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    New Transition Covert

    Been a lurker here for a while and finally signed up and wanted to share a little about my experience with the Transition Bike Co. guys.

    I ordered my 07 Covert after much comparison and finally riding a Covert (thanks to Kevin at Transition ) I put my order in on a Orange Covert at Dropnzone.com. The guys at Transition and Dropnzone were awesome. Kevin put up with my dumb questions and let me take his Covert for a spin. What a great solid feeling and great looking bike. This bike is beautiful and I can't wait to get it muddy . I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning!!:

    Coming from a hard tail for many years this bike will be jump in performance I can't imagine. Riding up on Galbraith here in Bellingham will be a whole new experience for me.

    Thumbs up to Transition and Drop N' Zone.

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    good for you buddy.. and welcome to the Transition family.

    i own a Dirtbag, and a recently built up Vagrant.. both bikes are outstanding.
    Transition is a great company that makes quality frames, no hype or bullsh!t.

    props to Kyle and Kevin for keeping it real.

    now. post pics!!!

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    Im really interested in getting my hands on a covert. Im curious to see how it handles offroad. and yes Post Pics! im thinking about a white one, but I wanna know what the blue one looks like, anyone hav a pic or a link of a blue covert?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Covertman
    Been a lurker here for a while and finally signed up and wanted to share a little about my experience with the Transition Bike Co. guys.

    I ordered my 07 Covert after much comparison and finally riding a Covert (thanks to Kevin at Transition ) I put my order in on a Orange Covert at Dropnzone.com. The guys at Transition and Dropnzone were awesome. Kevin put up with my dumb questions and let me take his Covert for a spin. What a great solid feeling and great looking bike. This bike is beautiful and I can't wait to get it muddy . I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning!!:

    Coming from a hard tail for many years this bike will be jump in performance I can't imagine. Riding up on Galbraith here in Bellingham will be a whole new experience for me.

    Thumbs up to Transition and Drop N' Zone.
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    Congratulations on the new Transition !~!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-VegasMTBiker
    Im really interested in getting my hands on a covert. Im curious to see how it handles offroad. and yes Post Pics! im thinking about a white one, but I wanna know what the blue one looks like, anyone hav a pic or a link of a blue covert?
    It's the same color as the '07 blue Dirtbag on the site.

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    Covert?! Lucky!

    If I may as, what fork and what shock are you going to use?
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    Can't wait to hear your impressions of it. Seems like it would be a great ride. It definitely has caught my eye.
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    Thanks for the welcome . I will most definitely post pics after I pick it up. Hopefully it will be in mid Jan.




    Quote Originally Posted by RuLz
    If I may as, what fork and what shock are you going to use?
    So far I'm planning on going with the Pike 426 U-turn 20mm and in the rear a Fox RP23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Covertman
    Thanks for the welcome . I will most definitely post pics after I pick it up. Hopefully it will be in mid Jan.

    So far I'm planning on going with the Pike 426 U-turn 20mm and in the rear a Fox RP23.
    Exciting times !~!

    Looking forward to photos.

    Is the Pike going to be coil or air ?~?

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    Sweet!

    That's the beauty of the Covert! So many different options to suit rider needs.

    Build it light as an XC ripper, or add a coil shock with a 160 mm fork for BURLY ALL MOUNTAIN! Can't wait to see all the different builds.
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    Just ordered my Covert as well!! White, RP23, Fox Float 140 RLC... Should have it mid/end-Jan..... Can't wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McGRP01
    Just ordered my Covert as well!! White, RP23, Fox Float 140 RLC... Should have it mid/end-Jan..... Can't wait!
    The wait.... they're always tough !~!
    Congratulations.

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    Sick, can't wait to hear some real ride reports on these things. High on my list for sure...

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    The wait is killing me . Kevin at Transition Bikes is hoping to give an arrival date by the end of the month.
    Took the hardtail out for a quick ride this afternoon up Cedar dust and down SST on Galbraith Mt. and was imagining how much more smooth it's going to be. OH ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    Is the Pike going to be coil or air ?~?
    Air. I'm kinda of a knuckle head about the technical side of parts. I figure it's easier to maintain and adjust.

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    Any of you gotten your Covert frames yet? I'm highly considering one to replace my Supergo/Weyless-67 Bullit clone frame; running it at just a bit over 6", with a Lyrik up front. Wanting a little less travel in back, lose a little weight, but still have durability. This seems like a good frame for the way I ride.
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    what you guys think of the covert up against a 575. the reason i am asking is that i could get a 575 frame alot cheaper than the covert, and these two bikes are the bikes that i am being on the fence about. anybody got some pro and cons per bike???

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodooboi
    what you guys think of the covert up against a 575. the reason i am asking is that i could get a 575 frame alot cheaper than the covert, and these two bikes are the bikes that i am being on the fence about. anybody got some pro and cons per bike???

    The Covert looks like it would be a good deal stiffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackagness
    The Covert looks like it would be a good deal stiffer.
    all that plus 10 !~!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doodooboi
    what you guys think of the covert up against a 575. the reason i am asking is that i could get a 575 frame alot cheaper than the covert, and these two bikes are the bikes that i am being on the fence about. anybody got some pro and cons per bike???

    I haven't tried the Covert, but the 575 is a sweet ride.... you do have a big problem... choosing between high end bikes is always a good problem to have

    (one small advantage.. 5 year warranty on the Yeti )

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo

    (one small advantage.. 5 year warranty on the Yeti )
    oh yeah, like that well help when the rear end is flexing all over the show ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    oh yeah, like that well help when the rear end is flexing all over the show ...
    alright... stop the bashing... I never said anything bad about the Covert..it looks good and I can suppose it rides great...just surprised on the 1 year warranty (which has nothing to do with the bike itself).. sorry..
    Last edited by crisillo; 02-01-2007 at 04:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    alright... stop the bashing... I never said anything bad about the Covert..it looks fine and I can suppose it rides great...just surprised on the 1 year warranty (which has nothing to do with the bike itself)
    It's not bashing when it's reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    It's not bashing when it's reality.
    So how many 575 have you ridden lately?

    I understand there are stiffer bikes...but not as much as to have the rear all over the place.... I understand if my opinion is not wanted... I just replied to the guy asking about the 575....

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    Yeah, Come On AM...

    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    It's not bashing when it's reality.

    Criss has a good point... I guess?

    The 575 is a "hardcore" proven frame and it's a Yeti. The Covert while prob tough as heII would be hard pressed to match up to a 575 when it comes to the complete package.... ie durability "at an awsome wieght" along with climbing/peddalability and I would imagen pretty good in a little lite FR stuff with all that travel. While the Covert looks like a very strong stiff good lookin frame for "mabye" the more budget oreanted.

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