New Jeht Gen2

  • 29 all-rounder
  • 140mm rear travel
  • 150mm fork
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The Jeht is our Goldilocks bike: Not too much, not too little, juuuuuust right.

The Jeht is our super versatile, do-it-all model. Fast and lively enough to keep you ducking and weaving through the singletrack, but carrying enough travel and capability in its Longshot geometry to totally have your back when it gets steep and deep. Fold in that gorgeous, tactile, traction amplifying feel that every Cotic brings you through its Reynolds 853 steel frame, and you have the recipe for the perfect trail bike.

140mm rear travel and 150mm fork capability brings enough performance to give a sweet balance of confidence, fun and all day ride-ability. We've ridden Jehts everywhere from the local woods to the Alps; on backcountry epics and between the tape. It does it all.

The new Gen2 Jeht carries over the head angle and poised weight balance of the original, as we found it impossible to improve upon for its allrounder mission. Key updates are lower BB for more planted feel, Cotic C-Sizing making it easier to find your perfect fit, improved suspension sensitivity and feel, and UK made front triangles, CNC parts and paint. Learn all the details of these improves in the What's New tab below.

Jo Shwe

My Jeht is like a best friend...

...the ultimate confidence builder that takes care of you, and supports you through all the ups and down: It is a serious Top tier bike!

Cotic's meticulous attention to detail in their bike creations ensures my Jeht is durable, strong, and has the power and geometry that allows me to confidently ride wild adventures in epic places such as Val di Sole, the French Alps, and home grown soil in and around the Peak District.

My Jeht's suspension performance is second to none, absorbing impacts and providing me a smooth ride even on the roughest terrain. The Jeht gives me enhanced stability, reduces my fatigue, and gives me all the confidence I have ever wanted and needed.

Ultimately, my Jeht is a combination of versatility, design, construction, and suspension performance that I find remarkable and that consistently delivers...

...my Jeht is definitely the BFF of bikes.

Jo Shwe
Trashmob Superstar



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Cotic Factory Collection

We now have a Factory Collection option on the bikes. Come down to our base on the edge 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 check box on your order and we will look forward to seeing you. We'll contact you once your bike is built to arrange a date.



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What's New for Jeht Gen2?

The new Jeht is all about subtle evolution. It's already a brilliant bike, with a geometry that finely balances agility and fun in the singletrack, with enough swagger to know it's got your back in steep terrain.

With that in mind, we have kept the head angle and rear centre the same, but dropped the bottom bracket height to improve cornering grip and increase stack height for a more confident, planted feel on the bike.

We have added our 5 step C-sizing already seen on the FlareMAX and RocketMAX. This improves rider fit, standover clearance and dropper post options, and adds in size specific seat angles, making it even easier to get your perfect fit.

Jeht Gen2 is part manufactured in the UK, with the front triangle, CNC parts, painting and frame assembly all done here in Britain. This means the whole Cotic droplink range is now UK made. Learn more in the Origin tab below.

Updated Reynolds 853 tubeset brings on board everything we have learnt over the last 2 years developing the other droplink bikes. We use smart engineering to bring our stiffer, stronger down tube design, which adds no weight compared to the Gen1 frame. The BB brace tube improves long term durability.

Suspension rate has increased progression across all sizes, which improves sensitivity and grip around the sag point, with larger sizes getting a more progressive kinematic to improve support for heavier riders.


Cotic Size Guide
Frame sizeRider Height in centimetresRider Height in feet and inches
C5184cm - 195cm6ft 0in - 6ft 5in
C4182cm - 190cm5ft 11in - 6ft 3in
C3176cm - 184cm5ft 9in - 6ft 0in
C2170cm - 178cm5ft 7in - 5ft 10in
C1162cm - 172cm5ft 4in - 5ft 8in

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, however all Cotic complete bikes come with a 44mm offset fork. 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.


150mm travel forks - dimensions in mm

Frame Size C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
Seat Tube
(centre-top)
A 390 417 444 471 496
Top Tube Length
(effective)
B 597 619 637 658 677
Head Angle C 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
Effective Seat Angle
(at 720 BB-saddle height)
D 75.8° 75.8° 76.2° 76.2° 76.2°
Effective Seat Angle
(at 815 BB-saddle height)
E 75.5° 75.5° 75.9° 75.9° 75.9°
Chainstay Length F 448 448 448 448 448
BB Drop G 33 33 33 33 33
Head Tube Length H 100 110 120 130 130
Reach I 444 462 482 501 520
Stack J 623 632 641 650 650
Wheelbase K 1228 1245 1268 1292 1311
Usual Height Range 162-172cm 170-178cm 176-184cm 182-190cm 184-195cm
Stem Length 25-45 25-45 25-45 25-45 25-45
Frame Wheel Travel
(55mm stroke shock) 140 140 140 140 140
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
Max Rear Tyre Size 29 x 2.5"    29 x 2.5"    29 x 2.5"    29 x 2.5"    29 x 2.5"   
Maximum Seatpost Insertion
(including actuator mechanism)
194 221 249 276 300
All measurements are static based on 150 travel fork/561 static length. Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25 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.

150mm travel forks - 27.5" rear wheel

Frame Size C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
Seat Tube
(centre-top)
A 390 417 444 471 496
Top Tube Length
(effective)
B 601 623 641 662 681
Head Angle C 64.4° 64.4° 64.4° 64.4° 64.4°
Effective Seat Angle
(at 720 BB-saddle height)
D 74.7° 74.7° 75.1° 75.1° 75.1°
Effective Seat Angle
(at 815 BB-saddle height)
E 74.4° 74.4° 74.8° 74.8° 74.8°
Chainstay Length F 448 448 448 448 448
BB Drop G 43 43 43 43 43
Head Tube Length H 100 110 120 130 130
Reach I 432 450 470 489 508
Stack J 633 642 651 660 660
Wheelbase K 1218 1235 1258 1282 1301
Usual Height Range 162-172cm 170-178cm 176-184cm 182-190cm 184-195cm
Stem Length 25-45 25-45 25-45 25-45 25-45
Frame Wheel Travel
(55mm stroke shock) 140 140 140 140 140
Wheel Size 29"F/27.5"R 29"F/27.5"R 29"F/27.5"R 29"F/27.5"R 29"F/27.5"R
Max Rear Tyre Size 27.5 x 2.8" 27.5 x 2.8" 27.5 x 2.8" 27.5 x 2.8" 27.5 x 2.8"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion
(including actuator mechanism)
194 221 249 276 300
All measurements are static based on 150 travel fork/561 static length. Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25 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 - dimensions in mm

Frame Size C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
Seat Tube
(centre-top)
A 390 417 444 471 496
Top Tube Length
(effective)
B 595 617 635 656 675
Head Angle C 64.9° 64.9° 64.9° 64.9° 64.9°
Effective Seat Angle
(at 720 BB-saddle height)
D 76.2° 76.2° 76.6° 76.6° 76.6°
Effective Seat Angle
(at 815 BB-saddle height)
E 75.9° 75.9° 76.3° 76.3° 76.3°
Chainstay Length F 448 448 448 448 448
BB Drop G 36 36 36 36 36
Head Tube Length H 100 110 120 130 130
Reach I 448 467 486 505 524
Stack J 620 629 638 647 647
Wheelbase K 1224 1241 1264 1288 1307
Usual Height Range 162-172cm 170-178cm 176-184cm 182-190cm 184-195cm
Stem Length 25-45 25-45 25-45 25-45 25-45
Frame Wheel Travel
(55mm stroke shock) 140 140 140 140 140
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
Max Rear Tyre Size 29 x 2.5"    29 x 2.5"    29 x 2.5"    29 x 2.5"    29 x 2.5"   
Maximum Seatpost Insertion
(including actuator mechanism)
194 221 249 276 300
All measurements are static based on 140 travel fork/551 static length. Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25 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 - 27.5" rear wheel

Frame Size C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
Seat Tube
(centre-top)
A 390 417 444 471 496
Top Tube Length
(effective)
B 600 622 640 661 680
Head Angle C 64.8° 64.8° 64.8° 64.8° 64.8°
Effective Seat Angle
(at 720 BB-saddle height)
D 75.1° 75.1° 75.5° 75.5° 75.5°
Effective Seat Angle
(at 815 BB-saddle height)
E 74.8° 74.8° 75.2° 75.2° 75.2°
Chainstay Length F 448 448 448 448 448
BB Drop G 46 46 46 46 46
Head Tube Length H 100 110 120 130 130
Reach I 437 455 475 494 512
Stack J 629 638 647 656 656
Wheelbase K 1214 1231 1254 1278 1297
Usual Height Range 162-172cm 170-178cm 176-184cm 182-190cm 184-195cm
Stem Length 25-45 25-45 25-45 25-45 25-45
Frame Wheel Travel
(55mm stroke shock) 140 140 140 140 140
Wheel Size 29"F/27.5"R 29"F/27.5"R 29"F/27.5"R 29"F/27.5"R 29"F/27.5"R
Max Rear Tyre Size 27.5 x 2.8" 27.5 x 2.8" 27.5 x 2.8" 27.5 x 2.8" 27.5 x 2.8"
Maximum Seatpost Insertion
(including actuator mechanism)
194 221 249 276 300
All measurements are static based on 140 travel fork/551 static length. Seatpost Maximum insertion is guidance based on leaving 25 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.
Geommetry Diagram

Available as frame and shock from: £2199

  • Radical Cotic Longshot geometry is specifically designed for super short 35mm stems, giving incredible steering responsiveness combined with hugely confidence inspiring capability at speed.
  • Reynolds 853 Ovalform and Cotic Exclusive HD down tubed front end brings precision, beautiful ride feel, durability and strength
  • 44mm standard head tube designed with external bottom cup for taper steerer compatiblity and zero stack top cup for minimal stack height
  • Custom Cotic designed 35mm Reynolds 853 seat tube for super stiff support for the main suspension pivots
  • 31.6mm seatpost size is dropper seatpost compatible. Internal 'Stealth' dropper post remote routing
  • Integrated Top Guide on regular threaded bottom bracket bring drivetrain security and reliability
  • Rear mech cable routed internally through the steel seatstay for clean lines and low noise
  • Custom forged swingarm heads for stiffness and tyre clearance

 

  • 6066-T6 aluminium swingarm with Syntace X-12 BOOST148 x 12 rear axle for maximum wheel stiffness on larger wheels.
  • 15mm pivots for BB and droplink thru axle style linkage clamp keep the frame solid front to rear
  • 2 bottle mounts - 1 under the top tube, 1 under the down tube
  • Clearance for big tyres - up to 29 x 2.5"
  • Optimised around 150mm forks, or you can choose to liven it up with 140mm for tighter trails.
  • The UK made Jeht Gen 2 frames use Enduro MAX bearings for long life and highest performance
  • All UK made frames are fitted with Datatag security as standard
  • 140mm of Cotic droplink suspension brings traction, fun and interaction via a strong progression rate on the linkage driven single pivot layout
  • Sizes - C1, C2, C3, C4, C5
  • Weight - Gold XT Trail Build 14.1kg w/o pedals


ORDER YOUR FRAME

Complete bikes from: £3199

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

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.

YOUR BIKE BUILT FOR YOU.

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!


Special Deal / Bronze SLX - 150mm Revelation - MT620 wheels
headsetCane Creek Headset 40 Series ZS44/EC44
bottom bracketShimano MT800 XT Bottom Bracket
forkRockshox Revelation RC for Jeht - 150mm
shockRock Shox Deluxe Select Plus C1 210x55
wheelsShimano MT620 Wheels Boost 29 12spd
cassetteSLX 12spd 10-51 Cassette
disc brakePair of Shimano Deore M6100 brakes
disc brakePair of Shimano rotors 203/180 centerlock
groupsetSLX M7100 1x12 Drivetrain
chainsetSLX M7100 Chainset with 32t chainring
finishing kitCotic Lockon grips and saddle
tyresWTB 29 Verdict 2.5 / Trail Boss 2.4 Light Slashguard with tubeless kit
handlebarCotic Calver Bars - 780 x 25 rise, 5deg up, 9deg back (black)
stemCotic SHORTERSTEM - 35mm
seatpostBikeYoke Devine Seatpost 160mm drop
seat clampHope Bolt Up Seat Clamp (black)
price£3199
CONFIGURE YOUR BIKE

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.

Reynolds 853

Reynolds 853 builds a light, lively and fantastically robust front end, and includes our custom ride tuned Ovalform top tube, and new for Gen2 our exclusive HD down 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.

Reynolds 853

Our UK built frames are fitted with Enduro MAX bearings as standard, for longer service intervals. When it does come time to replace them, we can supply and fit replacements from Enduro for you as well.

Wheel Size

Cotic Jeht can be configured for either 29 inch wheels or mixed 29/27.5 Mullet setup.

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 27.5" wheels.

If you want something a little more manoeuvrable, you can get the Jeht in a Mullet mixed wheel setup with 27.5" rear wheel. This drops the BB a little, improves standover and makes the bike a little more playful, at the expense of rolling speed. Can suit shorter riders better. Check out the geometry table for all the details.

droplink
Cotic Droplink suspension is supportive and progressive, keeping the 140mm travel Jeht feeling lively and interactive, with grip to spare on the descents, support and traction on the climbs.

We Build Your Dream Bike

All Cotic bikes are assembled in the UK from and frame up, so we can build exactly what you want. Your dream bike!

We have set build specifications - Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum - but these are just the start. Want the Silver spec bike with fancy shock? Easy! Want a SRAM brakes instead of Shimano on your Jeht? No problem! 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 Jeht the bike for you?

Like where we're going with the Jeht, but need more travel and more enduro focused geometry? You need our RocketMAX.

Like the look of the Jeht, but feel it's a bit much? You want a little more responsiveness and shorter travel? You need the FlareMAX.

Maybe you're more a hardtail rider, but like the 29" wheels and do-anything capability of the Jeht? Have a look at the Solaris and BFeMAX.

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 chosen test riders and ambassadors. They are fully certified and lab tested in excess of the requirements of ISO4210 safety standards.

For this frame the majority of the production process happens right here in the UK. The skilled guys at Five Land Bikes in Scotland manufacture the Reynolds 853 front triangle in small batches, to their exacting standards. This is married to our proven rear ends from our excellent suppliers in Taiwan, as found across our droplink range. Much of the remaining machined parts are made for us by Unite Components and Bear Frame Supplies.

All the major parts of the frame are dip coated in manganese phosphate to prevent corrosion, before being painted using tough and durable automotive spec paint by the Five Land guys. The graphics on these frames are masked and painted, rather than stick on decals, for a seamless top quality look beyond anything you would normally expect on a production bike. After Five Land Bikes have completed this painstaking hand finishing process and their rigorous QC, the frame parts undergo further checking by us before assembly at our HQ in the Peak District.

As a final added extra, all UK made frames are Datatag'd from the factory. You will receive all your Datatag documents with your frame or bike when it's delivered.

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

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How To Set Up Your Cotic Jeht

THE BASICS

The suspension on your Cotic droplink bike is designed to work at it’s best when the suspension ‘sags’ with the rider on board the bike. 'Sag' is the amount the shock compresses with a rider on board. The suspension works at its best when set with between 25% and 30% of the available travel as sag, with our preferred starting point being 30%.

Your Jeht has a 55mm stroke shock, so that means:

  • 15-16.5mm sag on the shock
  • 28-35mm sag on a 140mm fork
  • 30-37mm sag on a 150mm fork

As a starting point we suggest going for the middle of those options, so 15.5mm sag rear, and front sag of 32mm (140 fork), or 34mm (150 fork).

IN DETAIL

We have a full sag setup video over on Youtube

How To Set Your Shock Sag

Using a shock pump, put 170psi in the rear shock. Leave your forks as they are (if you've already set them up) or put the recommended pressure for your weight in them according to the fork manufacturer's manual.

Check the shock and turn off any lockout or Climb Switch. This allows the shock to compress unhindered and ensures a more accurate sag measurement.

Put your riding kit on. Or at least a fully loaded backpack if you usually ride with one. Make particular note of the amount of water in your pack or your bottles. It's probably the heaviest thing you strap to your bike after yourself, and it makes a difference to the suspension setup.

Set the saddle to your correct full pedalling height.

Mount the bike and go for a quick ride in a suitably quiet area. Whilst riding, bounce on the saddle a couple of times to get the rear shock compressing as much as you can.

Pull in somewhere safe, stop, get off the bike and slide the o-ring on the shock down against the seal. Now get back on the bike and with saddle at full height sit down and let your legs dangle off the pedals and make sure the o-ring on the shock is still up against the seal. Now, gently get off the bike without moving the shock (dropping the saddle and using a kerb or something as step helps).

Once off the bike, measure the distance between the o-ring and the shock body. Adjust the air pressure in the shock accordingly to get the desired amount of sag.

How To Set Your Fork Sag

Once you’ve set the rear sag, check the front fork sag. If your bike is brand new, put 60psi in the fork to start with and dial all the compression damping adjuster to minimum. For forks, we recommend running with 20-25% sag.

In a quiet area with minimal traffic, drop the saddle and ride around slowly, giving the forks a bounce once or twice to free them up. Whilst rolling along, sit down and – being careful of the spinning wheel - slide the o-ring on the fork leg down to the seal. Now stand up slowly into a balance position on the bike as if you're about to do a downhill section of trail. Now, without moving the fork any more, move yourself rearward and sit down, and slowly roll to a halt. If you have to use the brake, use it very gently and carefully so that you don't dive the fork under braking and mess up your sag measurement. Gently get off the bike and measure the distance from the o-ring to the fork seal. That is your sag. For a 150mm fork, you should be aiming for around 30-37mm sag (20-25%).

If the fork sag requires alteration, alter it, then check the rear sag again. Keep doing this procedure until both front and rear sag is set as desired by the rider, within the manufacturer recommendations for the frame and fork.

Volume Spacers

Volume spacers are an important part of the tuning kit, and are mainly changed depending on rider weight. Our forks and shocks come stock with volume spacers set for a rider around 75kg. If you are lighter than this, we recommend adding one volume spacer to the fork for every 10kg lighter than than 75kg you are. If you are heavier tan 75kg, we recommend removing one volume spacer per 10kg heavier you are. So, for instance, Paul is 65kg and would add one volume spacer to a Rockshox or Fox fork, or moves the adjuster down one click on the HELM. For Cy at 85kg, he removes one spacer from a Rockshox or Fox fork, or moves the adjuster up in a HELM.

On the shocks, they are slightly less sensitive to rider weight, but if you are a lighter rider and feel you want some more support from the shock or it's using its travel a bit easily for your liking, add a volume spacer. If you're heavier than 75kg and finding the shock not using all it's travel easily, drop a spacer out.

Weight Distribution

It’s worth noting that as the weight distribution of all bikes is different, being dependent on saddle position, stem length and bar width amongst many other things. It’s quite possible that with the correct sag at the rear of the bike, your forks may end up with too much or too little sag because there’s more or less weight on them compared to your previous bike. This is why we don't recommend any particular pressures, because even quite subtle differences in your saddle/cockpit set up compared to anything we measure will result in different pressures being required for a given level of sag. We always recommend setting up using sag measurement as your guide, not a generic shock pressure.

How To Set Damping - Shock

Once the front and rear sags are set, adjust the rebound and compression damping to your preference. If you have specified the Cane Creek shock, then our base setup is on the shock when it's delivered. These settings are listed below all relative to fully open position on the adjusters:

DB Air IL

  • 2 x large volume spacers
  • 1.0 Turns HSC (High Speed Compression)
  • 6 Clicks LSC
  • 1.0 Turns HSR
  • 4 clicks LSR

Kitsuma

  • 1.6 x large volume spacers
  • 0.75 Turns HSC (High Speed Compression)
  • 3 Clicks LSC
  • 0.5 Turns HSR
  • 1 clicks LSR

Follow the excellent instructions in the Cane Creek Field Tuning Guide (click here to download) for fine tuning of your Cane Creek shock.

Cotic base settings tend to run on the lively and fast rebound side of things. This might feel quite different to what you were previously used to, but do stick with it for a couple of rides before making changes. Light rebound damping let's the rear wheel 'patter' and maintain traction better. You will probably find you need to run your fork a little faster than you have before to balance up the feel.

The links to the base tune for your Cane Creek shock can be found above in the Component Sizes tab.

For other shock brands:

Rebound

It is recommended to start with the rebound 3 clicks from fully open. As mentioned above, we believe that the fastest rebound you can run with safely is the best for traction and lively feel. If you feel like you’re being bounced out of the saddle on big compressions, or springing back too hard off drops, or the bike feels like it’s bouncing back at you at high speed on rocky sections, then add more rebound damping until this sensation is eliminated.

Compression / Pedal Platform

It is recommended to start with the compression damping/pedal platform switched off (or set to minimum). The Cotic Droplink suspension is designed not to require the assistance of a compression damping circuit to give good pedalling performance. Using the minimum setting allows the suspension to move under bump forces more easily and track the ground better.

How To Set Damping – Fork

As with the rear shocks, we recommend running the fork damping as light as possible for best traction.

Rebound

Set this in the middle of the range and see how it feels matched up to the rear shock. As with the rear, try riding it faster than you ordinarily would. It's amazing what a difference it makes, and it's key to getting the most out of the fast acting rear shock, because it keeps the bike in balance.

Once you have done a couple of rides, if you feel the in higher speed bumpy trails the fork is kicking back too much for your liking, or too much that you lose confidence, then increase the rebound damping. If you find the middle setting OK, trying making it faster until you get to the point of it feeling sketchy, then go back one click.

Compression

Almost regardless of size, weight or style of riding, everyone at Cotic runs the high speed compression damping on their fork fully open, or very close to it. We recommend you start with fully open and go from there. If you find you are using the full travel a little too easily for your liking, we suggest adding 1 volume reducer to your fork air spring rather than ramping up the damping.

For low speed compression damping, this is a balance between traction and helping keep the fork held up, so for this we recommend starting with it set in the middle of the range. If you are finding that the bike feels confidence inspiring, but it's a little uncomfortable or 'chattery' through your hands, try reducing the low speed compression 3 clicks. If you feel that the sag and air spring feel is what you want but you are getting a lot of diving under heavy braking, or in steep terrain, try adding 3 clicks. Keep refining like that until you are happy with the setup.

A Bit of Advice

One thing to avoid is setting the rebound based on the 'bounce in the street' test. This usually results in setting the rebound too slow for good grip in trail riding conditions, because doing the 'bounce test' with rebound set fast enough for good performance usually feels too fast in this unhelpful scenario. Only start adjusting once you have a feel on the trail.

Try It Out – The Only Way You'll Know Is By Going For A Ride

We recommend starting at 16mm shock sag and going for a couple of rides to see how this feels. This is a good middle ground for tackling the trails with an active, plush feel combined with a low bottom bracket height for confident handling.

If you feel that you’re catching your pedals too often, or the steering isn’t as fast as you’d like, or you're not getting the climbing position you want, then add more air to the shock and reduce the sag 1 or 2mm, or maybe drop the sag on your fork a few extra millimetres to move your weight forward.

It's well worth taking a couple of hours and doing laps of a trail you know well, and making changes one at a time. A good way to learn it to turn one damping dial fully closed, do a run, then go again with it fully open. You will learn what these big changes to damping do to the bike, which will help you make more subtle changes afterwards.

Take Some Notes Before Tweaking

With all the adjustments available on modern suspension it’s quite possible to get lost chasing a set up and ending up with a bike that doesn’t handle too well. So, if you’ve twiddled and tweaked and the handling just seems to be getting worse, go back to your base setup.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with your suspension settings and general bike setup (stem length, bar height, etc), but always have a base set up written down that you can go back to. This should include a fork travel (if the fork is adjustable) with air pressures for front suspension units. Note down how many clicks of rebound you're running. Same goes for compression damping if its adjustable on your fork.

As your experience grows, you’ll begin to know what certain adjustments do and how to undo them, but it’s a learning curve so keep your head and don’t be afraid to start from scratch.

We really think you could get more out of your bike by playing around with things a little. We're always happy to help if you want advice. Just drop us a line at info@cotic.co.uk

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Seatpost diameter: 31.6mm (get 375mm long minimum)

Front Mech: Not applicable - 1x drivetrains only.

Fork: Maximum 150mm travel, 563mm axle-crown (without sag)

Bottom Bracket width: 73mm

Bottom Bracket thread: Conventional English/BSA

Chainline: 52mm Boost chainline for up to 32t round/30t oval chainring, 55mm chainline for up to 36t round/34t oval chainring

Chainguide Mounting: ISCG05 bottom 2 tabs. Integrated Cotic Top Guide (included with frame or bike)

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)

Shock: 210 x 55 AIR SHOCK ONLY

Shock Fittings: 20.0mm x M8 Down Tube End, 24.0 x M8 Seatstay End

Dropper Post Routing: Stealth via the down tube

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