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    Cove handjob, show me yours !!!

    Just ordered me a nice 07 Handjob frame in black, please could owners post some pics of theirs to inspire my new build ??

    Much appreciated

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    re:cove handjob

    2005 frame, matte black, built up a few ways.
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    Here's a couple of my 07.




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    Great looking bikes there, can't wait for my 07 to arrive, black too

    You pleased with how they ride ?

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    First ride on mine about 10 minutes ago. Very happy, climbed well, felt that spring in the frame feeling too. Even rode it down my DH run on the way back (with the seat down a bit) and it cornered awesome.

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    It's my HJ.
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    The compulsory outdoor pic


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    Here's a more recent pic of mine.

    Got both Crossmax's on it, a longer stem and a custom XTR bash. Love the bike!


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    All very nice, I'm still waiting for my frame to arrive

    Vernon - Is that a Rohloff you have fitted in the top photo ?

    I'm just wondering if it is does it run ok because you don't have a tensioner on there and the HJ doesn't have sliding dropouts ?

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    update of some actual action pics.hehe.






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    Hi, andy!
    That' nice ladder riding!!

    How do you feel your RS Recon when you use it at 130mm travel?
    And how long travel do you use usually at that trail?

    Cheers :-)

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    I generally run them at 115 most of the time with about 15mm sag. They feel a little undersprung for me. At the end of this trail there is a huck that I always bottom out on. I sometimes wind them out to 130 for this particular trail. Not really happy with them at my weight (90kgs) I intend on moving them onto my wifes bike.

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    Aye up fellas, finally got mine built up, will post pics later today or tomorrow.

    She looks rather sexy

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    Finished at last!

    Here you go, i'm very pleased with her, just need to shorten the brake hoses.
    She'll get her first thrashing tomorrow



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    Hi,

    what is the size of your handjob. I am 5'10, and I don't know if I have to buy a 17,5 or 19.
    I use to ride a M prophet.
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    The Handjob is 19.5" and I ride a large Prophet !

    I'm 6'1" with a 34" inseam, I reckon that you would be ok with it at your height. I guess it depends how you like your bike, nice and stretched out or small and flickable.

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    So I think the 19,5 would be better for me, my M prophet is a little small for me.

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    Where as I am 5'10" and ride a 17.5. With the slope of the top tube, I need a lot of post, but it fits me near prefect with a 80mm stem.

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    Im 5'11.5" and Im riding a 17.5 with a 110mm stem and a setback post. I run alot of exposed post, but thats good on an HT b/c it lessens the beating I take. I could run either bike without issue, but decided on the smaller one for handling reasons.


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    Thanks for your feedback, I prefer riding short stems so I am going on the 19,5. A 18,5 should be better, I guess ;-)

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    One more question,
    is it easy to remove the stickers ? I plan to buy one for my wife and she is not fan of the "handjob" one ...

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    Yeah, its real easy. Mine started coming off on their own.

    In fact, I emailed Cove about some replacement decals...but they didnt return my email. I live in the states, and I know they have a QBP deal where they cant sell direct, so Im not sure if they could give me some anyway, but a reply would've been nice.
    Luckily I will be in the neighborhood of the shop later this summer.

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    Just ordered one for my wife (17,5 black). I'm waiting for it next week. Pictures coming soon (I hope) ...

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    Hi,
    here she is ...
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    love it, I can't let my wife see those forks. She will want them on her bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_n
    love it, I can't let my wife see those forks. She will want them on her bike.
    My wife loves it too. The fork is a magura menja. It is very plush.
    You were right for the size, 17,5 is also good for me.

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    A few more up to date pics of mine here, upgrades are Hope headset to add a dash of colour and Mavic Crossland wheels.

    Pics here

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    here's mine

    love the ride, but head angle a little too slack for climbing...in my opinion. great on the decents and carves up sinlge track! noice
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    Nice build Sam. Flats???????

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    Racing mine last weekend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sam575
    love the ride, but head angle a little too slack for climbing...in my opinion. great on the decents and carves up sinlge track! noice
    I'm using a 100mm fork which is enough for me with this bike (I have a Prophet for crazier stuff), the Marz fork also has the ETA which reduces the travel to 30mm and lowers the front end which is just excellent for climbing, I use it all the time, highly reccommended.

    I am loving the ride of the Handjob, so much more capable/comfortable than my old Alu XTC!

    Good stuff

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    Reduces to 30mm or by 30mm, that would dump it heaps.

    I am also running my Rebas on 100 most of the time. Sometimes banging back out to 115 if it is something a bit harder.

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    Hi there, it reduces the travel to 30mm and the front end is lowered about 30mm too so there is a significant difference, like in this pic:-
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    Just flick this little lever here and you're good to go
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    Handjob build

    I'm slowly building mine (pixie blue). Was swapping parts from my old bike and realized the post mounts on my old fork are too small/close together to accept discs. Dang! I have a 80mm fork lying around. Anyone use a small fork on theirs?

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    what fork, and post pics - you may just need an adapter.

    Oh - where can you buy cove bikes int he US other than thru QBP/LBS?

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    heres mine



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    Very nice

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    New question here. help for right size...

    I have this problem: I'm intersted to Cove Handjob, I'm about 5,11 tall (180cm) with a 32 inch inside leg (82cm) and I don't know if the right size for me is the 17,5 or 19,5...
    Now I have a Specialized Stumpjumper 18 size, with 90mm stem and I feel good with it
    Some one can suggest the right size for the Handjob?
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartaco
    I have this problem: I'm intersted to Cove Handjob, I'm about 5,11 tall (180cm) with a 32 inch inside leg (82cm) and I don't know if the right size for me is the 17,5 or 19,5...
    Now I have a Specialized Stumpjumper 18 size, with 90mm stem and I feel good with it
    Some one can suggest the right size for the Handjob?
    thanks
    I am almost exactly your size, maybe a half inch taller, but same inseam....I have a 17.5" frame and it fits me just perfect, BUT, I do have a 110mm stem and a Thomson setback post. I do not doubt that I could just as easily run the 19.5" frame with a shorter stem and Id imagine you'd be in the same boat.
    So really, it depends on what you're after, a bit longer frame and a short stem, or a shorter frame and a longer stem. Standover wont be an issue on the 19.5 b/c of the way the toptube is sloped. You'll have plenty of room. The chainstays and everything behind the seatpost lengthwise is the same, so basically your difference will only be in effective top tube length and amount of exposed seatpost since standover is not an issue with this frame design.
    I know that's not a definitive answer by any means, but since your measurements are so similar to mine, I feel confident in saying that either frame would be of acceptable size. Some people would tell you that running a shorter seat post would be an advantage, however, given that it is a hardtail, a post with some flex will take some of the bite out of the ride and the longer the post, the more flex, in general...and though it's a steel frame, it's pretty beefy and not altogether "compliant" IMO as some steel frames claim to be so I like that I have a good bit of exposed post.
    Another reason I went smaller is that since I run a 130mm fork, and the bike is very slack, running a bit of a longer stem allows me to concentrate some weight further in front of the front wheel than would be possible on a larger frame with a shorter stem. This negates some of the "wandering" that happens while climbing...that's of course typical with slack bikes.

    ...so yeah, all in all, there is sound reasoning to go with either size, it's just a matter of where your priorities are.

    Edit:

    Here's a pic of my 17.5 with its current componentry.

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    If I were you I'd go for the 19.5", I'm 6'1" with a 33 inseam which is obviously a couple of inches taller than yourself but I feel I am right on the limit, i.e. if I were any taller I'd need a bigger frame. I reckon the 19" would be perfect for you to adapt either way with a long or short stem or whatever.
    I should point out that I personally like a stretched out frame.
    Sorry to confuse you but that is my honest opinion, I think the 17.5" would be a tad small for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlosPirahna
    If I were you I'd go for the 19.5", I'm 6'1" with a 33 inseam which is obviously a couple of inches taller than yourself but I feel I am right on the limit, i.e. if I were any taller I'd need a bigger frame. I reckon the 19" would be perfect for you to adapt either way with a long or short stem or whatever.
    I should point out that I personally like a stretched out frame.
    Sorry to confuse you but that is my honest opinion, I think the 17.5" would be a tad small for you.
    That's fine that you have an "honest opinion" and all, but the frame would not be "too small" by any stretch, as I can attest since I am the same size and had a fitting done to locate optimal position. Since that position was indeed found, I can say beyond an "honest opinion" that the frame would be of acceptable size. However, each of the frame sizes, since he and I are right on the sizing threshold with regard to our height and inseam, will require its own set of accommodations to put the rider in proper position. And as I said in my last post, either frame would work, but it comes down to personal preference of where a rider would decide to add or subtract inches to or from the cockpit length.

    There is, after all, only a .5" difference in TT length between the two frame sizes. 12.5mm of additional stem length would essentially give the 17.5 the same length from seat tube to handle bars as a 19.5. The only difference would be in amount of exposed post.

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    Thanks to all for your opinions, I think about this post and at the end I take a 17,5 for handling reason. I hope is the right thingh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoTreadOnMe
    That's fine that you have an "honest opinion" and all, but the frame would not be "too small" by any stretch, as I can attest since I am the same size and had a fitting done to locate optimal position. Since that position was indeed found, I can say beyond an "honest opinion" that the frame would be of acceptable size. However, each of the frame sizes, since he and I are right on the sizing threshold with regard to our height and inseam, will require its own set of accommodations to put the rider in proper position. And as I said in my last post, either frame would work, but it comes down to personal preference of where a rider would decide to add or subtract inches to or from the cockpit length.

    There is, after all, only a .5" difference in TT length between the two frame sizes. 12.5mm of additional stem length would essentially give the 17.5 the same length from seat tube to handle bars as a 19.5. The only difference would be in amount of exposed post.
    But you're also running a layback post and a long stem!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlosPirahna
    But you're also running a layback post and a long stem!?!
    Yes, I noted that in the two previous posts, along with the reasoning behind using them. There is more than one way to skin a cat. You're saying, with no personal experience, that a certain frame size is going to be "too small" and I have indicated that it will not be, if he prefers using a certain set of accommodations. If he wants to run the bigger frame with a shorter stem, that will work just dandy as well. Again, each frame size will require a specific setup for proper fit. This isn't rocket surgery.

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    But, if the frame fits properly to start with you don't need to make changes. A long stem etc may take around from the allround abilities of the bike. Being 5'10" and riding a 17.5 it fits perfectly with an 80mm stem. So depending on the type of riding and the terrain you traverse , at 5'11" you could possibly fit both sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_n
    But, if the frame fits properly to start with you don't need to make changes. A long stem etc may take around from the allround abilities of the bike. Being 5'10" and riding a 17.5 it fits perfectly with an 80mm stem. So depending on the type of riding and the terrain you traverse , at 5'11" you could possibly fit both sizes.
    What "changes" would you be speaking of? You spec the frame with the proper parts from the beginning. There are no "changes" going on. I don't know how to spell out the fact that there is only a .5" difference in top tube length of the 17.5 and the 19.5" frames and that either frame will work at his height, depending on how he wants to set it up.

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    Bit of an update on mine.

    Has Reba's now, nearly full 08 XT and XTR pedals. Slowly getting the weight down while keeping it strong.




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    Sorry 'bout the crappy pic, but here it is. Sram X-9, Avid discs, RaceFace crank, seat post, stem and bars, Marzz fork, WTB seat etc...
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    Looking good... which Marz forks are those?

    Andy, any idea of the weight?

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    About 10.8kgs. Wont me able to make it much lighter. Already run the lightest tube and tyre combo I dare and still jump and smash stuff on it.

    Will probably get a set of race wheels for 24hr etc races and I need a lighter stem to get it down under 10.5, just hard to find a good one in 80mm which seems to be my sweetspot.

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    Marathon SL

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    This is was version 1.

    Version two, but not finished yet.
    Swapped out the Marathon for a Revelation Air U-Turn.
    The cranks when from Evolve DH to Atlas (Not in picture)
    The rear der went from an X.7 to X.0 (not in picture)
    I'm also going to swap out the tires and maybe wheels.
    All the parts for this are take offs from my other bikes so it's taking a while to get it done.
    Egg

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    Just finished my Handjob

    Lets just hope I dont regret getting rid of my enduro SL (not yet sold!) Although, these handjobs seem really fast and responsive!

    SPEC

    19.5" Orange Frame
    Magura Menja 130mm
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    SRAM X.9 shifters & Rear Deraillieur
    DMR V8 pedals
    Rodi Freeride wheels (not great but already had them)
    Specialized resolution pro front tyre, enduro pro rear tyre
    Raceface atlas seat post, Raceface evolve stem & bar.
    Raceface lock on grips.








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    Is there any good way to keep the stickers looking decent? rattle can clear coat or something? thanks

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    It is pretty cheap just to buy replacements, and change them each year.

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    Here is my, with new wheels.
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    Great thread - stumbled on it by chance!

    Hi, very nice bikes everyone... I've just built up my new Cove. Been riding today for the first time since Sept last year (injury )... Anyhows, loving the new ride - makes a change from full-suspension.

    Before and after shots... Loving this balmy warm, sunny, spring in England!

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    Looks great!

    I'm a bit puzzled though, it's freezing up North!
    ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlosPirahna
    Looks great!

    I'm a bit puzzled though, it's freezing up North!
    ;-)

    Cheers

    That's global warming for ya!

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    my new baby :


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    Quote Originally Posted by spartaco
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    Looks good, what size frame is that?
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    this is 17,5.
    I'm 1,80 cm and with 90mm stem is the right size for me.

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by spartaco
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    I'm thinking to change the 5.1 rims with a pair of dt swiss XR 4.2d
    But my weight is 83kg, and maybe the 4.2 are too light.
    What do you think about?
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    Forks travel

    Hi there all handjobbers!!
    I've just purchased an old 2002 model Handjob and would like to have your say in my case here. I know that it's designed to be used up tp 100mm forks for 2002 model due to some frame geometry.
    What would be the negative effect by putting a long travel forks, i.e Fox 36 Van RC which is at 160mm?
    I have just switched from freeriding to XC(fractured my T12 vertebrae and still in body brace as I'm typing now) and it seems that I just can't get away from my freeriding style and I think the Handjob would suit me well being steel and all. No, I'm not going to do crazy drops on this frame, maybe 3 feet the most.
    If the Fox 36 would raise any serious issue, I think I would have to source for a new forks.
    At the moment I'm transferring all my components from my Turner to the Handjob and probably gonna ditch some of the components due to weight issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by otannato
    What would be the negative effect by putting a long travel forks, i.e Fox 36 Van RC which is at 160mm?
    Naz
    36 Van will be way too much. You wont be able to do any uphills. I'm using mine with rs reba set to 115mm and I think that is max travel you can have on older handjobs.

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    Hey Homp,
    yup! The front end is waaayyyyy up there. It's tall!! And when I picked the bike I could feel the heavier end is at the front. Did a quick run, painfully, and I felt nervous coz of jacked up front end. The BB is at 14", wow! Even higher than my RFX. Ditched(literally) the Fox and my Pike U-turn is on the way, probably gonna run it at 120mm or lesser and see how it goes. Will post the pic once completed the assembly, I'm still waiting for my 719 rims to turn up.
    Here's with Fox 36, this is 15.5" frame
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    Here's an 08 for ya

    2008 17.5" frame
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    2002 Handjob - updated

    White Handjob....
    Still waiting for my hub to arrive coz Fox Talas white is next....
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    err...yeah..errr..uhmm..dunno..

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    Quote Originally Posted by markw1970
    Hi, very nice bikes everyone... I've just built up my new Cove. Been riding today for the first time since Sept last year (injury )... Anyhows, loving the new ride - makes a change from full-suspension.

    Before and after shots... Loving this balmy warm, sunny, spring in England!

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    you have yours set up pretty similar to how i have mine.

    very nice.

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    hi!

    Great bikes! Been ridding FS for a while, and although I have a KULA, I would like to keep it to "retro ridding" so that it keeps in one peace (it`s from 94!).

    well after looking at some hardtail cromo frames, I came across the Handjob!

    Problem is that i don`t have any specs with 130 mm fork!
    I have almost every part to build one:
    raceface cranks, XT&LX drivetrain, several tires and a AM1 2005 (130/150 and with ETA).

    I would like to know:

    Frame weight, BB height with 130mm fork, and if possible head and seat tube angle.

    Thanks!!

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    Check out Silverfish UK importers of Cove

    Quote Originally Posted by Tkul
    hi!

    Great bikes! Been ridding FS for a while, and although I have a KULA, I would like to keep it to "retro ridding" so that it keeps in one peace (it`s from 94!).

    well after looking at some hardtail cromo frames, I came across the Handjob!

    Problem is that i don`t have any specs with 130 mm fork!
    I have almost every part to build one:
    raceface cranks, XT&LX drivetrain, several tires and a AM1 2005 (130/150 and with ETA).

    I would like to know:

    Frame weight, BB height with 130mm fork, and if possible head and seat tube angle.

    Thanks!!

    Hi Tkul,

    Check out Silverfish's website... There's a link which takes you to more up-to-date specs for the Handjob at. It's on the Cove Handjob page under "Specification" in the table: Geometry/

    http://www.silverfish-uk.com/cms-fil...b14f5917b2.pdf

    (If you follow the 'manuals' link it takes you to some old specs for the 100mm fork - not particularly useful!)

    I'm running with a 19.5" frame, 130mm Marzocchi forks. I'm around 6 foot with a 32inch inside leg and fits just fine.

    Hope that helps

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    best bike ever:)

    My six weeks old beauty
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    Nice ride man. Do you have any pictures of your local trails? I was thinking of visiting Poland next year MTB touring.

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    The 08 lettering is hideous! Is it still stickers or did they actually paint them on for once?
    What the hell is an aluminum falcon?

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    Yes, the lettering is very nice, but it is still not painted:/

    KarlosPiranha:
    I live in Cracow - lots of beautiful places to ride here (not mountains but hills and rocks) - I have no pictures unfortunately. Instead here are 4 photos from last mountain trip (around 70 km south from Cracow). Actually almost whole southern Poland from east to west border is v. good place for mountain bikers. You can also cross the border to ride in Czech Republic and Slovakia - many amazing trails
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    Thanks for sharing, those trails look fantastic to me. Also it appears that you have a summer, which i sadly lacking here in the UK!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Here is mine !
    Single speed, rigid fork, wide bars...





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    here's mine



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    Nice bikes people. Tell me, how are those Maxxis Ardent tyres?
    I have Ignitors at the minute and they're pretty crap tp be honest, very draggy and uninspiring.

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    still getting to know the ardents.. dont have much to compare them to so far..

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    Hello!
    I'm 190cm(~6'4") and have question about handjob frame size? I was thinking about 21", but would like to hear some advice from you. Could it be too big for me? Thanks!

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    Cove Handjob 2008 Red 19.5"

    Just finished the build up of my new 19.5" 2008 Cove Handjob frame which I bought to replace my bent GT Avalanche.

    Pretty much a straight swap over of the parts that I had slowly accumulated on the old frame, except for a new head set. Handjob stickers had to go as I thought they messed up the lines of the bike, honest! I'm very happy about the way it all came together, including the colours

    Basic specs are:

    Rockshox Reba Race 100mm
    Shimano LX drivetrain & shifters
    XT hubs & Rigida Taurus rims
    Formula Oro K18 brakes
    Thomson 330mm seatpost
    FSA XLII Cartridge Headset
    Ritchey Comp 110mm stem
    Azonic Double Wall risers
    Rider is 6'2" & 88kg.




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    Anyone know what the widest tire/rim combo you could fit on a HJ?
    I'm looking to turn mine into a snow bike.
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    Lots of beautiful Cove's here, I'm looking into getting a new Handjob myself. I'm 6' 230lbs, are there any clydes out there riding this bike?
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    Im around 220 lbs.. and so far so god on the HJ... About the tire width.. I have ardents on now.. they are 2.25. And there is a lot of clearence.. so im pretty sure lets say.. Schwalbe MM in 2.4 would fit..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatchAttack
    Lots of beautiful Cove's here, I'm looking into getting a new Handjob myself. I'm 6' 230lbs, are there any clydes out there riding this bike?
    I have a 07 Handjob and I'm 6'2" 220 and ride a Large. Is there a concern or question you have? Mine is holding up well but I use it for XC and XC racing, It has a great feel to it for my weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radam77
    I have a 07 Handjob and I'm 6'2" 220 and ride a Large. Is there a concern or question you have? Mine is holding up well but I use it for XC and XC racing, It has a great feel to it for my weight.
    No concerns with stength, just want some clyde input..... I'm wondering just how much the frame will flex under hard pedaling, I am a clyde and a masher so it needs to be stiff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RatchAttack
    No concerns with stength, just want some clyde input..... I'm wondering just how much the frame will flex under hard pedaling, I am a clyde and a masher so it needs to be stiff.
    The flex feels perfect, not too much not to little. I'm more of a spinner but I climb out of the saddle alot and it just rockets up. I think alot of lighter people use these as all mountian bikes but at my weihgt I only do small trail jumps and drops, nothing over a couple of feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radam77
    The flex feels perfect, not too much not to little. I'm more of a spinner but I climb out of the saddle alot and it just rockets up. I think alot of lighter people use these as all mountian bikes but at my weihgt I only do small trail jumps and drops, nothing over a couple of feet.
    Exactly what I was looking to find out.... Thanks!
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    Is a large a 19.5"?
    I'm 6'5"...with a long leg (proper inside leg measurement (as opposed to trouser measurement) of around 37"any other tall lads out there using Handjobs? I'm guessing its a 21" frame for me but amen't 100% sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlosPirahna
    Nice bikes people. Tell me, how are those Maxxis Ardent tyres?
    I have Ignitors at the minute and they're pretty crap tp be honest, very draggy and uninspiring.
    I'm using Ardent 2.25 about two months and very impressed.

    It has 650g weight and about 55mm tread width.
    > Ignitor 2.35(700g) and Nevegal 2.1(600g) are also equal tread width / each raced on XM321disc.
    Ardent is placed between Ignitor and Nevegal to be concerned with Rolling Resistance and Traction.
    So Ardent is very versatile tire, I think.

    However, it has a little weak in gravel with hardpack terrain and off camber situation.
    In these case, Ardent is loose more than Nevegal and Ignitor in these case.

    Of course, Handjob frame has lots of tire clearance for Ardent 2.25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albanach
    Is a large a 19.5"?
    I'm 6'5"...with a long leg (proper inside leg measurement (as opposed to trouser measurement) of around 37"any other tall lads out there using Handjobs? I'm guessing its a 21" frame for me but amen't 100% sure?
    I'm 6'2" and the 19.5" large is a tad to short but I have a 100mm stem and layback seat post so it feels good. If i where you I would ge the xl 21" frame for sure.

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    I bought my white 2008 19.5" white frame this week and I am loving the look, even better than I thought it would be. One question for you guys, have any of you sprayed any anti-rust product like Boeshield or similar into your frame and if so have you any tips etc?
    Thanks
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    I sprayed som anti-rust stuff into my frame. Not sure it thats a must tho.. I reckon will swap bike before the rust takes it away.. On the other hand.. the sidewalls on this frame is soo thin.. so it wont take long for the rust to go through it if it gets a chance to settle in..

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    Hi, has someone an idea on what's the font used in the old cove logo? this one:

    Or mayube someone has a bigger pic with that old syile logo? I want to print it on my hoodie, 'cause I cannot find Cove merchandise in Italy.

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    I think it is based on Serpentine font.

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    I just picked up this on ebay for $500 US - pretty good deal.



    Pretty excited to pick it up. Will probably swap my Vanilla 125 onto it. I used to own a 2002 Handjob which I had to run the fork at 100mm as 125mm was too much; the one above can handle a 5" fork I think.

    I was going to hold out for a hummer, but handjobs ride great.

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