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New and in stock - MAX Versatility, Boost148, room for up to 29 x 2.5 or 27.5 x 3.0 tyres.

Frames available worldwide, including USA, Canada, Australia, shipped direct to your door from the Peak District.

Complete bikes available in the UK and Europe.

Finance available in the UK.

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Bikes from: £1649

There are three build levels available, with lots of parts options, plus our Go Custom programme where you can configure even many parts of your build including shock, fork, wheels and brakes.

Click on ORDER BIKE, choose your frame and base build, and head to the Go Custom button to customise your build.

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Frames from: £599 including Hope Seat QR and UK delivery.

Select extras like headsets and bottom brackets are available with your frame, and these are fitted to your frame free of charge. You can also add some Cotic merchandise as well. Click on ORDER FRAME button to see your options.

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The SolarisMAX is our flagship big wheel hardtail: 29er or 27.5+

Our fastest hardtail just got faster: SolarisMAX is confidence inspiring, agile and fun, with a planted feel at high speeds on the rocks, and carve-it-up traction in the corners.

New for 2017 our legendary hardtail handling is translated into a Boost width platform with 148mm rear spacing for stiffer, more responsive wheels, thru axle security, and massive tyre clearance for up to 27.5 x 3.0" tyres. Add to this stunning new colour options and internal 'Stealth' dropper seatpost routing and you have all the hardtail you will ever need.

MAX

MAX by name, Maximum versatility by nature, the SolarisMAX can run either 29 inch wheels with tyres up to 2.5" wide, or the latest 275 Plus sized wheels in 27.5 x 3.0" width.

29" wheel compatibility offers you a huge range of tyre options for carving corners and easy rolling speed, for every condition, and any purpose. You want fast? You've got fast. Any kind of fast you want.

275 Plus wheels with high volume tyres add comfort and traction advantages, with monster truck style rock smothering when you get into really rough terrain.

As always with our flagship models, a Reynolds 853 air-hardening steel front triangle is all present and correct. Our signature features such as Ovalform top tube and 35mm seat tube keep the weight, stiffness, ride feel and durability in the sweet spot. Grace, durability, clean lines, great attention to detail.

All of this adds up to give the SolarisMAX amazing adaptability; from sus forked, wide barred trail warrior, to Plus tyred, high traction monster truck, across to rigid forked, map crossing smoothie and everything in between. Where will your SolarisMAX take you?.

Why Big Wheels?

29inch or 275 Plus wheels roll easy and give a lot of stability, confidence and speed in rougher terrain, at the expense of being a little heavier and less playful than regular 27.5" wheels. 275 Plus wheels (the 27.5 x 2.8 or 3.0" option) offer more comfort and traction than 29" wheels at the expense of more weight and slower acceleration.

The way the SolarisMAX frame is packaged around the larger wheels (longer rear end, longer wheelbase, taller front end) can suit the proportions of a taller rider better, this will minimise any potential drawbacks, as a taller rider tends to have long enough arms and legs to move the bike around easily. However, if you're after more speed and stability from a bike, you may enjoy the SolarisMAX more than an easier to maneuver, but less stable, smaller wheeled bike.

Big wheels sound like they aren't for you, but still want a beautiful handling trail hardtail? You need the Soul.

Frames are £599, and bikes start at our Silver build, now with the fantastic new SLX M7000 11spd drivetrain, for just £1649.

Moving up to Gold level at £2350 for our full Deore XT 1x11 package with Hope Tech XC 29 wheels, X Fusion McQueen HLR Boost width forks. Or you can go Gold Plus and get the Hope Tech 35W wheels with WTB Trail Boss 27.5 x 3.0 and Ranger 27.5 x 2.8 tyres.

For the ultimate though, we have the Platinum build starting at £3399 with carbon cranks, XTR drivetrain, Joystick finishing kit and a dropper post as standard. You can Go Custom on all our builds and add Hope brakes, WTB carbon wheels, for example.

There are stem length options and a bunch of different handlebars so you can tailor your bike just as you want it.

Head to the configurator to have a play.

In the UK and want to try a SolarisMAX for yourself? Contact Sam the Demo Man via our Demo Page and see about getting a ride on a bike on your local trails.



  • Large diameter, thinwall, air hardening Reynolds 853 steel front triangle with signature Ovalform top tube
  • 44mm standard head tube designed with external bottom cup for taper steerer compatiblity and zero stack top cup for minimal stack height
  • Oversized 34.9mm seat tube gives great precision to the ride
  • 31.6mm seatpost size is dropper seatpost compatible, external remote or internal "Stealth" routing. The frame has hose clips for the external remote under the top tube, or p-clip bosses for a down tube run for the 'stealth' internal option.
  • Signature Cotic 4130 cromo wishbone stay rear end. Bridge-less MAX S-bend chainstays with Cotic Hexten gussets for improved fatigue life
  • Boost148 Thru Axle Rear End - Added wheel stiffness and clearance for 29x2.5 or 27.5x3.0
  • Geometry with commitment! Minimum 100mm travel forks or 490mm rigid. We recommend 120mm forks for maximum trail fun.
  • Cotic OFI geomtry
  • Sizes - 17.5", 19" and 20.5". The frames are designed to be compact and chuckable.
  • Weight - 4.9lbs for the 19"


All our bikes are hand assembled to order here in Sheffield by Paul, Cy, Richard or Will. 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. Many of our builds can be customised extensively, with headset, brake, wheel and fork travel options available.

Build Specification - Platinum 29
  • Shimano XTR M9000 Mechanical 1x11 Drivetrain, XT 11-46 Cassette
  • Race Face Next SL Cinch 175mm Carbon Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes, 180/180 rotors
  • Fox 34 Factory FIT4 120mm, Boost110x15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Hope Hoops Tech XC wheels
  • WTB Vigilante 29x2.3 TCS Light Fast Rolling, Trail Boss 29x2.25" Light Fast Rolling. Set up tubeless.
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Joystick Analogue Carbon - 800 x 20 rise, 223gms
    • Joystick Builder 50mm x 10 deg
    • Race Face Turbine dropper seatpost, 125mm drop medium, 150mm drop large and XL
    • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset
  • Pedals not included
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
  • Price - £3399 including UK mainland delivery
  • Use the framebuilder to spec your bike
Build Specification - Platinum Plus
  • Shimano XTR M9000 Maechanical 1x11 Drivetrain, XT 11-46 Cassette
  • Race Face Next SL Cinch 175mm Carbon Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes, 180/180 rotors
  • Fox 34 Factory FIT4 120mm, Boost110x15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Hope Tech 35W Wheels Boost110 front, Boost148 Rear
  • WTB Trail Boss 27.5 x 3.0" TCS Light Fast Rolling, Ranger 27.5x2.8" Light Fast Rolling. Set up tubeless.
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Joystick Analogue Carbon - 800 x 20 rise, 223gms
    • Joystick Builder 50mm x 10 deg
    • Race Face Turbine dropper seatpost, 125mm drop medium, 150mm drop large and XL
    • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset
  • Pedals not included
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
  • Price - £3399 including UK mainland delivery
  • Use the framebuilder to spec your bike
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:

  • Disc brakes: choose between 2 Shimano and 2 Hope options
  • Wheels: upgrade your Platinum build Hope 29 Wheels to Hope/WTB Ci24 Carbon Wheels
  • Forks: Switch your Platinum build to X Fusion Trace Roughcut HLR Forks
  • Gearing: Swap to a 11-42 cassette for closer ratio gears or upgrade to the Hope 10-44 cassette to save some weight
  • GO CUSTOM based on a Platinum 29 build
Build Specification - Gold 29
  • Shimano Deore XT M8000 1x11 Drivetrain, 11-46 Cassette
  • Race Face Turbine Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • substitution: Shimano Deore XT cranks with Burgtec 32T Retainer Ring
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes, 180/180 rotors
  • X Fusion McQueen Roughcut HLR 120mm, Boost110x15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Hope Hoops Tech XC wheels
  • WTB Vigilante 29x2.3 TCS Light Fast Rolling, Trail Boss 29x2.25" Light Fast Rolling. Set up tubeless.
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Race Face Respond bars - 785 x 12 rise or 720 flat options
      • Joystick Builder bars - 780 x 25 rise (+20)
      • 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
      • Joystick Builder 50mm (+50)
      • Joystick Builder 35mm (+50)
    • Your choice of seatpost from the following options:
    • Race Face Ride Rigid Seatpost, 31.6 x 375mm
    • Race Face Turbine dropper post, 440mm x 125mm drop (+250.00)
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset
  • Pedals not included
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
  • Price - £2350 including UK mainland delivery
  • Use the framebuilder to spec your bike
Build Specification - Gold Plus
  • Shimano Deore XT M8000 1x11 Drivetrain, 11-46 Cassette
  • Race Face Turbine Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • substitution: Shimano Deore XT cranks with Burgtec 32T Retainer Ring
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes, 180/180 rotors
  • X Fusion McQueen Roughcut HLR 120mm, Boost110x15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Hope Tech 35W wheels
  • WTB Trail Boss 27.5 x 3.0" TCS Light Fast Rolling, Ranger 27.5x2.8" Light Fast Rolling. Set up tubeless.
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Race Face Respond bars - 785 x 12 rise or 720 flat options
      • Joystick Builder bars - 780 x 25 rise (+20)
      • 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
      • Joystick Builder 50mm (+50)
      • Joystick Builder 35mm (+50)
    • Your choice of seatpost from the following options:
    • Race Face Ride Rigid Seatpost, 31.6 x 375mm
    • Race Face Turbine dropper post, 440mm x 125mm drop (+250.00)
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset
  • Pedals not included
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
  • Price - £2350 including UK mainland delivery
  • Use the framebuilder to spec your bike
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:

  • Disc brakes: choose between 2 Shimano and 2 Hope options
  • Wheels: upgrade your Gold build Hope 29 Wheels to Hope/WTB Ci24 Carbon Wheels
  • Forks: upgrade your Gold build to Fox 34 FIT4 Factory Forks
  • Gearing: Swap to a 11-42 cassette for closer ratio gears or upgrade to the Hope 10-44 cassette to save some weight
  • GO CUSTOM based on a Gold 29 build
Build Specification - Silver
  • 1x11 Drivetrain - Shimano SLX M7000, 11-42 Cassette
  • Race Face Affect Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • substitution: Shimano Deore SLX cranks with Burgtec 32T Retainer Ring
  • Deore M615 Brakes, 180/180 rotors
  • X Fusion McQueen RL2 - 120 travel, Boost 110x15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Shimano SLX hubs on WTB ST i25 rims
  • Continental Trail King 29x2.2"
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Race Face Respond bars - 785 x 12 rise or 720 flat options
      • Joystick Builder bars - 780 x 25 rise (+20)
      • 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
      • Joystick Builder 50mm (+50)
      • Joystick Builder 35mm (+50)
    • Your choice of seatpost from the following options:
    • Race Face Ride Rigid Seatpost, 31.6 x 375mm
    • Race Face Turbine dropper post, 440mm x 125mm drop (+250.00)
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Cane Creek 10 Headset
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: £1649 including UK mainland delivery
  • Use the framebuilder to spec your bike
Build Specification - Silver x Hope Plus
  • 1x11 Drivetrain - Shimano SLX M7000, 11-42 Cassette
  • Race Face Affect Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • substitution: Shimano Deore SLX cranks with Burgtec 32T Retainer Ring
  • Deore M615 Brakes, 180/180 rotors
  • X Fusion McQueen RL2 - 120 travel, Boost 110x15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Hope Tech 35W wheels
  • WTB Trail Boss 27.5 x 3.0" TCS Light Fast Rolling, Ranger 27.5x2.8" Light Fast Rolling. Set up tubeless.
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Race Face Respond bars - 785 x 12 rise or 720 flat options
      • Joystick Builder bars - 780 x 25 rise (+20)
      • 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
      • Joystick Builder 50mm (+50)
      • Joystick Builder 35mm (+50)
    • Your choice of seatpost from the following options:
    • Race Face Ride Rigid Seatpost, 31.6 x 375mm
    • Race Face Turbine dropper post, 440mm x 125mm drop (+250.00)
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Cane Creek 10 Headset
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: £1899 including UK mainland delivery
  • Use the framebuilder to spec your bike
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 29 Wheels, or Hope/WTB Ci24 Carbon Wheels
  • Forks: upgrade your Silver build to Roughtcut HLR or Fox 34 Factory FIT4 Forks
  • Gearing: Upgrade to a Deore XT 11-46 cassette for easier climbing gears
  • GO CUSTOM based on a Silver 29 build

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



The chart is a guide to frame size. OFI Geometry means that the frames are low and long, with plenty of standover room. You can take this two ways: You can either have a regular position coupled with a small and chuckable frame, or you could go for the next size up and go long and racey with a short stem without feeling like you're riding a gate. Make sure you consider your leg length as well. If you upsize you might not be able to fit a dropper post with 150mm drop due to the collar hitting the seat tube top. You lot are just too different to say for sure, so drop us a line at size@cotic.co.uk and we'll be happy to discuss set up based on what you're riding at the moment.


120mm travel forks

Frame Size Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 440mm 480mm 520mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 614mm 639mm 657mm
Head Angle 68 68 68
Seat Angle 72.5 72.5 72.5
Chainstay Length 442mm 442mm 442mm
Wheelbase 1141.2mm 1170.2mm 1180.7mm
BB Drop 52mm 52mm 52mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm
Reach 425.7mm 443.0mm 457.8mm
Stack 600.3mm 609.6mm 618.9mm
Usual Height Range 174cm - 182cm 182cm - 191cm 188cm - 196cm
Stem Length 40-80mm 40-80mm 40-80mm
All measurements are based on 120mm travel fork with 20% sag (i.e. rider on board)

4 ¾" travel forks

Frame Size Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 17.5" 19" 20.5"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 24.2" 25.1" 25.7"
Head Angle 68 68 68
Seat Angle 72.5 72.5 72.5
Chainstay Length 17.4" 17.4" 17.4"
Wheelbase 44.9" 46.0" 46.5"
BB Drop 2.05" 2.05" 2.05"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
Reach 16.7" 17.5" 18.0"
Stack 23.6" 24.0" 24.3"
Usual Height Range 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3" 6'2" - 6'5"
Stem Length 40-80mm 40-80mm 40-80mm
All measurements are based on 120mm travel fork with 20% sag (i.e. rider on board)

100mm travel forks

Frame Size Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 440mm 480mm 520mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 614mm 639mm 657mm
Head Angle 68.5 68.5 68.5
Seat Angle 73 73 73
Chainstay Length 442mm 442mm 442mm
Wheelbase 1136.4mm 1159.2mm 1176.0mm
BB Drop 56mm 56mm 56mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm
Reach 432.1mm 451.2mm 464.2mm
Stack 595.8mm 605.0mm 614.1mm
Usual Height Range 174cm - 182cm 182cm - 191cm 188cm - 196cm
Stem Length 40-80mm 40-80mm 40-80mm
All measurements are based on 100mm travel fork with 20% sag (i.e. rider on board)

4 " travel forks

Frame Size Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 17.5" 19" 20.5"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 24.2" 25.1" 25.7"
Head Angle 68.5 68.5 68.5
Seat Angle 73 73 73
Chainstay Length 17.4" 17.4" 17.4"
Wheelbase 44.7" 45.6" 46.3"
BB Drop 2.25" 2.25" 2.25"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
Reach 17.0" 17.8" 18.3"
Stack 23.4" 23.8" 24.2"
Usual Height Range 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3" 6'2" - 6'5"
Stem Length 40-80mm 40-80mm 40-80mm
All measurements are based on 100mm travel fork with 20% sag (i.e. rider on board)

Seatpost diameter: 31.6mm (wise to get a decent length one)

Dropper Post: External or Stealth Internal - Dedicated remote routing under top tube for External or P-Clip on the down tube for internal

Front Mech: 34.9mm band on, high clamp, Shimano Side Swing only [click here for info]

Bottom Bracket width: 73mm

Bottom Bracket thread: Conventional English/BSA

Headset: 44mm cup. SHIS designation ZS44/28.6 upper, EC44/40 lower (for example a Hope 2H) [click here for info]

Rear Hub: Boost148 12mm thru axle

Chainline: 50mm (regular cranks) for up to 32t chainring, 53mm Boost chainline for up to 36t chainring

Fork: Maximum 120mm travel (531mm axle to crown length without sag)

Tyres: 29 x 2.5" or 27.5 x 3.0"