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  • Premier Icon neil853
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    very very nice

    Premier Icon neil853
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    very very nice

    hexhamstu
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    I’ve been looking forward to this since they let slip it was in the pipeline. Looks lovely! but no routing for an uppy downy seatpost? In the video two cable ties can be seen holding the cable to the toptube.

    Hob Nob
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    Looks really good in black, thought it might have come in a bit lighter though.

    There is a whole host of carbon AM bikes knocking around at just under 7lbs, but very little other than the Nomad Carbon at 6 & under.

    hexhamstu
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    ….well thats me sold then. I’ll take 2, one in the lime with an rp23 and one in black with the RC4.

    steezysix
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    I’m particularly excited about this new technology:

    thered
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    Oooooh, nice

    godzilla
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    Did they ever get the bikes back they had pinched not long ago?

    deanfbm
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    my next bike i reckon.

    Stevelol
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    The black one looks amazing. I am suprised that they haven’t left tabs for a normal adjustable seatpost though? Unless there’s some on the left hand side. As an alu covert owner I doubt I’ll sell/upgrade as the current bike is ace, but it’ll be cool if we start seeing my Transitions out on the trail in this country.

    ashfanman
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    Hubba hubba.

    More details here.

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    After I test rode the Alu one and missed it when the demo sold to someone else who moved quicker than me the LBS did mention the impending launch of this model.

    steezysix
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    Given the internal cable routing shown in the pictures, I wonder if they’ll go down the “stealth” route for a dropper post cable?

    Edit: that’d be a yes then!

    neilforrow
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    Has routing for a stealth reverb

    also, did they ever find the knicked one???

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Exactly 1 pound lighter than the Aluminium version. Seems to be a target for many carbon copies (geddit).

    I’d like to ride one. Black looks boring 🙂

    nols
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    nicked one never turned up… likely that it was binned and all the kit taken off and sold.
    I was lucky enough to ride it the day before up at HS and it was pretty sweet. I also got to see it being ridden to the limit by Kyle. Having seen what he was prepared to do on it, I’d have no qualms at all about having one as my ‘almost everything’ bike.

    ScottChegg
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    Pity there is no pricing yet. That’ll be the biggest sticking point over the alloy.

    Oh. My.

    That looks lovely.

    Premier Icon Pawsy_Bear
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    +1 want now

    This was going to be my next bike after seeing the stolen bikes pics, I own a covert at the moment.

    But I can definitely see welds in that rear triangle, I’m not going to buy one only for them to release a full carbon one a year later.

    Stevelol
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    Only the chainstays are alu, the rest is carbon.

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    Very Nice.

    I wonder when the Carbon Bandit will be out, now that i would like to see, especially in that nice green colour

    Much as I like the Covert, and Transition, I wouldn’t buy any company’s first caebon bike. Not for a little while.

    messiah
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    Much as I like the Covert, and Transition, I wouldn’t buy any company’s first caebon bike. Not for a little while.

    Probably made in the same factory and designed by the same experts as more established carbon frames… I wouldn’t let that put you off.

    grum
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    WANT.

    What do we reckon as a ballpark figure for the price?

    messiah – Member

    Probably made in the same factory and designed by the same experts as more established carbon frames… I wouldn’t let that put you off.

    Probably – I’d still let someone else do the making sure, though.

    Hmm. Having read the specs – I have a worrisome feeling that this is going to be my next bike after all. Every part I have on my Spicy will fit it, bar needing a new lower headset cup, and a new BB.

    jedi
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    it rides nice 🙂

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Looks very like the SB66…

    ska-49
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    Press Fit 30 BB 🙁

    So it was YOU that stole that missing one, eh?

    I had a demo on the original, really liked, it, but the deal my LBS did on the Spicy swung it for me, plus the slightly longer travel & longer shock that the carbon version now has. Dammit. I think I’m at decision made here already.

    Teetosugars – Member

    Looks very like the SB66…

    Yeah, but cleaner, prettier, simpler, doesn’t have the rear tyre hitting the seat tube problem, and is designed for abuse, not as a trail bike.

    The way the seatstays curve around above the rocker is very El Guapo.

    Premier Icon stewartc
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    I think this will replace my TRc early next year as I am looking for more travel and also need a good climber, just need to stay in a job for another 6 months

    ask1974
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    Now that is gorgeous… Rode the alloy and almost bought one, narrowly losing out to a Five. Thank god, I’d be fairly upset as that is highly desirable.

    A nice ‘next bike’ target 🙂

    brant
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    I know the factory. They are great.
    I’d better crack on with the El Guapo carbon. Though ours will have bigger wheels 🙂

    nols
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    If you have any worries about the build quality then don’t. Kyle was riding it at HS and hung a landing from a 12 foot drop. Cased the rear wheel and destroyed the rim. Frame was perfect, not a mark on it.

    OK so from what I’ve heard there has obviously been a lot of interest Worldwide in the frame so we’re going to be putting a email link on the Transition UK owners group on Facebook for anyone that’s interested in getting one. Simply go on there and ‘like’ the page and we’ll keep you updated with whats going on.
    http://www.facebook.com/Tr.OG.UK

    Rorschach
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    El Guapo-29er-carbon……WOOOOOOOOOOOOP
    Now stop drinking tea and pull your bloomin finger out!!!

    ScottChegg
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    $2500

    Ow. A thousand quid more than the alloy? Hard to justify when the alloy rides so well.

    29er Carbon El Guapo? Why not carbon and normal wheels for the less niche?

    brant
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    29er Carbon El Guapo? Why not carbon and normal wheels for the less niche?

    because I want one 🙂

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    Ow. A thousand quid more than the alloy? Hard to justify when the alloy rides so well.

    The alloy Covert retail price is closer to $2250 equivalent – so $2500 would mean it’s just $250 more

    jambalaya – Member

    The alloy Covert retail price is closer to $2250 equivalent – so $2500
    would mean it’s just $250 more

    Not how it tends to work.

    $1500 = £1500

    $2500 = £2500

    brant – Member

    I know the factory. They are great.

    If you’re passing through it, and happen to be carrying a large bag, do let me know.

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