It all started with the Covert 29", I just wanted one and waited for it.
When the frames arrived I been told that there is no Covert.
So I went home with M Bandit 29 frame (I am 5'10").
Although Transition does not recommend the 140 fork on the Bandit and the CC AngleSet is even worst, I decided to give it a chance.
I figured that the 140 will lift my BB too high and more weight will be on the rear shock so I thought that with the CC 1.5' AngleSet I can make it a bit better.
I had only two rides with the bike and I didn't tried the 29 Bandit with 120 fork so I cant tell which is better, I just can say that It climbed like a goat with no lifting front, precis handling and a natural position, and the descending was a dream.
My only wonderment is if to stay with the M or to move to the L frame. with the 140 the TT is a tad short, but when I shortened the fork to 120 (on the parking yard) the TT was a little longer.
For long days on epic rides I prefer a longer TT, for FUN rides I prefer shorter TT.
The BB height with 140 and 1.5' AS is 13.75 and with 120 is 13.25.
More to come...
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