Transition Covert owners?
Got a 29er version here with 140’s, but I’d echo chopchop’s advice. Its definitely a bike that doesn’t want to be ridden timidly. It wants you to grab it by the scruff of its neck and spank its backside – so the burlier the better. It pedals very nicely so carries the weight that comes with burliness well, and you’ll be rewarded on the way down. I’m loving mine.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks guys – great that there are some owners on here!
Sold my SC Butcher a year – TBH was not impressed with it.
Looking forward to getting my bike built up for some Dark Peak bashing!
Fox 36s & Lyriks are like rocking horse shit around these parts!
Heard the Marz 55s are plusher than Fox & RS so not ruling them out!Posted 4 years ago
I have just bought a Transition Covert 2 – it was advertised on the For Sale thread
pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97246145@N05/
Just wondering if any Covert owners have any opinion on 150mm or 160mm forks?
Is it best to go with 160mm?
I ride the Dark Peak
The bike will be set up with Pro2/Flows, dropper post, 70mm stem, 720 bars
Any advice would be appreciated!Posted 4 years ago
Do a search there was a Covert thread a coulple weeks back inc a picture of mine (mk 2) at Mam Tor
I have old Fox 36 Talas 150’s as those were the forks i owned. I test rode a mark 1 with 160s and it ride very nicely. Btw i think mk2 means first one with boot through rear axle. If i had the cash I’d upgrade to 160s partly as the forks are quite old now and the Covert is my “Alps/big” bike and I need the re-assurance 😉
Its a great bikePosted 4 years agotomglass20Member
I’m my opinion they are very good, track very well when buzzing along singletrack. Take big hits and jumps nicely no harshness and as I said before nice to setup up. I struggle to understand (can’t be arsed) high and low speed compression, so to have a fork I can get out of the box pump up set the rebound and go is great. The rebound has very diffinitive clicks which make a considerable difference to the fork making the setup of it very easy. It even highlighted my rear shock was setup poorly once I got going.Posted 4 years agoexorsexistMember
Awesome bike had mine for nearly 2 years. Have 170mm 55 RC3 Evo’s up front that are just incredible forks but pricey over here 🙁 I would probably get some x fusions if I was buying them in UK.
Did have an RC4 at the back but the weight was just too much for 20+ milers so swapped for a fox air can this year – doesn’t cope as well DH but I’ll take the trade off for lower weight overall.
Done everything on mine from natural singletrack to trail centres to uplifted DH days. You won’t be dissappointed!Posted 4 years ago
As above if you’ve money for new forks then definitely 160’s, the bike I test rode was 160’s and it rode really nicely on tight twisty technical stuff and climbed well too with no front lift. As I posted that being said I’m very happy with it using the 150’s I had as/when I have the upgrade cash it will be getting 160’s
Enjoy it it’s a wonderful bike which will love those rocky fast descents in the Peaks.Posted 4 years agoJef WachowchowMember
Fox 36, 160 Talas here for what its worth. It’s what the test bike had so it never occurred to me to try anything else. They feel sweet as but not tried anything else to compare to be fairPosted 4 years ago
Got the last 2012 ones in the UK last year too. Probably because everyone was clearing stock to make way for 34 650b’s.
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