Transition Covert, Best bike ever?
Just built up my Covert and I took it for a quick run down the local woods and was amazed by just how good it is. Then saturday I did a local 55k XC route and was neck and neck with my riding buddy on his XC rig on the nasty climbs and feeding him dirt on the downs.. and he has a triple I have a single with a oneup 42t, our fitness levels are perfectly matched.Posted 3 years ago
amazing bike, really couldn’t be a happier man at the moment, here are some pics
I have since addressed the reverb cable issue and will be shortening brake hoses etc in the near future before anyone points it out…
What says stw?
Some part of that statement isn’t true, or… either you’re trying harder on the climbs or your fitness levels aren’t perfectly matched.
We have the same general fitess although I may be slightly on top at the mo as he’s missed a couple of rides. My point stands though that the 160mm Covert (aided by talas down to 100mm) climbs (pretty much) just as well as his mount vision 120mm..Posted 3 years agowobbliscottMember
Ransos, mine weighs in at 33lbs, but despite that it is fun on the climbs. You won’t be the first up to the top, but not too far behind, and it is very manouverable, is great on tricky technical climbs, and even I can pop wheelies around tight climbing switchbacks.Posted 3 years ago
Personally, I loathe riding noodly, out of their depth, lightweight bikes downhill
Me too. The point of MTB is the downs, and the corners, I try to optimise my bike for that and just put up with the ups..
To quote myself on a previous covert thread:
Covert because mtb is actually about going downhill, the going up is just a means to end, anything else is losing sight of why we are here (on stw). Preferring xc over going downhill to do fast corners and jumping is like quitting sex so that you can spend more time perfecting your chat up techniques.
PS Nice bike.Posted 3 years ago
Interesting thread there toys, I did consider the bandit too but having a hardtail means i don’t need to compromise. Is yours still at 34lb? I think I’ll be going tubeless and losing the bash, ideally I want to be as close to 30lb as possible.Posted 3 years ago
Any pics of yours?
The missus has a stock Covert and absolutely loves it. Last year she was upsetting many of the TLD clad French Morzine locals by catching them and asking them if she could pass. Yet it can still be pedalled all day pretty easily (and thats a 5’5 girl on a 34lb bike). A better allrounder than my Alpine 160 for sure.
Tom kPPosted 3 years ago
just to echo said above, done a lap of gisburn today, first ride on the covert, a real slow one as my riding buddy was made up with cold and was struggling, but absolutely awesome, pedalled up the main climb at the side of the hope line with no problems, slight bit of bob but never noticed any difference from my old 140mm stumpjumper, only on rear steep stuff front end gets a little light with the 160mm pikes, but not a problem, minces the downs, never have I decended with as much speed, control and confidence, and more than anything-enjoyment.Posted 3 years agojohnnyboy666Member
Hell yeah! The covert is a great bike! Took me a few rides to get to grips with it coming from the mighty Ragley Blue pig but absolutely love it.
For all those who couldn’t possibly ride something sooooo heavy up hill, sounds like you need to work on your fitness and/or stop worrying so much about strava times on your local trail centre fire road climb.
(You might want some Aloe Vera for that burn!)
JohnPosted 3 years agojohnnyboy666Member
Hi Godzilla, yes I did get it from TF but they didn’t put a set up sheet in the box. When I phoned them they said it would be the base tune that is recommended on the Cane creek lounge. I have put about 3 clicks of extra low speed compression on as it felt a tad soggy to me.
JohnPosted 3 years ago
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