2011 Cove Gspot Bike

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G-spot, Bringing the pleasure

Rating:
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, Read More »

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.

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Vital MTB member Danimal5-0
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very capable am/fr bike

Rating:
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.

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.

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Vital MTB member Wonny
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Specifications

Product Cove Gspot Bike
Model Year 2011
Riding Type Cross-Country, Trail, Freeride
Rider Unisex
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 Aluminum
Frame Material Details Custom Drawn Easton 7005 Tubing
Rear Travel 152.4mm
Rear Shock
Fork
Fork Travel
Head Tube Diameter 1.5"
Headset
Handlebar
Stem
Grips
Brakes
Brake Levers
Drivetrain
Shifters
Front Derailleur
Rear Derailleur
ISCG Tabs Tabbed BB
Chainguide
Cranks
Chainrings
Bottom Bracket
Pedals
Chain
Cassette
Wheel Size
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 (4111 g)
Miscellaneous
Price $2,669
More Info Cove website

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