"The dirt is picturesque, so I don't mind"
-Louisa May Alcott
Here's a quick rundown of each bike and what it's design philosophy is:
The flyweight Mountain Bike! Built for trails to towpaths. Light. Fast. Comfortable...yet capable enough to take on anything but the hardcore...maybe? This COTIC Solaris Max is a beast! But this one will be tamed a bit. ONLY 140mm of travel, wireless drivetrain and tons of carbon. A true XC/mountain/trail bike!
This newly minted beast has gone through a transformation. From a burly adventure bike, ripe with bags, racks, and fenders, to a slimmed-down, lightweight, flat-bar gravel/road bike! This is as close as I get to "Road", thankfully! With new carbon bits, hydraulic brakes and lighter drivetrain on the way, its going to be even faster and more fun to throw around the streets of Lakewood, Ohio!
Hardcore hard-tail! The COTIC BFe is built for 'travel'...160mm of it! It's slack, long and can roll over anything! And that DVO suspension is butter smooth! This is the bike that I take to Pisgah. Bad enough to tackle anything, but sane enough to ride around those mountain towns.
This one took the place of Gravel Death Project, and then some! A huge Surly ECR with tons of racks, super wide 3" rubber, carbon wheels and bags out my...you get the idea! It's truly built to take on anything from a long day touring around town to the mountains of Scotland!
The feast de' resistance! The cream of the crop. A full blown carbon, LONG travel trail slayer! This Antidote Carbonjack is wicked! And will be a built sparing no expense! 170mm of travel, super high end suspension and some fun bits along the way. The quiver killer? We'll see.
This was a 'first timer' budget build. Christine's Xmas present. Light, alloy NukeProof Scout frame and some mid level goodies. But turned out to be a fun overall bike! Designed for a newbie trail rider, but capable of riding the towpath to the city as well. Comfortable. Solid. Light. And definately Unique!
This is Christine's new city/road/towpath bike. A super supple steel frame COTIC Escapade! With tons of sweet details to keep the ride smooth and fast: Suspension seat-post, carbon bits, slick Pirelli rubber! All designed for hours in the saddle with comfort and speed the priority.
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