Cotic Soul XC Hardtail

5/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

Cotic Soul Specifications

  • Reynolds 853 tubing - Because it's the best, and massively strong.
  • Larger diameter thinwall tubing, at the front end combined with ultra compact frame layout for stiffer, snappier frame.
  • 4130 cromo wishbone stay rear end. Bridge-less S-bend chainstays with Cotic Hexten gussets for improved fatigue life and massive mud clearance.
  • Huge custom machined cowled dropouts with integral disc mount. Perfect alignment, every time.
  • Geometry adjusted with commitment! Minimum 100mm travel forks, and handles great all the way up to 130mm travel.
  • Long top tube, short stem set up (60-90mm stems recommended) for super sharp steering whilst maintaining a comfortable day riding stretch.
  • Steep seat angle and short chainstays give fantastic climbing traction, and negates the 'nodding dog' syndrome where badly designed bikes pop the front end up when running long forks.
  • Sizes - 16", 17.5" and 19". The frames are designed to be compact and chuckable.
  • Weight - 4.2lbs for the 17.5"


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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dr S a Weekend Warrior from Northumberland, UK

    Date Reviewed: August 6, 2009

    Strengths:    Very well built and finished, fast, agile, superb climber and decender, loads of mud clearance, all day comfortable and can take the hits.

    Weaknesses:    None I have found

    Bottom Line:   
    Best steel hardtail since the Yo Eddy. Have ridden everything from local rooty woods to long cross country epics as a single speed and with gears, with rigid forks and a TALAS 32 RLC. Does everything without drama, inspires one to ride harder and harder and has yet to bite back. If you want the best steel hardtail money can buy- get some soul in your life!

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    Favorite Trail:   all of them

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $760.00

    Purchased At:   Direct from Cotic

    Similar Products Used:   Everything from 1984 onwards!

    Bike Setup:   Single speed, with Hope brakes and stem, Pace carbon rigid forks, Middleburn drivetrain, Chris King, Sun rims, Conti Mountain Kings

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mixi a Cross Country Rider from Austria

    Date Reviewed: May 11, 2009

    Strengths:    easy to setup, enough power, looks great, easy to bleed

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    great brakes at a bargain price! much better than the juicy fives i had before. spent quite some time to set them up perfectly and havent had a single problem since. they do what they are supposed to do - stop my bike...and they do it well and without puncturing my eardrums (like some other brakes). i use them with the XT six bolt discs. i hear the stopping power is a lot better with XTR pads...might try it in the near future.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   avid juicy 5

    Bike Setup:   cotic soul frame, slx groupset, race face parts

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by mek~prut a Cross Country Rider from The Netherlands

    Date Reviewed: November 27, 2008

    Strengths:    -fast, extremely well handling and very well build
    -versatily
    -good looking to


    Weaknesses:    hmmmm you kidding me? a Cotic

    Bottom Line:   
    A very very good bike, possible to set it up with more front sus optiontions that a 1x1. Everything from 100mm to 130mm fits like a glove and makes it a nice nible ride with lots of stability. Loved the Surly but this is even better!

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    Favorite Trail:   pick one

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   Cotic, the dudes the

    Similar Products Used:   Surly 1x1

    Bike Setup:   At this moment as SS rig, Roox cranks, handlebars, seatpost, Avid Elixir R, RS RVL, DT Swiss wheels/hubs, RR Schwalbes

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ian a Weekend Warrior from Yorkshire

    Date Reviewed: February 10, 2008

    Strengths:    This frame excels on tight & twisty singletrack, you will go faster & have more fun on any trail you ride.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a frame that has been designed by a guy that is into riding mountain bikes. It has inspired me to ride faster on all types of trails. It seems to be really strong & taught when pushed, but, kinda springy & comfortable when just bombing along a fire road type, rolling hill trail. Anyone looking at buying a steel hardtail should consider the Soul, it does exactly what it was designed to do & does it very well.

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    Favorite Trail:   all of em

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $795.00

    Purchased At:   Cotic

    Similar Products Used:   Giant & Trek hard tails

    Bike Setup:   Cotic Soul, Rohloff c/w chain tensioner,Maverick SC 32, Hope mono minis, Mavic 819 tubeless, Raceface Next carbon risers, Deus stem & Evolve crank.

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