My Cotic BFeMAX has landed on the West/Wet Coast of Vancouver Island. I am glad I ordered pretty fast when I did as they are completely sold out and it'll be months for the next shipment. This bike's main mission is to replace my Knolly Endorphin as my winter bike. It's actually got more aggressive geo than that FS bike, but of course lacks the monkey motion out back. I surprised myself with how much I liked my Daambuilt Mega Krampus this past winter and it was setup with a nod to long/fast touring style rides. I figure with more fork and knobby tires I can make the BFeMAX even more fun to shred in the winter here.
I'm waiting on some parts and deciding if I am going to try and re-use an old 275er fork I have or get a new 29/27+ fork. So it will be a while until this bike gets rolling. On the plus side that gives me lots of time to deal with all the small details like frame protection and mounting water/cargo that often get rushed when I am excited to just get the bike out on the trail.
The 275er fork I have is a 150mm Pike that has an AtoC similar to a 140mm 29er Pike. So the geo will look like this.
If I buy a new fork it's going to be either a 150mm or 160mm 29er fork so the geo will be something like this.
The frame colour is a really nice blue, but unfortunately it's hard to photograph. The top photo and the one at the bottom are the best representation of what it looks like in real life.
FWIW - Cotic was very easy to deal with. Their online store is simple to use. I rec'd the frame from the UK to the far west coast of Canada in 10 days. Cost was ~$920CAD that includes a spare hanger, frame bag and shipping. No duty, but I did pay sales tax when it arrived.