2011 / 2012 Cove Hummer – Who has one and opinion[s] ?

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  • 2011 / 2012 Cove Hummer – Who has one and opinion[s] ?
  • go for it if you have one ?

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Best bike ever made.

    still stalking eh, Al……… 😯

    still stalking eh, Al……… 😯

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Not at all, just giving you the wind up.

    Wasn’t it you that said the old one was the “best trail centre-bike ever made”, then bought a Nicolai and spent your life on forums discussing shock set up or some crap?

    Sincere apologies if I got that wrong. Still happy to have a ride-off (just not on the “best trail centre-bike ever made”, unless we’re on natural trails)

    Best bike ever made πŸ˜‰

    MM

    well said MM.

    Al, you’re still in a world of pain. my insincere sympathies.

    mm – what weight is that ?

    No idea, never weighed it. Its a large frame..probs around 23/24lbs.

    What I do know is it’s made my fully blinged yeti 575 redundant. Only used it once all year!

    MM

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    I’m fine thanks TLR πŸ˜€

    rexated
    Member

    do the newer ones differ much from the old (well, 2005 vintage) frames a great deal?
    My 2005 was probably the best handling hardtail I’ve owned, but the whole chainsuck episode / stw epiphenomenom / real problems with gouging the chainstay caused me to get rid….

    i had a ti 456 after that but it never quite matched up…

    (sorry for thread hijack TLR, I have nothing useful to add!)

    yossarian
    Member

    To be fair tlr, you did wax lyrical about the hummer for bloody ages, only thento wax lyrical AGAIN using almost exactly the same phrases on your nicolai.

    Steep and deep was one of your funnier catchphrases.

    Al is a bit weird though, has he broken in and sniffed your pants yet?

    Had a 2005 Hummer now a 2009 one.2009 can take 130mm newer ones can take 140mm.09 was the last year made by Litespeed.Never had chainsuck problems.Change your chainrings more often.

    wab1234
    Member

    Fellows, new to the forum and wanted to let you know that I’ve ordered a 2011 Hummer based on the great comments on the site. Will post pictures of the build soon. On another note, I ride with one of the owners of Cove Bikes and I rode his “one-off” Hummer softail. It has a DT Swiss kiss shock along the seat seat stay and no pivot at the bottom bracket, similar to a Moots design. The ride was bliss! I’ll try to get pictures of it for this post.


    IMAG0602 by http://www.sussex-mtb.com, on Flickr

    I’ve got a 2009, it is the best thing ever. 2 of my mates bought at the same time, both their 2009’s broke, they got replacement 2010’s and they broke! Mine has been great though πŸ™‚

    It’s going to receive some upgrades in 2012…..

    jedi
    Member

    a hummer soft tail isnt a one off. my mates got one!

    wab1234
    Member

    a hummer soft tail isnt a one off. my mates got one!

    You’re right, not a “one-off” but close to a “limited edition” as you can get. I’ll find out the history of the Hummer soft-tail and post it here.

    pebble
    Member

    Hummer soft tail is in the 2002 Cove brochure. Will try and put a pic up of the bike.

    hummerlicious – broke – more info please ?

    bobalong
    Member

    Had one and loved it!

    It was a little more suited to bigger terrain than the areas i get to ride regularly so i sold it and bought a soda.

    The soda cant take such a long fork, but i found the Hummer worked best around 120-130 anyway.

    My Hummer broke too, but a warranty replacemnt was given without a problem. It developed a strange crack horizontally on the top tube where it joins the seat tube.

    I still have the medium soda, but am considering parting with it.

    bigsi
    Member

    bobalong – Your Hummer failed in the same place as the 2 that Hummerlicious speaks of (2010 models)

    Cove make cracking frames – literally πŸ˜†

    blimey πŸ™

    TLR

    the 2009 ones failed on the down tube gusset, the 2010 ones failed in the same place as the one above, which I believe has happened with other lynskey built frames on more than one occasion.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    DOUBLE BLIMEY !

    WHAT WAS SILVERFISHES RESPONSE / WARRANTY ACTION ?

    was Jedi not “Mr Hummer” at one point a few years ago?

    IvanDobski
    Member

    That’s not a nickname he’ll want.

    No No dont go there πŸ˜†

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