The Cotic Rocket is our 150mm travel full suspension frame.
The Rocket uses our droplink suspension layout which really brings together the grace, durability, clean lines, fun and interactive feel we put into all our hardtail frames, and adds a whole truckload of speed and rock pounding performance.
It's a brilliant all round trail bike, with a fleet footed feel and crisp climbing performance, allied to a swaggering, "let's do this" attitude when you're flying back down the other side of the hill. It feels just as happy whipping between the trees as it does flat out on an uplift day. It can also form the basis of your Enduro race weapon, which the Cotic Steel City Media Racing team took to multiple UK Gravity Enduro podiums in 2013 and 2014, and also campaigned in the Enduro World Series.
On the Rocket, Reynolds 853 delivers a fantastically robust front end with incredible stiffness at the seat tube and suspension pivots to give you the confidence you need when pushing on.
Steel is also used for the seatstays as it's strength allows us to minimise the size of this part of the frame which in turn maximises ankle, heel and calf clearance.
The swingarm is 7000 series aluminium as it allows us to create the complex shaped CNC machined parts required to thread through the area between the tyre and chainrings and get as much structure as possible in the brace area for mega stiffness at the back of the bike.
The details are all covered, with ISCG05 mounts, taper steerer compatible head tube, 142 x 12 bolt thru back end, sealed, capped and shielded pivots, right down the precisely located hose routing.
The Rocket hasn't been around for a while, but fear not, we are still working on it. It's currently morphing from it's original 26" wheel incarnation into a 27.5" wheel frame. All the great features of the original bike listed above carry over, with an evolved geometry to make the most of the latest kit and bigger wheels. There will be Fox and Cane Creek shock options, and it's designed for 140-160mm travel forks just like the original. It's in production with our framebuilder over in Taiwan and will be with us late summer 2015.
The Rocket29 bike which the team raced in prototype form in the 2014 season is still being developed, but we have no firm date for getting this into production. We love the bike, but it's not quite right yet. When it is, we'll let you know!
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Note : bike shown in the video is the previous version of the Rocket