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.
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.
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
Im open to any questions though. Ill have pics soon!
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