Cove Bikes Thread

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  • 12-17-2010
    J. Random Psycho
    Handjobs somehow manage to look great even in large frame sizes! :thumbsup:
  • 12-19-2010
    Grave9
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by firedawg225
    here is my 2009 Cove Handjob XC completed!!

    2009 Cove Handjob XC
    SRAM XX Reba Fork
    Crane creek S-3 headset
    Raceface Ride XC 90mm stem
    MY FAV ODI Oury grips!!
    Shimano XT dual controls New Version
    Shimano XT Front and Rear Derailers
    Shimano Cassette 11-32
    Shimano Crank w/bottom bracket
    Shimano M-776 wheelset
    Some other misc parts i can't think of enjoy!!




    Great looking Cove!..............Drew
  • 12-23-2010
    firedawg225
    thanks. Would have message sooner but didn't get a email that anyone responded. it rides like a dream!! Love the new Shimano Dual controls!! Oh and i'm about 5'9" and i bought the 19" frame and it fit awesome!!
  • 04-11-2011
    justjaded
    here is the newest addition to my cove family.
    A Quickee




    I have been after one of these for a while and as there were very few made i had to pick it up second hand(the frame that is). just got it built up last night(hence the sorry state, still fitting it as of right now). this is my first endeavour in to road bikes, so far so good.

    big thanks to all the guys at the Cove as they helped with tons of info and finally shipping the frame to me after the previous owner dropped it off to them.
  • 04-11-2011
    justjaded
    ok so i had the camera out any way. might as well post up the stable
    here they are(minus the 02 G-spot i sold yeas ago:madman: )
    05 playmate

    built at the original shop in deep cove

    09 handjob



    10 g-spot
    still not fully reassembled after the winter teardown(but you get the idea)



    certified cove whore
    (if only Chaz would ok a 29er:D )
  • 04-12-2011
    J. Random Psycho
    justjaded, that Handjob is sick -- they always are!
  • 04-17-2011
    justjaded
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho
    justjaded, that Handjob is sick -- they always are!

    thanks
    handjobs are great:D
  • 12-25-2011
    wasea04
    [QUOTE=ianpinder;3554143]Yeah my handjob is a 2007 19.5 inch, it might be a tad large for you as that is what i ride and i am 6ft 4, my cove gspot is a 17.5 inch, but is a tad small so will be replacing it with a 19 inch std.

    My Gspot


    Hey what year is that G-spot? Great looking Coves man!
  • 01-02-2012
    cyberavner
    [QUOTE=wasea04;8852784]
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ianpinder View Post
    Yeah my handjob is a 2007 19.5 inch, it might be a tad large for you as that is what i ride and i am 6ft 4, my cove gspot is a 17.5 inch, but is a tad small so will be replacing it with a 19 inch std.

    My Gspot


    Hey what year is that G-spot? Great looking Coves man!

    Looks like a 2005 or later.
  • 01-02-2012
    J. Random Psycho
    A question to Handjob owners who converted their rigs to singlespeed without a chain tensioner. Which method of eccentricity-based chain tensioning did you use and what ring and cog sizes do you run?
  • 01-03-2012
    Kisherceg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho View Post
    A question to Handjob owners who converted their rigs to singlespeed without a chain tensioner. Which method of eccentricity-based chain tensioning did you use and what ring and cog sizes do you run?

    I am not sure, but it seems to me that using 32/16 could be the not-so-secret combination that allows you to neglect tensioner or eccBB.
  • 01-03-2012
    J. Random Psycho
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Kisherceg View Post
    I am not sure, but it seems to me that using 32/16 could be the not-so-secret combination that allows you to neglect tensioner or eccBB.

    Yes, I knew about 32/16. But I've been thinking about 36/18 (have a nice 36T chainring), and that seems to be doable with a half-link chain or a single 3/32" half-link added to 3/32" singlespeed chain.
  • 01-18-2012
    AFI
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    My new G-Spot. Loving it so far.
  • 01-21-2012
    Serengetijack
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AFI View Post
    My new G-Spot. Loving it so far.

    Very nice! Do you know the weight of it? Cheers!
  • 02-07-2012
    kellyjk
    What was the first year for the hummer?
    Does anyone know what the first year of the Hummer was? Why I ask is because of it's link to Hillside bike's Hummer and also Mountain and Beach back in the day sold a Ti frame called the Hummer back in 92. Can anyone shed any light? thanks
  • 02-07-2012
    kellyjk
    more hillside
  • 02-07-2012
    justjaded
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kellyjk View Post
    Does anyone know what the first year of the Hummer was? Why I ask is because of it's link to Hillside bike's Hummer and also Mountain and Beach back in the day sold a Ti frame called the Hummer back in 92. Can anyone shed any light? thanks

    why not call the shop and ask chaz himself, at least then you'll get the real answer and not a guess
  • 06-09-2012
    Kanza
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by justjaded View Post
    why not call the shop and ask chaz himself, at least then you'll get the real answer and not a guess

    +1 I always get quick replies with accurate info and help via email and if you need a answer urgently just put a call into the shop. Super support and service.

    Still enjoying the old G-Spot! with a Push'd Van RC (TF Tuned) no bob climbing and great control through the travel. Best money I ever spent on a bike.
  • 06-14-2012
    The Grimmer
    My 2007 Cove Peeler. It's such a great bike, it just bombs downhill and it's pretty sweet on jumps as well!
  • 08-11-2012
    xcolin
    having fun on my new gspot. really great bike. 34.5 lbs, but will be more when i get tires that are more appropriate...the single ply maxxis setup tubeless are quickly springing leaks and have a few sidewall cuts

  • 09-09-2012
    CactusAlpin
    My size is 6.2, (1m88) what size should I choose for a frame COVE STD, knowing that I love the bike shorts.

    Thank,
    I'm sorry, my level in english is very very short
  • 09-10-2012
    justjaded
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CactusAlpin View Post
    My size is 6.2, (1m88) what size should I choose for a frame COVE STD, knowing that I love the bike shorts.

    you love bike shorts? i think you mean "bikes short".;)
    either way, a large is going to be the best fit in my opinion. im 5'10 and ride a meduim g-spot and find it a touch small.

    cove bikes have really short top tubes, so you should be happy
  • 09-19-2012
    AFI
    Finally got it weighed. Came in at 36.35 lbs. Last night I added the KS LEV 150 MM so I am sure it is over 37 now.
  • 10-15-2012
    r00
    2011 Cove Stiffee that I built up last year. I swapped some pieces from the bright pic, they're all in the darker picture below!




    Stylo 32t single
    11-34 9speed X.9
    2011 FOX Talas 150mm
    Magura Louise hydros
    took the ATACs off and replaced with flats
  • 10-23-2012
    onesloryd
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    Frame: Cove STD large
    Fork: Fox 36 Float FIT RC2
    Rear Shock:Elka with RSC Ti spring
    Shifter: Shimano XTR SL-M980 10 speed
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RD-M985 10 Speed
    Crankset: Shimano Saint 175mm
    Chainring: e13 guiderings
    Chain Guide: e13 LG1+
    Cassette: Shimano XTR CS-M980 10 Speed
    Chain: KMC X10SL-DLC/Black
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King Ceramic
    Pedals: Point 1 podium
    Brakes: XTR Trail IceTech (203mm Front) (183mm Rear)
    Handlebars: Enve DH
    Grips: ODI Rogue
    Stem: Point 1 Split Second 50mm
    Headset: Chris King
    Seatpost: Enve
    Seat Clamp: Chromag with Ti bolt
    Saddle: WTB Devo Carbon
    Rims: Enve AM
    Hubs: Chris King 32 Hole
    Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF(2.5 Front) High Roller(2.50) Rear
  • 10-23-2012
    Serengetijack
    Nice STD!
  • 10-23-2012
    J. Random Psycho
    wow.
    what are the spokes?
  • 10-23-2012
    onesloryd
    Thanks
    They are Wheel Smith DB14
  • 12-22-2012
    chopsuk
    Thought I'd add my Cove Handjob 21", finished yesterday. Rides wonderfully.

    Crossmax ST front, SX rear
    Rock Shox Reba RLT 120mm fork with pushloc
    Cane Creek Forty headset (steerer left high, +35mm spacers to bars)
    SRAM X0 shifters
    SRAM X9 10 speed rear, Shim XT 2 speed front
    Truvativ AKA 2x front (24/36) with GPX bb
    SRAM 1050 10 speed 11-36 cassette, 1091 chain
    Blackspire Stinger chain tensioner
    Funn Fatboy 750mm bar (50mm rise)
    Avid Elixir 3 brakes
    Gore sealed cables
    Felt seatpost & 100mm stem (may go shorter one day)
    UST Tubeless Maxxis Medusa front & Conti Mountain King rear
    Superstar Nano flat pedals on order

    .. But my post count's too low. Pic in my profile:
    forums.mtbr.com/picture.php?albumid=2534&pictureid=9684
  • 12-22-2012
    J. Random Psycho
    looks like you're seriously tall there )
    have fun with the HJ!
  • 12-25-2012
    archieaxe
    I seriously regret not picking up a Stifee XC while I lived just across the border, this will be rectified!

    J
  • 01-08-2013
    RoddyMcWolfenstein
    Got a chance to buy an '03 G-Spot. Has Sram x-9 rear and x-7 front, Race Face cranks, Fox RL rear shock and a Manitou Sherman front. Bike looks and seems to be in excellent shape, and has been recently fully overhauled and tuned.

    I realize this bike is 10 yrs old, but doe this seem like a good deal for $650?

    Thanks for any insight you may have!
  • 01-09-2013
    J. Random Psycho
    RoddyMcWolfenstein,
    sounds like a good deal. With a modern shock, some new rubber and some HTA slackening (the challenging part where eccentric shock mounts and a Saar-like headset may be involved) you'll be set.

    The frame looks like this I guess?
  • 01-09-2013
    RoddyMcWolfenstein
    Well, I pulled the trigger and bought it. The seller was Anex Bicycles in Salt Lake City. Tyler (the owner) was super easy to deal with and eager to please. Deal was done within 24 hours and the bike was picked up by FedEx and on its way to me today. This is my first FS bike so I can't wait to get it out! Here's a pic from this AM before he packed it up.

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  • 01-14-2013
    ryando
  • 01-15-2013
    oli h
    It's three years since I last posted a picture of my bike in this thread and a lot of parts have been switched out to save weight.

    Weighs 31lb 10oz in this picture and rides better than ever!

  • 08-20-2013
    addisj
    1 Attachment(s)
    Hello all,
    here is my Stiffee, I just put these Crossmax SLR wheels and she flies DH now...
    Selle Italia L2 saddle is new too.. like it.

    Easton carbon riser bars XC
    SRAM x9 rear derailleur
    SRAM x9 front derailleur
    SRAM x7 Shifters
    2014 Deore brake set (New ice tech rotas to go on)
    Rock Shox RVL 426
    Hope headset to go on
    Deore XT crank / chainset to go on

    Attachment 825338
  • 08-25-2013
    meth1cal
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  • 06-08-2014
    Kisherceg
    While browsing the web I found these pictures of a roadbike called Cove Quickee. I tried but could not find any other pics regarding of this model. Is it fake or is it a prototype of a frame which never got into production at Cove Bikes?





  • 06-08-2014
    justjaded
    they do exist.
    its mine, there is a small write up on the previous page.
    there were roughly 50 built(according to an old cove staff member) in 2002.
    it was made in Vancouver, but most went to Europe for some reason. as far as i can find i have the only one on the internet.

    here is the 2002 brochure scan


    here is the bike now

  • 06-09-2014
    Kisherceg
    ah, I was after keywords "cove road bikes" as your first pics were in my mind but I forgot where I saw them and your short write-up. shame on me not reading through this thread carefully enough... thank you for the information on this model! nice looking bike and great to know it is in safe hands! :)
  • 06-12-2014
    hedonistic
    Tyler at Anex sold me an El Cuervo with a cracked frame I discovered the crack when I cleaned the bike hours after I bought it. He will not return calls or messages.
  • 11-03-2014
    Dewis100
    Hi guys some nice bikes in here. I'm rebuilding a 2009 Hustler and having some issues with the main pivot. Do the two bearings on each side need to be pressed into the frame a bit rather than flush, so they hold the middle piece in place? Also mine had two thin plastic/rubber washers either side between the main pivot and the chainstay clamps, where can I get some more of these? Thanks. Will post some pics when the frame is finished.
  • 11-17-2014
    Just J
    Cove Bikes Thread
    My new Cove. :)



    Needs some work...
  • 12-23-2014
    Just J
    Cove Bikes Thread
    All finished! :)

  • 12-23-2014
    islander
    Cove Bikes Thread
    Nicely done J. Looking forward to ride report. Sub 28#?


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  • 12-23-2014
    Just J
    Cove Bikes Thread
    Thanks, I'll be sure to post more once I've rode it a few times. I've started a new thread in the 29er forum.

    It's 26.5lbs without pedals :)
  • 12-23-2014
    Just J
    Cove Bikes Thread
    Hit a bit of a snag with the build, details and more pics can be seen here for anyone interested :)

    http://forums.mtbr.com/29er-bikes/cove-hummer-650bj-but-big-wheels-943114.html
  • 03-22-2015
    Just J
    Cove Bikes Thread
    So since the snag with the steerer tube on my Pike being too short and the 29" wheels making the bike the size of a farm gate, I decided to box the Hummer up until it was time to do a 27.5 build, which happened last week!

    I decided to run a 140mm Revelation which the bike seemed to be made with in mind, a set of Hope Tech Enduro 27.5 wheels and a XT/XTR/OneUp Components 1x10 setup. I've got it down to under 26.5lbs (it had mud on it when I weighed it at 26.5!) with pedals and I'm considering running some Hope Tech XC wheels rather than the Enduro ones which should lop at least another half pound of it so I can definitely live with that considering that's with a Reverb and heavy Brooks saddle too.

    Finished the build on Friday and took it out yesterday for its maiden voyage. This things rips! I didn't think it would be such a charger but it feels as capable as my old Yeti SB95c only more spritely and much more eager to turn. I think this bike has made me a mid-wheel size convert!! Ha ha! [emoji1]

  • 04-14-2015
    Just J
    Updated specs, swapped the wheels for some Hope Tech XC's, cut the steerer down and tidied up some things. Sitting at 25.6lbs with that 0.6 being mostly in the saddle.















  • 08-24-2015
    Nozes
    3 Attachment(s)
    Greetings from Portugal!

    Attachment 1010645

    Frame - Cove Hummer XC 199? Sandvik build
    Fork - Magura TS8 120mm
    Headset - Hope
    Stem - Thomson 4X 70mm
    Handlebar - Spank Oozy 720mm 5mm rise
    Grips - ODI Longneck
    Seatpot - Titanium 30.0mm
    Seatpost collar - Hope
    Saddle - PRO Turnix
    Brakes - Shimano XTR M970, Goodridge lines
    Rotors - Hope floating 160mm
    Shifters - Shimano XT M960
    FD - Shimano XTR M901
    RD Shimano XTR M971 Shadow
    Crankset - Shimano XTR M970,TA+Truvativ chainrings
    Pedals - Exustar PM215
    Cassete: Shimano XT 11-32
    Chain: SRAM
    Wheels: Mavic SLR
    Tires: Shwalbe Nobby Nic EVO 2.25 + Bontrager Jones X 2.35
    Bottle Cage: King Cage

    Attachment 1010646

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    My first ti bike in 25 years of mtb. What I've been missing!
  • 08-24-2015
    J. Random Psycho
    hehe, enjoy )

    I'd replace those a2z QR skewers with some Shimano ones though (or threaded ones), as open type skewers just pretend they work, especially those with rubber or plastic compression part in them.
  • 08-24-2015
    Nozes
    Thanks ;)

    No rubber or plastic in those QR's,I've used them in other bikes without issues.
    But wouldn't mind swapping them for my favorites,USE Spin Stix.
  • 08-24-2015
    J. Random Psycho
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    I meant this black part in between lever and metal cup, it looks plastic:
    Attachment 1010662

    Full metal open type QR skewers do exist, e. g. by Hope. The friction/compression part is brass in these. But they are still inferior to Shimanos in clamping force per force applied to lever (which I was surprised to find out).

    I'm feeling a bit awkward for looking so picky but devil is in the details, and the way to fight it, in my experience, is to eliminate most details from a design and maximize quality of the remaining ones. And hey it was your close up photo of the rear hub area that made me focus on that small part. :)


    PS
    Oh another curious detail: I don't recall seeing a 2-part IS brake mount anywhere else. I wonder how did they manage to weld it on so precisely as to maintain the distance between bolt holes.

    And it's nice of them to have used "bullets" to connect the flat dropout with both chain- and seatstays.
  • 12-09-2015
    heymanitstheking
    hi what is the front gear setup?and is there a hollowtech version cos ye know it weighs a fecking ton if you dont know what is the chainring sizes and front derailleur?
  • 07-02-2016
    Dewis100
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    Cove Hustler Build
    Couple of pics of my Hustler build. Would love some black stanchioned 150mm Revelations to go on it.

    Attachment 1079839Attachment 1079840
  • 05-30-2017
    Dwaynerbear
    Cove Quickee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by justjaded View Post
    they do exist.
    its mine, there is a small write up on the previous page.
    there were roughly 50 built(according to an old cove staff member) in 2002.
    it was made in Vancouver, but most went to Europe for some reason. as far as i can find i have the only one on the internet.

    here is the 2002 brochure scan


    here is the bike now



    Sorry for digging up an old thread but this is the only place online I could find any information about the Cove Quickee.

    I just bought a Cove Quickee frame but it is a Mountain Bike frame with 1.5inch headset and disc mounts, however anything I've seen online has said its a road frame. I bought it at a stock clearance auction at Chain Reaction Cycles and I have no idea what year or discipline it is from.

    Was there a MTB version of this model named in Europe as the Quickee or have I bought a mislabeled Cove frame?

    Thanks for your help
  • 05-30-2017
    Dwaynerbear
    6 Attachment(s)
    The Frame
    Upon further inspection I think I can safely say this frame which I bought, is not a COVE, nor is it a Quickee. I'm unsure what to do as it was bought through an auction company, and not directly from CRC so who is responsible for misselling a fake product with bogus decals? To me its very deceitful and perhaps even illegal to do so.

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  • 06-02-2017
    J. Random Psycho
    Peculiar dropouts but alas they don't ring a bell with me. Perhaps the derailer hanger shape can help narrow down the search for the true name of this frame.