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 Post subject: 2009 Cove Stiffee
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:00 pm 
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thought i'd post a picture of my stiffee :D

this started as a frame swap for my 2008 marin rocky ridge.
i loved that style of bike, but wanted something a little higher end.
it has slowly evolved since.

nothing like riding a long travel hard tail at trail centres, eating full sussers on downhill sections!!

2009 Cove Stiffee. 17.5 inch in red
Fox vanilla 140's
thomson seat post and charge spoon seat.
XT/sram mix
WTB wheelset
SLX cranks with race race bash guard.
gravity/fsa bars and stem
hayes brakes.

photos taken while doing 'the beast' at coedy brenin.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:36 pm 
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I am not in the habit of commenting on other mens Stiffee's but your is a 'Ahem' a very nice Stiffee :D :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:45 pm 
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Great bike..

Always fancied a good Cove :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:08 pm 
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thought i would treat my work horse to a new pair of wheels.

blue hope hubs, with sun inferno rims.

Im thinking about a colour change, from red to yellow.
any thoughts?


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Looks really nice in the snow... 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:30 pm 
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That's a good looking bike. I've always really liked these although you don't see as many about as you used to.

I nearly bought one. It was a toss up between the Chameleon or one of these and the Chameleon won (just). Blatting about on hardtails and beating people on bouncy bikes used to be great.

Is it the original paint? If so it seems to have held up well as Cove paint doesn't have the best rep.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:49 pm 
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yeah still the original paint. it does have a hard life so it has held up really well.

this is the one bike i use more than anything else i own.

its 100% perfect for the way i ride. fast and aggressive, and dare say a bit ragged sometimes!

yep, overtaking full sussers downhill at trail centres is a favorite past time of ours :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:51 pm 
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GT-Steve wrote:
Looks really nice in the snow... 8)


cheers steve. the red really seems to pop again the white snow.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Good lad...although I'm now on a full bouncer. Luckily I can still hold my own on it...although the best bit in my SX is overtaking people on XC bikes up the hills despite being a 1 x 10 set up and weighing a healthy 32lbs.

Your Cove would look nice in lime green I reckon.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:02 pm 
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when i bought the cove it was a toss up between the red and a green one.
i already have a green santa cruz bullit, so went with the red for a change.

i dunno, might just stick with the red, as its holding up well.


i do like the SX's.

i was looking at one once upon a time. not sure what happened though!!

i think the SX was one of the first true 'do it all bikes'.

great machines.


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