BFeMAX

  • 29" wheeled hardcore hardtail
  • Reynolds 853 downtube
  • 120-160mm fork
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The Cotic BFeMAX is our radical, big wheel, rock smashing, hardcore hardtail

The BFeMAX is a crazy fast, super tough, 29er hardtail. It's the result of gene-splicing our award winning, super fast SolarisMAX 29er trail hardtail, with our tough-as-old-boots, 27.5" wheeled BFe do-it-all fun machine.

If you're looking for the fastest descending hardtail possible, then you're in the right place. With up to a 160mm fork and 29 inch wheels, the BFeMAX screams 'Come and have a go'. There isn't really anything this bike won't jump into with both feet: Jumps, drops, big mountains, hacking about in the woods and steamrollering down just about anything, this is the bike you need to embarrass your full suspension riding mates. Are you hard enough?

There's enough room for meaty 2.6” tyres and still space for mud. The big wheels carry momentum up and along, then let you grab it by the scruff of it's neck on the way down, with speed and stability all day. We have carried over the legendary toughness of the BFe with it's Reynolds 853 down tube spine, and Cotic FM custom butted tubeset throughout the rest of the frame for the classic Cotic ride feel.

BFeMAX turns the speed up to 11 with the big wheels; it doesn't really understand it's a hardtail!

Pre-orders now open for the next batch expected December 2020

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Cotic Longshot Geometry, Longshot geometry, progressive geometry, mountain biking, enduro mountain biking, trail riding, mountain bike, full suspension mountain bike, 29er, 29 inch wheels, 27.5 inch wheels

Radical Longshot geometry keeps the bike stable through the rough stuff, planted in the corners and pinpoint accurate in the steep tech. Couple a super short 35mm stem to the optimised head angle and the bike really pushes you on, looking for every stump to boost off, rock to gap and berm to rail, keeping you connected to the trail while maintaining incredible poise and composure.

Cotic FM Custom Butted Heat Treated Cromoly

At the heart of the BFeMAX is Reynolds 853 downtube, brings life and pop to the ride, and our very own FM heat treated cromoly tubeset rounds out the strongest hardtail we make. It includes our custom ride tuned Ovalform top tube which helps to deliver that famous ride feel. The frames' steel construction is compliant and naturally ground moulding, extracting grip and feedback from the trail where you thought there was none. Pair it to our custom sized and shaped heat treated cromoly rear end for the most beautiful riding frame.

MAX

Cotic MAX frames use 29 inch wheels. MAXimum speed, MAXimum rollover.

29inch 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.

Why Big Wheels?

The way the MAX frames are 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. Whatever height you are, if you're after more speed and stability from a bike, then the big wheels are the way to go.

We Build Your Bike For You

All Cotic bikes are assembled in the UK from and frame up. We have set specifications, but these are just the start. Want the Silver spec bike with tubeless tyres? Easy! Want a HELM instead of Lyric on your RocketMAX? It's there too. Full colour matched Hope parts, and add the matching brakes too? It's a click away, and everything else in between. If it's not a choice on the order form, just ask.

When you contact us you are talking to the people who design the frames and will be building your bike. We check it and build and pack it in our award winning bike boxes with the same care we would our own bike, because we know how important it is. We build your bike, for you.

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Is the BFeMAX the bike for you?

If you like the idea of an hardcore enduro hardtail from Cotic, but with the lighter, livelier ride of the smaller 27.5" wheels, you need our BFe.

Like your wheels big, but more of an all rounder? A little more responsive and shorter travel? You need the SolarisMAX.

Maybe you want some rear suspension to go with your bike wheels and 160mm forks? Have a look at the RocketMAX.

Complete bikes from: £2274

Bikes are now available worldwide, with free shipping to UK, Ireland, Europe, USA and Canada.

We have several levels of stock build which are based around our favourite parts in builds you can trust. We never specify anything we haven't ridden, tested and enjoyed. However, just about everything in your build can be customised to help with fit (contact us if you need help) or to personalise your bike. Want a different fork? Shock? Brakes? Wheels? Tyres? Bars? Stem? Longer drop seatpost? Women's saddle? Colour matched Hope components? No problem. It's your bike.

All the bikes are assembled from a frame right here in the UK by us. We can do everything from bare frame to complete bike: Send us your favourite saddle and grips to fit. Send us your wheels if you have a nice pair you want to use. There's no point you getting kit you don't want. It's wasteful. That gives you almost limitless options to customise and tune your bike to your needs. If you can't see an option you'd like on the order form, get in touch. We all know it's good to head off piste sometimes!

Tap on a build title below to see the default specification and price for that build... then hit the 'CONFIGURE YOUR BIKE' button to see all the customisations you can make to the build. When you select your country at the bottom of the form, sales taxes (VAT), pricing and shipping will automatically update for you. Once you're happy, order your bike!


Silver - SLX 1x12
headsetCane Creek Headset 40 Series ZS44/EC44
bottom bracketMT800 XT Bottom Bracket
forkX-Fusion Trace36 Roughcut HLR for BFeMAX - 140mm
wheelsShimano MT620 Wheels Boost 29 12spd
cassetteSLX 12spd 10-51 Cassette
disc brakePair of Shimano rotors 180/180 centerlock
disc brakePair of Shimano Deore M6100 brakes
tyresContinental Trail King 29 2.2 with innertubes for hardtails
groupsetSLX M7100 1x12 Drivetrain
chainsetSLX M7100 Chainset with 32t chainring
finishing kitBlack Lockon grips and saddle
handlebarCotic Calver Bars - 780 x 25 rise, 5deg up, 9deg back (black)
stemCotic SHORTERSTEM - 35mm
price£2274
CONFIGURE YOUR BIKE
  • Cotic Fm Heat Treated Cromoly throughout with reinforced Reynolds 853 down tube. Maximum strength at minimum weight
  • 44mm standard head tube for maximum steerer compatibility and durability
  • Ovalform top tube to boost precision and maximise compliance
  • Cotic exclusive design reinforced 35mm seat tube for massive pedaling stiffness and dropper seatpost compatibility
  • External dropper remote hose clips under the top tube
  • Stealth/Internal seat tube dropper routing along the down tube
  • Bridge-less S-bend chainstays with Cotic Hexten gussets for improved fatigue life and huge mud clearance: 29 x 2.6" tyres run in the BFeMAX
  • ISCG05 mount
  • Syntace X-12 148x12 thru axle
  • Geometry with commitment! Minimum 120mm travel forks, optimised around 140mm forks, maximum 160mm forks.
  • Low slung design keeps the frame out of the way for those tight situations, and long top tube/short stem setup lets you ride up to the trails without breaking your back
  • Loads of bottle bosses. Just because you're getting rad, doesn't mean you don't need bottles.
  • Sizes - Small (390mm seat tube), Medium (425mm), Large (460mm) and XL (495mm). The frames are designed to be compact and chuckable.
  • Weight - 6.1lbs for the Large, with axle


ORDER YOUR FRAME

The chart is a guide to frame size. Longshot Geometry means that the frames are low and long, with plenty of standover room. We recommend going for the size suggested for your height on the chart, and getting all the benefits of running a super short and responsive 30-35mm stem. It's a game changer. Make sure you consider your leg length as well. If you upsize you might not be able to fit a longer dropper post due to the collar hitting the seat tube top or the dropper post bottoming out on the seat tube droplink pivot.

If you'd like to learn more about our mould breaking Longshot Geometry, Click Here

We don't develop our bikes around a specific fork offset, we find that it's simply a preference down to the individual rider. If you'd like to learn more about this, Click Here

If you are unsure about that or anything else, 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 and what seatpost you are planning to use.


140mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 390mm 425mm 460mm 495mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 606.0mm 631.5mm 658.0mm 685.5mm
Head Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
Seat Angle 75.5° 75.5° 75.5° 75.5°
Chainstay Length 444mm 444mm 444mm 444mm
BB Drop -65mm -65mm -65mm -65mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm
Reach 445.2mm 468.3mm 492.2mm 517.3mm
Stack 607.4mm 616.5mm 625.5mm 634.6mm
Wheelbase 1180.4mm 1207.6mm 1236.0mm 1264.7mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 172cm 169cm - 180cm 178cm - 188cm 186cm - 195cm
Stem Length 30-45mm 30-45mm 30-45mm 30-45mm
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29"
Max Tyre Size 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (including actuator mechanism) 262mm 296mm 327mm 364mm
All measurements are based on 120mm travel fork, 531mm static length, with 25% sag i.e. Rider On Board. Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25mm clear below the actuator for any hose or cable to route through our frames. Your post may need less, or more, or if you use an externally routed dropper you won't need this margin at all.

" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 15.35” 16.7” 18.1” 19.5”
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.9" 24.9" 25.9" 27.0"
Head Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
Seat Angle 75.5° 75.5° 75.5° 75.5°
Chainstay Length 17.5" 17.5" 17.5" 17.5"
BB Drop -2.6" -2.6" -2.6" -2.6"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7" 5.1"
Reach 17.5" 18.4" 19.4" 20.4"
Stack 23.9" 24.3" 24.6" 25.0"
Wheelbase 46.5" 47.5" 48.7" 49.8"
Usual Height Range 5ft 5in - 5ft 8in 5ft 7in - 5ft 11in 5ft 10in - 6ft 2in 6ft 0in - 6ft 5in
Stem Length 30-45mm 30-45mm 30-45mm 30-45mm
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29"
Max Tyre Size 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (including actuator mechanism) 10.3" 11.7" 12.9" 14.3"
All measurements are based on 120mm travel fork, 531mm static length, with 25% sag i.e. Rider On Board. Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25mm clear below the actuator for any hose or cable to route through our frames. Your post may need less, or more, or if you use an externally routed dropper you won't need this margin at all.

140mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 390mm 425mm 460mm 495mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 608.1mm 633.6mm 660.1mm 687.6mm
Head Angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
Seat Angle 74.5° 74.5° 74.5° 74.5°
Chainstay Length 444mm 444mm 444mm 444mm
BB Drop -60mm -60mm -60mm -60mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm
Reach 438mm 461mm 485mm 510mm
Stack 613.3mm 622.4mm 631.5mm 640.5mm
Wheelbase 1186.7mm 1213.9mm 1242.2mm 1271.0mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 172cm 169cm - 180cm 178cm - 188cm 186cm - 195cm
Stem Length 30-45mm 30-45mm 30-45mm 30-45mm
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29"
Max Tyre Size 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (including actuator mechanism) 262mm 296mm 327mm 364mm
All measurements are based on 140mm travel fork, 551mm static length, with 25% sag i.e. Rider On Board. Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25mm clear below the actuator for any hose or cable to route through our frames. Your post may need less, or more, or if you use an externally routed dropper you won't need this margin at all.

" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 15.35” 16.7” 18.1” 19.5”
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.9" 24.9" 26.0" 27.1"
Head Angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
Seat Angle 74.5° 74.5° 74.5° 74.5°
Chainstay Length 17.5" 17.5" 17.5" 17.5"
BB Drop -2.4" -2.4" -2.4" -2.4"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7" 5.1"
Reach 17.2" 18.1" 19.1" 20.1"
Stack 24.1" 24.5" 24.9" 25.2"
Wheelbase 46.7" 47.8" 48.9" 50.0"
Usual Height Range 5ft 5in - 5ft 8in 5ft 7in - 5ft 11in 5ft 10in - 6ft 2in 6ft 0in - 6ft 5in
Stem Length 30-45mm 30-45mm 30-45mm 30-45mm
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29"
Max Tyre Size 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (including actuator mechanism) 10.3" 11.7" 12.9" 14.3"
All measurements are based on 140mm travel fork, 551mm static length, with 25% sag i.e. Rider On Board. Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25mm clear below the actuator for any hose or cable to route through our frames. Your post may need less, or more, or if you use an externally routed dropper you won't need this margin at all.

160mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 390mm 425mm 460mm 495mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 610.9mm 635.8mm 663.0mm 690.5mm
Head Angle 64° 64° 64° 64°
Seat Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
Chainstay Length 444mm 444mm 444mm 444mm
BB Drop -53mm -53mm -53mm -53mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm
Reach 428mm 450mm 474mm 499mm
Stack 620.2mm 630.3mm 639.8mm 649.3mm
Wheelbase 1195.7mm 1224.1mm 1252.5mm 1280.0mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 172cm 169cm - 180cm 178cm - 188cm 186cm - 195cm
Stem Length 30-45mm 30-45mm 30-45mm 30-45mm
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29"
Max Tyre Size 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (including actuator mechanism) 262mm 296mm 327mm 364mm
All measurements are based on 160mm travel fork, 573mm static length, with 25% sag i.e. Rider On Board. Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25mm clear below the actuator for any hose or cable to route through our frames. Your post may need less, or more, or if you use an externally routed dropper you won't need this margin at all.

6 ¼" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large XL
Seat Tube (centre-top) 15.35” 16.7” 18.1” 19.5”
Top Tube Length (Effective) 24.1" 25.0" 26.1" 27.2"
Head Angle 64° 64° 64° 64°
Seat Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
Chainstay Length 17.5" 17.5" 17.5" 17.5"
BB Drop -2.1" -2.1" -2.1" -2.1"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7" 5.1"
Reach 16.9" 17.7" 18.7" 19.6"
Stack 24.4" 24.8" 25.2" 25.6"
Wheelbase 47.1" 48.2" 49.3" 50.4"
Usual Height Range 5ft 5in - 5ft 8in 5ft 7in - 5ft 11in 5ft 10in - 6ft 2in 6ft 0in - 6ft 5in
Stem Length 30-45mm 30-45mm 30-45mm 30-45mm
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29"
Max Tyre Size 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6" 29 x 2.6"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (including actuator mechanism) 10.3" 11.7" 12.9" 14.3"
All measurements are based on 160mm travel fork, 573mm static length, with 25% sag i.e. Rider On Board. Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25mm clear below the actuator for any hose or cable to route through our frames. Your post may need less, or more, or if you use an externally routed dropper you won't need this margin at all.

Cotic frames are designed, developed, engineered and tested entirely by us at our base in the Peak District, near Sheffield in the UK. Our founder - Cy Turner - is the lead designer and engineer, and our frames are rigorously ride tested by everyone at Cotic, and our Race Team. They are fully certified and lab tested in excess of the requirements of ISO4210 safety standards.

This frame is hand made in Taiwan by our specially selected framebuilder, chosen because of their vast experience with our favourite materials, and their top quality finish. They are the best in Taiwan for what we need, and have been making our frames to our high standards since day one.

Each frame is dip coated inside and out with zinc phosphate before painting, to prevent corrosion and ensure the best paint finish. After we've agonised over the colours, designs and decals the frames are painted to the highest quality including a protective clear coat, before extensive QC by our agent in Taiwan. Once the frames reach us in the UK, we carry out further QC, and prep the frames for headset and bottom bracket installation.

As always, all complete bikes are built to order by us here in the Peak District, to the exact spec of your choice. We build your bike for you.

Seatpost diameter: 31.6mm (get 380mm long minimum)

Fork: Maximum 160mm travel, 573mm axle-crown (without sag). Optimised around 140mm. Minimum 120mm.

Bottom Bracket width: 73mm

Bottom Bracket thread: Conventional English/BSA

Chainline: Boost / +3 Chainline - maximum 36t

Chainguide Mounting: ISCG05

Front Mech (optional): 34.9mm Shimano SideSwing front entry only [click here for info][Click here to see what an SLX version looks like]

Headset: 44mm for Taper Steerer forks: Hope 2H, Cane Creek ZS44 Top/EC44 Bottom, Chris King Inset I7

Rear Hub: Boost148 x 12 bolt through

Rear Axle: Syntace X-12

Rear Mech Hanger: Syntace X-12 Type 1 (Conventional or Shimano Direct Mount)

Dropper Post Routing: Stealth via the down tube

Rear Brake Mounting: I.S. Compatible with up to 203mm diameter rotors