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  • Premier Icon dday
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    Just a slight correction to what Fatgit said above – the Transition Covert 29 is 140mm travel front and rear, not 130mm, and is a brilliant bike – but i’m a bit biased.

    This is true, but Fatgit was referring to the 2012 Transition Bandit 29er, which is indeed 140f 130r. The Covert 29 is 140/140.

    Hey Fatgit, I’ve got a bandit 29 too! (Green). Just a bloody marvelous bike.

    fatgit
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    Dday is correct on my reference.
    Mine is green too and someone else in our group has a black and white one.
    Fantastic bikes
    Cheers
    Steve

    GaryLake
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    No cage is a deal breaker for me too.

    I’m surprised at this. Anytime I’ve ridden anything that might count as what most people might accept as “All Mountain” riding, I’d not be expecting a bottle to even remain in it’s cage.

    rootes1
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    i’m 6’6″ had a go on the Cube stereo 29er at the QECP demo day.. though ti was really good (well the rear was the forks were not setup correcty)

    was a big bike 22″

    though i had gone to test specialized camber and epic – specialized did nto bother turning up on the saturday so had a go on the cube..

    the terrain their is not really the sort of thing for the cube, but was still surprised who good it was

    they liked it also on twentynice inches
    http://twentynineinches.com/2012/11/25/cube-stereo-shpc-140-final-review/

    Mbnut
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    Flipping brilliant… that is all.

    rootes1
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    this looks nice

    RM Instinct

    Mbnut
    Member

    http://twentynineinches.com/ is a great site for reference if looking for a 29er…

    Another review for the Cube here and they have one on the AMS as well…

    http://www.imbikemag.com/issue21/?t=Cube-Stereo-Super-HPC-140SL-29-2013-Mountain-Bike-Review-and-Test&page=107

    Premier Icon Chainline
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    JCL. You need my Nicolai Ion29…currently being manufactured, currently a full custom build/geo etc and based on my current custom Helius 150mm bike but with tweaks from my experience.

    When finished and tested they may make it a production model, but they have now created all the CNC programmes etc to allow the BB and other key parts to be made. Due for delivery in 4 weeks 🙂

    Premier Icon james_turk
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    My Intense Tracer 29 is immense. It’s a large with an angleset at -1.5, so the wheelbase is a whopping 47.5 inches. Incredible stability, and grip is off the scale. Not found any really downsides to the length of it either, the main thing you notice is speed (and grip). Its abilities in rough terrain are mind blowing considering its a 140mm bike.

    Yetiman
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    Chainline – been following the MTBR thread with interest, I can’t wait to see this beastie finished. Is that a Nicolai ‘4 weeks’ 😉

    happyrider
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    That’ll be with you in 4 months then 🙂

    JCL
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    JCL. You need my Nicolai Ion29…currently being manufactured, currently a full custom build/geo etc and based on my current custom Helius 150mm bike but with tweaks from my experience.

    When finished and tested they may make it a production model, but they have now created all the CNC programmes etc to allow the BB and other key parts to be made. Due for delivery in 4 weeks

    Nice. Sounds like a monster!

    heghedush
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    [img] http://db.tt/QAp11Q1f%5B/img%5D

    VERY pleased with the bike, the 120mm rear travel feels great on 1-2 foot drops I tried so far, cant wait to go bigger. Planning a trip to gisburn this week for more testing.
    Hope the pics are showing

    Premier Icon vondally
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    rootes 1

    I have a black 950 RM bought frame only and now xt 9 speed and hope wheels with manitou 100 forks,

    not 100mm of travel, very quick and sprightly on singletrack and very very very rapid and stable down, nice climber, grippy.

    Impressed but need better forks really, rear shock rockshox is custom to the frame but lots of pressure to cope with my 220 lbs ridong weight.

    ]Currently at 29lbs with flat pedals but very solid in a sensible manner.

    Usually ride a Yeti 7 with coil shok, RM is not as plush.

    rootes1
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    Vondally,

    I was wanting a 950 Element – should of got one on close out at Evans, pic i posted above is the new 130mm travel Instinct

    bonesetter
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    I picked up on of those rootes – very well put together bike. Lively and good attention to detail.

    It won over a Whyte 100mm travel which I demo’d

    Sancho
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    We just ran a demo day at Dalby including Pivot, Transition, Kona and a few others and the stand out bike of the day was the Covert 29er, followed by the 26er.

    Even the downhill lads were commenting on how good the Covert 29 was, best bike of the day.

    Premier Icon vondally
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    Mine was a ebay buy, not just a new bike syndrome or STW rider recommends but it is a really good ride, I tried a couple of 29 full suss and not convinced thta one was a punt and is a blast

    130 mm Instict very slack and very intreting………….next year maybe
    But

    quality of travel is what counts that 95mm on the element was great on local northern trail linking up with road,

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