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    rumours on new Bikes 2014

    as more and more companys introduce their new lineups for 2014, what du you expect from Transition Bikes?
    something that looks clear:
    - 650b Bandit
    - 650b TransAM

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    Covert 27.5 with a rockshox
    pike, vivid air or monarch + rear shock, sram or ? 1x11 drive, xo trail brakes.

    Edited to add: Anvl bars, stem, pedals, wheels..

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    I'm hoping they keep a Covert for 26" as well. I'm looking at possibly getting one next year.

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    I hope for something like the Blindside. A ligth DH/FR/Park-Bike. I'm starting to regret selling mine.

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    the Covert is the new blindside ;-)
    i think the CF Covert will stay in 26" and the Al will get 650b

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    Can't wait to hear/see what the will offer in 650B...

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    I hope the 2014's don't take too long to come out.
    I was just told by my LBS that Transition
    Has the amber color only in the medium covert.
    Please transition hopefully some matte colors
    For the 26 aluminum covert??? This sucks I was wanting
    To get one soon as I just saw one in person today for the first
    Time. What a bad ass bike. Come on Transition help a brother out.

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    Re: rumours on new Bikes 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by firevsh2o View Post
    I hope for something like the Blindside. A ligth DH/FR/Park-Bike. I'm starting to regret selling mine.
    You don't like the TR250? I want one with a totem on the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk77 View Post
    You don't like the TR250? I want one with a totem on the front.
    I ride a YT-TUES right now but I really miss the light feel the Blindside had. I think the TR 250 is to heavy to make a real difference to a DH-Bike.

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    650b bandit + transam - not sure what that would mean for the 26" model as i imagine they'd keep the 29's.

    hoping to see some major changes to the tr450 but i doubt it as TR seem to be putting their effort into the enduro scene right now.

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    Is there going to be a 2014 TR 250?

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    actually i'm pretty keen to know if any of the new transams or bandits will have stealth routing for dropper posts..? Nothing uglier than having dropper post housing dangling around

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasevr4 View Post
    actually i'm pretty keen to know if any of the new transams or bandits will have stealth routing for dropper posts..? Nothing uglier than having dropper post housing dangling around
    Ever seen the fork known as "lefty". Tell me that's not uglier than a dropper cable and a slap,will be dealt (I'm crazy brave on the Internet).

    Seriously though; Can't you just drill a little hole in the seat tube for stealth?

    A carbon bandit with longer TT and shorter head tube is going to be here in August. Only $1666 for the frame, and will have iron maiden inspired graphics. Eddy! Plus free epo.
    PM me for a great price on a pike 150 27.5 as new condition, barely seen dirt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by potterymouth View Post
    Is there going to be a 2014 TR 250?
    Don't think so. I think you'll see a 7"/8" TR450 and no more 250.

    Also: 650B Trans Am, Bandit, Covert. I'd like to see the Bandit and Covert get slightly slacker respectively, possibly with adjustable geo.

    Stealth routing would be sweet - not a lot of aluminum frames with it, mostly a carbon thing.
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    I'd like to see TBC use replaceable dropouts on the Bandit/TransAM so they can run 26" and 27".

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitewerks View Post
    I'd like to see TBC use replaceable dropouts on the Bandit/TransAM so they can run 26" and 27".
    Pretty sure I read something a fair while back from either Kyle or Kevin saying that they don't want to produce a frame that suits two types of wheels as they feel it is a stop gap solution.

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    Re: rumours on new Bikes 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by jasevr4 View Post
    Pretty sure I read something a fair while back from either Kyle or Kevin saying that they don't want to produce a frame that suits two types of wheels as they feel it is a stop gap solution.
    Yep.

    Quote Originally Posted by Transition Bikes View Post
    We are not making any conversion dropouts. We are not interested in making a "bandaid" 650 bike that was not actually designed with that wheel size in mind. There are two big problems with trying to convert the bike by dropouts alone.

    1) The wheel radius is roughly 12-13mm larger, but the correct 650 fork is an additional 16.5mm taller A-C. You really need more than 12-13mm of offset to bring the BB height back to the correct position due to the higher front end. Once it is back to the correct position, the head angle (and worse) seat angle would be roughly 2 degrees slacker.

    2) The brake position would be wrong. This is obviously a solvable problem with custom brake adapters, but we are not usually fond of proprietary parts.

    An adapted bike using a wheel size it was not intended to run will never perform as well as it should, and I would strongly discourage conversions like this.
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    I'm hoping that news comes soon! So many nice frames coming through the pipeline from other manufacturers right now. 2014 will be a good year.

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    i'm hoping for a white covert 26 to replace my V2 frame. no need for that 650b and expensive carbon stuff.

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    Also hoping 26 coverts continue. Still love my 09 v2 covert - would hate to think i couldn't get a replacement if anything happened to it.

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    I'm holding out for the Trail or Park 29er

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    TR is so tight-lipped on new bikes this time around. Hopefully some news by EuroBike at the end of Aug. (?!?!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldozer27 View Post
    The Covert 29 (140mm) is a trail bike.
    I think it was a joke regarding their old dirt jumper called the Trail or Park.

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    Carbon Bandit 29er would be pretty awesome...

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