Cotic Soul 27.5
We recently brought Cotic Bikes into the Farm. Cotic makes steel hardtail trail bikes with modern geometry and nice tubing. And, they're super reasonably priced. We'll stock the Soul, more of a trail bike that accepts 100-140mm forks, and the BFe which takes up to 160mm forks. Both bikes are 650b, use Reynolds 853 tubing, take a tapered fork, and threaded bottom brackets.
We decided to build the Soul with a decent parts kit. Came out at 24lbs on the nose. Highlights are RockShox SID RCT3 120mm, Shimano XT 11-speed, Easton Haven Carbon cockpit, and DT Swiss XM401 rims laced to 350 hubs.
More details here: www.cotic.co.uk