Quite simply my Want It Wednesday has boiled down to my desire for a new bike frame. I figured that I wanted a full sus but have started to realise that they are just too expensive for me right now and I still don't think I can be chewed with the extra maintenance they need.
I had am still considering 29ers instead but I keep coming back to this little beauty. The Cotic Soul. A 853 Reynold steel frame weighing in at 4.4lbs. It's probably a bit old school of me to be looking at steel but this metal is still perfect material for riding and last for years without loosing its feel like alloy frames do. They have much cleaner lines too and the welds are tiny and just gorgeous. This is a versatile little thing though and can take a fork from 100mm to 140mm giving a choice of xc race bike or trail bike fun. The frame alone retails in at £480 and comes in black or orange.
All I have to do now is decide which colour........
For more information for the Soul and other bikes go to www.cotic.co.uk
"One of the best steel hardtail frames: well designed and thoroughly practical for hard and fast trail riding" - BikeRadar
|Images from www.cotic.co.uk|
What are you wanting at the moment then?
This week I am joined by Paul, Lindsay and Merry*Death who you can see by clicking on their names and visiting their excellent blogs.
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