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    2014 Transition Website Update

    www.transitionbikes.com

    We have updated our website! If you have the homepage bookmarked with 2013 in the URL, you will need to update that. But if you want access to older years, just replace the date in the URL to see past versions.

    All new product info is up, along with pricing. The TR500 won't be up until a little closer to delivery.

    Enjoy!

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    Awesome! Can't wait!!!

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    For the Transition guys....

    From someone who rides a Bandit 29 what kind of differences would stepping into a Bandit 27.5 make?

    I can look the geo, parts kit etc. but I want to know what makes the ride different beyond the wheel size as I don't have opportunities to demo a Bandit 27.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbrain View Post
    For the Transition guys....

    From someone who rides a Bandit 29 what kind of differences would stepping into a Bandit 27.5 make?

    I can look the geo, parts kit etc. but I want to know what makes the ride different beyond the wheel size as I don't have opportunities to demo a Bandit 27.5.
    The ride is more similar to the Bandit 26... aside from the much longer reach numbers. Comparing any 29 to the 27.5 stuff is hard, because they are still quite different.

    In my experience overall... the 27.5 stuff adds some confidence and stability to the bike, but you don't get the same "I can ride over anything" feel that the 29 brings. So if I had to make a comparison to the Bandit 29 it will be more nimble/agile and easier to move around on the trail. But if you get off line into the rough stuff it won't save you as much as the Bandit 29 can. The front end is definitely longer as well, so you will have a bit more room to move around on the bike. But with the shorter back end you don't have a monster wheelbase as a result.

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    Does the 2014 Bandit 29 also have a longer reach shorter seat tube over the 2013 Bandit 29?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbrain View Post
    Does the 2014 Bandit 29 also have a longer reach shorter seat tube over the 2013 Bandit 29?
    The 29 models are unchanged.

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    The Covert 29 has a sweet spec this year!!!

    Can you do a 150mm Reverb??? I'm 6'4" and I have a 125mm reverb on my TransAm 29 and I'm wishing for at least another inch of drop, and I'm already riding with my saddle an inch lower than where I would prefer it!

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    There's a typo on the 2014 TransAM 29er Overview/Features page it's listed as 27.5 wheelsize FYI.

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    Any idea when these will ship? (UK)

    Specifically the TransAM

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    Got one on order and was told December.

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    Smashing, did that come from Transition or the shop?

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    A shop, if you want one I would get your order in. I think most of the first shipment is sold.

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    the carbon Covert is one sexy beast!

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    I keep getting a reload message when trying to go to the link in post #1. Anybody else having issues loading the page?

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    Anyone else having trouble with scrolling on the new site? I can't seem to scroll so I have to adjust the zoom to see the whole page, then the images and text is too small. Oh yeah, and please get my wife's Bandit 27.5 shipped! :-)

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    Just figured out that it doesn't happen with Firefox.

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    I can't find any info about the TBC Revolution Trail wheelset on the website. Does anybody know if it's tubeless ready? Thank you.

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    They are a tubeless ready bead profile. Just install tape and valve and you are good to go. You can use Stan's or just plain old Gorilla tape cut to width.

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    Is the price for the covert29 really $100 less than last year? I keep going back and forth between a covert or a prime for my next ride. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes View Post
    They are a tubeless ready bead profile. Just install tape and valve and you are good to go. You can use Stan's or just plain old Gorilla tape cut to width.
    Perfect! Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    Is the price for the covert29 really $100 less than last year? I keep going back and forth between a covert or a prime for my next ride. . .
    You are correct! The framesets are actually $150 cheaper than last year, and the complete bikes are down from $5499, $3899 and $2999 (USA prices)...

    They are now...

    $4799
    $3799
    $2799

    And frankly... they are a much better complete bike spec as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes View Post
    You are correct! The framesets are actually $150 cheaper than last year, and the complete bikes are down from $5499, $3899 and $2999 (USA prices)...

    They are now...

    $4799
    $3799
    $2799

    And frankly... they are a much better complete bike spec as well
    Transition, if the covert is cheaper all the way around then why isn't the Bandit cheaper as we'll, especially the frame?

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    I remember when it cost less to buy a complete than to build it myself:

    Covert 29 Frame: $1550
    FORK:Fox 34 Float 140 CTD FIT Kashima:$1082.50
    STEM:Race Face Atlas 50mm:$79
    HANDLEBAR: Kore OCD 800mm:$46
    HEADSET:FSA:$49
    CRANK:Race Face Turbine 24/36t:$244
    BRAKES:Shimano XT:222
    ROTORS:180mm Ice Tech:$81
    SHIFTER:Shimano XT iSpec:$74
    CASSETTE:Shimano XT 11-36t:$50
    FRONT DERAILLEUR:Shimano XT:$42
    REAR DERAILLEUR:Shimano XTR Shadow Plus:$173
    WHEELSET:Hope Pro2 Evo-Stans Flow EX:$412
    TIRES:Schwalbe Hans Dampf Evo:$120
    SEATPOST:Kind Shock Lev 150mm: $360
    SADDLE:SDG Belair Ti:$67
    GRIPS:Oury Lockon:$25
    CHAINGUIDE:None needed
    CHAIN:SRAM PC1071:$44
    PEDALS: XT Trail:$63
    Cables: Shimano:$37
    PRICE:$4821 (note: this includes a 150mm dropper post which is extra in the $4800 Transition price).

    Also this means I get to put my bike together myself-and learning is half the battle. . .

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    FYI: I could easily shave $160 off the above bike by running full xt (instead of the race face turbine & xtr R-derailleur). I would also run a Carbon handlebar, Cane Creek 40 headset, and a Thomson 70mm stem which would put me around $100 more than the above build, but mines the $160-so the price would be more like $4,760!

    Goddam I wish I had the money laying around right now...

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    The green Covert frame is beautiful in person!!!

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