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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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