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 Post subject: 2007/8 Cove Handjob
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:13 pm 
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I didnt know that you could post modern bikes without being lynched here,lol

so heres my Cove Handjob on a recent outing in the snow,

just about to upgrade cranks to race face or if i get outbidded XT

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:43 pm 
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i love coves, my two are keepers, love the attitude they seem to have.


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nice bikes those coves........my mate on here has one (mr savory) his is a stiffee:

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 Post subject: Re: 2007/8 Cove Handjob
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:19 pm 
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Charlieboy28 wrote:
I didnt know that you could post modern bikes without being lynched here,lol

so heres my Cove Handjob on a recent outing in the snow,

just about to upgrade cranks to race face or if i get outbidded XT

Charlieboy
Noice! What travel forks are those? They seem quite short ( :D ) for a modern bike.


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Great bikes, what I would buy if I were getting something new 8)


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Forks are Reba Race with 100mm travel, apparently the 2006 Handjob was only meant to have 100mm travel forks, but have seen people run bigger , perhaps taking sag into account lets you do this,

I think the 2009 Handjob can run bigger travel forks though,

plenty enough travel for me though :roll:


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hmmm, seems they would have come out of the box set at 80 mm, me want the full travel of the forks now,

is this an easy job does anyone know, or trip to LBS, and will it be an expensive trip to LBS??


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Dunno, but if they're anything like menjas, it's a 20 minute job on the kitchen table.


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all-travel change is easy on these forks, theres a tutorial on the sram/rockshox website. it takes about 25-35mins. worth it too on the cove, i have ridden the handjob with 100mm, 120mm, 130mm and 140mm, and it rides best in either 120mm or 130mm. think the reba will only go to 100mm tho?


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have seen reba listed as 85 mm and 115 mm travel and also 80 and 100mm

here its got them listed as 115mm???

http://www.bikepartsplace.com/discount/ ... -air-2007/
will have a look at the tutorial,

so have you ridden the 2006 handjob with 120mm and 140mm forks then?


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