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    Who's stoked on the 2010 Cove G-Spot?

    I am...


    The guys at The Cove are pretty excited about this one too. 35# builds are said to be easily attainable and it is said to climb as well as it descends. This suspension design works really well too as evidenced by the Shocker and STD. A light mini-STD I suppose. I'm diggin it, how about you?

    Cove still needs it's own forum...

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    Hell ya!

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    I love my cove std, the only issues for the kind of riding I wanted to do on it was: heavy weight, 7.5" rear travel, 83 bb and 150mm rear end. The new Gspot addresses those issues to make it more pedal freindly.

    Hopefully the final production smoothes out a few lines from the protos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fattireridereric
    I love my cove std, the only issues for the kind of riding I wanted to do on it was: heavy weight, 7.5" rear travel, 83 bb and 150mm rear end. The new Gspot addresses those issues to make it more pedal freindly.

    Hopefully the final production smoothes out a few lines from the protos.
    I love the STD as well, it does so many things so well. That being said it is a bit burly for longer rides where a decent amount of climbing is involved. Now we've got the G-Spot as an answer for our trail bike needs. The only thing I would change on the new G would be to slack up that front end a bit. Chill it out to 66* (with the new 170mm Lyrik DH attached, which I happen to have on hand ) and I'd be in heaven. If your going to get serious on climbs with this frame you'll probably want a travel adjust fork anyway. That way you've got the DH slaying slacker head angle and with the fork dropped a steep enough head angle to manage technical climbs. Then again, I did have a Banshee Rune with a 67* HTA and it felt very comfortable on the descents hmmm. I'll be checking out the new G-Spot regardless of what they do with the final production geo numbers since the guys at Cove know what the hell they're doing and I'm sure it'll be a stellar ride.

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    was gonna go with that bad boy but in the end it should ba a 2010 Knolly DT
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    Before you drop that serious cash I would suggest you ride them both. The Knolly has the 4bar FSR and the Cove has a Virtual Pivot so they will pedal and feel different. You may like the Cove over the Knolly after a ride or vice-verse. Either way they are both the sickest new designs of 2010 IMO.

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    Clearly, I have demoed a V tach, older DT, STD, shocker and endorphin and as much as I like the Cove the new DT should fit me better than the Cove in size as well as riding characteristics.
    that being said I wish I could score both
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bling
    Clearly, I have demoed a V tach, older DT, STD, shocker and endorphin and as much as I like the Cove the new DT should fit me better than the Cove in size as well as riding characteristics.
    that being said I wish I could score both
    If it fits you better then it's easy to choose I suppose. I'm still super stoked on the G-Spot and would love to throw a leg over the Delirium to do some comparisons. Lots of great bikes coming out this year...

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    Cove looks to have a winner on their hands and it is great that some kick ass am bikes are coming out of Canada now. Knolly and Banshee are really getting noticed now and I'm sure that Cove is going to get some recognition with this new bike. The G-spot looks burly and the stand over also looks very good. The dual link design should make it very pedal friendly. I have heard it is 7 pounds without the shock for a medium. Any word on the frame weight?

    I noticed you said you had a Rune, which is one of my favorite bikes right now and the Rune's linkage design is very similar to the G-spot. Any particular reason for wanting to make the switch and what didn't you like about the Rune? I have only checked the Rune out quickly but it is a very stiff and versatile rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronny
    Cove looks to have a winner on their hands and it is great that some kick ass am bikes are coming out of Canada now. Knolly and Banshee are really getting noticed now and I'm sure that Cove is going to get some recognition with this new bike. The G-spot looks burly and the stand over also looks very good. The dual link design should make it very pedal friendly. I have heard it is 7 pounds without the shock for a medium. Any word on the frame weight?

    I noticed you said you had a Rune, which is one of my favorite bikes right now and the Rune's linkage design is very similar to the G-spot. Any particular reason for wanting to make the switch and what didn't you like about the Rune? I have only checked the Rune out quickly but it is a very stiff and versatile rig.
    The review site that I run has me switching bikes quite often. It wasn't that I didn't like the Rune, It was just time to move to a new frame. I rode the Rune on many different styles of terrain from smooth bike paths to slopestyle trails to full on DH gnarl and it did very well in all situations. I'd have to say that where it really shone was on aggressive AM bordering on FR trails. I'm not sure if it could handle continued FR/DH use under my 200 pounds of abuse.

    That's one reason why I'm so excited to try the 2010 G-Spot. Geo on the G is similar to the Rune and if the STD that I'm currently on is any indication of the suspension performance I know the G will shred. I'm loving the STD but there are times when I don't need that much bike and I'd like to be on something a bit lighter. I have a feeling the new G-Spot will kill it on smooth fast trails (jumps-n-berms), happily climb back up and still be capable of tearing through some gnarl if you ask it to. That's all speculation but when it comes out I hope to feature it in a review so we'll find out for sure.

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    I'm really interested in the 2010 G-Spot. I'm looking for a frame that I can do trail rides on but still have it FR/DH capable for trips to Whistler, the North Shore, Bromont, etc. with a change of wheelset. My local shop just picked up Cove so the G-spot has definitely piqued my interest.

    For reference, I'm currently riding everything on a 2006 Uzzi VPX with the Slacker dropouts, an '07 66RC2X and a heavy-ish build. It's savage going down things but up is becoming a chore. My budget doesn't allow for 2 bikes so I'm looking for something that can do it all without too much compromise. I've also found myself doing more trail riding than dedicated DH lately.

    Any word on when they're going to be shipping them?

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    Shipdates

    We're aiming for an April 20th ship date for the first run of frames. Everything looks good so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.smooth
    We're aiming for an April 20th ship date for the first run of frames. Everything looks good so far!

    -Adam

    Sweet! So I might be able to get my grubby little hands on one for this year? They're not all spoken for, are they?

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    You should be fine, but get dealer on the move!

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    Is it April yet?

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    This is definitely on my wish list just unsure with the sizing. I'm 6ft (183cm) 170lbs.
    Current ride 07 sx trail weighing around 35lb (rough guess) with a 45inch wheelbase, fox36's, 50mm thomson.

    2010 G-spot geo is almost identical to the nomad so i was thinking goin by the nomad sizing chart and get a large.

    What do you think guys?

    Also dhx air 5.0 option?

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    The bike will come stock with a 2011 DHX Air 5.0, small can.

    I'm almost identical to your specs and would be on a large no question.

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    When will the g-spot page be updated on the cove site?
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    it definately looks sick.

    I know they are north shore bikes so it explains the geometry but they seem kind of high (BB height) and long (chainstays) compared to other bikes. I would love to try them but they are the complete opposite of what i usually look for in a bike.

    This new G looks promising though. So is it more of an AM/FR bike or a short travel DH/slopestyle bike? i thought it was the latter but this last pic makes it look AMish and especially the fact its running the 2011 dhx air (hopefully it works out, haven't been on a dhx air from 2006 to 2010 that has felt good)

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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingbubba
    it definately looks sick.

    I know they are north shore bikes so it explains the geometry but they seem kind of high (BB height) and long (chainstays) compared to other bikes. I would love to try them but they are the complete opposite of what i usually look for in a bike.

    This new G looks promising though. So is it more of an AM/FR bike or a short travel DH/slopestyle bike? i thought it was the latter but this last pic makes it look AMish and especially the fact its running the 2011 dhx air (hopefully it works out, haven't been on a dhx air from 2006 to 2010 that has felt good)
    Just wondering what other 6" aggressive am bikes you are comparing the G-spot to?

    According to the 2010 Cove Website, the Santa Cruz Nomad has the same numbers as the G-spot with a 67 HA, 14" bb height, 17.4" CS etc. The Banshee Rune also has very similar geo numbers.

    From the proto G-spot tests and threads that I have read, the G-spot is going to be a very pedal friendly aggressive am bike that can handle the hits.

    http://ridewithgeezerhead.blogspot.c...ot-review.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingbubba
    it definately looks sick.

    I know they are north shore bikes so it explains the geometry but they seem kind of high (BB height) and long (chainstays) compared to other bikes. I would love to try them but they are the complete opposite of what i usually look for in a bike.

    This new G looks promising though. So is it more of an AM/FR bike or a short travel DH/slopestyle bike? i thought it was the latter but this last pic makes it look AMish and especially the fact its running the 2011 dhx air (hopefully it works out, haven't been on a dhx air from 2006 to 2010 that has felt good)
    It is an AM light FR frame. The DHX Air works well on frames that are designed for it. The Banshee Rune I was on felt amazing with the DHX air for example. The trend toward long, low and slack is inspired by DH racing IMO. The STD I'm on has long-ish chainstays and a high-ish BB and it feels great. It corners well and feels stable at speed. Geometry is a complete package, it's not just BB height, chainstay length and head angle that make or break a design but all of the variables working together to form a synergistic package.

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    Yeah im not saying it won't be awesome and that the other cove bikes aren't awesome. I am saying that they are different than what im used to and would definately like to try before i buy.

    The bikes i have enjoyed the most are on the lower, slacker, and shorter chainstay end of things. Maybe its because i love to rip corners fast and hit lots and lots of jumps.

    The fact that it has the same geo as the nomad is why i wasn't totally stoked. I really didn't enjoy the nomad i was on this season. Sure it was great at pedalling but it definately gave you the on top of the bike feel and not the in the bike feel like im used to.

    Again im not saying it wouldn't be amazing and that i wouldn't enjoy it. i would love to try it but since i have never seen a cove here in utah i doubt i would ever get the chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingbubba
    Yeah im not saying it won't be awesome and that the other cove bikes aren't awesome. I am saying that they are different than what im used to and would definately like to try before i buy.

    The bikes i have enjoyed the most are on the lower, slacker, and shorter chainstay end of things. Maybe its because i love to rip corners fast and hit lots and lots of jumps.

    The fact that it has the same geo as the nomad is why i wasn't totally stoked. I really didn't enjoy the nomad i was on this season. Sure it was great at pedalling but it definately gave you the on top of the bike feel and not the in the bike feel like im used to.

    Again im not saying it wouldn't be amazing and that i wouldn't enjoy it. i would love to try it but since i have never seen a cove here in Utah i doubt i would ever get the chance.
    I've ridden so many bikes with widely different geos over the last two years and I've come up with a singular thought on performance. Static geometry numbers don't tell the whole story. There a good place to start but there are so many other factors that go into making a particular frame special. One example is the SC V-10. What's the static HTA and BB height on that WC winning design? 14.8" and 67* respectively but when you sit on it and settle into it's 4" of rear sag the front goes slack and the BB drops significantly. As opposed to the New Demo 8 with a 13.5" BB height and 64* HTA. The new Demo 8 sits much higher in the travel necessitating the lower and slacker static geo figures.

    It is true that the boys on the Shore like 'em a little taller which is why you see bikes like the STD, Rune, Scythe, G-Spot etc. with higher BBs. Low BB bikes initially do feel more stable to me but after getting used to a taller BB bike I find that they feel more agile and lighter on their feet. While they don't crouch down and rail the middle part of berms quite as comfortably they do pop into and rocket out of those berms in a nimble manner.

    Here's the bottom line. I love Mountain Bikes and want to ride them all! (starting with the 2010 G-Spot )

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