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Old 05-27-03, 04:40 PM   #1
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Cove G spot

Who has the skinny on the Cove G-spot? I think I want to get one, but I'd like to know about the quality, matinence issues, customer service, and if its a good bike, period. Thanks!
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Customer Service Strong
Warranty Excellent
Very Burly bike with a 4 bar system. Good to pedal but very active suspension. Its made for north shore riding so it is built tough.
Maintenance issues are like any other bike

Its and awesome bike. One of my top 3 picks for my future bike
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what are your other top two picks, would you rather get something else? Just curious, I dont consider you the bike prophet yet...
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If you're interested in the G-Spot, I'm assuming you're looking for a hardcore freeride bike, correct?

If so, other bikes in that genre include the following (I'm sure I'll leave many out)

Giant AC1 & AC2, if concerned about pedaling uphil, the AC Lite
Kona Stab (and Stab Primo)
Kona Stinky(any in their full line-up depending on budget)
Intense Uzzi SLX
Santa Cruz Bullit
Specialized Big Hit(Pro, Expert, Comp...etc.)
Yeti AS-X (Very Sweet!)
Titus Loco-Moto
Ellsworth Id
Norco (Team, Team Shore, Shore, Launch, A-line..etc.)
I know there are tons more, but the above list is just what I could think of off the top of my head (o.k., a "little" checking of websites)

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BTW, there is a guy over a ridemonkey selling his 2002 G-Spot, good deal, :http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...5&pagenumber=1
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what are your other top two picks, would you rather get something else? Just curious, I dont consider you the bike prophet yet...
I am a big fan of good warranties. So I would say Specialized bighit and banshee scream. For pure price Norco Drop or something along those lines
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Hey Mael, didja check out the link I posted? I'm tempted to make the guy an offer for his G-Spot. Now, if I could only come up with a good excuse to tell the wife why I bought "ANOTHER" bike. Oh yeah, and the money too!

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I found an awesome deal on pinkbike.com on a 2000 g spot w/ 2000 boxxer, North Shore cranks, awesome wheels, and then it turned out it was a 16.5" (I'm 6'4") aww shucks...
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And Purple Hayes! and it was only 1200 usd
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lets not forget about the ellsie joker....haha

btw, the purple hayes are really nothing special, they are the same as most if not all of the other hayes brakes of a similar vintage with zinc levers and painted purple. they have the same braking power as the rest but the lever is a tad stiffer. not too much of a difference.
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Hey Mael, didja check out the link I posted? I'm tempted to make the guy an offer for his G-Spot. Now, if I could only come up with a good excuse to tell the wife why I bought "ANOTHER" bike. Oh yeah, and the money too!

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I did...and Iwish I had some spare cash...the bikes ar pretty cool but the shops owner are even cooler. Very hardcore riders
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lets not forget about the ellsie joker....haha

btw, the purple hayes are really nothing special, they are the same as most if not all of the other hayes brakes of a similar vintage with zinc levers and painted purple. they have the same braking power as the rest but the lever is a tad stiffer. not too much of a difference.
Weren't they a donation thing. You buy these and some proceeds goes to some cause somewhere...
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If so, other bikes in that genre include the following (I'm sure I'll leave many out)
What about the Rocky Mountain RM7 or one of their other freeride bikes? I never hear anybody mention Rocky Mountain bikes around here but I've always heard nothing but great things about them (maybe I'm biased 'cuz they're Canadian ).
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What about the Rocky Mountain RM7 or one of their other freeride bikes? I never hear anybody mention Rocky Mountain bikes around here but I've always heard nothing but great things about them (maybe I'm biased 'cuz they're Canadian ).
They are garbarge. They were GREAT a few years ago with the initial design but they are very overpriced for what they offer, have a weak rear end that with extreme riders gets replacement fairly often and the spring rate is too high making rear end blowouts more common. When wade re-signed with the company it was on the condition that RM redesign the 'freeride' bike otherwise he wouldn' do it. In fact h only signed a year I believe in case they didn't do a revamp.

Those were the rumours anyways. RM's are great if you have the money for replacements (and the intial outrageous cost). But dollar for dollar there is an endless supply of bikes that are better.
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What about the Rocky Mountain RM7 or one of their other freeride bikes? I never hear anybody mention Rocky Mountain bikes around here but I've always heard nothing but great things about them (maybe I'm biased 'cuz they're Canadian ).
There does seem to be a lot of un-enthusiastic attitudes towards Rocky Mountain on this mtb bike forum. I think they are a great company and I, too, have only heard of good things elsewhere regarding their bikes. I love my Element, although I'm looking for something a little more free-ride ready.
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There does seem to be a lot of un-enthusiastic attitudes towards Rocky Mountain on this mtb bike forum. I think they are a great company and I, too, have only heard of good things elsewhere regarding their bikes. I love my Element, although I'm looking for something a little more free-ride ready.
I think is it the same reason why 'most' (not all) don't like canondale. Same issue. Spending a butt load of money for an average bike. RM's hold no value, use old designs with the r&d payed for (not including their new xc line whihc is innovative), don't have any special or outstanding warranty and still charge prices based a market 2 or 3 years ago. Very poor business model imo. Great compan, generally good bikes but no marketting brains
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Yah, I suppose most of my experience is with their XC hardtails, I can't comment too much on their freeride bikes. I do love the Easton Elite alum. HT frame that they've been using but I wouldn't *really* know a good FS setup from a bad one if you clubbed me over the head with it .

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I think is it the same reason why 'most' (not all) don't like canondale. Same issue. Spending a butt load of money for an average bike. RM's hold no value, use old designs with the r&d payed for (not including their new xc line whihc is innovative), don't have any special or outstanding warranty and still charge prices based a market 2 or 3 years ago. Very poor business model imo. Great compan, generally good bikes but no marketting brains
I see your point there. My only experience with them is from a cross-country perspective, and they do have some really good cross country bikes. Also, I got a great deal on mine used last year, so I didn't notice the over-price that you've mentioned. Sounds like they do need to grow as a company in many ways. From what you said about the freeride line being bunk and breaking easily, I would definately stay clear of them until they iron out the flaws.
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