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Short video shows off the X cyclocross bike

Funny! Cotic and This Is Sheffield have produced a cool little video to show off the Cotic X cyclocross bike that was launched last year.

Although the vid suggests you 'take the fun way home', it follows a rider who’s late for work going the cyclocross route to the office. On the face of it very much inspired by the videos of street trials professional Danny MacAskill, it’s definitely worth a couple of minutes of your time.

The rider is Swinny, a downhill mountain biker from the This is Sheffield collective of bike folk. He’d never ridden drop bars before shooting the footage but doesn’t seem to have had too much trouble adapting.

X framesets – the frame and a steel fork – cost £350. Complete bikes range from £900 for the X Weekday to £1,375 for the carbon forked X Sunday Disc which features in the video. Go to www.cotic.co.uk for all the details.

The Cotic X - Late for work from Joe Bowman on Vimeo.

 

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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timlennon [210 posts] 6 years ago
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Especially that they've just portrayed it nicely as (semi) ordinary bloke on way to work. Nice wheels, but just usual bag, shoes, clothing, etc.

Almost as if cycling to work is the most normal thing in the world ...

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handlebarcam [1034 posts] 6 years ago
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I wouldn't like to have to work in the cubicle next to him, if those are his work clothes he riding in. But the odd off-road commute during the summer months is a good way to prepare for the cyclocross season in the autumn. Not so great for keeping up the form over the winter though, unless you like scrapping off a few millimeters of mud from the entire lower half of your body when you reach the office.

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wild man [297 posts] 6 years ago
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A brief cameo for the speeding suffolk cyclist from your other story- he must be a triathlete.

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djcritchley [181 posts] 6 years ago
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Love it!

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Gkam84 [9104 posts] 6 years ago
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I cant help but like that vid, just for the fact there were a few "oh shit" moments, like any sensible person would race to work in a suit, but nevermind

The other part i found interesting, that mini ramp like thing on the steps, is that built in? I've never seen tha\t before, fairly common in cities?  39

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liz.farrelly [16 posts] 6 years ago
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He was a bit of all right....but why waste all that time following the guy on the bike?  19