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I think Doug at Basque MTB has one of the best jobs in the world. Not only does he get to ride sweet trails all day in Spain but he gets to do it on one of the NEW Cove G spot frames. Check out the review Doug has put together for Canadian website NSMB.com Check out the full review here and enjoy looking at the great trails

 

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As Cove Bikes says, "we found the G-Spot a long time ago." As one of the industry's first Freeride bikes, the G-Spot's been delivering world-wide pleasure for the past decade". I first rode the original model of the G-Spot back in 2005 and, at the time, decided it was too much of a compromise for me. The burly, do-anything, frame was what I was after but the weight and pedal bob meant that realistically it wasn't going to be the best companion for my riding. Fast forward 6 years and I am bike guiding in the Basque Pyrenees, riding in the mountains almost every day, and riding the new version of Cove's G-Spot.

The new G-Spot offers 150mm of travel at the back wheel, however don't make the mistake of putting this bike together with the latest trend of big travel, lightweight trail bikes. The new G-Spot, as with it's predecessor, is designed for freeride use and is the bike Eric Lawrenuk uses for slopestyle. Having said that, I earn my turns and my riding is more in the "all mountain" or "enduro" style. In the flesh the G-Spot looks very like a scaled down version of it's bigger brother, the STD, featuring the same Easton RAD tubing, the same slightly hydroformed downtube and the same dual link suspension. The G-Spot also offers a 1.5" headtube, although the rear end is QR instead of bolt-thru like the STD. Cove have stuck with a 30.0mm seatpost which means you will be limited in your choice of adjustable seatposts although there are some which will fit. The frame also uses a bolt on style of ISGC mounts, which I haven't tried but which are meant to offer the advantage of deforming in the event of an impact to prevent damage to the frame itself.

Read the full article on NSMB.com now

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