21/02/2020 - Hannah Teal

Hannah's custom Flare build

To continue our recurring feature on staff bikes, here's Hannah's Cotic Flare.

If you've read previous news stories about my introduction to mountain biking you'll know that around 4 months after I started here at Cotic I took part in the Ard Rock Enduro after winning the Maxxis competition (hence my lovely High Roller II Double Down Maxxis tyres!). I was definitely fully thrown in the deep end.

For a while I had Paul's old prototype green Flare. When the Flare production was being moved to Five Land in Scotland the opportunity came up to have my own shiny new Flare, and I just loved the RocketMAX teal and had to have that! It's not a Flare colour, so this Flare really is a one-off. It's also pretty special because we tested out gold decals on it to see how they would work and last.

The Cane Creek Air IL is my shock of choice, I previously had the X Fusion O2 RCX fitted and found it just didn't suit me. Being a lighter rider I found the Cane Creek's adjustability and great dampener worked much better at keeping me planted on the ground. Another one to mention are the Hunt wheels, they're nice a light and roll brilliantly. Big thumbs up from me.

One thing I really like are my super comfy WTB PadLoc grips. The bars cut diagonally and the space is filled with soft rubber at the ends.

Here I am at on the Women of Steel ride at Gisburn before the HopeTech Women's Enduro 2019. A great event and well worth going, either to to cheer on the riders or to take part.

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