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    Carbon Covert Review (Review Update)

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    Have a mini review of my experience so far after a few hours on the covert. Very stable and very easy to pop of jumps of any size. 720mm on the bars seems to be perfect for me and my measurements. The covert climbs surprisingly well for a AM bike. Normal peddling and smooth climbs do not induce any bob (with my shock). out of the saddle is a bit different but bike maintains traction despite a bit more movement. The 1x9 is a big task for climbing but feel after a few more rides my legs will start to come around.

    The Shock
    I am running the 2014 monarch plus replacing the stock Kashima ctd. All i can say is that it was well worth it. It is so much smoother than the ctd was even with its "Kashima" coating. I have the medium tune with the HV sleeve and just over 3/4 of the HV volume filled up with Electrical tape. Climb mode works and is noticable. i am running about 30% sag and seem to stay in the midstroke for the majority of the time while riding.

    I will have more updates as they come. Gonna try and get my build weighed tomorrow.

    Hello Everyone

    Fairly new to the forum here at MTBR but looking forward to interacting with all you fellow Transition bike owners. Anyways just finished building up my 2013 Carbon covert and getting ready to hit the trails with it. I wanted to open the field for questions about the bike if anyone is curious about getting a carbon covert and maybe what parts i am using on it.

    Here are some notable facts about the build

    Lyrik Coil 160mm fork
    2014 Monarch Plus rc3 Medium Tune
    running 50mm stem with 720mm bars
    Reducer bottom cup (not running tapered steerer)
    Trying 2013 CB iodine 2 wheels
    1x9 Drivetrain

    Im open to any questions though. Ill have pics soon!
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    Weight?
    The cake is a lie.

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    I need to take it to a lbs and get it weighed. I'll have update asap.

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    Nice bike...

    I dig mine.

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    Are those High Rollers you are running? I'm currently trying to choose a tire combo to switch from my panaracers. What model and widths are your running?

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    I am running Highroller II's in 2.4 EXO. They work nicely in a variety of conditions.

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    Updated Main post for Mini Review

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    Quote Originally Posted by kubikeman View Post
    Weight?
    My bike came in at 30.3 pounds as a ridable bike. gonna switch to tubeless setup once i get my next set of tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamiJean View Post
    My bike came in at 30.3 pounds as a ridable bike. gonna switch to tubeless setup once i get my next set of tires.
    Awesome bike. A tubeless conversion will easily get you under the under 30 pounds; why wait?!
    The cake is a lie.

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    trying to decide on tire choice. any suggestions?

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    Did your frame happen to have any play or knock in the suspension? mine seems to have a slight knock. Lars suggested a really tighten down on the shock mounting bolts and i did but every ride the knock comes back. i have read about the front bolt sleeve beeing too long but that sounded like it was on the 2012 bikes.

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    No knock with my suspension. I am running a Float X for what it's worth.

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    I had knocking with mine from the rear shock bolt, had a custom titanium one fitted with more thread on it to engage further, no problems now, mine:

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