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    covert 29er

    Hey Transitionairs

    Does any of you know if theres going to be a covert two 9? by looking at the current lineup only a 29er covert is missing.

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    I allways tell my covert riding buddy of mine.. that the only bike to replace my nomad are the 29er covert... Maybe they will


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    C'MON MAN! There is no need for a Covert 29er. IF you want to talk carbon I will listen.

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    Ok ill Bite

    Quote Originally Posted by gunt pimp View Post
    C'MON MAN! There is no need for a Covert 29er. IF you want to talk carbon I will listen.
    hahaha... well man, covert 29er carbon will work also.... Thers is a need...

    as a 26er fan i can see on the trails how the 29er world is taking over...in 2012 the 29er world is fine tuned into great enduro machines. and after that comes the carbon world for aggressive use... another contravetial issue.

    The bandit 29er i took for a test ride felt awsome! nothing like the sh*tty feel of regular 29ers. same was the trans AM 29er... I belive a covert 29er would be the ultimate modern bike. anyways,,, the guys at transition has got it spot on every time!
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    No way, isn't the main goal a 650b carbon covert?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_n View Post
    No way, isn't the main goal a 650b carbon covert?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_n View Post
    No way, isn't the main goal a 650b carbon covert?
    never heared of it till now... i googled it and it does sound interesting !

    besides the fact you will have poor selection of tires,forks (?) and rims...
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by enduroXtreme View Post
    never heared of it till now... i googled it and it does sound interesting !

    besides the fact you will have poor selection of tires,forks (?) and rims...
    Rockshox Revelations, Nobby Nic, American classic or Enve rims.

    Poor choices,

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_n View Post
    Rockshox Revelations, Nobby Nic, American classic or Enve rims.

    Poor choices,
    Seems were are hitting the 2013 cycle and maybe tires are a little behind but that is it. No Specialized, Maxxis, or Continental 650b AM tires yet.

    But add Fox forks and "Stans flows laced to your favorite hub of choice" to that list as well.

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    By poor i was aiming at the lack of choices. The options you pointed may be good quality but will not appeal to everyone.

    well i guess time will tell us if 27.5 or 29 are the way to go...

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    I don't think you'll ever see a Covert 29er. Far too many compromises in geo to get that kinda of travel.

    What is it going to do that you can't do on a Bandit 29er?

    Put a Bandit 26 the Covert and some 650b wheels in a blender and then you'll have a wicked trail bike. Oh and make it carbon.

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    So what???

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    I don't think you'll ever see a Covert 29er. Far too many compromises in geo to get that kinda of travel.
    I might have to eat my words.

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    Hello all, I could see a Covert29er in the french catalog at my dealer ! But I thinks 29er for the Covert it's too much. 650b could be better !

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    I got a price list for the 2013 models here in Norway today. There is an (alu) Covert 29'er with the same price as the 26.

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    The Covert Two9 frame is priced at $1699 in the US with the RP23 CTD shock. With the RC4 coil shock it is $1899. It has 140mm of rear squish.

    The frame has a 68 degree HTA with a Fox 34 fork set at 140mm. If bought with a frame, a F34 with CTD, FIT and Kashima set at 150mm travel is available for $900 from Transition. The 150mm F34 will slack out the HTA about a third of a degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico View Post
    The Covert Two9 frame is priced at $1699 in the US with the RP23 CTD shock. With the RC4 coil shock it is $1899. It has 140mm of rear squish.

    The frame has a 68 degree HTA with a Fox 34 fork set at 140mm. If bought with a frame, a F34 with CTD, FIT and Kashima set at 150mm travel is available for $900 from Transition. The 150mm F34 will slack out the HTA about a third of a degree.

    Disclaimer: I have no financial ties to TBC...
    Did you try the bandit 29er at all first? I am about to jump onto the 29er bandwagon but really have not liked the downhill capabilities of Kona Satori (coming off 4 straight enduros that I crave their downhill rides)... Any input is appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttrd View Post
    Did you try the bandit 29er at all first? I am about to jump onto the 29er bandwagon but really have not liked the downhill capabilities of Kona Satori (coming off 4 straight enduros that I crave their downhill rides)... Any input is appreciated.
    Try one? I have an XL Bandit Two9. Bought it on the preorder, so I guess I have had it longer than most. Downhill or up, cross-hill or on the level, it is an amazing ride.

    The guys at TBC really have a way of building a fun ride. As much as I love my Btwo9
    there is a strong possibility that I would like a Covert Two9 even better, so I am thinking of selling my Bandit frame and pre-ordering a Ctwo9.
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    Is there any info yet on sizing and are they gonna do an XL??

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    M,L and XL , also available with the RC4 rear shock.
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    Man... Why did they discontinue the Bandit29er? That is the perfect bike for what I am after! New bandit a little to less travel and covert is a little to AM style for what I am looking for. I am in the midwest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmountainskiercfg View Post
    Man... Why did they discontinue the Bandit29er? That is the perfect bike for what I am after! New bandit a little to less travel and covert is a little to AM style for what I am looking for. I am in the midwest.
    worry not, there should still be some 2012's kicking around at dealers and there are also a handful available on pinkbike if that's an option for you. the bike hauls ass!
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    From the 2013 Bandit thread, in case anyone didn't see it, some numbers for the Covert-

    2013 Transition Bikes Bandit and Covert 29er | 29er Online

    The XL is looking kinda cramped in the cockpit, def interested but not sure about fit, like everything else tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdotrider View Post
    worry not, there should still be some 2012's kicking around at dealers and there are also a handful available on pinkbike if that's an option for you. the bike hauls ass!
    Yeah... I've seen a few and called them. They are gone though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdotrider View Post
    worry not, there should still be some 2012's kicking around at dealers and there are also a handful available on pinkbike if that's an option for you. the bike hauls ass!
    Yeah... I've seen a few and called them. They are gone though.

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    Looking for a complete bike? Belmont Wheelworks (MA) had a Large/Black on their sales floor this weekend. I'm not sure if they had other sizes or bikes. No frames however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by in the trees View Post
    Looking for a complete bike? Belmont Wheelworks (MA) had a Large/Black on their sales floor this weekend. I'm not sure if they had other sizes or bikes. No frames however.
    Dang... I need an XL as I am 6'4". I wonder if a Large would work. Thanks for the advice. I'll call them tomorrow and have a chat. Really appreciate it. Think they would trade for a 2013 bandit 29er that I just pre ordered in an XL ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmountainskiercfg View Post
    Dang... I need an XL as I am 6'4". I wonder if a Large would work. Thanks for the advice. I'll call them tomorrow and have a chat. Really appreciate it. Think they would trade for a 2013 bandit 29er that I just pre ordered in an XL ha ha
    Hey, I'm just a tad shorter than you and have an XL bandit, I have modified the sizing so much with stem and bar combos that I should of just bought a large.

    My next bike will be a large.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmountainskiercfg View Post
    Yeah... I've seen a few and called them. They are gone though.
    And we have medium 2012 in stock in our warehouse, so as long as you need that size, any dealer can special order.

    Sorry on the L and XL... no dice there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunt pimp View Post
    C'MON MAN! There is no need for a Covert 29er. IF you want to talk carbon I will listen.
    Hahaha! This isn't the 1st time I have been wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder View Post
    From the 2013 Bandit thread, in case anyone didn't see it, some numbers for the Covert-

    2013 Transition Bikes Bandit and Covert 29er | 29er Online

    The XL is looking kinda cramped in the cockpit, def interested but not sure about fit, like everything else tho.
    I noticed that two however if I am reading this right it is only .3 " shorter than the Bandit in EFT. I like to run 50 - 60 mm stems so I'm worried about being cramped as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbrain View Post
    I noticed that two however if I am reading this right it is only .3 " shorter than the Bandit in EFT. I like to run 50 - 60 mm stems so I'm worried about being cramped as well.
    I emailed Transition to confirm sizing and ask a few questions, I think with the actual angle of the seattube it will make things roomy enough with the saddle at full height. That said wish they would of made it a tad longer, but I'm gonna try the 90mm stem I currently run and go from 28" to 30" bars.

    Yeah the bike is exactly what I want and I have demo'd a few w/24.5 ett that fit so didn't want .3" to stop me, hopefully I'm right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder View Post
    I emailed Transition to confirm sizing and ask a few questions, I think with the actual angle of the seattube it will make things roomy enough with the saddle at full height. That said wish they would of made it a tad longer, but I'm gonna try the 90mm stem I currently run and go from 28" to 30" bars.

    Yeah the bike is exactly what I want and I have demo'd a few w/24.5 ett that fit so didn't want .3" to stop me, hopefully I'm right!
    Cool thanks. Please share their response if you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder View Post
    I emailed Transition to confirm sizing and ask a few questions, I think with the actual angle of the seattube it will make things roomy enough with the saddle at full height. That said wish they would of made it a tad longer, but I'm gonna try the 90mm stem I currently run and go from 28" to 30" bars.

    Yeah the bike is exactly what I want and I have demo'd a few w/24.5 ett that fit so didn't want .3" to stop me, hopefully I'm right!
    Yes - those TT lengths are the "measurable" distance from the center of the headtube horizontal to the center of the seatpost. With any bike that has an offset seat tube, the TT length is going to look shorter. Look at the reach on the Covert 29 in that link and compare to the reach on the Bandit 29 (2012) listed on our website... that would be the real length difference between the two bikes.

    Saddle position can be adjusted +/- 1/2" very easily, so don't sweat 0.3" in TT length without considering all the other geo numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes View Post
    Yes - those TT lengths are the "measurable" distance from the center of the headtube horizontal to the center of the seatpost. With any bike that has an offset seat tube, the TT length is going to look shorter. Look at the reach on the Covert 29 in that link and compare to the reach on the Bandit 29 (2012) listed on our website... that would be the real length difference between the two bikes.

    Saddle position can be adjusted +/- 1/2" very easily, so don't sweat 0.3" in TT length without considering all the other geo numbers.
    Thanks. That makes more sense now. Have their been any ride reviews yet of this bike. I know the Bandit 29 was great last year, but I haven't seen anything on the Covert 29 yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes View Post
    . Look at the reach on the Covert 29 in that link and compare to the reach on the Bandit 29 (2012) listed on our website... that would be the real length difference between the two bikes.
    It's within a few mm's, and the seattube angle is a tad slacker on the Covert too, so it sounds like the 2012 Bandit 29 in XL will fit the same as the Covert 29 XL correct? If so, then I could try to track down an XL bandit just to throw a leg over to check for fit, that would help at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbrain View Post
    Thanks. That makes more sense now. Have their been any ride reviews yet of this bike. I know the Bandit 29 was great last year, but I haven't seen anything on the Covert 29 yet.
    These are new for 2013 so they haven't been made yet, as far as I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder View Post
    It's within a few mm's, and the seattube angle is a tad slacker on the Covert too, so it sounds like the 2012 Bandit 29 in XL will fit the same as the Covert 29 XL correct? If so, then I could try to track down an XL bandit just to throw a leg over to check for fit, that would help at least.
    Yes - we matched up the frame reach very closely between those two bikes (and lengthened the Bandit 29 a bit for 2013).

    So if you threw a leg over an XL Bandit 29 from 2012 it would be a very close comparison for the rider cockpit with a 2013 Covert 29.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel RW View Post
    Hey, I'm just a tad shorter than you and have an XL bandit, I have modified the sizing so much with stem and bar combos that I should of just bought a large.

    My next bike will be a large.
    wanna sell your XL ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder View Post
    These are new for 2013 so they haven't been made yet, as far as I know
    Yo rroeder - I've got a local big guy on an XL. I bet we could arrange a ride on it for you. He was on a large Tracer 29 prior and is loving his XL Bandit 29.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    Yo rroeder - I've got a local big guy on an XL. I bet we could arrange a ride on it for you. He was on a large Tracer 29 prior and is loving his XL Bandit 29.
    Thx Dave, will get with you on that

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    Cue Jeopardy theme song... When is the Covert 29 going to show up? I called Drop N Zone last month and I thought they said soon...can't remember. I was hoping for some quick reviews so I can make a purchase decision. This is killing me... If anybody has been on the bike or has one in hand, please, help me out! Pics, ride report, anything. I've read through the Bandit 29 stuff a million times and if this bike is going to ride similar to the 2012 B29 with a bit more travel... I need to just turn the computer off for a month.

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    Oops...called the sponsoring bike shop and found out the Covert 29s should be showing up anytime. Soooooo...with the preorder discount they were offering, I pulled the trigger. #2 build kit XL in white with a Reverb and Haven wheelset upgrade. Oh man, I need to start selling unnecessary stuff fast.

    I was originally looking at just a frame, fork, and wheels with my carryover parts. Then I did the math and by the time I bought all the stuff you don't think about (tires, f. der., head set, cables, etc...) I was within a couple hundred dollars of the complete build with that preorder discount! Talk about a no brainer.

    For anyone interested, I am 6'3" and have been eyeing the Bandit 29 and recently the Covert 29 in XL for a year now. I have some concerns about the compact top tube and reach, but enough research has given me the confidence to jump in.

    I will be in touch when the bike shows up and I get some saddle time.

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    I'm looking at the Covert 29 and Bandit 29. What swayed you the direction of the Covert?

    More DH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailbrain View Post
    I'm looking at the Covert 29 and Bandit 29. What swayed you the direction of the Covert?

    More DH?
    Nah...I just like long travel in my trail bikes. I'm coming from a 26" Yeti ASR 7 with 7" rear travel as my trail bike. I realize that the 29" wheel eats up rough terrain much easier than a 26" (also have a Giant Anthem X29) but when you are landing drops and hitting the really rough stuff, there's no substitute for wheel travel. 4" is 4" no matter the wheel size...it's still going to be a stiff landing on that 4' drop to flat. I like to be lazy and sit in my seat as long as possible while the bike plows through a boulder field.

    I ride rough terrain regularly but the real goal with this bike is a Porcupine Rim killer! I go with a group every year to Fruita and Moab and suspension travel is well appreciated.

    I had set 140mm front and rear as my minimum for a 29er trail bike for the above reasons. I really liked what I heard about last year's Bandit 29 but I wanted that last bit of travel. Cue the new Covert 29. Thanks, Transition!

    I can't wait for Moab in March...

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    Thanks for the detail TQ. I would be in the same boat as you. I want to be able to ride this one in all situations and then go to the bike park so my DH buddies can make fun of me for being on wagon wheels riding lifts. haha!

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    When someone gets one of these let me know how the fit of the cockpit is. The 23.2 ETT of the large is scaring me off of what I think could be the perfect all around trail bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    When someone gets one of these let me know how the fit of the cockpit is. The 23.2 ETT of the large is scaring me off of what I think could be the perfect all around trail bike.
    Will do. Sounds like it will be about a month from now before I might have an analysis. I have always been on long top tubes but have been changing some things up with how I position myself on the bike and I'm seeing some good results. This is leading me to realize I need to shorten my reach on the bike to optimize power delivery and bike control.

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    That is the measurable horizontal distance from HT to seatpost, the bike will ride a bit longer than that, since the seat tube is offset forward and angled back.

    An "effective top tube length" would depend on what seat tube angle you chose to measure to and the higher the seat the slacker the effective seat tube angle would be.

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    Any updates or spy photos of frames in production Transition??
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    My XL Covert 29 frame in Amber Ale is on it's way to me at the moment.
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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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