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Introducing the all new COTIC BFe

BFe in the Peak District

The BFe is our trail bashing, downhill thrashing, jump park smashing, enduro winning, do-it-all fun machine.

Right from its introduction in 2005, the BFe has always been the tearaway of the Cotic family. The Soul's stockier, rowdier younger brother. You know the one - loads of fun, but a bit on the wild side? That's the BFe.

Re-invented for its 5th generation, the latest BFe takes the biggest step forward in geometry and features since it was first launched. During our focus on the droplink full suspension bikes over the last couple of years, we got to wondering.....what would a hardtail with Rocket style geometry be like? The answer is here in the new BFe: It's longer, slacker, lower and more capable than ever. And fast. It's so, sooooooooooo fast!

The BFe has always been a diverse beast: Down size and mount up with a 120mm fork and it is suited to smash the dirt jumps, local BMX or 4X track, with the geometry of the bike making it easy to throw down style and tricks like there is no tomorrow.

With a 140mm fork and sized with room to move, the BFe turns into the dream trail bike which climbs nearly as fast as it descends whilst keeping a huge grin on your face!

When suited up with a 150mm-160mm fork the BFe will have no qualms about keeping up with your mates on their big fancy full-sus rigs at the enduros. The BFe can comfortably handle up those big forks so you can get hooning on near enough any downhill track you choose!

The frame is based around a Reynolds 853 down tube, which allows us to keep massive strength where is matters most, whilst keeping weight down. The rest of the frame is our own FM Heat Treated double butted cromoly steel, which help keep strength and value high throughout the rest of the frame. There are no corners cut: All the usual Cotic features of Ovalform top tube, oversized plug welded seat tube, wishbone stays, Syntace thru axle dropouts, stealth seatpost routing and taper steerer compatible head tube are all present and correct.

Throw in massive clearance for latest generation wide rubber - 27.5 x 2.6” or 26 x 3.0” tyres - and you'll be taking on all terrain in your stride, giving you the confidence to ride faster and be buzzing to do “just another run”!

Complete bike options

Complete bikes start with our no nonsense Silver build - which now features the fantastic SLX M7000 11spd drivetrain - then moves up to our high performance Gold level. There are multiple upgrade options for each bike, including WTB Carbon wheels, Hope coloured parts, X Fusion, Fox or Rockshox suspension, and Joystick carbon bars. You can make your BFe your own. For more information, click on the tabs below.

Prices start at £1629 for the BFe Silver bike

frame options

The BFe is also available frame only, for £449 with 142mm Syntace X-12 thru axle. Finish wise, you have a choice of CMYK (Cyan, Magenta and Yellow decals on Gloss Black paint), or Gloss Black paint with Orange/Aqua decals, or Gloss Cyan with Orange decal detailing.

Trail, enduro, 4X, downhill, bike parks : BFe will do it all.

BFe - Burly Iron


Still want 26” wheels? You need the BFe26. Maybe you would prefer some 29er or 27.5 Plus wheels for your hardtail? Take a look at our smooth and supple SolarisMAX. Want to thrash your 27.5” wheels but add some suspension? You need the Rocket.

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What's New?

Pretty much all new, that's what's new!

The big departure for the 5th generation frame is the geometry. The BFe has traditionally been closely associated with the Soul geometry, but as times and riding styles change we felt it was time for the BFe to strike out on it's own.

The main changes are:

The tubeset is carried over broadly unchanged as it's just the best compromise of weight, strength and price we can strike. The chainstays are new on the BFe, but shaping is carried over from the SolarisMAX. These stays give room for 27.5 x 2.6" or 26 x 3.0" tyres whilst maintaining the 16.9" stays.


Frame Specifications



Complete Bike Specifications

All our bikes are hand assembled to order here in Sheffield by Paul, Cy, Will or Richard. If there's anything on the spec you're not sure about, or don't need, give us a ring to discuss. We'd much rather leave something off you don't need and charge you a bit less. Better for you, better for us, less waste, so better for everyone.

When ordering, you can choose key components to help you get the fit you want on your bike (contact us if you need help), but you can also Go Custom if you want to personalise your build still further.

Build Specification - Gold
  • SRAM Eagle GX 12spd, 10-50 Cassette
  • SRAM Eagle GX Cranks, 175mm, 32t X-Sync 2 Chainring, GXP BB
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
  • X Fusion Sweep HLR 140mm, 15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Hope Hoops Tech Enduro wheels
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Cotic Calver Bars - 780 x 25 rise
      • Joystick Analogue Carbon - 800 x 20 rise, 223gms (+£100)
    • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
      • Cotic Short Stem 35mm
      • Cotic Short Stem 45mm
      • Joystick Builder Stem 35mm (+£50)
      • Joystick Builder Stem 50mm (+£50)
      • Hope AM Stem 35mm (+£50)
      • Hope AM Stem 50mm (+£50)
    • Race Face Turbine Dropper Seatpost
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset
  • WTB Vigilante Light High Grip/Breakout Tough Fast Rolling Tubeless Tyres
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: from £2499 (UK only).
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
Build Specification - Gold
  • BFe Thru Axle Frame with Syntace X-12
  • Shimano Deore XT M8000 1x11 Drivetrain, 11-42 Cassette
  • Race Face Turbine Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • Deore XT M8000 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
  • X Fusion Sweep HLR 140mm, 15mm axle, taper steerer
  • Hope Hoops Tech Enduro wheels
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Cotic Calver Bars - 780 x 25 rise
      • Joystick Analogue Carbon - 800 x 20 rise, 223gms (+£100)
    • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
      • Cotic Short Stem 35mm
      • Cotic Short Stem 45mm
      • Joystick Builder Stem 35mm (+£50)
      • Joystick Builder Stem 50mm (+£50)
      • Hope AM Stem 35mm (+£50)
      • Hope AM Stem 50mm (+£50)
    • Race Face Ride 375mm seatpost
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Hope Headset
  • WTB Vigilante Light High Grip/Breakout Tough Fast Rolling Tubeless Tyres
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: from £2200 (UK only).
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
Going custom

As well as being able to spec the post, bars and stem for the best possible bike fit, and upgrade the rear shock, our builds can additionally be customised by changing any of the following:

  • Discbrakes: choose between 2 Shimano and 2 Hope options
  • Wheels: upgrade your Hope Tech XC 27.5 to Hope/WTB Ci24 Carbon Wheels
  • Forks: upgrade your Gold build to Fox 34 FIT4 Factory Forks
  • Seatpost: Add a Race Face Turbine or X Fusion Manic Dropper Seatpost with upgraded 1x Remote
  • GO CUSTOM based on a Gold build
Build Specification - Silver
  • BFe Thru Axle Frame with Syntace X-12
  • 1x11 Drivetrain - Shimano SLX M7000, 11-42 Cassette
  • Race Face Affect Cinch 175mm Cranks, Direct Mount 30t Chainring
  • Deore M615 Brakes, 180/160 rotors
  • X Fusion Sweep RL2 - 140 travel, 15mm axle, taper steerer
  • WTB ST i25 TCS Tubeless Ready rims on Deore M618 hubs
  • Finishing kit, including:
    • Your choice of handlebar:
      • Cotic Calver Bars - 780 x 25 rise
      • Joystick Analogue Carbon - 800 x 20 rise, 223gms (+£100)
    • Your choice of Stem from the following options:
      • Cotic Short Stem 35mm
      • Cotic Short Stem 45mm
      • Joystick Builder Stem 35mm (+£50)
      • Joystick Builder Stem 50mm (+£50)
      • Hope AM Stem 35mm (+£50)
      • Hope AM Stem 50mm (+£50)
    • Race Face Ride 375mm seatpost
  • Cotic Cromo Rail Saddle
  • Cane Creek 10 Headset
  • Continental Trail King 2.2"
  • Pedals not included
  • Price: from £1629 (UK only).
  • 0% Finance Now Available. Use the order page to calculate your payments.
Going custom

As well as being able to spec the post, bars and stem for the best possible bike fit, and upgrade the rear shock, our builds can additionally be customised by changing any of the following:

  • Headset: upgrade your Silver build to a Hope headset
  • Discbrakes: choose between 2 Shimano and 2 Hope options
  • Wheels: upgrade your Silver build to Hope Tech XC 27.5 or Hope/WTB Ci24 Carbon Wheels
  • Seatpost: Add a Race Face Turbine Dropper Seatpost with upgraded 1x Remote
  • Forks: upgrade your Silver build to Roughcut HLR or Fox 34 FIT4 Factory Forks
  • GO CUSTOM based on a Silver build

NOTE: Specifications subject to change without notice. Because of this, bikes shown in videos and photos can feature a different spec to that currently offered.



Geometry and Sizing Chart

160mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 390mm 425mm 460mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 608mm 633mm 659mm
Head Angle 65° 65° 65°
Seat Angle 72° 72° 72°
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 38mm 38mm 38mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm
Reach 420mm 442mm 465mm
Stack 593mm 602mm 611mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
All measurements are based on 160mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

6 ¼" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 15.3" 16.7" 18.1"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.9" 24.9" 25.9"
Head Angle 65° 65° 65°
Seat Angle 72° 72° 72°
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 1.5" 1.5" 1.5"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
Reach 16.5" 17.4" 18.3"
Stack 23.3" 23.7" 24"
Usual Height Range 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
Stem Length 40-80mm 50-90mm 50-90mm
All measurements are based on 160mm/6.3" travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

150mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 390mm 425mm 460mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 607mm 632mm 658mm
Head Angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Seat Angle 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 40mm 40mm 40mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm
Reach 423mm 445mm 468mm
Stack 590mm 599mm 608mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
All measurements are based on 150mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

6" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 15.3" 16.7" 18.1"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.9" 24.9" 25.9"
Head Angle 65.5° 65.5° 65.5°
Seat Angle 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 1.6" 1.6" 1.6"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
Reach 16.65" 17.5" 18.4"
Stack 23.2" 23.6" 23.9"
Usual Height Range 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
All measurements are based on 150mm/5.9" travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

140mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 390mm 425mm 460mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 606mm 631mm 657mm
Head Angle 66° 66° 66°
Seat Angle 73° 73° 73°
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 43mm 43mm 43mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm
Reach 427mm 449mm 472mm
Stack 587mm 596mm 605mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
All measurements are based on 140mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

5 ½" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 15.3" 16.7" 18.1"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.9" 24.8" 25.8"
Head Angle 66° 66° 66°
Seat Angle 73° 73° 73°
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 1.7" 1.7" 1.7"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
Reach 16.8" 17.7" 18.6"
Stack 23.1" 23.4" 23.8"
Usual Height Range 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
All measurements are based on 140mm/5.5" travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

120mm travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 390mm 425mm 460mm
Top Tube Length (Effective) 604mm 629mm 655mm
Head Angle 67° 67° 67°
Seat Angle 74° 74° 74°
Chainstay Length 428mm 428mm 428mm
BB Drop 48mm 48mm 48mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 110mm 120mm
Reach 434mm 456mm 479mm
Stack 581mm 590mm 599mm
Usual Height Range 165cm - 173cm 174cm - 182cm 183cm - 191cm
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
All measurements are based on 120mm travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

4 ¾" travel forks

Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube (centre-top) 15.3" 16.7" 18.1"
Top Tube Length (Effective) 23.8" 24.75" 25.8"
Head Angle 67° 67° 67°
Seat Angle 74° 74° 74°
Chainstay Length 16.8" 16.8" 16.8"
BB Drop 1.9" 1.9" 1.9"
Head Tube Length 3.9" 4.3" 4.7"
Reach 17.08" 17.95" 18.85"
Stack 22.9" 23.2" 23.6"
Usual Height Range 5'5" - 5'8" 5'9" - 6'0" 6'0" - 6'3"
Stem Length 30-50mm 30-50mm 30-50mm
All measurements are based on 120mm/4.7" travel fork with 25% sag (i.e. rider on board)

Component Sizes

Seatpost diameter: 31.6mm. You need 100mm minimum insertion into the frame at full pedaling height.

Front Mech: 34.9mm Shimano SideSwing front entry only [click here for info][Click here to see what an SLX version looks like]

Fork: Maximum 160mm travel, 551mm axle-crown (without sag)

Bottom Bracket width: 73mm

Bottom Bracket thread: Conventional English/BSA

Headset: 44mm cup, Zero Stack ZS44 top cup, External EC44 bottom cup [click here for info]

Rear Hub: Dedicated Syntace X-12 142x12


Components we can sell you to help with your build

Complete Headsets 44mm Headtube
Cane Creek Headset 40 Series ZS44/EC44£45
Hope 2H for tapered steerer (black)£85
Hope 2H for tapered steerer (orange)£90
Hope 2H for tapered steerer (blue)£90
External cup Bottom Brackets 24mm
RaceFace BB for Affect Cranks£20
SLX Bottom Bracket£20
Hope MTB Stainless Steel (black)£75
Hope MTB Stainless Steel (orange)£80
Hope MTB Stainless Steel (red)£80
Hope MTB Stainless Steel (purple)£80
Hope MTB Stainless Steel (blue)£80
Hope MTB Stainless Steel (silver)£80

(headset and bottom bracket prices include fitting)


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