Cove Productions Ltd. G Spot Frameset

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Cove G Spot


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Madic a Downhiller from Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2008

Strengths:    Everything

Weaknesses:    I broke the rear triangle near disk mount after 3 months of riding.

Bottom Line:   
Very nice bike to ride.

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Favorite Trail:   All

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stinky

Bike Setup:   Juicy Sevens, Race Face forged cranks, S-type Sun rims, boxxer world cup, fox vanilla rear

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by archie a Cross Country Rider from Victor, Idaho

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2005

Strengths:    Beefy Construction, Great pedaling, no flex, plush

Weaknesses:    Heavy, chain suck is bad but not to often

Bottom Line:   
My first bike with the newer technology. I've always been a weight weenie kind of guy, but firgured I wanted some plush. I decided that if I was going to go for it I might as well get a beefy frame to start with and pick some components that were lightish but strong. I could probably get the bike lighter(~35# now), but would cost me. The bike is just what I was looking for: pedals well and soaks up the bumps great. The fork is flexy and the brakes howl occasionally. Love it. If your looking for bike to grow with this is great choice. Not a racer but definately a long trail ride kinda bike. On a side note I'll never go back to tubeless.

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Favorite Trail:   Fischer Creek

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   tested Kona's and bullits

Bike Setup:   Psylo xc, xt/ truvalt/ singletrack/ avid mechanicals/ 2.5+ 2.25 trailbears/ homemade tubeless

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ivan from C-Springs

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2003

Weaknesses:    Flex (though i may need to do a 3 month tighten up on all of the bolts)

Bottom Line:   
My setup is guestimated at ~31 lbs (and I think i'm only a x-country wheelset away from being 30). I'm a clydesdale (215lbs) with an 80/20 split of x-country to urban. It may not be the lightest x-country setup, or ready for 10 foot to flat drops (it is ready for 5 foot to flat), but it does a decent job. Peddling up doubletrack my partner noticed I had less bob than he (Superlight w/fox float) and going downhill he knew he couldn't keep up. So, while nto being the best at anything, Cove has put out a functionally versatile project.

Even though its not supposed to be of concern, i get a lot of fingers pointed and talk about the bike, nto to mention i haven't seen another Cove in town.

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Favorite Trail:   downtown

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Covebike.com

Bike Setup:   I'm sure this will make the free-riders gag: 03 G-spot w/ 5th element, 03 Z1 SL, Singletrack/xt wheelset, xt drivetrain, avid mechanicals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by madzaxx a Weekend Warrior from usa

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2003

Strengths:    bomb proof, pedals up hill even though it weighs 39 lbs. best bang for your money. feels bottomless....

Weaknesses:    where???????????

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is this. it's the only free ride bike i have ridden that climbs. it is a go anywhere do anything bike that is forgiving and makes you feel confident. you can ride it all day and it won't wear you out. 5th element shock for sure. Cove product support is the best. stop reading and go get one, you won't be sorry....

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Favorite Trail:   all of them

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   jensen

Similar Products Used:   specialized, mountain cycle san andreas, gt sts, kona,

Bike Setup:   shiver sc up front, mavic 321 rims, 5th element, race face cranks, xtr drive train, hayes brakes, maxis tires, 550lb spring in rear 210 lb rider.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Glenn Kennedy a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2003

Strengths:    Engineering is A1, the frame is bullit proof. Seems like heavy bike tp pickup, but the weight isnt hardly noticable when riding it. Just point and shoot, the bike soaks it all up.

Weaknesses:    Not available in australia. Was a mission to get it here, cost a bomb in shipping and taxes!

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks. No matter wether its 20k bash on single trails, or down hill runs, its brilliant. I could never go back to my hard tail, ever. Its simply a matter of dialing the shocks for the big drops, then switchin back when on the single trails again.
The engineering and design of the bike are superb. After i saw the G Spot for the first time, i knew I had to have one. The bikes lived up to all my expectations, and then some. Its definatley mroe capable then I.

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Favorite Trail:   Nasho

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Cove Bikes, Endevour Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stinky, Dawg,

Bike Setup:   2003 G Spot, 2003 Super T, Chris King Univers Rear Hub, ISO 20mm Front, Sun Single Track Rims, XT Gold Derailours

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joel a Weekend Warrior from Minnesota

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2003

Strengths:    Tough, Pedals OK, fits 24x3.0 (on trailpimps), stiff enough for 8" rotor. Looks badass. Guys at Cove are great to work with.

Weaknesses:    Cable routing ('02) Weird seat tube (30.0)

Bottom Line:   
This frame can put up with alot of abuse so if you ride hard or are a heavier rider than this should be one of your options. With the right components it can handle DH yet be agile enough for urban and trail riding. THis is the only bike I have/need.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Nothing that would compare.

Bike Setup:   '02 Gspot '03 DJ2 Profile cranks 26/24 trailpimps wrapped with IRC Kujos 2.65/3.0. Hayes Mag HD 8" Azonic doublewall 2.5 riser Powertools 45mm stem. synchros seatpost tioga dh seat lx/deore drivetrain - shimano/sram chain.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Weekend Warrior from Sacramento,CA

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2003

Strengths:    Handcrafted work of art, super strong frame, plush 6" suspension travel with very little bob, this "is" the ultimate kick*ss freeride frameset!

Weaknesses:    None!

Bottom Line:   
if you looking for a freeride bike, this is the best out there "bar none"! One toll free call to Deep Cove and you'll be riding the most Awesome, Kick*ss freeride bike there is....to the crew at Deep Cove bikes " Thanks!..Kudos to you on a MOST EXCELLENT bike"

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Favorite Trail:   Rubicon jeep trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Deep Cove Bikes

Similar Products Used:   ridden alot, no other freeride bike comes close!

Bike Setup:   Profile 2" riserbars, Atomlabs stem, FSA pro pig dh headset(changing to Crupi soon), Marzocchi Z-1 fr forks, XT disc hubs, Atomlabs rims, Avid disc brakes, Precision billet levers, Raceface xs isis b/b, Raceface next lp isis cranks, Crupi square pedals, Fox vanilla rc shock, XT derailleurs, cassette, and shifters, Panaracer tires, and Onza porcipaw grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Craig a Downhiller from Alaska

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2002

Strengths:    AWESOME frame, very strong and beefy as hell. The head tube is oversized, gussetting between the head tube and top tube.....so much I can say. The main pivot is pure insanity! there is absolutely no pedal bob, and the chainline is always the same length. DAMN

Weaknesses:    absolutly none

Bottom Line:   
Cove is awesome. Customer service is great, Craig helped me alot...this is a true freeride beast with downhill capabilities. It can take what you throw at it - period. I've tried numerous high-end bikes, including many I did not mention. For a frame that cost me $1100, NOTHING compares. The suspension is plush yet firm, the bike feels great, there are just not enough good things I can say about the G-Spot except this....quite whining abouty calling Canada, and buying a Candian product, and BUY THIS DAMN BIKE!!!!! I promise, it'll be one of the best things you've ever done.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   straight from Deep Cove bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Ellsworth Truth, Dare, Santa Cruz Super 8, Bullit, Foes LTS Mono, Kona Stinky, Stinky 7, Stinky 9, Specialized Big Hit, KHS Dominatrix, DH 100

Bike Setup:   Z1 FR QR20, Hope w/8" rotors, 2 24" Doublewides with Intense, Profile crankset, full XTR drivetrain (except crankset)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pawel Szafruga from Washington

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2002

Strengths:    Absolutely the best bike I have ever ridden. Descends better then anything out there. Ver very plush and no side-to-side flex in the rear. The around the BB shell pivot is amazing, no pedal feedback.

Weaknesses:    The bolt to the pivot on the seat tube keeps coming loose. It's a small problem, but does get annoying. Also, this bike does have 6 inches or rear travel, so it doesn't fly uphill, but as long as you stay seated it isn't a problem.

Bottom Line:   
I come from a cross country backround (my other bike is a Giant XtC) and this is amazing, I've ridden places where I used to get of and walk and I've ridden places that I used to have trouble walking down. And the best part is that I've yet to come to a place where I felt like I was going to endo. Great bike for anything, works wonderfully and does exactly what it was designed to do. Taken a couple 5-6footers and didn't bottom the suspension, but surprisingly it swallows all the small hits too. The best bike ever. You get what you pay for.

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Favorite Trail:   Skookum Flats

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $924.00

Purchased At:   Jensonusa.com

Similar Products Used:   Tested a couple other freeride type full suspensions. Nothing compared

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Z.1. Race Face Turbine cranks, XT drivetrain with Rocket shifters. Thompson stem/post. Onxy rear hub/Marzocchi front or Rhyno Lite XL rims. Hayes Hydros. Maxxis tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by T Bone a Downhiller from Auburn

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2002

Strengths:    This frame is highly functional with 6 inches of rear travel that feels endless. I feel completely confident and comfortable blasting downhill. The Fox Vanilla RC is the bomb and is fully adjustable, so I can tune it for big drops or long downhill runs. The frame is absolutely gorgeous and attracts all the ladies...I just tell them I know how to ride a G-spot. Seriously though, the frame turns heads like you wouldn't believe! It is tough, with all the right welds, beautifully machines, and well engineered!

Weaknesses:    Some of the bolts in the rear swing arm set-up could have lock nuts on them...but the have not been a problem or come loose yet!

Bottom Line:   
You've got to ride a G-spot!

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Favorite Trail:   quarry trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   cove

Similar Products Used:   Intense M1, big hit, San Andreas

Bike Setup:   Everything you've had wet dreams about is on my bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by evan laudon a Downhiller from weston FL

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2001

Strengths:    i traded frames for my Planet X RAD and i sure think i made a good deal. this frame is top craftsmanship.. the rear travel is smootha nd contralled through the entire strock without and chian length variation. it pedals beter than any other Fs frame i have ever used. the FOX RC that it comes with has super tuneablily with compression, rebount and preload. the suspension also feels endless, like it has a foot or so of travel. this is a very strong frame with headtube gussets and manipulated tubes for rigidity.

Weaknesses:    ablsoutley positively NONE

Bottom Line:   
sweet frame for all around riding, Freeride or DH fun. endless travel and can be set up with big forks. pedaling is second to none. fairly expensive but you are paying for spot on craftsmanship and superb chracteeristics. GO GET ONE

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Favorite Trail:   dirty ones

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   marketplace

Similar Products Used:   Super V, RM7, GT lts, FSR, Norco VPS, Kona stinky, more

Bike Setup:   black frame
Bombshell BAd BEtty 6 w/ 20mm
Planet x BMF wheels
kooka DH crank
IRC Kujo tires
Azonic shorty
Azonic PDW bars
titec bezerkr seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by james johnston a Weekend Warrior from oakland, Ca.

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2001

Strengths:    Design and materials. This bike is designed for abuse and it shows with extra attention to all the major stress points and extra thick materials where needed. Just check out the pivot around the bottom bracket and the beautifully machined shock pivots!

Weaknesses:    I haven't found one yet, except that the 2000 frame set "international standard" disc mount wouldn't accept xt hydraulic discs. Not to worry, Yess productions swapped the chainstay for an updated model. Just beware, if you get a 2000, you better have Hayes!

Bottom Line:   
This bike rides on rails downhill, and climbs impressively for a 33+lb., 5" travel Freeride bike. The bike accelerates quickly, feels firm through tight single track, and generally wants to be ridden as fast as you can possible push it. I took it to Downieville this year and rode like a moron. I still posted a good time at 50:30! Mainly because this bike doesn't seem to care what kind of line it's on, it just wants you to go faster!!!
get one, go fast...

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Favorite Trail:   chapparal

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   mtbr

Similar Products Used:   Bridgestone mb5, Gary Fisher MT Tam, Voodoo Canzo Esp

Bike Setup:   XT Hydraulic Disc, WTB Speed Disc Rims on Momentum disc hubs, WTB Moto-Raptor 2.4 f/r, Marzocchi custom flylight 130 kit, Fox Vanilla RC,
SRAM 9.0 Drivetrain, WTB momentum Head set, WTB momentum bb, White Industry cranks w/ Race Face Rings, Easton, Bontrager, Titec

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by I a Weekend Warrior from Bay Area

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2001

Strengths:    RAD tubing and strong swing arm...

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
The frame is a bad ass frame. strong and very smooth. Also, this is a well balance bike....get one....

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   canada cove bike shop

Similar Products Used:   ...

Bike Setup:   XT and psylo XC (crappy shocks)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Small AXE a Downhiller from New England, USA

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2001

Strengths:    strong/BEEFY, no chain grow. fit 3.1" tire easily. uncommon in these parts. Excellent for a downhiller who wants a bike that can do it all. Big drops/bashing your way down loose rocky trails whatever, even some cross country rides for the hell of it!

Weaknesses:    Cove is expensive to contact! forget calling Canada on my salary!

Bottom Line:   
BAD ASS BIKE!
maybe the only real all purpose bike out there. good for Big Wheely drops. Strudy constuction, gussets everywhere. Medium travel, can climb. PLUSH shock/fox TC. GOOD JOB guys! COVE BIKES RULE!

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Favorite Trail:   plattekill/Vietnam

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   free ad? NOT!

Similar Products Used:   what's similar?
jamis dakar pro w/fox TC
Marin B-17(B stands for Broken rear swing arm and SH!TTY costomer service. maybe B stands for barry?
KHS LT3 w/fox TC


Bike Setup:   Z1 QR20/00' hayes/WTB laser DH wheels/Raceface bars,post,stem,XS crankset/XTR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nardo from X-Cove, BC

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2000

Strengths:    Light, strong, Sandvik construction and no 'namby-pamby meet you at Starbuck's with the bike on the roof rack cosmetics'. If you ride for real (Right car dropper's?- you know who you are) this is the bike for you.

Weaknesses:    Sorry kids it's a hardtail...Older models don't have the disc brake mounts either.

Bottom Line:   
Even the Samsonite suitcase gorilla's at the airport can't break this one. Probably only Dangerous Dan and his hucking crew could hurt this frame.

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Favorite Trail:   There's just too many her in BC!

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   HeiHei, Merlin, Litespeed

Bike Setup:   XTR, Ceramics, Magura's, Roox

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