Cotic Escapade

A winter commuter I’ve been building up, after picking up the frameset recently in very lightly used condition.  Reminiscent of a classic Kona in profile, the ultra-compact Escapade features both track-ends and a bolt-thru fork but I’ve found no issue with running standard QR hubs.  Shown here in 18-speed parts-bin / demo-build trim after its first 20 mile test run, the Cotic stops, goes and handles beautifully!

Frame & Fork: Cotic Escapade, size L
Headset: Cane Creek Forty
Stem: Thomson Elite X4, 70mm x 0 degrees
Handlebar: Specialized Short Drop
Bar Tape: BBB
Brifters: Shimano ST-4500 + Jagwire adjusters
Brake Calipers: Avid BB5 Road on 180/160mm G2CS rotors
Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-5501
Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-M772 (medium cage)
Cassette: SRAM PC-980
Crankset: Truvativ Elita
Bottom Bracket: Truvativ GXP
Rims: DT Swiss
Hubs: Shimano Deore XT M756
Tyres: Panaracer Pasela 700 x 32c
Tubes: Specialized
Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry
Seatpost: Thomson Elite, 27.2mm inline
Seatpost Binder: Spank
Bottle Cage: Specialized
Extras: Acor bell
Weight: 26lb

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