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08/12/2016 - Calver Christmas demo

Our final open demo of the year will be on Saturday 17th December here at Cotic HQ in Calver. Join us for cake, coffee and bike rides.

We'll be making our little office space nice and cozy, and full of tea, coffee and cakes to keep you fuelled up and warm, so you can test out some bikes back to back on our local demo route. There will be three demo rides led by either Sam or Paul lasting around 45 mins, at these times:

As it's a Calver demo, there is the advantage of every demo bike being available to ride, not the usual 10 or so that Sam can squeeze in the van. There's a few bookings already, but plenty of availability, especially for the second and third rides. The route features a mixture of technical and smooth climbing both on and off road, followed by two great descents with the classic Peak District flavour of rocks, speed and more rocks. As it's not too long, you can do as many of the rides as you like to test out different bikes, or different sizes if you're struggling to decide. It's a great loop to test the bikes, as these are the trails we do a lot of our testing on both for prototypes and suspension set up.

Contact Sam via the demo page to book your demo slots. Feel free to pop in and say hello if you're in the area. The kettle will be on.

Sam is also starting to take bookings for demos in the new year, so please get in touch if you'd like to get something in the calendar. He can join your regular night ride, or meet you at the weekends, whichever is easier. He's throttling back with the open demos in January and February in order to plan some excited things for later in the year, so fire those suggestions across to him. Otherwise he's happy to meet you and your mates for an exclusive ride.

See you on the 17th.


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07/12/2016 - Taking a break from the Monday meetings


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06/12/2016 - The Ride Journal 10

We’re massive fans of print media here. All of us have stacks of magazines gathering dust in the corner of the attic - BMX, MTB, cars, motorbikes etc etc. Hours, days and years have been spent leafing through colourful pages, much like we do digitally nowadays. The best thing is, print isn’t dead just yet…

There are so many magazines out there at the moment and there’s something proper about that. You aren’t going to run out of batteries, you don’t have to turn a magazine to 'flight mode' when your plane takes off, they can be ripped up and framed (this still happens!). As I said, we’re big fans.

Our good friends at The Ride Journal have been in touch recently. In case you’ve never heard of it (which would be surprising,) The Ride Journal is a 200 page collection of the most soulful, personal, emotive stories related to cycling, accompanied with phenomenal photography & illustrations. Contributors include John Tomac, Greg Minnar, Mark Cavendish and CK Flash. Closer to home, Cy wrote a piece on Progression for issue 3 and Baybutt had a photo essay of a BMX road trip in the south of France printed for issue 5.

Paper editions of the most recent issue are available in discerning shops such as Soho Bikes, The Bicycle Academy and The Yorkshire Sculpture Park but by far and away the easiest way to get hold of it is by utilising the very machine you’re using right now.

For someone who is (no matter how slightly) into bicycle culture, a quality magazine like this makes a grand christmas present. The latest issue, number 10 will be the last one for a while so get hold of a copy whilst you still can. A little known fact is that no one gets paid for the work - it truly is a labour of love. The money raised after all the bills for publication have been paid, goes right back to charity - World Bicycle Relief, Shelter, Cancer Research and Children Hospices UK. Visit www.theridejournal.com for more information and support print media. As the guys at the mag say, "All bikes, all terrain, all good.”


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01/12/2016 - Three Generations of Rocket

Our new supported rider in South Africa, Jason, showing off three generations of Cotic Rocket at our RSA Distributors this week.

Brilliant! #Repost @jason.geldenhuys with @repostapp ・・・ Evolution of the Cotic Rocket! Awesome to see how geometry has changed since the 26" Rocket back in 2012 to its younger fatter brothers in 2015/2016.#cotic #rocket #steelisreal

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Foreground is a repainted original Rocket (26" wheels) with some sweet orange Fox accoutrements. Middle is the current Rocket (27.5" wheels), and top step is Jason's new race rig, the RocketMAX with 29" wheel option. They look great, don't they?


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28/11/2016 - Cotic Gift Box

Looking for a gift for them or you...? How about our Cotic Gift Box...

Made in the UK, they include...

...all in a Grit & Steel cardboard gift box

They're available right now for just £35. We only had 50 made, so it's first come first served. Go get one, or pass the idea on to someone else...


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25/11/2016 - YELLOW FRIDAY SALE IS GO

COTIC YELLOW FRIDAY SALE

Black Friday is a bit dark and miserable.
So here we are, brightening things up.

A reminder of big savings on all our hot yellow frames and bikes and more...

Cotic Life Bikes in HOT YELLOW:

HOT YELLOW ROADRAT... MEDIUM or LARGE... save £100...

HOT YELLOW ESCAPADE... only MEDIUM left... save £100...

HOT YELLOW SOLARIS... MEDIUM or LARGE... save £100...

Last few... HOT YELLOW SOUL... LARGE SIZE ONLY... save £100...

Be bright! Get your HOT YELLOW bike NOW...

Also... half price HOT YELLOW mudguards... going fast...


Offer whilst stocks last or until 23rd December 2016


Order your YELLOW ROADRAT…

Order your YELLOW original ESCAPADE…

Order your YELLOW Solaris…

Order your YELLOW Soul…

Half price YELLOW mudguards…


25/11/2016 - Thanks to our Instagram contributors

We never get tired of seeing our bikes in far flung corners of the world. From skidding round dusty singletrack in South Africa, getting elbows deep in snowy Scotland or lost up a mountain in Morocco, there are places bikes take you that we couldn’t even imagine; and you guys have most likely gone there!

Of all our regular contributors, four people have really gone the extra mile. Here’s a little run down of what’s kept us smiling each day when we check the insta. Give them a follow and their exploits will make you smile too.



@traumund

Based in the East of Germany, Traumund heads to the wild, secluded, misty, hidden places, far from main roads. A pair of knobblies on his escapade, a couple of waterbottles and a very healthy sense of adventure is all he needs; and maybe some new bar tape for the left hand side.





@jamesvincent

A Lakes-loving, mountain-climbing camera-wizard. In between photoshoots for top clients such as Singletrack, Lowe Pro & Inov8, he’s more than likely hike-a-biking up Helvellyn with our friend @hddnmedia. Up early and out late, spare a thought because as well as lugging his bike to these spots, he’s also got his camera kit too.





@wesfife155

Wes took a BFe to the Alps and sent it down everything in sight… Morzine super-table, Les Gets drops, Chatel road gap & river gap etc etc etc. At 15 he’s got no business being this talented. Just wait till he graduates from superhero school.





@will.easey

Even though he’s only owned his rocket since August, in that short time Will has been podium’ing almost as much as Rocketman & Straightline. Buckets of style and some solid pace are going to see him on more top steps in 2017.





If you want to get involved then tag us @coticbikes, or use the hashtags #cotic, #coticbikes and #gritandsteel.


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18/11/2016 - YELLOW FRIDAY SALE

COTIC YELLOW FRIDAY SALE

Black Friday is a bit dark and miserable.
So we thought we would brighten things up.

Big savings on all our hot yellow frames and bikes and more...

Cotic Life Bikes in HOT YELLOW:
The Roadrat and ORIGINAL Escapade... save £100...

HOT YELLOW SOLARIS... MEDIUM or LARGE... save £100...

IN VERY LIMITED NUMBERS... HOT YELLOW SOUL... LARGE SIZE ONLY... save £100...

Be bright! Get your HOT YELLOW bike NOW...


Offer whilst stocks last or until 23rd December 2016


Order your YELLOW ROADRAT…

Order your YELLOW original ESCAPADE…

Order your YELLOW Solaris…

Order your YELLOW Soul…

Half price YELLOW mudguards…


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