160mm choices – Which one and why? Shortlist inside
+1 for the Titus El GuapoPosted 6 years ago
I post this every time one of these threads pops up.
Read the mostly American customer reviews online-all give it 5 out of 5 and the magazines all agreed it was top notch too.Now they are less than half the original price.Perhaps not niche and expensive enough for STW now….MRanger156Member
I like my covert but not fully tested its capabilities yet. I came off a Meta 5.5 which I loved – such a fun bike. Still getting used to the covert but overall it seems very versatile.
As said above its not too expensive compared to the competition and a very good all round bike for someone who enjoys riding everything and maybe does the odd DH day or alpine holiday. The 2012 has 12mm rear which is probably worth getting over the 2011 version. I also like the new blue colour.
Not an rare as they used to be, seem to be the in bike at the mo!
Posted 6 years ago
sweet – yeah i like the Orange but as you say 12mm rear on 2012 is prob worth it – And by the time i come to buy it most uk stockists will have the 2012 model – however may find a few bargains on 2011 as im sure most will be flogging 2011’s of cheap to get rid etc..
They list the weight as 7.74 lbs / 3.51 kg (Medium Frame With Rear Shock) i need medium – this is comparable with most in this bracket and the odd pound here or there is not going to make a big difference to me – I’ll just go for a big you know what to shed a couple of pounds before a weekend cycle 🙂 (I’bb be running 36 fox – prob floats) and either xo or xtr and new hope tech evo m4’s) Im not fussed if its 29,30,31,32,33,34 lbsPosted 6 years ago
I have a 10mm but have changed my axle last night to bolt 10mm solid axle bolt through (thanks halo) which hopefully will be good enough. TBH I think the back end feels stable, but I did it to alleviate my 12mm 2012 jealousy..
As I said mines 34.5lbs but with less gnarr wheels and floats it would be lighter. The reverb doesn’t help either.Posted 6 years agowlMember
Alpine 160. Just ranked as Dirt’s ultimate best 160mm descender, plus it will climb anything fine and prove reliable for UK year-round riding. Got that ace min-dh feel, but still goes all day if you’re reasonably fit. Coverts are nice and might be slightly lighter, but I’d still have the Alpine any day. No idea about your third option, but I’d still go Alpine.Posted 6 years ago
The reverb is very good, mega impressed so far. It gets lots of use with me on it as an little bit of pedalling is hard work for such a bloater so I whack it up and down every few seconds. It has actually done wonders for my fitness as It gives me no excuse to stop and put my saddle up, thereby having a chat and a long rest…Posted 6 years ago
I agree – the lack of getting of and ajusting the QR is a thing of the past for me! We all did Afan not long ago and mates were jumping on and off all day – I however hit the remote on the bard and am away! Love the dropper posts! The new stealth Reveb looks awesome! Shame only for Scott and Trek so far – Wont be long! The rest will follow!Posted 6 years agowhatnobeerMember
Have you looked at the new Norco Sight (140mm)/ Range (160mm) models? I’ve not ridden them but they look similar to the Fluid LT that I have at the moment and its grand. Dont think they do a frame only option though if thats what you wanted?
The only other advise I have is buy the one that rides best and looks nicest. Thats how i’ve got all my bikes and its worked a treat 😛Posted 6 years ago
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