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    Cove G-Spot

    I am about to pull the trigger on a new GSpot. I have done alot of research and ridden it. Buying just the frame. What shortcomings should I be aware of? I will be climing a little but really need a solid machine for the downs. I am coming off aRune. Any feedback is appreciated.

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    Proven bike, great company that knows how to make solid bikes. Good choice.

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    Sweet bike for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIfreeDE View Post
    I am coming off a Rune
    It's a lot like a Rune, except with none of the axle problems.

    The only problem with Coves as far as I know is the paint, due to environmental laws in Canada the paint they have to use isn't as tough as it could be. Get some helicopter tape on it before you build it up and all will be well, otherwise prepare for stone chips!

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    Good call. We loved the G-Spot we rode last year at Interbike. Very solid on the descents and a pretty good pedaler too.

    I think the frame is a bit heavy compared to many of the current 6" carbon offerings but if you like to abuse your bikes, I think it will take whatever you dish out.

    Post up some full build pics and ride impressions once you get it all dressed up.

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    I was told by one of the sales guys at Cove Bikes that the platform is dependable on air shocks and coils weren't recommended. If you wanted a coil you'd probably have to get a custom tune. (Avalanche!)

    Certainly not a reason to ignore a great bike backed by a great long standing company.

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    Or a Cane Creek Double Barrel Air.

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    Will be running a CCDB coil with a 160 VAN up front.

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    Thanks for the feedback. I run a coil on the Rune without an issue. I will have to talk to them to figure out the coil issue. Thanks for the heads up.

    Helicopter tape...? Where do I get that and what is it exatly?

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    I have a friend with a GSpot and it's definitely a kickass bike. He uses it for everything.
    "Let the wheels spin."

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    Bought the frame in in Red. In process of building. Waiting for parts as I am going with a 1x10. Will post photos when completed.

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