With geometry numbers carried over from their popular Escapade model, Cotic has a lustrous limited-edition titanium gravel bike on offer that’s named Tonic. The main difference between the two frames is seen on the scale, where the reportedly 1647g frame drops a full 600g from its steel-tubed sibling. The carbon fiber fork now has three “Anything Cage” style mounts to pack gear for the long haul, and the front brake hose runs inside the fork leg to keep things clean around the maximum size of 700x47c or 650bx50mm.
There is internal routing for a dropper post on this frame, and space for three full water bottles or a massive frame bag inside the front triangle. The 142x12mm spaced rear axle and 100x12mm front should leave plenty of room for mud or fenders.
Dirt road riders will want to think fast, as there are only 32 of these frames for the 2021 season, selling for £2,199 with a carbon fork, carbon seat post, and a Hope Headset. Despite what the photos show there will not be any Shimano GRX builds for this year, as the components simply aren’t available. The three complete builds will range between £3,449 for the base offering and £5,099 with a set of Hope wheels and SRAM Force 22 AXS shifty bits.
The full Tonic builds are available between now and early June depending on parts spec.