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    The 2014 Covert Thread

    Starting this thread off with mine (27.5) -
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    White fork to be replaced with black. And, yes, a chain has been added.

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    That looks awesome. Although if you squint real hard, reminds me of Jerome Clementz' 2013 Cannondale Jekyll color scheme.

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    Nice! how do you like the wheels? not the size but just the wheels in general. Also how do you like the shock? I have a 13' covert and Im considering that new fox shock or the dbair climb schock for it.

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    Anybody know if/when they're going to do a carbon covert 27.5?

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    More pics please!! This bike is now on my short short list now that they're making a XL. Any ride report? Is the frame burly? Looks great!

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    Ive got one of the X01 27.5 coverts on order and am looking for some information. the build info says it has Stans flow EX wheel set but does anyone know what Hubs are included?

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    Just put down money on a safety orange Covert 3 with the Pike upgrade. Should be here by the end of the week.

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    that's really colorful
    and a killer bike.
    but for me, i was always a friend of the early simple color schemes. one color and only a few decals.

    could you please give us a weight, when it is ready?

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    wow!
    really nice colours-mix!
    There are big difference between 2014 model and 2011-V2 version during the riding?
    with black fork, the bike will be amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by in the trees View Post
    Starting this thread off with mine (27.5) -
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    White fork to be replaced with black. And, yes, a chain has been added.
    Back to the Covert I see....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunt pimp View Post
    Back to the Covert I see....
    OP had a Bandit then Explosif 27.5, I don't recall a Covert. Unless I missed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    OP had a Bandit then Explosif 27.5, I don't recall a Covert. Unless I missed it.
    I think he had an orange Covert before the Bandit

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    Yes. Covert to TransAm to Bandit to Explosif (while I awaited the release of TR 27.5 frames) and, now, back to Covert.

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    Any impressions after riding it in the trees yet ?

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    My new covert looks a lot like the first, except with 26" wheels. I didn't have yellow wheels so I settled on a couple yellow zip-ties. Thank you to Drop n Zone for being an awesome dealer. They have top notch customer service.

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    Sick!!!

    I pick up my 27.5 XL here next Thursday. Can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Anybody know if/when they're going to do a carbon covert 27.5?
    you might be able to just buy 27.5 wheels and do a 27.5 ready fork. The chainstay length is the same on the 26 and 27.5. i would double check with them of course but it would seem the frame itself is not that different.

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    doh wheres the delete

    oops wrong covert thread
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    Yes, I know my cables are a effin mess. Once I sort out my stem/bars I'll shorten them up.

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    How do you guys like the 27.5? I'm about to order one, but really would like some opinions on it. Seems like it should be very well rounded, but would like some reassurance haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cap7ainclu7ch View Post
    How do you guys like the 27.5? I'm about to order one, but really would like some opinions on it. Seems like it should be very well rounded, but would like some reassurance haha.
    I'll let you know tomorrow after I take it out for it's first dirt bath.

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    looking good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmittyPDX View Post
    I'll let you know tomorrow after I take it out for it's first dirt bath.
    Just got back from 5 hours of biking Hood River, OR on the new 27.5 and it did wonderful. Mine is an XL as I'm 6'4 and I must say the fit is perfect for me...I mean spot on. Bike climbed well up the fire road to start the ride, thereafter the hans dampfs were caked with mud the entire time so I don't want to give a review under those circumstances. The Covert shined on jump lines as well as some 3-6 foot drops that I convinced myself to hit. Felt bottomless with the Float X and Pike. The drops felt so plush compared to when I hit them with the Tallboy LT previously. After the hit the bike composes it self nicely ready for more than what I'm capable of giving her. Coming from a 29er this thing was agile and easier to get off the ground.

    I will say that the float X's CTD settings don't seem to be as defined as my previous CTD Float on my Tallboy LT. The Climb setting was nowhere close to being locked out as it bobbed as much as the Trail setting.

    Another note I'd like to add is the frame paint...it's complete ****!!!! No crashes today, yet my top tube seems to have paint rubbed off of it...WTF is that?

    There it is; my crap review of a great bike! Can't wait to go ride it again.

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    I rode my 26" covert at Sandy Ridge, OR on Christmas eve. I agree with most of SmittyPDX's review. My build is mostly XT components, Float 36, and revolution 28 wheels. It could lose some weight with different components but I have it built for heavy AM and light freeride. The bike is very playful, it rails berms, jumps awesome, recovers well and begs you to go faster and do more.

    Up hill it pedals about as perfectly as a 6" travel bike can, and the Float X on my bike is completely locked out in the climb mode unless I stand and mash on the pedals. The only bounce I can feel spinning is from the tire, there is no suspension movement at all.

    On the Paint it is too early for me to tell, but I can say that Transition is not known for having durable paint jobs. I have defiantly seen wear on my 2011 Blindside. 3m tape in wear areas might be a good idea.

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