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Price: £599 New Generation Geometry, 148mm thru axle.

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The Cotic Soul is our light and lively trail blazer. Slim, subtle, tough and beautiful: The Ultimate Expression of a Steel Hardtail


The Soul is the founding model of the Cotic range; initially conceived in 2003 as a Modern Steel Hardtail, we wanted the best frame we could make, something no one else was making back then. It balanced light weight with toughness and great handling, longer frame, shorter stems, big tyres and proper forks. It was super progressive and quickly become an icon, winning multiple tests and awards over the following years. It spawned many imitators, but the Soul was the original, the template.

For it's 15th anniversary in 2018, the 5th generation Soul captures that progressive spirit again. It's grown and adapted. Taking advantage of our latest geometry research it runs with a super short stem and long reach, revised angles for perfectly balanced handling, better than ever rider fit, and more smiles per mile.

The Soul has always had amazing adaptability and all round performance. Tough, light, fun, interactive, comfortable. We have bombed down Pyraneen mountains on our Souls, we have battered across the rocks of the Peak District, Lakes and Scotland. We have whizzed between the trees. We have strapped bags to them and got some nights in the bivvy bags out in the hills. It's great at all of these things, but at heart the Soul is a singletrack scapel. Optimised around 120mm forks, but with the strength and toughness for up to 140's, it's fast, responsive, sharp, keen and smooth. Zipping between the trees on that glorious sliver of trail, the Soul is THE bike you need to be on. You won't just smile, you will probably be laughing out loud. Who doesn't want a bit of that in their riding life?

The heart of the Soul has always been Reynolds 853. We use this super steel for the whole front triangle, and pair it to our custom sized and shaped heat treated cromoly rear end for the lightest, toughest, most beautiful riding frame.

27.5" wheels bring easier acceleration, lighter weight, and a more interactive feel than larger 29" or 27.5 Plus wheels. This is at the expense of slightly less stability and easy rollover on rockier, bumpier terrain. They also more easily package into a small frame, so the proportions suit shorter riders. Now more than ever with the XS size option for riders down to 5ft.

Boost148 rear spacing futureproofs the frames, and our latest super clearance stays, as introduced on the SolarisMAX and BFe give clearance for up to 27.5 x 2.6" tyres, or 26 x 3.0". To help you on your way we have Linderets Boostinator conversion kits available for Hope hub users which allows conversion from a 142 axle.

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 Soul your own. For more information, click on the tabs below.

Prices start at £1979 for the Soul Silver Hope bike

frame options

The Soul is also available frame only, for £599. You have a choice of classic Cotic orange with blue highlights, mercury/magenta or mercury/orange finishes.

The Cotic Soul: As light as we can make it. As tough as it needs to be. The Original and Best. The ultimate expression of the trail hardtail.

Cotic Factory Collection

We now have a Factory Collection option on the bikes. Come down to our base in the heart of the Peak District, and we will set up your bike, the suspension, fit pedals, get you all comfortable. You can even take your new Cotic out on its maiden voyage around our demo loop, straight from our workshop door.

Just tick the Factory Collection option on your order and we will look forward to seeing you. We'll contact you once we have received your order, and arrange a day that suits you for your visit (Monday - Friday).

If you're on the taller side and 29” or 275 Plus wheels are your jam, then have a look at our SolarisMAX.

Like the idea of the Soul, but want full suspension trail dancer? Get a look at the Flare.

Feel like you want something a bit harder hitting, or for longer forks than the Soul? Check out our BFe.

If you are in the UK and want to try a Soul for yourself? Contact Sam the Demo Man via our Demo Page and see about getting a ride on a bike on your local trails.


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What's New?

New Longshot geometry brings a new balance and capability to the Soul. Long frame, matched with a responsive stem in the 35mm-50mm length range is matched with a slacker head angle to balance out the handling for a beautifully controlled and exciting ride.

Super clearance chainstays keep loads of mud room for the latest generation wide trail tyres. Compatible with 27.5 x 2.6" or 26 x 3.0" tyres, you won't have any trouble with the Soul.


Frame Specifications

Complete Bike Specifications

All our bikes are hand assembled to order here in the beautiful Peak District 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 build you bike for you. We'd much rather leave something off you don't need and charge you a bit less than waste a perfectly good part. 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 and colour options available.

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Build Specification - Platinum
  • Shimano XTR M9000 Mechanical 1x11 Drivetrain, XT 11-42 or 11-46 Cassette
  • Race Face Next SL Cinch 175mm Carbon Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes, 180/180 rotors
  • New fork options:
    • Cane Creek HELM - 120mm
    • Cane Creek HELM - 130mm
    • Cane Creek HELM - 140mm
  • Hope Hoops Tech XC wheels, Boost110/148
  • WTB Vigilante 27.5x2.3 TCS Light Fast Rolling, Trail Boss 27.5x2.25" Light Fast Rolling. Set up tubeless.
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Joystick Analogue Carbon - 800 x 20 rise, 223gms (we can cut these down for you - just make a note on your order)
    • Joystick Binary 35mm x 10 deg
    • Race Face Turbine dropper seatpost, 125 or 150mm drop
    • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset (your choice of colour)
  • Pedals not included
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
  • Price for QR: £3399 including UK mainland delivery
  • Price for Thru: £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, our builds can additionally be customised by changing any of the following:

  • Disc brakes: choose between Shimano Deore or XT, or Hope Race X2, Tech X2 or Tech E4 options
  • Colours: Your Hope parts can be specified in any of the Hope colours - headset, seatclamp, hubs
  • Wheels: upgrade your Platinum build Hope 27.5 Wheels to Hope/WTB Ci24 Carbon Wheels
  • Forks: Switch your Platinum build to X Fusion Sweep Roughcut HLR forks or Rock Shox Pike
  • Many more options... click on the link below to see them all...
  • GO CUSTOM based on a Platinum build
Build Specification - Gold Eagle
  • SRAM Eagle GX 12spd, 10-50 Cassette
  • SRAM Eagle GX Cranks, 175mm, 32t X-Sync 2 Chainring, GXP BB
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
  • X Fusion Sweep HLR 120mm, 15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Hope Hoops Tech XC wheels Boost148
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Cotic Calver Bar - 780 x 25 rise
      • Joystick Analogue Carbon - 800 x 20 rise, 223gms (+£100)
    • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
      • Cotic Short Stem 35mm
      • Cotic Short Stem 45mm
      • Hope AM Stem 35mm (+£50)
      • Hope AM Stem 50mm (+£50)
      • Joystick Binary 50mm (+£50)
      • Joystick Binary 35mm (+£50)
    • Race Face Turbine Dropper Seatpost
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset
  • WTB Vigilante 27.5x2.3 TCS Light Fast Rolling, Trail Boss 27.5x2.25" Light Fast Rolling. Set up tubeless.
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: from (price unavailable) including UK mainland delivery
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
Build Specification - Gold
  • Shimano Deore XT M8000 1x11 Drivetrain, 11-42 or 11-46 Cassette
  • Race Face Turbine Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
  • X Fusion Sweep HLR 120mm, 15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Hope Hoops Tech XC wheels Boost148
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Cotic Calver Bars - 780 x 25
      • Joystick Analogue Carbon - 800 x 20 rise, 223gms (+£100)
    • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
      • Cotic Short Stem 35mm
      • Cotic Short Stem 45mm
      • Hope AM Stem 35mm (+£50)
      • Hope AM Stem 50mm (+£50)
      • Joystick Binary 50mm (+£50)
      • Joystick Binary 35mm (+£50)
    • Race Face Turbine Dropper Seatpost - 125mm or 150mm drop
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset
  • WTB Vigilante 27.5x2.3 TCS Light Fast Rolling, Trail Boss 27.5x2.25" Light Fast Rolling. Set up tubeless.
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: from £2350 including UK mainland delivery
  • 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, our builds can additionally be customised by changing any of the following:

  • Disc brakes: choose between Shimano Deore or XT, or Hope Race X2, Tech X2 or Tech E4 options
  • Wheels: upgrade your Gold build Hope 27.5 Wheels to Hope/WTB Ci24 Carbon Wheels
  • Forks: Upgrade your Gold build fork to a Cane Creek Helm
  • Colours: Have any of your Hope parts (seatclamp, headset, hubs) in the colour of your choice
  • Many more options... click on the link below to see them all...
  • GO CUSTOM based on a Gold build
Build Specification - Silver
  • Shimano SLX M7000 1x11 Drivetrain
  • Shimano SLX M7000 11-42 or 11-46 Cassette
  • Race Face Affect Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • Deore M615 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
  • X Fusion Sweep RL2 - 120 travel, 15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Shimano Deore Hubs on WTB Frequnecy Team i23 TCS rims
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Cotic Calver Bars - 780 x 25 rise
      • Joystick Analogue Carbon - 800 x 20 rise, 223gms (+£100)
    • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
      • Cotic 35mm Stem
      • Cotic 45mm Stem
      • Hope AM Stem 35mm (+£50)
      • Hope AM Stem 50mm (+£50)
      • Joystick Binary 50mm (+£50)
      • Joystick Bimary 35mm (+£50)
    • Race Face Ride 375mm seatpost
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Cane Creek 40 Series Headset
  • Continental Trail King 2.2"
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: from £1699 including UK mainland delivery
  • 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, our builds can additionally be customised by changing any of the following:

  • Disc brakes: choose between Shimano Deore or XT, or Hope Race X2 or Tech E4 options
  • Wheels: upgrade your Silver build Shimano wheels to Hope Tech XC 27.5 Wheels or Hope/WTB Ci24 Carbon Wheels
  • Forks: Upgrade your Silver build fork to the fantastic Roughcut HLR damper or a Cane Creek Helm
  • Seatpost: Add a Race Face Turbine dropper seatpost
  • Many more options... click on the link below to see them all...
  • GO CUSTOM based on a Silver 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.



Geometry and Sizing Chart

The chart is a guide to frame size. The Soul features Longshot geometry.

This new approach has brought larger reach steps between sizes to allow everyone to get their stem nice and short. We recommend aiming to size your bike with a 35mm stem if possible. Wide bars and short stems make for very responsive steering, so we have slackened the head angle to balance this out, and steepened the seat angle to keep you in the in middle of the bike. The result is a beautifully balanced ride, with stable, confidence inspiring feel at speed, with think-and-you're-there steering and amazing front end grip for slicing through the singletrack. If you prefer your handling slightly more conventional, simply size down, add a 50mm stem and a longer dropper post to get your pedaling height and away you go.

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.

140mm travel forks

Frame Size Extra Small Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 365mm 390mm 425mm 460mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 590mm 613mm 638mm 667mm
Head Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
Seat Angle 72° 72° 72° 72°
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 38mm 38mm 38mm 38mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 100mm 110mm 120mm
Reach 409mm 432mm 455mm 477mm
Stack 580.5mm 580.5mm 589.7mm 599.0mm
Usual Height Range 157cm - 164cm 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
All measurements are based on 140mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

4 ¾" travel forks

Frame Size Extra Small Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 14.4" 15.3" 16.7" 18.1"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.22" 24.15" 25.1" 26.3"
Head Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
Seat Angle 72° 72° 72° 72°
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 1.5" 1.5" 1.5" 1.5"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
Reach 16.1" 17.0" 17.9" 18.7"
Stack 22.85" 22.85" 23.2" 23.6"
Usual Height Range 5'2" - 5'5" 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
All measurements are based on 140mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

120mm travel forks

Frame Size Extra Small Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 365mm 390mm 425mm 460mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 588mm 611mm 636mm 665mm
Head Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 43mm 43mm 43mm 43mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 100mm 110mm 120mm
Reach 412mm 435mm 458mm 480mm
Stack 574.5mm 574.5mm 583.7mm 593.0mm
Usual Height Range 157cm - 164cm 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
All measurements are based on 120mm travel fork with 20% sag (i.e. rider on board)

4 ¾" travel forks

Frame Size Extra Small Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 14.4" 15.3" 16.7" 18.1"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.14" 24.05" 25.03" 26.2"
Head Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 1.7" 1.7" 1.7" 1.7"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
Reach 16.22" 17.12" 18.03" 18.9"
Stack 22.6" 22.6" 23.0" 23.4"
Usual Height Range 5'2" - 5'5" 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
All measurements are based on 120mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

Component Sizes

Seatpost diameter: 31.6mm (at least 375mm long)

Dropper Compatibility: External and Internal "Stealth" routing options. External routing in dedicated hose clips under the top tube. Internal routing via the down tube.

Front Mech: Shimano Side Swing, Top Clamp 34.9mm, Front Entry. SLX version shown here: SLX Side Swing Front Mech [click here for info]

Routing for front mech in p-clips along the down tube same as the internal dropper post routing.

Bottom Bracket width: 73mm

Bottom Bracket thread: Conventional English/BSA

Fork: Optimised around 120mm. Maximum 140mm travel, 531mm axle-crown (without sag)

Headset: 44mm external cup lower, 34mm traditional standard upper [click here for info]

Rear Hub: Boost 148 x 12 thru axle Hope hub users (Pro2, Pro2 EVO or Pro4) with 142 axles can convert to Boost148 via a Boostinator Kit which can be purchased with a frame.


Components we can sell you to help with your build

Complete Headsets Tapered Headtube
Cane Creek Headset 40 Series EC34/EC44£45
Hope 1H for taper steerer (black)£85
Hope 1H for taper steerer (orange)£90
Hope 1H for taper steerer (blue)£90
Hope 1H for taper steerer (purple)£90
Headset Bottom Half Only
Hope H lower for taper steerer£35
Hope H lower for taper steerer + adaptor for 1 1/8£45
External cup Bottom Brackets 24mm
RaceFace BB for Affect Cranks£20
BB52 Deore Bottom Bracket£15
Hope MTB Stainless Steel (black)£75
Hope MTB Stainless Steel (orange)£80
Hope MTB Stainless Steel (red)£80
Hope MTB Stainless Steel (purple)£80
Hope MTB Stainless Steel (blue)£80
Hope MTB Stainless Steel (silver)£80

(headset and bottom bracket prices include fitting)


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