- Covert v Tracer2
I swapped a Spicy for the Tracer 2 and find it to be a very good bike for my style of riding which is anything my local trails in Calderdale throw up.Overall it feels more sure footed and with less flex than the spicy.Trying to fit a chain device is a nightmare on the Tracer 2.Posted 6 years ago
Ive got a covert. Gone over to it after cracking a zesty. Its amazing on the downs. Doesnt climb as well as the zesty (surprise surprise) but still climbs very well. Mine weighs in at 26bl incredibly so pretty damn light for something that goes so well when its pointed downhill. it feels soo planted on the trail. I feel I can brake so much later than I could on the zesty.
Heres a little piccy….
Posted 6 years ago
Its been weighed on some feedback scales. It came in at somewhere around 26.8bls. Spec’s are fox float rlc fit 36 160, thompson stem & post, nukeproof bars, formula oro 180/160 brakes, hope pro2’s on 719’s, race king folding rubber, xt cranks, single e13 ring, xtr shifter, xtr shadow plus rear mech, xtr 10 speed cassette & xt spd pedals.
To be honest I wasnt too bothered about the weight of it, I was just chuffed to have it in under 30bls. Trying to get it down to ride abit like the zesty. Tis an awesome bike. Hard getting used to wide 760 bars!!!
Hope you find a rig that fits for what you want it for.Posted 6 years ago
being charitable – 4lbs for the wheelset, 7.75lbs for the frame, 5 lbs for the 36s, 2 lbs fr the crank and BB, 3lbs for the tyres.
It might be 26 lbs if the brakes, discs, bars, stem, grips, shifters, derailleurs, cassette, cables, saddle, seatpost, pedals and chain are only 4lbs. *cough*Posted 6 years ago
Dunno about clean lines on the Covert, I’m not a fan of the big plate welded between top and down tubes.
Tracer’s a cleaner looking bike… suspect it would break a lot sooner than a Covert though.
I demoed a Covert a while back, found it comfortable and right instantly. Was hitting drops within five minutes of sitting on it. It’s that sort of bike.Posted 6 years ago
fudge9202 – Member
honourablegeorge how did it climb and did the rear feel planted?
I didn’t have a huge amount of time on it, and didn’t do any massive climbs, but it went up everything pretty well – was my first experience of 1×9 and I didn’t miss the granny at all. I’d ask someone who owns one though, all I had was that demo ride.Posted 6 years agoMRanger156Member
I have a covert. There is no way its 26lb but for me its not the kind of bike you weight (I’ve never weighed any), its a bike I want to be able to hammer downhill, jump and then climb to the top without too much extra pain.
Agree that its very easy to get on with, angles seem well sorted and the backup from Transition is excellent.Posted 6 years agocrotchrocketMember
I have an intense and a transition. Niether of the model you want opinions about, however its not gonna stop me telling you that they are both 25lb (or less) when the wheels, seat post and drive chain are removed.
& I’m sure whichever you buy, you will be very happy with. At least you won’t be on here telling everyone what a barge it is and how you never which you’d stumped up the cash for it.Posted 6 years ago
Can you imagine how stupid you’d look if you made a mistake and admitted to it!
Might have been 28.6bls. Got the numbers the wrong way around I suspect. Sorry… it was only weighed quickly out of curiosity. So yeaaa discount that weight from my post. Whatever it still rides very very well (when I dont feel over biked for the majority of stuff I ride). Climbs very well for a big 160 bike & descends like a mini DH rig. Horse’s for courses I guess. Which ever you go for you’ll love it (just you might love the transition alittle more…).
Just out of interest Fudge are you going to buy a frame or full bike?Posted 6 years ago
Frame, unfortunately not got an endless supply to a money tree! I have some parts already, am wheels and forks will probably run 2 x 10 with magura brakes answer dj stem and a set of answer protaper carbon bars that I have. Will maybe try running tubeless? Also the ubiquitous dropper post with a ti railed sdg saddle.Posted 6 years ago
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