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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:10 pm 
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Ok, I admit I know El Zippo about anything built after about 1996 :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

BUT.....if someone was tempted to buy some new-fangled full bounce 'thing'.....what do people think of Cove's? Are they as good (?) as they look????


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:13 pm 
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neilll wrote:
Ok, I admit I know El Zippo about anything built after about 1996 :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

BUT.....if someone was tempted to buy some new-fangled full bounce 'thing'.....what do people think of Cove's? Are they as good (?) as they look????



:oops: What is 'Cove's Sounds like a medical condition :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:16 pm 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

It might be....but it's also :

http://www.covebike.com/home.html


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:19 pm 
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Well i'm a little wiser thanks to you Neilll :D :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:24 pm 
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supposed to good bikes but have dodgy paint (flakes off, not colours) apparently........so i heard.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:24 pm 
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depends what you want to do really....


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:28 pm 
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Joe wrote:
depends what you want to do really....


I've only ever ridden hardtails so I was just curious as they seem kind of high-end....looks like they do DH, Freeride and XC......just idle curiosity, no intention of buying... :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:36 pm 
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OK, I confess it, I was leafing through a copy of MBR in Waitrose yesterday. Well, it was cold outside and ..... Well anyway, there was a comparative test in there of several freeride bikes, all of which will plough through anything if you're game, all of which cost at least £2k, and all of which weighed c42lbs. i.e., all of which they can keep.

I think Cove has a 'North Shore' mission a bit like that. People do buy the Hummer though, but if I was spending that money on a titanium frame, I think I'd spend it on something else, personally.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:41 pm 
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Cove! Absolutely love mine... it's a Shocker though so probably not what your after. Their hardtails have a really good reputation too especially the stiffee. All coves have spot on geometry for modern riding. Not the lightest though but they are built to take a beating and last. Retro rides in 10-15 years maybe? I reckon the shockers and stiffees will be, their classics all ready in my eyes.

Don't know where that rumour about the paint flaking off came from?! Mine takes some serious abuse from flying rocks/crashes etc and has hardly any chips at all.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:24 pm 
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Seen a lot of owners on forums moaning about it (especially the stifee) and magazines mention it a fair bit.

Glad yours is okay though :D Perhaps they have improved them lateley


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