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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 “BoneAir” 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 I’ve 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 I’ve 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.

    Mr Bling: This would be the way to go! Almost enough to make me a Turner convert
    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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