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    New hustler and std...mmmmmm


    Holy craps Cove is comin out with some great new frames. I have seen a bit about the std
    but only very recently seen the new hustler

    The old hustler was an awesome bike and sooo much fun to ride in many situations.
    Anyway, anyone got any info on these things? Availability, geo, prices...why neither of these frames have iscg mounts?

    Couple of pics from PBike.
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    Wow, I want a hustler. Currently that is the next step on my list when I bore of the Handjob.

    Only problem I see with it is the lack of bottle cage mounts?????

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    Mannnn, you would be havin so much fun you wouldn't want cage mounts...no time for water.

    Who uses cage mounts for water bottles anymore anyway I thought everyone was on the hydration pack wagon?

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    It is bloody hot here. Run camel back plus a bottle for when the camel runs out to get me home. Also I mount my mini pump on there.

    Also in endurance races, I like to run pump and bottle with tube taped under seat so no camelback.

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    I saw from the pics they had the old version there too, albeit with updated graphics.



    I guess they are being phased out?

    Hopefully they'll get a new web site soon to find out more...

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    Dang, they did it! I just sent a mail to Cove, asking them to make a scaled-down version of the STD for trail/all mountain, because I feel my STD pedals so well.

    Seems like they had it up their sleeves!

    Now I must have a Hustler too..........

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    nice! I like that new hustler.

    what about the new G-spot? any other pics?
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    Had a talk with the UK distributor Silverfish. Seems like we have to wait until next summer for the new Hustler....... damn.

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    According to http://www.bikeradar.com

    "Cove still haven't decided on the name of their new bike yet and this proto had a different sticker on each side. It will have a lightweight 6in-ish frame based around the STD linkage though. One version will be lighter, steeper and air sprung, the other slacker and coil sprung. We can't wait!"

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    Here's the picture from Bikeradar:



    It looks great. With a little cleaning up it will be beautiful: same color linkages, cleaner shock mount. I'm hoping they're making a lightweight 5in version.

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    thanks for the info!

    any other pics?
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    cool color !!! somebody know it's name? I want ordering a std and I hesite with the pixie blue and matte green, but the color on the hustler is nice... if you have some infos...

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    A few more pics:




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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    According to http://www.bikeradar.com

    "Cove still haven't decided on the name of their new bike yet and this proto had a different sticker on each side. It will have a lightweight 6in-ish frame based around the STD linkage though. One version will be lighter, steeper and air sprung, the other slacker and coil sprung. We can't wait!"
    Sounds like two new frames ala the devinci hectik/frantik.

    Sooooo....does that mean the Hustler and the G-Spot will be replaced with these things? From the quote, it sounds like they just slapped the Hustler sticker on it for now. I can't find any real ibike info on Cove.

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    Just awesome!!
    I would love to see the frame be the same for 5 and 6 inches.
    Have an adjustable front shock mount and maybe a rear linkage change or two holes for different travel. This little bike has some serious potential!!

    I would love to see cove go to the greasable bushing system too...one can only ask for soo much at once I guess though

    Nice stuff, keep it comin if ya got it.

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    Saw a photo of this the other day and loving the look of it, loving that colour too!

    Summer for the UK? That's OK, will give me time to save up!!!!

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    Bone-Air

    When I got my December issue of mbr magazine in England it had a small article about the new cove which they say the owner of cove bikes, Chaz Romalis, was very keen to call the new bike the Bone-Air. They say there will be 2 models, one with 6in of air sprung suspension and lighter tubeset, and the second will be coil sprung, 6.5in suspension and a heavy duty tubeset. They also say their first ride will be in next months issue.

    *They finally say Chaz Romalis likes the way ďBoneAirĒ sounds French.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    BoneAir
    haha - that's kinda clever - I'm assuming it's a reference to the Boneyard in Whistler, while of course keeping their tradition with the sex-related names. A name like that might wear a bit thin over time though, but who knows...

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    Oops! I just wrote all that waffle and now Iíve found the link to the online article.

    Here you go:
    http://www.mbr.co.uk/news/product_ne...le_152261.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    Oops! I just wrote all that waffle and now Iíve found the link to the online article.

    Here you go:
    http://www.mbr.co.uk/news/product_ne...le_152261.html
    Thanks for the link!

    Looking forward to that ride report.

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    That would be a nice addition to my STD. 1.5 headtube would be great for the burlier frame.

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    Man, that frame looks so promising any other specs, geo?

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    Is that yellow one in the movie the new hustler?
    That thing looks like it is takin a good beating~ What a fun little bike that would be.
    I hope they give the new hustler more rear tire clearance though.

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    That new Rune from Banshee is another one in this category giving me thoughts!

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    The yellow one is a std. He may also be on an orange g spot. Hard to tell for sure.

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    Just to let all of you know... The last time I went into the Cove bikeshop, mid-January, they said that the new Hustler/G-Spot (burly version) won't be seeing production in the near future. Apparently the designer has left the company... At least that's what the employee said to me.

    Also, he said that it'll likely come out in the long run... So hope for 2009 but don't hold your breath.

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    Bummer so I wonder if they will have some 08 Hustlers and Gspots out soon?

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    so what's the word?
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    I sent Gabe an email about 08 gspot frames and he just said the current modles were available. Kinda hard to get info out of cove sometimes.

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    Thereís a big article on the new Hustler and G spot in the Mbr magazine out this week. The Boneair was just a prototype name apparently. Both bikes look very similar to the Hustler in Booneís first post.

    Unfortunately I didnít buy the mag so I cant tell you more.

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    can someone please scan that article?
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    anyone with some fresh inside knowledge?
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    same ole same ole

    when is it to be released?!
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    At the moment I think their just sticking with their current models since the designer left.

    Hard to get info about them.

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    Itís shipping at the end of the year for 09 according to mbr.

    The designer may well have left, but the suspension looks finished and the geometry is carried over from the old Hustler cos it was so popular.

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    Thanks, that sounds like a solid info to rely on. Good to know where it's at.

    That looks like a killer bike on paper especially the bad ass version.
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    Italian made MDE frames look very similiar to the new COVE's...
    http://www.mdebikes.com/






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    Wow way to rip off the Morewood logo.

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    That looks surprsingly the same indeed.

    There was supposed to be a beefier version of the hustler (codename Boneyard) if I'm not mistaken with a coil shock.

    has there been any pics of this one released?
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    Cove won't be at the sea otter so when are we going to have a glimpse at that bike?
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    As for the MDE, it looks like a rip-off. Check the tubing.

    Cove makes some sweet bikes, and that Hustlah would be a very nice 6"...I do love my Stiffee.

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    http://www.covebike.com/

    almost there, new site on the way!
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    Went into Cove today and the manager said that the new G-Spot and Hustler might... emphasize the might... be available next year as a 2009 model. From talking with him it likely wouldn't be available anytime before roughly this time in 2009...

    But it sounds like they'll be dialing in the suspension and angles during the coming months.

    So kinda good news that it looks like they eventually will be made and if you can at least wait for a year... Which I might not be able to... I'm now looking at a Banshee Rune or a Knolly Delirium T.

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    Thanks for sharing the info.
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    Cove bikes apparently said

    Thereís no new Hustler in the works; We're working on a new six inch travel all-mountain prototype that we took to Interbike last year with Hustler decals on it, which is probably the cause of the confusion. This proto is currently scheduled for inclusion in the 2009 line up, and the working title is the Bone-Air
    http://www.singletrackworld.com/foru...8809&t=3508809
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    Man, I was hoping for a new 5 inch semi-light trailbike in the new Hustler.

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    And I was hoping for the "2008 website to be up & running soon." : )

    http://www.covebike.com/
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    Patience, my friend, patience. That is the thing with Cove.

    I waited almost a year to get my hands on the STD for my DH/FR duties. But it was worth the wait.

    Now I'm riding a Trek Fuel EX 9 while waiting for what I was hoping to be the new trailbike from Cove.

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    MDE's by no means a copy of the cove, its I-links been out for the last few years, as for the font being the same as a moorwood, again, the MDE bikes ran that logo long before moorwood did.

    also you put check the tubing? easton rad,
    all mde bikes are hand built to order.

    some pics and details on the pusher
    http://www.northshorefreeriders.com/...p?topic=2013.0
    hope that clears things up for you.

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    Thanks for the clarification. Great looking bikes anyhow.
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