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2011 Cove Gspot Bike

Average User Rating: (Outstanding)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “G-spot, Bringing the pleasure”

    The Good: Built in BC by people who ride the trails I dream about. Burly, rugged, designed for an aggressive rider. Low standover height and long feeling, but with a higher bb than most in its class.

    The Bad: No exit hole for a dropper stealth, 2.4 max rear tire clearance.

    Overall Review:

    I've put 6 months of riding on this bike, from Shuttle DH and Black Rock kickers to 30 mile backcountry epics. This is my one bike that I use for everything and it does everything asked of it. I have a single ring in the front and climb it everywhere I would climb an XC bike. When you do reach the downhills, it opens up a world of opportunities. It is more nimble than a Downhill rig, but can still mow down obstacles with authority. The 1.5 headtube allows you to achieve 65.5 at the head angle which really helps with cornering and keeping it on the trail when things get hairy. The first ride on this bike, it felt like it wanted to gallop down the trail, rocks and roots became just more opportunity for traction. When things get really chundery, it feels like a magic carpet.

    I love that cove has long term reliability down to a science, something really missing in the industry today. I feel like the frame will last through many seasons without having issues because Cove did three years of proto testing before releasing it. The pivots utilize common bolts and bearings too, so they are easy to find if something fails. The back end is 135mm, with a traditional clamp secured hanger. Too many of the newer hanger designs have fatal flaws that can ruin rides and even frames. I wanted a bike that I could own for a decade or more, and I found it.

    “very capable am/fr bike”

    The Good: Fast, stable and efficient pedaler. Corners well. Feels bottomless.

    The Bad: Stock head angle is a bit steep

    Overall Review: This bike handles steep, rough and fast terrain like a mini dh bike at the weight of an all mountain bike. You will not find a more capable all mountain bike anywhere.
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

    Specifications

    Model Year 2011
    Riding Type Cross-Country, Trail, Freeride
    Sizes and Geometry

    Small, Medium , Large View Geometry

    Size Small Medium Large
    Top Tube Length 20.8 21.65 22.7
    Head Tube Angle 67 67 67
    Head Tube Length 4.7 4.7 5
    Seat Tube Angle 72 72 72
    Seat Tube Length 15.5 17.5 19.5
    Bottom Bracket Height 14 14 14
    Chainstay Length 17.3 17.3 17.3
    Wheelbase 43.6 44.5 47.5
    Standover 29 29.5 31
    Reach n/a n/a n/a
    Stack n/a n/a n/a
    Frame Material Custom Drawn Easton 7005 Tubing
    Rear Travel 6"
    Rear Shock
    Fork
    Fork Travel
    Head Tube Diameter 1.5"
    Headset
    Handlebar
    Stem
    Grips
    Brakes
    Brake Levers
    Shifters
    Front Derailleur
    Rear Derailleur
    ISCG Tabs Tabbed BB
    Chainguide
    Cranks
    Chainrings
    Bottom Bracket
    Pedals
    Chain
    Cassette
    Rims
    Hubs
    Spokes
    Tires
    Saddle
    Seatpost
    Seat Post Diameter
    Seatpost Clamp
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts
    Colors
    Warranty One Year to original purchaser.
    Weight

    9 lb 1 oz (4.1 kg)

    Miscellaneous
    Price $2669.00
    More Info Cove website
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry