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Price: £349 for new stealth version, including CC Seat QR, neoprene chain-stay protector and UK delivery.

Price: £399 for new thru axle version, including CC Seat QR, neoprene chain-stay protector and UK delivery.

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The BFe275 is the tearaway of the Cotic family: A rowdy, fast, fun machine

Presenting the 2016 Cotic BFe275 - with Stealth/Internal dropper seatpost routing and a Syntace X-12 142x12 thru axle option.

Like it's 26" wheel brother (yes, we still make the BFe26), the BFe275 likes a more, shall we say, direct approach.

The BFe275 is a mighty fine bold-as-brass, rag around play bike. Run it with a 100mm-120mm fork for berm smashing at the 4X track. You can plug in a 160mm fork and send it down the Megavalanche. With 140-150 it's your trail bike with a bit of beef, showing up some of those fancy pants FS bikes at your local Enduro. It's strong as hell and laugh out loud fun, whilst still being lighter than most full suspension bikes.

All mountain, Enduro, 4X, trail centre, downhill, jumping : BFe275 will do it all.

The frame is based around a Reynolds 853 down tube, which allows us to keep massive strength where is matters most, whilst keeping weight down. The rest of the frame is our own FM Heat Treated double butted cromoly steel, which help keep strength and value high throughout the rest of the frame. There are no corners cut: All the usual Cotic features of Ovalform top tube, oversized plug welded seat tube, wishbone stays, cowled dropouts and taper steerer compatible head tube are all present and correct.

27.5" wheels bring a bit of that 29er style easy rolling performance compared to the 26" wheels of it's older brother the BFe26. They aren't hugely different though, so the frame still packages well for shorter riders, and they're still really strong and stiff wheels for getting rowdy with. They're just a little smoother, a little easier to weight when turning into corners, a little more lively and fun.

Complete bike options

Complete bikes start with our no nonsense Silver build - which now features the fantastic SLX M7000 11spd drivetrain - then moves up to our high performance Gold level, and finally to the dream bike Platinum spec for all the toys. There are multiple upgrade options for each bike, including WTB Carbon wheels, so you can make your BFe275 your own. For more information, click on the tabs below.

Prices start at £1499 for the BFe275 Silver QR bike

frame options

The BFe275 is also available frame only, either with regular 135mm QR rear dropouts for £349 or with 142mm spaced Syntace X-12 thru axle dropouts for £399. You have a choice of Battleship Grey Gloss with Yellow Graphics or Fast Red finishes.

However you set it up, BFe275 will always be a rowdy, fast, fun machine.

BFe275 - Burly Iron

The final few original version BFe275 frames (same geometry and tubing, just no stealth routing and QR only) in Matte Green or Grey/Yellow, now down to 249 to clear. Order yours today.

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What's New?

In 2016 the BFe275 got a Syntace X-12 142x12 thru axle option, and updated hose routing for Stealth/Internal dropper seatposts.


Frame Specifications



Complete Bike Specifications

All our bikes are hand assembled to order here in Sheffield by Paul, Cy, Will or Richard. If there's anything on the spec you're not sure about, or don't need, give us a ring to discuss. We'd much rather leave something off you don't need and charge you a bit less than waste a perfectly good part you'll not use when we can put it on someone elses bike. Better for you, better for us, less waste, so better for everyone.

When ordering, you can choose key components to help you get the fit you want on your bike (contact us if you need help), but you can also Go Custom if you want to personalise your build still further.

Build Specification - Gold
  • BFe275 Thru Axle Frame with Syntace X-12
  • Shimano Deore XT M8000 1x11 Drivetrain, 11-42 Cassette
  • Race Face Turbine Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
  • X Fusion Sweep RL2 140mm, 15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Hope Hoops Tech Enduro wheels
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Race Face Respond bars - 785 x 12 rise or 720 flat options
      • Joystick Analogue Carbon - 800 x 20 rise, 223gms (+100)
    • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
      • Race Face Chester 50mm x 6 deg
      • Race Face Ride 60mm x 6 deg
      • Race Face Ride 70mm x 6 deg
    • Race Face Ride 375mm seatpost
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset
  • Continental Trail King 27.5 x 2.2" Pure Grip
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: from £2150 (UK only).
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
Going custom

As well as being able to spec the post, bars and stem for the best possible bike fit, and upgrade the rear shock, our builds can additionally be customised by changing any of the following:

  • Discbrakes: choose between 2 Shimano and 2 Hope options
  • Wheels: upgrade your Hope Tech XC 27.5 to Hope/WTB Ci24 Carbon Wheels
  • Forks: upgrade your Gold build to Roughcut HLR or Fox 34 FIT4 Factory Forks
  • Seatpost: Add a Race Face Turbine Dropper Seatpost with upgraded 1x Remote
  • GO CUSTOM based on a Gold build
Build Specification - Silver Thru
  • BFe275 Thru Axle Frame with Syntace X-12
  • 1x11 Drivetrain - Shimano SLX M7000, 11-42 Cassette
  • Race Face Affect Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • Deore M615 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
  • X Fusion Sweep RL2 - 140 travel, 15mm axle, taper steerer
  • WTB ST i25 TCS Tubeless Ready rims on Deore M618 hubs
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Race Face Respond bars - 785 x 12 rise or 720 flat options
      • Joystick Analogue Carbon - 800 x 20 rise, 223gms (+100)
    • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
      • Race Face Chester 50mm x 6 deg
      • Race Face Ride 60mm x 6 deg
      • Race Face Ride 70mm x 6 deg
    • Race Face Ride 375mm seatpost
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Cane Creek 10 Headset
  • Continental Trail King 2.2"
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: from (price unavailable) (UK only).
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
Build Specification - Silver
  • BFe275 QR Rear Axle Frame
  • 1x11 Drivetrain - Shimano SLX M7000, 11-42 Cassette
  • Race Face Affect Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • Deore M615 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
  • X Fusion Sweep RL2 - 140 travel, 15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Shimano MT15 wheels
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Race Face Respond bars - 785 x 12 rise or 720 flat options
      • Joystick Analogue Carbon - 800 x 20 rise, 223gms (+100)
    • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
      • Race Face Chester 50mm x 6 deg
      • Race Face Ride 60mm x 6 deg
      • Race Face Ride 70mm x 6 deg
    • Race Face Ride 375mm seatpost
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Cane Creek 10 Headset
  • Continental Trail King 2.2"
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: from (price unavailable) (UK only).
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
Going custom

As well as being able to spec the post, bars and stem for the best possible bike fit, and upgrade the rear shock, our builds can additionally be customised by changing any of the following:

  • Headset: upgrade your Silver build to a Hope headset
  • Discbrakes: choose between 2 Shimano and 2 Hope options
  • Wheels: upgrade your Silver build to Hope Tech XC 27.5 or Hope/WTB Ci24 Carbon Wheels
  • Seatpost: Add a Race Face Turbine Dropper Seatpost with upgraded 1x Remote
  • Forks: upgrade your Silver build to Roughcut HLR or Fox 34 FIT4 Factory Forks
  • GO CUSTOM based on a Silver build

NOTE: Specifications subject to change without notice. Because of this, bikes shown in videos and photos can feature a different spec to that currently offered.



Geometry and Sizing Chart

The chart is a guide to frame size. New on the BFe275 is Optimised For Inline geometry.

Our original Ultra Compact Geometry was designed around a 100mm travel fork as a minimum. The original geometry also assumed a layback seatpost. Running forks longer than 100mm (most people use 140mm on their BFe these days) shortens the reach (distance from bars to BB) and running an inline or dropper post (which are usually inline clamp) shortens the position from the other end of the bike, squeezing the room available to the rider.

Optimised For Inline takes the rider position we originally intended for 100mm forks on the original BFe and then maintains it for a 27.5" wheel frame layout with 120mm forks installed and an inline seatpost. This has meant lengthening the top tube at the front end to compensate for the longer forks, and slackening the seat angle at the rear to swing an inline seatpost into the same saddle clamp position as a layback version.

The resulting geometry makes the frames look long on the top tube compared to what you might be used to on a traditionally designed 26" wheel bike. However, the new layout is simply tuned for proper position on inline or dropper posts, but the BB, head tube, bars and the saddle are all in the same places as the usually are on a Cotic bike. The effect is to make the top tubes look long when the reach is comparable to our usual sizing. Click here to read in more detail about Optimised For Inline geometry.

If you would like us to help you out with sizing, or are on the cusp of two sizes then drop us a line at size@cotic.co.uk or give us a call on 07970 853531 and we'll be happy to discuss set up based on what you're riding at the moment.

160mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 400mm 440mm 480mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 597mm 614mm 631mm
Head Angle 66.4 66.4 66.4
Seat Angle 70.4 70.4 70.4
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 21.5mm 21.5mm 21.5mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm
Reach 400.8mm 414.8mm 428.8mm
Stack 578.2mm 587.7mm 597.2mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
Stem Length 40-80mm 50-90mm 50-90mm
All measurements are based on 160mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

6 ¼" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 16" 17.5" 19"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.5" 24.2" 24.8"
Head Angle 66.4 66.4 66.4
Seat Angle 70.4 70.4 70.4
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 0.85" 0.85" 0.85"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
Reach 15.8" 16.4" 17.1"
Stack 22.75" 23.1" 23.5"
Usual Height Range 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
Stem Length 40-80mm 50-90mm 50-90mm
All measurements are based on 160mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

150mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 400mm 440mm 480mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 597mm 614mm 631mm
Head Angle 66.8 66.8 66.8
Seat Angle 70.8 70.8 70.8
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 24.9mm 24.9mm 24.9mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm
Reach 400.8mm 414.8mm 428.8mm
Stack 578.2mm 587.7mm 597.2mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
Stem Length 40-80mm 50-90mm 50-90mm
All measurements are based on 150mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

6" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 16" 17.5" 19"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.5" 24.2" 24.8"
Head Angle 66.8 66.8 66.8
Seat Angle 70.8 70.8 70.8
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 0.98" 0.98" 0.98"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
Reach 15.8" 16.4" 17.1"
Stack 22.75" 23.1" 23.5"
Usual Height Range 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
Stem Length 40-80mm 50-90mm 50-90mm
All measurements are based on 150mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

140mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 400mm 440mm 480mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 597mm 614mm 631mm
Head Angle 67 67 67
Seat Angle 71 71 71
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 25mm 25mm 25mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm
Reach 400.8mm 414.8mm 428.8mm
Stack 578.2mm 587.7mm 597.2mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
Stem Length 40-80mm 50-90mm 50-90mm
All measurements are based on 140mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

5 ½" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 16" 17.5" 19"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.5" 24.2" 24.8"
Head Angle 67 67 67
Seat Angle 71 71 71
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 1.0" 1.0" 1.0"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
Reach 15.8" 16.4" 17.1"
Stack 22.75" 23.1" 23.5"
Usual Height Range 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
Stem Length 40-80mm 50-90mm 50-90mm
All measurements are based on 140mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

120mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 400mm 440mm 480mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 597mm 614mm 631mm
Head Angle 68 68 68
Seat Angle 72 72 72
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 33mm 33mm 33mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm
Reach 411.6mm 425.6mm 439.5mm
Stack 570.6mm 580.0mm 589.3mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
Stem Length 40-80mm 50-90mm 50-90mm
All measurements are based on 120mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

4 ¾" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 16" 17.5" 19"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.5" 24.2" 24.8"
Head Angle 68 68 68
Seat Angle 72 72 72
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 1.3" 1.3" 1.3"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
Reach 16.2" 16.75" 17.3"
Stack 22.5" 22.8" 23.2"
Usual Height Range 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
Stem Length 40-80mm 50-90mm 50-90mm
All measurements are based on 120mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

100mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 400mm 440mm 480mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 597mm 614mm 631mm
Head Angle 68.6 68.6 68.6
Seat Angle 72.6 72.6 72.6
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 37.5mm 37.5mm 37.5mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm
Reach 417.5mm 431.5mm 445.4mm
Stack 566.3mm 575.6mm 584.9mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
Stem Length 40-80mm 50-90mm 50-90mm
All measurements are based on 100mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

4 " travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 16" 17.5" 19"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.5" 24.2" 24.8"
Head Angle 68.6 68.6 68.6
Seat Angle 72.6 72.6 72.6
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 1.4" 1.4" 1.4"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
Reach 16.4" 17.0" 17.5"
Stack 22.3" 22.7" 23.0"
Usual Height Range 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
Stem Length 40-80mm 50-90mm 50-90mm
All measurements are based on 100mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

Component Sizes

Seatpost diameter: 31.6mm. You need 100mm minimum insertion into the frame at full pedaling height.

Front Mech: 34.9mm Shimano SideSwing front entry only [Click here to see what an SLX version looks like]

Bottom Bracket width: 73mm

Bottom Bracket thread: Conventional English/BSA

Headset: 44mm cup, Zero Stack ZS44 top cup, External EC44 bottom cup [click here for info]

Rear Hub: Normal 135 x 10 QR or dedicated Syntace X-12 142x12

[Our frames are dedicated to either axle type, i.e. the QR version can't be converted to 142x12, or vice versa. You have to buy the frame which you need for your wheels.]


Components we can sell you to help with your build

Complete Headsets 44mm Headtube
Cane Creek Headset ZS44/EC44£35
Hope 2H for tapered steerer (black)£75
Hope 2H for tapered steerer (orange)£80
External cup Bottom Brackets
RaceFace BB for Affect Cranks£10
Hope MTB Stainless Steel (black)£75
Hope MTB Stainless Steel (orange)£80

(headset and bottom bracket prices include fitting)


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