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.
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. ***