Cotic Rocket (2012)

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Photography: Duncan Philpott

Also Featured in ISSUE 10 – July 2012


Steel hardtail bike specialist Cotic recently launched their second full suspension bike that combines a Reynolds 853 chromoly front triangle with an aluminium swingarm. The 150mm full travel frame is packed with grace, durability, clean lines, fun, interactive feel and attention to detail that Cotic put into all their frames and added a whole truckload of speed and rock pounding performance.


On the Rocket, Reynolds 853 delivers a fantastically robust front end with incredible stiffness at the seat tube and suspension pivots to give you the confidence you need when pushing on. The details are all covered, with ISCG05 mounts, taper steerer compatible head tube, 142 x 12 bolt thru back end, sealed, capped and shielded pivots, right down the precisely located hose routing.


The bike uses a ‘Droplink’ suspension design and comes with 4 shock options: Fox Float RL, Marzocchi Roco Air LO, Fox RP23 Kashima Cotic Boost Tune and BOS Vip’r Custom Tune.
Here are the detailed specifications:

  • Reynolds 853 Ovalform and DZB tubed front end brings precision, durability and strength
  • 44mm standard head tube designed with external bottom cup for taper steerer compatibility and zero stack top cup for minimal stack height
  • Oversized 35mm seat tube for super stiff support for the main suspension pivots
  • 31.6mm seatpost size is dropper seatpost compatible and the frame has hose clips for the remote under the top tube
  • ISCG05 mounts on regular threaded bottom bracket bring drivetrain security and reliability
  • Asymmetric 7005-T6 aluminium swingarm with Syntace X-12 142 x 12 rear axle
  • 15mm pivots for BB and droplink keep the frame solid front to rear
  • Clearance for big tyres – 2.5″ DH tyres run with plenty of clearance
  • Geometry for speed, fun and interaction using 140, 150 or 160mm forks. 66.5deg head angle and low 13.3″ BB with 150mm fork
  • 150mm of Cotic droplink suspension brings precision, fun and interaction via a strong progression rate on the linkage driven single pivot layout
  • Sizes – 16″, 17.5″, 19″. The frames are designed to be compact and chuckable.
  • Weight – 7.6lbs for the 16″ including Fox Float RL shock

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