Cove Bikes G-Spot Freeride Full Suspension

The G-Spot has fast become one of the most sought after dual suspension freeride bikes in the world. From hucking to hauling, log rides to long rides, the G-Spot caters to your every need. It offers six inches of rear travel via the Progressive 5th Element shock, sealed bearings on all pivot points, a perfectly balanced swing arm and an around the BB main pivot that eliminates pedal feedback and keeps chain tension even.
(MSRP listed above is in CAD)

User Reviews (26)

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coiler8   Weekend Warrior [Nov 15, 2008]
Strength:

Frame is literally sick for any kind of setup...i had a 170mm 66 on it and downhilled for a week in whistler and i put a 120mm fork on it and compete in slopestyle contests and dirt jumps

Weakness:

everything is sick

best bike made...haven't found one person that doesn't love it...put the right components on it and you can make it do anykind of riding you could ever want..you should definatly buy this bike and support cove bikes cause there the best and deserve it

Similar Products Used: felt compulsion, specialized sx,
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5
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5
colin kidd   Weekend Warrior [Nov 07, 2008]
Strength:

feels right,climbs well,all the travel you need for 90% of the trails.

Weakness:

where do cove buy the paint from,it seems to slowly disapear off the frame,the silver ones any way.rear plates linkage hits seat clamp on 15in frame.

had a shot on one few years ago and had two have one,got it jan 08.good allrounder,a bit heavy for long xc trips but its not built for that anyway,got hard tail for that.if your after a good allrounder this is one.

Similar Products Used: 03 norco fuid,04 norco shore.
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5
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5
Milky   Downhiller [May 21, 2008]
Strength:

Very tough, great geometry, climbs fantastic with the DHX5

Weakness:

None

Needed a simple, tough, fully to replace my Stiffee. The G-spot was the natural choice. It rips on the Shore and at Whister. It's a great do it all 6+6 bike that never complains. Nice work Cove.

Similar Products Used: Cove Stiffee
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5
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5
David 'Sui' Richardson   Weekend Warrior [Sep 26, 2005]
Strength:

SWEEET ride. Strong, reliable, just as good through the singletrack as a stiffee and confidence inspiring!

Weakness:

Why so much money in the uk!! My build with saint cranks & BB 729 rim on rear 521 at the front on a Draco was £1700 $3179 before the forks and components were added!! oh the paint! still it's not there to look at!!!

No dissapointment from me. Been doing some huge stuff since getting this bike, and trying to find it's limits is damn hard, scary infact. The bike is just as at home XC'ing (although a little knackering), Freeride /Shore and Downhilling. I can't fault it at all.

Similar Products Used: Nothing similar, although it rides like my old Stiffee, i miss that bike :-(
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5
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5
gareth pinder   Downhiller [Aug 08, 2007]
Strength:

Light build, forgiving jumper, looks great

Weakness:

dhx shock not best on cross country

First ride told me everything i needed to know, this bike is amazing. A real do everything bike bike (as long as you can get used to the climbing technique). Really shone at Fort William, constantly begging to go faster. Was worried before I rode it that it may have been alot of cash for some over hyped machine, but couldnt have been more wrong. Cove love has me gripped!!

Similar Products Used: closest thing ridden was Trek session 77
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5
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5
Derek V   [Aug 07, 2007]
Strength:

Almost everything

Weakness:

rear triangle, its not designed strong enough for disk break

Its a great bike to ride and to jump

Similar Products Used: nothing is similar to a G-spot
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4
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4
B NICKEL   [Feb 10, 2004]
Strength:

Around the BB pivot design makes ghost shifting and noticed lateral flex non-existant. For long-travel bikes, this design coupled with the 4-bar linkage is a good combo. As a mechanical engineer(not a genius but I understand good mechanical design) and mt. biker for over a decade, I like this design. Sealed Bearing pivots have not required any maintaining asside from normal bike cleaning. Frame is still running smooth after 2 years on rocky trails, rain or shine. -- yes it does rain in AZ.

Weakness:

6" travel does bob slighly, but show me a 6" travel suspention design that truely doesn't bob. Bob is only noticable on the road or in the parking lot anyway. Once this bike is on a rough trail -the extra control, speed, and traction MORE than compensate for a little bob. If it is that big a deal to you, install a Fox or Stratus lockout-type shock.

This frame is designed for the rider who likes technical mountain trails. If the trails you ride are smooth/fast XC trails designed more to allow road-bikers to be 'mountain' bikers, -stick with a good hardtail.
No beefs, it works and I don't have to baby it or pay attention to it. This frame is not going to turn you into a pro or enable you to ride up or down cliffs....you alone determine that. The G-spot is durable and simply does what suspension is supposed to--- deliver a smoother/faster ride over rough terrain allowing the rider to consentrate on the trail, not his/her equipment.

Similar Products Used: fully ridgid steel frame & fork for 6 years (a good way to learn to pick good lines and handle your bike over obsticals) Giant ATX hardtail for 5 years. Played around with a Strong frame coupled with a Titus Quasi-Moto suspension. Designed prototype suspention XC/FR frame with StrongFrames of Bozeman, MT.(a top-notch frame maker)
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5
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5
David Rothery   Downhiller [Jan 17, 2006]
Strength:

-All pivot points have sealed, water-tight bearings.
-Bottom-bracket main pivot keeps chain tension totally static, even when the rear suspension is most active.
-If you can keep the ride height down, the 15.5 rig climbs well even with a dual-crown fork.
-Universal geometry. The frame's simple design works with virtually any kind of setup- anywhere from all-mountain trekking to downhill racing, this frame never feels out of place.
-Made by a company worth supporting.

Weakness:

-30.0mm seatpost. Can be tough to find at a reasonable price.

Such a sick bike. It does everything, and does it well. You won't regret buying this frame.

Similar Products Used: Kona Coiler, Rocky Mountain RM6
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4
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3
Matt   Downhiller [Dec 06, 2003]
Strength:

Awesome frame, super light weight, strong welds, good parts (you need to build it yourself basically) good ammount of travel.

Weakness:

Can take a bit of getting use too.

I have been riding this bike for just under a month and it is awesome. Light weight, yet very strong, it sucks up the big stuff and has no trouble handling 10 foot huck to flats. Only downside is it comes with a Fox Vanilla RC on the rear instead of the more expensive 5th Element or Manitou Swinger.

Bit expensive pricewise but it is a very nice bike, definately worth riding.

Similar Products Used: Norco Atomik 2003
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4
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4
David Procida   Racer [Feb 03, 2004]
Strength:

The Craftmanship on this frame is awesome, The new 4-bar links and head tube gussets make it stand out. The G-spot pedals awesomely for a 34-lb bike (the Progressive Shock is amazing!) The bike went together without a hitch!

Weakness:

I was going to use a e.thirteen dual ring chain guide but with the swingarm wrapping around the bottom bracket, made me swap to a triple ring

This bike performs as well as it looks; it turns heads everywhere I go. This is one top notch Canadian built bike. I will be competing in various events with it including the new Super D class in NORBA events

Similar Products Used: Turner RFX (also an AWESOME bike!) Cannondale Super V-2000
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5
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5
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