
There's only this one, and it's only available in medium and Duck Egg, and you can buy it for £1149. It's too much faff to add this to the database, so if you fancy a Roadrat that goes up to 11 (I couldn't leave out a Spinal Tap reference, could I?) then drop us an email or give us a ring on 07970853531 and we'll do things using Actual Talking. How very 20th Century!
Saw ace raw BFe smashing at Forest of Dean. Look at the jumps!
Annnnnnnnnd....We're back in the room.
Hope you had a good break and enjoyed the snow if you got any. There was loads round our way and it was a lot of fun to play in!
We're back today answering the phone and emails and processing orders, and we're doing a dispatch on Monday (5th Jan) for delivery on Tuesday to clear orders that have come in over Christmas. So if you're hovering over the ORDER button then get on it! Frames, T Shirts, mugs, hats, any orders received up to 10am on Monday will be sent Monday for delivery Tuesday. Make it a Cotic New Year and get your order in now.
Just about to shutdown for Christmas holidays, we'll be here until lunch time on the 23rd, but before we go we've cooked up a little something with Steel City Media to get some smiles on your face.
We've done a mashup of all the bangers (see what we did there?) from our videos from the last 3 years, and as it's Christmas, there's some Director's Cut never-seen-before footage as well courtesy of Joe at Steel City Media. Here's what Joe has to say about it:
It's been a pleasure to work for Cotic Bikes over the last few years.... Here's a bit of a montage of all the best bits, plus some previously unseen footage!
Give all the featured/rad riders a follow:
@JPswinny - Rocketman, Size Matters, Late For Work, Soul Brothers
@CraigEvans1 - Mr #26aintdead himself
@RossPhelps - Escapade/Roadrat
@RichNorgate - Escapade/Roadrat
@robstokes87 - Naked guy in Late for work
@swedehanna - Lass at the start of Rocketman
It's been fun to work on and makes us grin every time we watch it. Hope you enjoy.
As you may know if you follow Cotic, 2014 has been a pretty tough year on some fronts. We wanted to get the year finished with a smile before taking a break and coming out swinging in 2015. We'll be back on Monday 5th January.
We want to thank you for your support and if you have bought a Cotic, recommended one to a friend, dropped us a line off the back of one of the emails this year we especially want to say thanks for the invariably kind words and positive comments. It's been a huge help to know that so many people are behind the brand and what we're trying to do.