Have you always been a bit steel-curious, but never quite been convinced by the compliance claims? If you’ve only ever ridden carbon or aluminium frame mountain bikes, then you might be a bit hesitant about making the leap to a steel frame given its weightiness, no matter how good those geometry figures look. Well, now is the time to try a steel frame mountain bike, spec’d exactly as you’d like it, risk free. British steel frame fabricators, Cotic, are launching their “love it or your money back” campaign.
Cotic “Love it or your money back”
Come to think of it, I know a few people who own a Cotic, and all of them love it. The brand are so convinced you’ll love their bikes that they are offering customers their money back if they don’t. Here is how it works. Purchase any bike, spec’d exactly as you’d like it. Ride it for 1 month. Either you’ll love it and will never part ways with it. Or, if you don’t love it, just tell Cotic, send the bike back in a saleable condition and they’ll give you you a full refund, no questions asked. What are you waiting for?
Birth of a Bike: From tube to trail
If you’re into steel frame fabrication, check out our Workshop Tour of FiveLand Bikes in Edinburgh, where many of Cotic’s front triangles are made, including the RocketMax longshot of 2018. Incidentally, these guys also make the swingarm of Adrian Bedford’s Swarf Contour 29er trail bike. This video from Cotic is cool. Go on a journey with a Reynold’s tube, from their Birmingham HQ, to Edinburgh’s FiveLand Bikes where the frames are fabricated and painted, and finally to the Cotic HQ in the Peak District, where the bikes are built up to order.