PR – Cotic introduce the FlareMAX 2018

FlareMAX is a proper sweet-spot chassis; the perfect trail bike. It’s the only bike you’ll need for ripping through the woods and conquering mountains. Light and responsive, yet fiercely capable.

As with all Cotic bikes, the frames’ steel construction is compliant and naturally ground moulding, extracting grip and feedback from the trail where you thought there was none.

The combination of big wheels and mid travel is an irresistible recipe for fun; whether it’s an all day epic or an evening blast, 29er or 650b+, FlareMAX is more versatile than you’ll believe.

What’s New?

Extra changes include
– Extended fork range (from 120-140mm)
– Integrated chain guard, using a One-up device
– 1x only, meaning we can stiffen up the swingarm and provide more clearance
– Larger main pivot bearings
– Relocated bottle mounts to accommodate all shocks
– Smoothed swingarm machining and captive bolts for a cleaner look
– Improved cable routing and clearance for wider tyres

Cotic Droplink suspension is supportive and progressive, amplifying that 120mm travel to feel like more. You can open the taps on the way down and the FlareMAX will take everything in it’s stride, then push the dropper lever and skip up the hills to the next trail with snappy acceleration and bags of traction.

Progressive new Longshot geometry keeps the bike stable through the rough stuff and planted in the corners. Couple a super short stem to the optimised head angle and the bike really eggs you on, looking for every stump to jump off, rock to gap and berm to rail, keeping you connected to the trail while maintaining poise and composure.

Reynolds 853 builds a light, lively and fantastically robust front end, and includes our custom ride tuned Ovalform top tube which helps to deliver that famous ride feel.


The FlareMAX can run two different types of wheel: Swap in 27.5 x 2.8″ or 3.0” 650b+ wheels for monster truck traction and ironing out braking bumps, or go with up to a 2.5” 29er tyre to slice through the mud and give effortless speed and support. Futureproof Boost148 rear ends completes the picture.

Complete bike options

Complete bikes start with our no nonsense Silver build, moves up to our high performance Gold level, and finally to the dream bike Platinum spec for all the toys. There are multiple GO CUSTOM upgrade options for each bike, including WTB Carbon wheels, Hope brakes, Joystick or Hope finshing kit, so you can make your FlareMAX your own. For more information, click on the tabs below. Prices start at £2699

frame options

FlareMAX is also available frame only with Cotic tuned X-Fusion O2 RCX or Cane Creek DB Air IL shock options. Prices start at £1499

The FlareMAX is plenty of bike for those trips to the big hills, yet is responsive and engaging on more mellow and flowy trails. As Singletrack magazine says, the FlareMAX does fast, fun and far. It could well be one bike to rule them all.

Cotic Factory Collection

We now have a Factory Collection option on the bikes. Come down to our base in the heart of the Peak District, and we will set up your bike, the suspension, fit pedals, get you all comfortable. You can even take your new Cotic out on its maiden voyage around our demo loop, straight from our workshop door.

Just tick the Factory Collection option on your order and we will look forward to seeing you. We’ll contact you once we have received your order, and arrange a day that suits you for your visit (Monday – Friday).

Are you in the UK and would like to demo a FlareMAX? Contact us via our Demo Page to organise a demo ride with us.

If you want your suspension trail bike from Cotic with the lighter, livelier ride of the smaller 27.5″ wheels, you need our Flare.

Like your wheels big, but your ride a little faster and tougher? A little slacker and more enduro? You need the RocketMAX.

Maybe you’re more a hardtail rider, but like the versatility of the FlareMAX with 29er and 275 Plus wheels? Have a look at the SolarisMAX.

More info and for ordering HERE


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