Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Cove G-Spot Review

Yesterday I was privileged to ride the new Cove G-SPOT for its first North Shore ride. (I do work for Cove part time and have owned several Cove bikes so I am slightly biased however I am not A techy geek I just like to ride) we got to ride the bike in Bootleg Canyon however I was too afraid of crashing on loose jagged rocks to put the bike through its paces.
The bike I rode was equipped with an Elka rear suspension 450lb spring and a Rock Shox Lyric on the front, Maxxis minion 2.35 fr & rear tires, the bike weighed in just under 36 lbs. I weigh 190lbs probably 200 + with gear and pack. I had owned the old G-Spot and got 5 + years on it before upgrading to the STD.
I did 2 laps on Seymour (CBC Corkscrew pingu team pangor and empress bypass). On the 1st lap we rode the CBC before making any adjustments to the bike then we softened up the rear suspension as it was a little too firm. The elka was very easy to adjust and get set up for my riding style and weight, after a few
little tweeks the rear end felt very plush, I then dialed in the Lyric to match the rear end.
My first impression was this bike pedaled much better than the old G-Spot (no bob)all the power went to the rear wheel, it felt very stable at speed the rear wheel tracked well and stayed on the ground. The bike cornered very well (similar to the old g-spot) it had a lighter feel to it. The lower BB felt very stable on the skinny's. The bike was very well balanced and had amazing low speed agility and maneuverability. In my summation this is a Cove bike, the bike tracked

very true and was quiet on the roughest trails these are attributes that all Cove bikes have. I think this bike will be a great fromme bike it will pedal up with ease and able to hit everything on the way down,you could lighten it up as well with a ti spring and lighter components.
Thanks Chaz, Brian and Stuart for the opportunity.Photos By Stephen McCabe

























Monday, September 28, 2009

Interbike Trip

The new G-Spot with Vegas in background

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The Elka booth this is where we did the demos from











The Cove Booth
sure stepped it up this year











The Hard Rock
We had a great trip met some friends we hadn't seen in a while. Good to see you guys John, Dustin and Chris and Sonia.












Steve McCabe and I got a chance to demo a tandem can you ever rip with the power of 2 it took me a few minutes to put my trust in the driver.
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

In Reno

We Stopped to see the Rev on our way to Vegas
Thanks for the pit Stop Buddy

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ride090917 thursday evening ride

Here are some pics Steve McCabe took of last nights ride.



Group shot














Josh on The CBC
















Colin Hitting the Pile driver









See you all in a week- ish
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Garmin Connect - CBC, Corkscrew, Salvation, Pingu, Pangor and Empress Bypass

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Ride 090917

We did our usual Thurs. evening ride. Sorry no pics. We rode with Steve McCabe, Stuart, Dan, Mitch, Pikey, Colin, the Jew, Myself and Jordon's 11 year old son Josh, what a Joy to follow this kid he has really good skills he never held us up once in fact I think we held him up. We rode CBC, Corkscrew, Salvation, Pingu, Pangor, watched Colin hit the pile driver again then down empress and bypass to old Buck parking lot.

Well its Interbike again time we are leaving tomorrow morning for the long drive to Vegas,We have a really good crew this year so it should be good. We are also going to dirt demos this time might get a ride in the desert. I am taking my camera so I'll post some photos when I get back, I dont have a laptop but maybe the rev will let me use his so I can do a post or two otherwise I'll have to wait to get back. We are also hooking up with Jon from Florida and Chris and Sonia from Puerto Vallarta/ Yoesemite. If you are like me (a bike freak) you have to take this show in it is all bikes road, mountain, BMX, commuter, even electric.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ride 090914

Steve McCabe and I did a lap on the Dick today.
it was good to get out and do a climb.The trail got a little buff the day before so it was very nice.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ride 090912

Great View
From Cypress this morning
Pikey Steve Marilee and myself did the first lap then we met up with Colin , John, Ryan we saw Mitch briefly for the second lap. We had to help a rider off the mountain he had a concussion so hope everything is okay with him.
Then we got tacos at red burrito and did a third lap on Seymour
Elev. Gain 162m
Loss 2221m
18 k











Pikey Hitting the drop on Tall Can








Colin Hitting The Pilew Driver
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This is the View from The Pile driver drop on Boogieman
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Ride 090910 Birthday Ride

I turned 51 today.





I met Steve here at the top of Empress for an XC ride I rode out of the shop and Steve rode out of Blair range.



We rode G and Back To Blair






This is Steve On G.










Then we did an evening Shuttle on Cypress
We each rode various trails to get to here
Sure was a Fun Birthday thanks Guys I had A blast

















This was A sky Shot

Shows the dense canopy
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Monday, September 7, 2009

Holidays Start Today

I am off until Oct 5th at the rail, just finished my last shift. So I should get some good riding in however it is pissing really hard right now.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Ride 090903 Thursday Eve ride

We rode Cypress tonight.there were 11 of us some friends from California
These pics are of us waiting to hit a new trail with some built up hits.
Very well built fun stunts. Awesome job to the builder thank you.











I'll post some better pics later we were running out of daylight
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ride 090902

Steve McCabe and I did a lap on G out of Blair Range
It was good to get out and pedal. no pics sorry.
Man what a summer we are having I think we have only had 3 or 4 days of rain since early June.
I start holidays from the rail on Monday until the 6th of October sweet. Lots of riding and A crazy trip to the desert.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ride 090901

Rim Rock









Steve McCabe and I rode Cypress today
Rode a trail I haven't been on before it was very fun, lots of flowy singletrack















And a very nice log ride to a small drop








Steve showing the line.
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