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Optional Cove Shocker dropouts.

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by aj-monkey, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. aj-monkey

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    A few months back now the topic of optional dropouts on the Cove Shocker came up between CaptainSpauldin and I. We figured that the Shocker's replaceable dropouts made it perfect for a custom dropout that would allow a different geometry. After a few back and forth emails with North Shore Billet, we now have that option. I recieved an email 2 nights ago stating that the dropouts I requested have been drawn up and they will begin building them!

    The details: These dropouts lower the BB 1/2" to 14" (stock bb height is stated at 14.5") and slackens the head angle .5 of a degree, to 64.5 (stock is stated at 65). They think that they will be lighter than the stock ones and will run you $150. So if you've ever thought of playing with the angles on your Shocker, or wanted a lower bb hit up North Shore Billet and place your order on a set!

    http://northshorebillet.com/index.php?main_page=contact_us

    Imagine the handling of this already amazing bike with these slight adjustments! I can't wait for mine.
     

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  2. BMADED

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    Intresting....has there been any changes from 06 to the 10 on the dropouts? I have an 06 with an 08 front end and wouldnt mind giving these a go.
     
  3. Wobbler

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    I think they have had the same drop-outs all of their life. The early protos had non replaceable etc.
     
  4. big dan

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    I think they are the same. I will be keen as well, i have an 07 with an 08 front end as i changed from a medium to a large.
     
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    How tall are you? I'm on a medium but I suspect I would be more comfortable on a large (I'm about 5 11)

    Sorry for the hijack...
     
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    Yeah I don't think that the dropout has changed since the Shocker first came out.
     
  7. aj-monkey

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    I am 6'3" and on a large. A mate of mine is 5'11" and on a medium and if he were to get another one is going to get a large.
     
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    I am 5'11, on good days i'll be about 6'0. I am very happy on my medium.
     
  9. big dan

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    Im nearly 6'3 so the medium was way too small.
     
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    Does anyone know if the Shocker's dropouts are the same as the STD's? I'd love to chopper mine out a bit if possible. It would make for a badass MINI-DH bike with those angles.

    Yep they'll fit an STD as well, stoked!
     
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  11. captainspauldin

    captainspauldin intrigued by a pole

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    Pumped about the dropouts, didn't think they were going to be a reality until I got an email back from Chris @ North Shore Billet this week. AJ and I must have sent the same email to NSB and not realized it. NSB also hooked it up with the $150 price tag, when you consider it's about the same price as the stock dropouts (dropouts from CRC are actually more expensive).

    I believe they are the same dropouts based on how CRC lists the dropouts: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=22575


    Not to derail the convo, but anybody else find this color combo sexy?
     
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    Go Huskies was the first thing I thought, but I'm from the Seattle area.
     
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    I find that color combo pimp. Literally pimp.
     
  14. captainspauldin

    captainspauldin intrigued by a pole

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    sick, they're out!

    The official info:
    "NSB DH0059 Cove Shocker Modified Dropout Set
    These dropouts replace the factory dropouts on a Cove Bikes Shocker DH 2007-2010 and Cove Bikes STD 2008-2010.
    The rear axle location has been moved up and slightly rearward to modify the whole bike's geometry.

    Specifications:
    BB drop 11mm (- 7/16")
    Head Tube angle -0.5 deg (slacker)
    Wheel Base + 3mm (lengthens by .120")
    Suggested Cassette / Rear Derailleur Combos
    Due to the new location of the rear axle, some cassette / rear derailleur combinations work better than others. Please follow our guidelines for optimum shifting preformance. The derailleur's "B" position must be set up so the the outer derailleur cage clears the bottom of the modified driveside dropout when in the highest gear.
    Shimano Rear Derailleurs: you can use MTB cassettes 11-32 and 11-34 or 11-28 road cassettes.
    SRAM Rear Derailleurs: you can use MTB cassettes 11-32 and 11-34 or 11-26 or 11-28 road cassettes.
    *** These dropouts must be installed on a bike as a set, although you may purchase them separately. ***
    Driveside weight: 75 grams Diskside weight: 95 grams
    CNC machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum // Anodized Black"

    http://northshorebillet.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=53&products_id=106
     
  15. aj-monkey

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    Ahhh, you beat me to it captainspauldin. Can't wait to get my hands on these.

     
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    My set arrived yesterday. Check out the link above to see more pics.
     
  18. captainspauldin

    captainspauldin intrigued by a pole

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    looks good, can't wait to get my set(along with some warranty parts for my fork)..
     
  19. big dan

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    any more feedback on these yet?