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    Nice!, was hoping to see an XL built up so pls post some pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico View Post
    My XL Covert 29 frame in Amber Ale is on it's way to me at the moment.
    Ditto. XL in white w/ build kit #2 and a Reverb. Got the tracking number today and it should be here next Thursday. It's going to be a looooooong week.

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    pics dammit!

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    Got my XL yesterday, should have her built up in a week or so.

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    Those who have ordered the XL, how tall are you? How's the fit?

    Is the bike light enough to pedal all day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stalks View Post
    Those who have ordered the XL, how tall are you? How's the fit?

    Is the bike light enough to pedal all day?

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    I am 6'3". I will chime in with ride reports and fit comments when I get the bike built. Had a bit of a setback but I hope to have it rolling by the end of the year. At 225 lb I consider low 30s to be perfectly acceptable for a trail bike that I'm going to abuse at Moab every year. And yes, I will be pedaling this thing all day on those trips!

    I have modified my riding position in the last few months to a much more upright position that engages the muscles around the hip to a much greater degree than the traditional slouched back. I love the results. This position has been much more friendly to short stems and wide bars and has made me realize I no longer like the long top tubes of my past.

    This is why I chose the Covert 29. I will be running a Havoc 35 at 800mm with Easton's 50mm stem. I have broad shoulders and now run a 750mm bar and 65mm stem on my XC bike with wonderful results. This is a huge departure from how I used to set up a bike...I'm pretty excited to see how things fit. Stay tuned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusquasi View Post
    I am 6'3". I will chime in with ride reports and fit comments when I get the bike built. Had a bit of a setback but I hope to have it rolling by the end of the year. At 225 lb I consider low 30s to be perfectly acceptable for a trail bike that I'm going to abuse at Moab every year. And yes, I will be pedaling this thing all day on those trips!

    I have modified my riding position in the last few months to a much more upright position that engages the muscles around the hip to a much greater degree than the traditional slouched back. I love the results. This position has been much more friendly to short stems and wide bars and has made me realize I no longer like the long top tubes of my past.

    This is why I chose the Covert 29. I will be running a Havoc 35 at 800mm with Easton's 50mm stem. I have broad shoulders and now run a 750mm bar and 65mm stem on my XC bike with wonderful results. This is a huge departure from how I used to set up a bike...I'm pretty excited to see how things fit. Stay tuned...
    Cheers,

    I look forward to a ride report.

    I'm 6'4 and just can't seem to get past the idea of a short top tube. The frame is pretty much the same size as the bike I'm replacing, which is a large and too small for me.

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    Got mine ordered yesterday, gonna be a stealth black build

    Revelation fork, Hope/flow wheels, 2x10 XO drivetrain and XT brakes, saaaweet!

    On the sizing I'm 6'2" w/long torso and arms, hopefully the XL will fit fine. I'm gonna run a 90 stem w/740 bars.

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    I'm 6'4". I would have to run a 90mm stem to replicate my position on my previous rig (xl rumble fish) but, like titusquasi, I'm opting for a slightly more am set-up on the covert. 60mm stem and a Boobar.

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    Look what I just picked up from the bike shop
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    Now I just need to transplant everything from this....

    Can't wait!!!!!
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    looks killer, it that an XL?

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    Yep, it's an XL, just like the Bandit 29 above. I'm 6' 4" tall and a 70mm stem worked great for me.

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    Sweet! Now your fork will match... ;-)

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    Love the blue accents...I look forward to seeing it built.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    Blue accents..... Of course I had to buy new headset, bottom bracket, caliper adapters, bar and stem in blue to match

    Should look good with the white frame and forks. I'm hoping to get the build done over the weekend....

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    Covert 29 pics

    Ok, couldn't wait until the weekend! Nearly done, just the chain to fit, gears to setup, chainstay and cable-rub protection, then suspension setup. Pics came out a little dark, looks much better in the flesh...

    Compared to my 2012 Bandit 29, the Covert looks low and fast. Seat tube is shorter (510mm vs 540mm), but reach is a tiny bit longer (about 3mm, but that's relative to the nose of the saddle). Routing for the rear mech cable is cleaner. Feels like a totally different beast....given how much I love the Bandit, the Covert looks ready to rock my socks

    The real kicker is that I'm probably not going to get to ride until after Christmas
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    Nice. I like the blue accents.
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    Wow looks great

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    Very Nice! I'm in the same boat with the riding. Get my wheels tomorrow then if off to the in-laws for a week. Torture! The only consolation is that maybe the snow will be melted by then.

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    Done!

    Thanks guys!

    Finished the build tonight. Quick blast around the indoor car park (it's gnarly, bro) shows that Transition have produced another winner

    Initial impressions... Noticeably stiffer than the 2012 Bandit 29 and that slacker head angle makes quite a difference. Didn't play with the CTD shock too much, but should be easy enough to set up on the trail. Knowing how fast, and how much fun, the Bandit is downhill, the Covert feels like it's going to step up another level.

    Makes me wish it would stop raining here!!! Might have to sneak in a cheeky ride, don't think I'll be able to leave it alone....
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    Looks awesome! What chain guide are you using? How many (if any) spacers are you using for the BB?

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    Thanks! The chainguide is a Blackspire Stinger, works a treat. No spacers on the bottom bracket, but had to use a few mm more (over the Bandit) on the axle to get it running free with no play.

    Forgot to say, digital bathroom scales put the weight at 33.2lb, which is 0.6lb more than the Bandit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickyTee View Post
    Thanks guys!

    Finished the build tonight. Quick blast around the indoor car park (it's gnarly, bro) shows that Transition have produced another winner

    Initial impressions... Noticeably stiffer than the 2012 Bandit 29 and that slacker head angle makes quite a difference. Didn't play with the CTD shock too much, but should be easy enough to set up on the trail. Knowing how fast, and how much fun, the Bandit is downhill, the Covert feels like it's going to step up another level.

    Makes me wish it would stop raining here!!! Might have to sneak in a cheeky ride, don't think I'll be able to leave it alone....
    i just creamed my pants... wow! my dreambike was the carbon 26 covert. this is making me think now =) Beautifully done man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyHuynh View Post
    i just creamed my pants... wow! my dreambike was the carbon 26 covert. this is making me think now =) Beautifully done man!
    Heheh! Thanks mate

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    anyone else going to build one of these up? lets see some pics.

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    Ask and ye shall receive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmontroy View Post
    Ask and ye shall receive!
    That's purty! Almost looks like metalic copper in that light. L or XL?

    I'm hoping that I get mine built and a ride report done in the next two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusquasi View Post
    That's purty! Almost looks like metalic copper in that light. L or XL?

    I'm hoping that I get mine built and a ride report done in the next two weeks.
    Its an XL.

    Took it for a spin around the 'hood and have to say I'm very impressed. I'm coming off a Rumbefish and the difference between the two is pretty obvious. The Covert weighs in about the same (33.25lbs) but feels a lot lighter and more eager to leave the ground, at least when I was jumping off staircases !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmontroy View Post
    Its an XL.

    Took it for a spin around the 'hood and have to say I'm very impressed. I'm coming off a Rumbefish and the difference between the two is pretty obvious. The Covert weighs in about the same (33.25lbs) but feels a lot lighter and more eager to leave the ground, at least when I was jumping off staircases !
    You seem to have an extra helping of fork stanchion exposed. Is that fork set at 150mm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico View Post
    You seem to have an extra helping of fork stanchion exposed. Is that fork set at 150mm?
    Well, I bought it second hand so its possible it got extended prior to my receiving it. Now that I look at it I see what you're saying. If I were to measure the stanchion to check how much would be considered 'usable' travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmontroy View Post
    Well, I bought it second hand so its possible it got extended prior to my receiving it. Now that I look at it I see what you're saying. If I were to measure the stanchion to check how much would be considered 'usable' travel?
    I'd just measure the axle to crown length. A F34 29er set at 140mm of squish should have an A-C of right around 553mm. So if yours has about 10mm more than that it has been set at 150mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmontroy View Post
    Its an XL.

    Took it for a spin around the 'hood and have to say I'm very impressed. I'm coming off a Rumbefish and the difference between the two is pretty obvious. The Covert weighs in about the same (33.25lbs) but feels a lot lighter and more eager to leave the ground, at least when I was jumping off staircases !
    I am currently on a Rumblefish and I am thinking about this as my next bike. I would love to here your opinion on how it compares to the Rumblefish once you get a couple rides in.

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    How's the fit feel jmontroy?

    Picking mine up this weekend, gonna be a long week

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico View Post
    I'd just measure the axle to crown length. A F34 29er set at 140mm of squish should have an A-C of right around 553mm. So if yours has about 10mm more than that it has been set at 150mm.
    Right you are, sir! Measured in at about 565mm, my day is just getting better and better

    Erikrc10:

    I will certainly let you know once I get her out, so far I can tell you that the rf feels way more xc than the c29.

    Rroeder:

    I can only compare the fit to the rf but from that I gathered that the cockpit is a little shorter as well as the seat tube. Neither of which is problem because I was able to replicate the pedaling geometry pretty easily and I wanted the riding position to be a little more AM than xc so I put on a 60mm stem and a Boobar. Once some snow melts I'll go into more depth.

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    Its funny

    How when i opened this thread people did not belive theres going to be a covert 29. funnier is the fact that in october when i knew 2013 models including the 29 are on their way here to israel i rushed to buy the 2012 model before it runs out...LOVE THE COVERT! in all forms and all wheel sizes
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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder View Post
    Got mine ordered yesterday, gonna be a stealth black build

    Revelation fork, Hope/flow wheels, 2x10 XO drivetrain and XT brakes, saaaweet!

    On the sizing I'm 6'2" w/long torso and arms, hopefully the XL will fit fine. I'm gonna run a 90 stem w/740 bars.
    I am anxious to see the bike in black. You still waiting? My frame should be here next week. It's just another white which isn't very original by the looks of things in this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusquasi View Post
    I am anxious to see the bike in black. You still waiting? My frame should be here next week. It's just another white which isn't very original by the looks of things in this thread!
    Supposed to pick it up this weekend, I think it's gettin into the shop today. Might have to hit up Dave for some teaser pics, will post if I get some.

    I really like the white, wanted it myself but none left in stock in XL, the black should look nice tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder View Post
    Supposed to pick it up this weekend, I think it's gettin into the shop today. Might have to hit up Dave for some teaser pics, will post if I get some.

    I really like the white, wanted it myself but none left in stock in XL, the black should look nice tho.
    You guys have snow down there? Thinking about a Pueblo Res trip to get my fix...

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    Yeah but trails are ridable here in the Springs, gonna warm up starting tomm so might be a little messy/icy.. I have no clue about the reservoir, you might ask on the FR forum about cond's.

    I'm hoping to do an easy shakedown ride Sun

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    So ???

    So guy someone can give me some first impressions ?

    How is the bike ? I've got now the Stumpjumper FSR 29er, but this Covert seems like a fantastic bike.

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    Teaser pic

    Still need to install my cockpit comp's and tires but you get the idea, it's looks pretty damn nice.

    More pics to follow after I pick her up

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    Quote Originally Posted by enduroXtreme View Post
    How when i opened this thread people did not belive theres going to be a covert 29. funnier is the fact that in october when i knew 2013 models including the 29 are on their way here to israel i rushed to buy the 2012 model before it runs out...LOVE THE COVERT! in all forms and all wheel sizes
    Don't think this bike belongs

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    Shakedown ride and a couple pics

    Picked her up and got her dirty this weekend, happy camper!

    This bike is exactly what I was looking for, little more travel and slacker angles, good fit w/ neutral position on the bike. Even with the added travel and slacker head angle the wheelbase came in under my older model Sultan. Nice stiff chassis, descending felt like butter and even techy climbing is easier, love it.

    Didn't do much w/the susp so still need to dial it in, set sag, rebound halfway. Both ends have 3 settings for the compression as well, I played with them and nice feature to have.

    Dave at Redstone Cyclery took care of me, thx Dave!

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    rroeder... I'm running the same fork/shock setup on my Lunchbox. I used Foxs IRD app for the iPhone to dial the rear shock in...it's like butter. I'm really impressed with the Revelation as well.

    Sexy frame you have there. Can't believe I'm lusting over another long-travel 29er when I've got a custom-made-in-the-USA sitting in the garage...but I can't help myself!

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    First ride report: Denver edition

    Location: Green Mountain 1 hr loop (Hayden to Rooney Valley)

    First, the not awesome. Amazingly enough this bike does not make hauling my fat ass up mountains any less painful. Bummer. Aside from that revelation the ascending was pretty standard. The one issue was keeping the front end down for steep segments, probably just need to adjust to the shorter stem and additional travel, no biggie.

    Second, the awesome. This bike does not make climbing any more painful, so that's good. The descending is ridiculous. The slack ht makes me just lean back and floor it. So fun. I tried to keep it some what reined in on account of testing the waters with both the bike and the rubber, but even so I managed to tie my personal top speed for the descent.

    Overall I'm pumped. Once I get everything dialed in and put some hours in she should be a force to be reckoned with!
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    @rroeder : nice bike
    i love the black/silver X.O crank. what chainrings do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowbike View Post
    @rroeder : nice bike
    i love the black/silver X.O crank. what chainrings do you have?
    Thx, they are 26/39, actually wanted lower gearing but will go with this for now. I think a 24/36 combo would be ideal for our terrain here.

    jmontroy- nice ride review lol, yeah mine's no featherweight either. I noticed right off the front end stays planted better while climbing compared to my Sultan, think it's the shorter top tube and more neutral position on bike. Aside from the little extra weight, I think this bike is gonna climb better. Hey I had a question about your frame, sent ya PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimithng23 View Post
    rroeder... I'm running the same fork/shock setup on my Lunchbox. I used Foxs IRD app for the iPhone to dial the rear shock in...it's like butter. I'm really impressed with the Revelation as well.

    Sexy frame you have there. Can't believe I'm lusting over another long-travel 29er when I've got a custom-made-in-the-USA sitting in the garage...but I can't help myself!
    Good to hear on the susp, I tell ya for just spending 10 mins setting sag and rebound it felt really good, I think I'm gonna leave it where it is for now. I used the trail setting on the shock and the middle setting on the fork mostly, but also opened both ends up for some of the chunkier stuff and descents, def felt a diff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder View Post
    Picked her up and got her dirty this weekend, happy camper!

    This bike is exactly what I was looking for, little more travel and slacker angles, good fit w/ neutral position on the bike. Even with the added travel and slacker head angle the wheelbase came in under my older model Sultan. Nice stiff chassis, descending felt like butter and even techy climbing is easier, love it.

    Didn't do much w/the susp so still need to dial it in, set sag, rebound halfway. Both ends have 3 settings for the compression as well, I played with them and nice feature to have.

    Dave at Redstone Cyclery took care of me, thx Dave!
    What a perfect bike. Gravity dropper, Flow rims, beautiful. Size is L ? Weight ? Do you reach with one rear shock setting to climb and go down well ?


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