The Tonic is based on Cotic’s longstanding Escapade, which according to the company, “was a gravel bike before there were gravel bikes.” However, the Tonic uses butted 3Al/2.5V seamless titanium tubing to save over 600 grams compared to its steel sibling. It also gets a full carbon RB5 fork, which was updated to feature a three-pack mount on each leg.
Like the Escapade, the Cotic Tonic is designed to work just as well on roads as it is off them. The complete comes with 37mm slicks and the frame has clearance for up to 700c x 47mm or 650 x 50mm tires. Additional frame features include an integrated headset tapered head tube, a Cotic Ovalform top tube, internal routing for a 31.6mm dropper post, and full Di2 internal routing capability. It also gets thru-axles, a 68mm threaded bottom bracket shell, and a fair selection of mounting posts, including six on the down tube.
The Tonic frame weighs in at a claimed 1,647 grams and can be purchased with UK delivery for £2,199 including the carbon fork and a Hope seat clamp. Complete bike builds start at £3,449 and go up to £5,099. You can also purchase UK-made custom fit frame bags to go along with it. Find out more over at Cotic.co.uk.
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