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    Cove Hustler

    The money shots of my new Cove Hustler thanks to Gabe@covebikes......
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    Nice...

    Looks like a very nice build there!! Does that swing arm pivot round the bb like the G-spot?
    I have 2004 G-spot which is giong on a diet, it weighs 45lbs, bomb proof but heavy and really fun to ride on the trails
    Enjoy the fine canadian made ride!!

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    it does not pivot around the bb, just a regular pivot behing the bb

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    Holy sweetness!

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    wicked bike - i like the black. black or orange hustlers look awesome. is that a 2007? as far as i know, nothing has changed aside from the shock over the last couple years, correct?

    i just picked up last year's hustler from gabe. it was during that frame sale last month or so. it was a demo 19" in the desert colour; not my favourite colour, and the decals aren't the same as yours, but it was $1000, so it was a good deal. our local dealer in calgary wanted $1600 for a new hustler - not sure if it's cheaper in vancouver or other parts of canada.

    enjoy the bike.

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    Owwww that looks great!
    I really loved my hustler...I sure wish I had it back.
    Maybe down the road it will come back to me. That bike was an absolute trail ginsu!

    Only thing that got to me was the mud clearance Not nearly enough. Maybe they will fix that soon
    Ride it hard man

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    My Hustler

    Heres my Hustler....sorry about the picture, I wasn't on thinking about this when I took it!

    How do you find a hustler for 1500? I paid 1500 for the frame alone plus the same for the parts and that was a discount through a racer!

    Its an awesome bike...I use it on 2 hour road rides and runs down Dirt Merchant in Whistler, changing only the pedals!
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    -2007 Turner Nitrous...in the mail right now!
    -2006 Cove Hustler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. RMB
    How do you find a hustler for 1500? I paid 1500 for the frame alone plus the same for the parts and that was a discount through a racer!
    if this was for my post - to clarify, i was talking about just the frame as well.

    while i'm at it, i might as well post mine. just a frame yet to be built up.


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    looks good
    -2007 Turner Nitrous...in the mail right now!
    -2006 Cove Hustler

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    awesome



    How are you finding the handling with the Lyrik? Isn't the Hustler originally made for 125-mm forks?

    Quote Originally Posted by csr1
    The money shots of my new Cove Hustler thanks to Gabe@covebikes......
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csr1
    The money shots of my new Cove Hustler thanks to Gabe@covebikes......
    UNF.

    That's a good looking bike.

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    Cove Hustler

    Just got my own Cove Hustler today
    Spec is
    * Frame Size & Color: 17.5 Pixie Blue
    * Fork: 2007 Rock Shox Pike 426 (Black) with PopLoc
    * Brakes: Avid Juicy 5s, 203 Front, 180 Rear (Goodridge Carbon Hoses)
    * Cranks: Shimano XT
    * Front Derailleur: Sram X9
    * Rear Derailleur: Sram X0 Carbon
    * Pedals: Time Z Control
    * Stem: Thomson X4 31.8, 90mm, 0 Degree rise
    * Handlebar: Raceface Next Carbon SL Riser, 31.8 1.5" Rise
    * Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    * Saddle: SDG BeL Air RL
    * Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
    * Cassette: Sram 990 11/32 Red spider
    * Chain: Sram 990
    * Headset: RaceFace Deus (Black)
    * Grips: RaceFace Loc Ons
    * Front Tire: Intense CC 2.25
    * Front Rim: Mavic Cross Max XL
    * Front Hub/Skewer: Mavic Cross Max XL
    * Rear Tire: Intense CC 2.25
    * Rear Rim: Mavic Cross Max XL
    * Rear Hub/Skewer: Mavic Cross Max XL
    It weighs 31.5 Ibs
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    how much do those things way complete about?cove calls it a XC bike but that thing looks like it could take a beating!looks comparable to like a preston fr.
    so this is how you add a signature!!

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    They take a beating!!!

    I've done about 8 foot drops so far to good transitions and it handled them good...though the suspension goes through 5.5 inches very fast. You know when it bottoms! A DHX rear shock with bottom out adjustments would be nice but it would be a little heavy since its my road bike also!

    My Hustler, similar to the one above but X.9 instead of X.0 and Evolve DH stem, bar & single track rims weighs 33lbs.

    For a similar priced spec but XC components, I can see it weighing 29lbs.
    -2007 Turner Nitrous...in the mail right now!
    -2006 Cove Hustler

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    hows the bike handle?
    its hard to find a dealer with them in t.o. area

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    t.o. area?

    Though I love the bike, I got really bad service. My buddy's Playmate was 2 weeks late....Cove said it was shipped and then he called in a while later and it was still there.

    I talked to Gabe and he said he would give it to one of his racers to take to Sun Peaks and meet me. I got there and the racer knew nothing of it. Then I called Gabe back and he said he would meet me in Whistler (I was following the race circuit) with the bike. I got there, Gabe rolled in and he said the mechanic was bringing it. Brian shows up and knew nothing about it. Then Gabe said another racer was gonna bring it....he shows up and had no idea.

    Gabe apologized and was going back to Vancouver the next day and said he would bring it back to Whistler. Next day....nothing...said he got hungover.

    Promised the next day he would get it. He didn't even show up in Whistler that day!!!

    Next day he showed up and said hes truck was too full to bring it!

    Finally, a week after Sun Peaks where he said he would get it to me, he showed up with my bike and the wrong fork on it! At least he brought the right one along with it, and a solid axle wheel (the wrong fork was a QR axle). There I am waiting to ride the lifts on a bike I've been waiting for weeks to get and the mechanic is "busy" helping racers and can't change the fork over. I offered to do it my self but he didn't trust my mechanics skills.

    Then I asked Gabe for a bike...he wouldn't give me his so his poor mechanic was "forced" to give me his. The mechanic spent 15 minutes fixing up and swapping out parts on his bike to give me.....in which he could have cut the steer tube on mine and let me assemble the rest.....

    Then I took the Mechanics bike for a few runs and decided to take by bike over to the SRAM tent...

    The guy at the SRAM tent said he'd swap my fork out after he was done with the bike he was working on. They ended up doing it no charge in very little time. Thanks SRAM.

    Once I got to eventually ride the bike...he was pleased. Handling is awesome. Geometry's is perfect....sturdy and fairly lightweight.

    Though the bike is good....getting it was such a hassle.....beware!
    -2007 Turner Nitrous...in the mail right now!
    -2006 Cove Hustler

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    Pixie blue is where it's at.



    I agree with Mr RMB - with the RP3 it tends to blow through its travel very quickly, a DHX coil could only make a very good thing even better..

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    My Cove Hustler

    I've ridden the pee pee out of it and it still rides like a champ!


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