2013 Carbon Covert from Transition Bikes

Jul 2, 2012 at 0:05
Jul 2, 2012
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The 2013 Carbon Covert is Transition Bike’s first carbon frame offering. The 160mm travel Covert was the perfect candidate to bring to carbon as it allowed the bike to shed weight, improve strength, add new features, and update the look at the same time.

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bigquotesIn my mind, this bike really represents the ultimate no holds barred quiver killer. It's really everything I would want in a single do-everything type of bike and we've tried pretty hard to ensure all the right features are there without including things that don't really matter. A big goal of ours with this project was to develop something with very unique lines that you don't often see in bicycle frame design...and we feel we've really accomplished that. This was a long development effort so we're pretty pumped to finally unveil our first carbon frame. - Kyle Young, Transition Bikes owner


2013 Transition Carbon Covert

Transition Bikes took the essence of the previous Covert, but started from the ground up to produce something all new and extremely exciting. For design inspiration they looked outside the bike world towards Italian super cars. The carbon material allowed a no compromise design approach that allowed them to achieve exactly what they envisioned; powerful lines and a unique bold look. The frame uses some exciting new materials and an evolved suspension platform for the best possible performance on the trail.

2013 Transition Carbon Covert

The 2013 Carbon Covert is the first bike on the market to offer both C.O.C.K. and B.A.L.L.S. technology. The Completely Optimized Carbon Kinetics utilized in production of the carbon structure are an industry first; only available on Transition Bikes. The careful use of C.O.C.K. makes the Carbon Covert one of the strongest frames on the market today. The Basically Aligned Linear Leverage System suspension works with the shock making the suspension incredibly easy to tune; once again, only available on Transition Bikes. Our B.A.L.L.S. are only there to make sure you have fun on the trail. Unlike other suspension systems, our B.A.L.L.S. aren’t overly complicated, it’s just the right suspension technology to keep the ride smooth and predictable.

C.O.C.K. amp B.A.L.L.S Technology

bigquotesWhen we first met in the lab to develop these new technologies, I didn't realize just how big they would become. I am proud to see this bike released so everyone can experience the ultimate package. - Sam Burkhardt, Transition Bikes product manager


Working in conjunction with the B.A.L.L.S. suspension system, the 2013 Carbon Covert features a longer 8.5” x 2.5” custom tuned Fox CTD Adjust rear shock. The longer shock helps contribute to improved suspension performance and easier shock setup for riders of any size. The rear travel has been increased from 150mm to 160mm further expanding the performance in gnarly terrain. For riders looking for ultimate downhill performance, an optional Fox RC4 coil shock is available as well. The B.A.L.L.S. suspension system uses a higher main pivot placement for improved pedaling performance with modern 2x10 and 1x10 drivetrain setups. An all new hardware system, with single allen key tightening, has been developed to keep the pivots tight. While the front triangle features full internal cable routing, including the Reverb Stealth routing for clean looks and integrated performance.

2013 Transition Carbon Covert

2013 Transition Carbon Covert

2013 Transition Carbon Covert

FEATURES
Carbon Front Triangle with Carbon Seatstay and Alloy Chainstay and Rocker
160mm Rear Travel
8.5” x 2.5” Fox CTD Adjust Custom Tuned Rear Shock
Optional Fox RC4 Coil Shock Available
All Front Triangle Cable Routing is Internal
Reverb Stealth Seat Post Routing
New Pivot Hardware System
12 x 142mm Dropouts (10 x 135mm Dropouts Sold Separately)
Press Fit 30 Bottom Bracket Shell
Frame Weight 6.75 lbs (Including Rear Shock and Rear Axle)
PRICE: To Be Announced
C.O.C.K & B.A.L.L.S Technology (Only Available From Transition Bikes)

GEOMETRY
Head Tube Angle: 66.5 Degree (Fox 36 160mm) / 67 Degree (Fox 34 160mm)
Chainstay Length: 430mm
Seatube Length: Sm 563, Md 593, Lg 623mm
Reach: Sm 378mm, Md 406mm, Lg 431mm
Wheelbase Length: Sm 1106mm, Md 1137mm, Lg 1169mm
Bottom Bracket Height: 349 mm

2013 Transition Carbon Covert

bigquotesThis is definitely the most exciting bike we have ever done. It took much longer than we anticipated, but when doing full suspension carbon you can't rush anything. Seeing carbon bikes being produced in person really makes you appreciate the massive amount of work that goes into each frame. I think there is a misconception that these bikes just pop out of molds and are good to go and that couldn't be further from the truth. Each frame is like a sculpted work of art. - Kevin Menard, owner of Transition Bikes

The 2013 Carbon Covert will be available in three colors (Lemon Lime Metallic, Stealth Black & Matte White) with multiple build kit options to meet different rider preferences and price points. MSRP TBA.


Click here to view the Carbon Covert at TransitionBikes.com
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213 Comments

  • + 146
 Companies that have a sense of humor are great!
  • + 8
 I think it's great they're sharing their B.A.L.L.S. for out enjoyment!
  • + 8
 hahah only transition would market a new bike with "cock and balls" technology.
  • + 5
 Can't wait to get my hands on Transitions Cock and Balls!!
  • + 0
 There are quite a few people that don't understand the humor in this... lame. I think this is hilarious.
  • + 4
 And its not even April fools!
  • + 14
 And when referencing the cock and balls system, we get this beauty quote: "I didn't realize just how big they would become. I am proud to see this . . . released so everyone can experience the ultimate package"
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  • + 73
 want black cock and balls equipped frame
  • + 76
 well, now girls have an excuse to start riding... they can now say they ride cock haha neg props here i go..
  • + 44
 i guess now you can suck, on cock and balls.
  • - 43
 It's a great looking bike but I wish they would have taken this opportunity changed up the linkage a bit to less of a simple single pivot.
  • + 30
 The careful use of cock makes this one of the strongest bikes on the market. If you know what I mean.
  • + 8
 Once you go black you never go back! All we need now is a carbon Intense DH bike to be revealed.
  • - 12
 not even close to a single pivot poozank. In fact probably one of the most proven linkages on the market!
  • + 9
 skierdud: He was right, you're wrong. It's a single pivot bike, with a linkage actuated shock. The simple way to tell is to count the pivots between the front half of the frame and the rear wheel: 1.
  • + 0
 It is a single pivot. NO question about that.

@ brit-100 isn't a split pivot/abp by your standards then? I understand the pivot is at the axle but its still going to make the same ark as a single pivot.

Please enlighten me mechanical engineers.
  • + 3
 Ummm... poozank was correct... it IS a single-pivot... driving the shock with a linkage doesn't make it something else when the axle the swingarm is attached to connects and arcs around the main frame at a single pivot location.
  • + 2
 I found what I was looking for

www.pinkbike.com/news/Split-Pivot-Devinci-explained-Dave-Weagle-2011.html

at about :58 he clams it to be single pivot.
  • + 9
 Ya my bad, I went full retard for a minute
  • + 1
 Looks like im getting down voted because most people dont know what a single pivot is.
  • + 2
 some trolls in here, be ware 0_0
  • + 1
 something positive about single pivots...cane creek double barrels work best on them.
  • + 0
 a single pivot bike with cock&balls tech!
i think i have to seat on it properly to feel the 'cock & balls' technology feels like.... Big Grin
  • + 2
 Never go full retard, skierdud.
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  • + 44
 They should make a carbon tr450.
  • + 7
 fuckin ae! i would hop right off my new lapierre onto one for sure!
  • + 10
 it's coming !!!
  • + 1
 Having a normal tr450 i would sell that straight away if they brought a carbon version out, it would be immense
  • + 8
 yea. we need a carbon tr. but it cant be $10000 like a trek
  • + 3
 I'm actually really glad to see TR jumping on the carbon wagon. A good move for them, for sure.
  • + 9
 Carbon tr450 would be the BIG BALLS addition.
  • + 6
 Carbon TR450 is coming late this year / early next year
  • + 1
 I have a 2009 Trek Remedy, which is the asme kind of aggressive AM/FR idea as this. I absolutely LOVE the look of this, and if this is semi-affordable I wanna see what I can get for my Remedy and maybe even my 2010 Session 8 to try and pick this up. Looks SIIICCCKKK
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  • + 32
 The yellow is brilliant - well done. It looks "right" doesn't it? i really am impressed with this design. Well done.

The black one looks illegal. The yellow is sweet but the black one just looks unfair to the other bike manufacturers. That is bloody magic.
  • + 1
 Totally agree with you on the Black Covert being illegal! Ha ha.

Finally a (nearlly full) Carbon frame worth my hard earned cash. Although the shaved 1lb off the normal frame. I'm impressed. Would be lighter if they mad the chainstay Carbon aswell. Prob a reason why they didn't do it? Smile

Might wait out until the Specialized FSR patent runs out. i'm sure there'll be loads of other companies using that platform soon? Smile
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  • + 25
 I bet the black one only comes in XL.
  • + 8
 well thats what she said...
  • + 1
 Haha. That was good I give you that my friend.
  • - 5
 It's a Transition. They don't do XL in anything!
  • + 2
 wishful thinking
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  • + 10
 i want to ride a black cock and balls tranny
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  • + 4
 Hmmm. It seems like something better than a single-pivot axle path would be more fitting for a carbon bike. If you're spending enough for carbon, why not also fork out money for a superior suspension design? The reason why single pivots bikes like this exist is because of patent licensing fees. They still have the bagage of all the pivots and linkage, but the pivot points are located without the benefit of brake/suspension isolation and superior axle path.

I can't wait until the FSR patents runs out. Isn't that happening soon?
  • + 9
 Single pivot isn't all that bad. Theres plenty of people that are winning world class level events on single pivots. Having the "bagage" of pivots and linkage lets them tune the suspension to do things they want it to. My 2011 covert rips, I demo'd a nomad c with a vivid air and was unimpressed. Now that they slackened it, lowered it, took a little bit off the chain stay, add 10mm of travel and put a 8.5"x2.5" shock it will ride much better, these where everything I wanted in an updated covert package. Just having the larger shock opens the world up to so many more options. And I haven't even mentioned its carbon yet.
  • + 1
 Single pivot may not be all that bad, but it definitely isn't as good. This is especially true with multi-linkage bikes that still exhibit single-pivot axle path and brake/suspension interaction. While world class riders are willing to ride single pivots, especially when given bikes by sponsors, the physics are clear, single pivot is not as good. Seriously, the reason why they're used is fear of litigation for patent infringement on superior suspension designs.
  • + 2
 I found the answers to your patent question, it's all here in this thread:

forums.mtbr.com/specialized/anyone-know-when-fsr-patent-set-expire-489892.html

Hopefully that helps you out.
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  • + 9
 Sick box cutter!
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  • + 4
 Nice looking frame, that black one have my name on it. 6.75 lbs w/shock is ok but my giant reign is alum and weigh the same with more travel????? Transition always heavy but this one look good. Cock and balls technology are you serious? Thats what i spending 5k on cock and balls tech. Be careful, dont want to end up like cove with the sluts and anal bead frames or whatever they think sounds funny haahaa my bike is called a butt bongo fiesta.
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  • + 7
 Wonder if the dog would lick it if I cover it in nutella.
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  • + 3
 "Seatube Length: Sm 563, Md 593, Lg 623mm
Reach: Sm 378mm, Md 406mm, Lg 431mm"

I think you have these backwards. A 563mm seat tube length would equal a 22.1 inch frame! Eek
  • + 1
 That's what I thought too
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  • + 3
 Damn it Transition, i was set on the NomadC as my dream bike that i was going to build next, and now you bring this out? why have to complicate things for me??

Nice to see they bumped up to 160mm rear travel with this too
  • - 13
 You can't even compare a beautiful, refined bike like the nomadc to a single pivot transition!!!! That proves how well their marketing department works
  • + 9
 Actually, you can. Nomads are really nice bikes, however the Transition is built just as well. Ride a covert back to back with a nomad before you make up your mind. Looks like the Santa Cruz marketing department worked.
  • + 2
 Damnit Dave...you literally stole my exact comment! Meathooker - don't forget that Santa Cruz makes several true single pivot and linkage modified single pivot frames as well. So even in your eyes, a single pivot can't be all that bad, can it?
  • + 2
 Single pivot isn't bad, it's just that VPP is better. I went from a Nomad C to a Nickel and have plans to switch back to a TRc in the future. In fact SC plans to eliminate all SP bikes from its lineup except for the Heckler and Superlight models.
  • + 2
 Transition bikes market themselves.
  • + 13
 @seraph your terms of better is your perception of what better is. I think single pivot is fine, but I didn't like the feel of the nomad I rode, to me it felt like it didn't have very good small bump compliance. When searching for a new bike I don't think it should be all about what kind of suspension they use, first stop should be the geometry. If the geometry doesn't match your riding style or what you want in a bike then the suspension you perceive as "better" can't do anything for you. Mechanical engineers are brilliant people and are going to use the patents they have the best their mind can make it, and have the marketing spin it the best they can. Patents are the best marking tool a bike company can have. I think thats why transition has used cock and balls as a satire. or at least thats how I viewed it. Ride a bike see how it feels before you believe any marketing hype or what the next guy says.
  • - 15
 Oh gee ya think, Einstein? You think maybe my idea of better has something to do with my idea of what better is? You are a f*cking genius!!

I shouldn't have to say "in my personal opinion" on every comment I make. Clearly it's based on my opinion of a better bike. But for your information, I have ridden almost every conceivable suspension design in the bike industry and I believe VPP to be one of the best.
  • + 1
 imo absolutely nothing feels as good as a well designed and tuned single-pivot on the descents. dw, vpp, and my personal bike sb-66 really do help when pedalling everywhere else, unfortunately at the expense of that sweet, active, buttery smooth action of a single pivot. I want this bike!
  • + 1
 Not sure what you mean by active, but generally 'active suspension' was a term used to market *against* single-pivot bikes by companies that used or licensed the horst-link. You didn't mention FSR above, but to me it is much more 'active' feeling than any single pivot design, and far superior during braking.
  • - 2
 Ibis with DW-Link is still SUPERIOR todate..
  • - 8
 Incorrect. VPP is far superior for all riding applications.
  • + 5
 Once again seraph proving that no-one can be more in love with his own masturbatory self-congratulatory opinions more than seraph can.
  • - 3
 @hucktard - i've owned several single piviot bikes: giant team dh, turner dhr, (3) yeti 4x's, scott high octane, and loved them all.

i just dont like transition. from day 1 their bikes have been mediocre at best but they for some reason they have a cult like following. they also used to out everyone on their "team" and sell a bike at cost, hurting LBS which is the life blood of our industry. maybe that has changed????? in 08 i was at national with my brand new 303; brand new world cup boxxer, ti spring (rare back then), i9 wheels etc .... and my buddy was on a very basic blindside. some groms walked up and said "nice bike" and i said thanks, then one said, no i meant the blindside. ive never been a fan, and probably never will.

with that said this bike does look sweet as well as the 450, although the 450 is a curvy version of the Ventana they made 4-5 years ago

as far as the santa cruz vs transition debate: how many world cup races has the v10 won? how many has transition?

ive ridden a lot of bikes since i started racing DH in 2000, and the carbon v10 and blur lt carbon are 2 of the best riding bikes i've thrown a leg over.

end rant Smile
  • - 3
 leelau for the record, you're over analyzing my comment. If you read the comment above, you'll see why my rebuttal is absolute. Get a sense of humor and then talk to me.
  • + 1
 @scriz, fsr was marketed as more active when pedaling and braking compared to true sp's of the time. outside of the braking though, modern sp's have addressed their issues through better pivot placement and driving the shock with a linkage. in 2010 i switched from my '08 "fsr" stumpy to a '10 "asr" (as in active suspension racing) 575, based entirely on how "active" the suspension felt to me. personally, i will always love the feel of single pivots, i enjoy feeling the shock work.
  • + 3
 @meathooker, I don't think you can really compare SC and Transition when it comes to world cups. SC has almost 8 years on Transition when it comes to length of time open. That is a ton more years in business to bank roll funding for a team at a world cup level, but then again Sam Dale did come in 8th at Fort Williams and Minnaar was in 6th.
  • + 5
 Aaron Gwin wins World Cups all day on a single pivot - just sayin.
  • + 2
 seraph - how can I communicate with someone who's taste is absolutely the best and humour is absolutely the best? I'd be wasting breath on someone as all-knowingly munificent. Pathetic how you talk down to others and toss around credentials; absolutely pathetic
  • + 1
 @NoahColorado true... although ABP ( *active* brake pivot ) is meant to overcome what many perceive as the biggest weakness of a pure "single-pivot" design... single-pivot axle paths work fine assuming pivot placement is optimized for the style of bike.
  • + 1
 This has been good folks. Which suspension has won the most world cups?(I really don't know but would be surprised if it was VPP or SP) I know Gee, Peat, Vouilloz, garcia all raced on SP and if you really want to split hairs we can put gwin in there.
@meathooker wasn't your 303 a SP?
I think noels 4x4 is my favorite suspension but Ive never seen it in a world cup, that must mean its complete sh^t.
  • + 1
 Dont forget about Fabien & Sam.
  • + 2
 never seen seraph freak out that much in one comment, since i got all up in his business.
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  • + 6
 Tall guys are S.O.L. again...
  • + 1
 Yep. My dealer showed me the pics bout a month ago on an oath of silence! Got all excited then looked at the size chart today.. Spewing
  • + 1
 Agreed. I love my XL Bandit 26", but I would have considered the Covert if it came in XL. Come on TR?!
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  • + 2
 This bike is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for me!
Thank you Transition, you have adressed EVERY SINGLE point where I think the aluminium covert could be better for me Smile
I am not going to buy this frame next year - that's because my alu covert is just too wonderful bike to ride. But the carbon bike is going to be mine on 2014 Big Grin
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  • + 1
 perfect bike for transition to start a carbon run on! the amount of development required to start putting carbon in the TR450 or 250 is a huge cost trek... in order to get it right, on the carbon session threw huge amounts of money into it ... downside to that is they pass all that cost back on to the consumer !
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  • + 2
 When we first met in the lab to develop these new technologies, I didn't realize just how big they would become.. - Sam Burkhardt"

I guess the cock and balls do become pretty big,
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  • + 2
 Its a sweet looking frame, but I just don't like it when they make these sick colors and then put in an accent of blue! Hopefully the production versions will come with black linkage and no blue writing.
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  • + 1
 I hope the white one in the video was a pre production model. It's so called cable routing for the adjustable seat post looked like a pair of zip ties ! ? I'f I'm dropping carbon fiber frame money on a bike, I don't want to see a pair of zip ties scratching up my new frame !
  • + 2
 The stock model will have the Reverb Stealth.
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  • + 5
 Black carbon with 36 float kashima and dhx rc4. ultimate fr bike!!!
  • + 1
 nvm. id rather take a vivid air.
  • + 2
 cane creek dba + lyric 170
  • + 4
 Elka Stage5 + Bos Deville 170mm Big Grin
  • + 1
 wish we could get some bos stuff here in Merica' cough cough this is kind of like me preying your hoping someone is listening God bless france
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  • + 6
 props for carbon TR450!
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  • + 1
 Tell me the seat-angle! 73° right (with the Fox 34 on the picture)? Cause it's the only bummer of the Sb66c (well its price could be the second one...), at least to my eyes.
BB press fit? Mmm. I guess I can deal with that Wink
  • - 1
 What? No tabs for seat-post cable?? Sure it looks neat but if I don't wanna use a Reverb do I have to tape the cables on the frame??? Nice... OK, I'm back to the Yeti solution then. Pity, this one looked good. I could so picture the black frame with a white BOS fork...
  • + 3
 Internal for reverb stealth .....:
  • + 1
 That's exactly what I said thanks!
If you don't wanna use a reverb? Like in the video you'll have some nice cable binder around the top tube of your 2500$ frame (price is just a guess, but I'd be surprised if it would come to 2000$), or at least around the seat tube. Yeah, could be ok Frown
  • + 2
 In the video at :35 you can see where the hose should leave the down tube and then enter the seat tube. I think you could potentially run your standard through the down tube then at the seat tube use some of these jagwireusa.com/index.php/products/v/Stick-On_Guides and it would still give you a super clean look with out having to drop $3xx on a seat post. I have a standard reverb, and if I where to get this frame I would give that a shot first.
  • + 1
 as an sb owner you're dead right about the st angle. i had to drop my 36 to 150 and it is still about 1 degree too relaxed. i will be seriously considering this covert in a year or 2. sb is still a kick ass bike though.
  • + 1
 This SB66 has pretty much everything I want, except that it "has to be" run with a 32... Life's really hard Wink
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  • + 5
 I never wanted cock & balls so much
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  • + 5
 The black frame with an RC4 would be sooooo sick!!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 1
 OMG this is the most beautiful MTB ever built. Sick.
What's the story on the weight though, according to the website, the full build is the same weight as the alu version despite the lighter frame and I assume lighter 34 forks?
Can anyone explain this?
  • + 1
 Its a mistake. Build kits and complete weight havent been decided on. Think at least 1lb less than those numbers with the same build.
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  • + 1
 Yeti SB66 or Covert, which one should I build up? Yeti is a more advanced frame, and 3/4 a LBS lighter and if the cock is one of he strongest carbon frames built to date, why not a full carbon bike? Covert is pretty much a simpler SB66 frame deign, they pretty much look the same, but Yeti came out last year, and almost the same geometry. But I do like the Covert colors better and the internal cable routing. The two companies are my favorite in the industry, I guess Price will tell.
  • + 1
 I know what mean. I've also been looking at the Carbine and the Nomadc. The Covert is a really good looking bit of kit
  • + 2
 Yeti is expensive and rides much better than their old frames, but feels like it has long chainstays and isn't as playful of a bike as you'd want it to be. Nomad C is great, but to be honest the carbon Stumpjumper EVO is still the best and most fun all around bike I've tried out on the trails. So good for the money.
  • + 2
 Honestly, it really depends on your riding style. I've ridden an SB66 and it's a great bike, but it's got more of a racey, fast, stiff kind of feel. On the other hand, the Covert is probably a bit heavier, maybe not as efficient pedaling but (IMO) would be way more fun to ride if you like more FR type of stuff as opposed to trail/AM. If you want to go as fast as possible, like to race, etc. go with the Yeti. If you want to have a ton of fun on your bike, maybe ride a bit of bike park/FR stuff, etc, go with the Covert.
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  • + 5
 Simply: awesome!
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  • + 4
 Cock n Ball........ technology. Sounds like it will ride real nice
  • - 3
 Sounds legit to me! I prefer that than a cable actuated hydro-electronic smart system with GPS coordinate mapping ultimate suspension technology - for the lamest riders out there
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  • + 3
 ...... Is it just me or is that the sickest box opener you have ever seen at 00:38
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  • + 1
 Sick! And I haven't laughed so hard at engineering marketing absurdity since LibTech came out with "MAGNETRACTION! Steakknife Technology! Turns Ice into Powder!
Gotta love wacky NorthWest FreeRide Manufacturers
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  • + 1
 If this bike doesn't get a design award, than I will establish new design awards and will award this bike. Said. TBC you rock with the designs starting with TR450. There is nothing at the moment that can beat this one.
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  • + 2
 What????? Now the bikes also have cock and balls? Like humans and animals?
This is evolution, my friends.....
But really beauty
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  • + 4
 12 year old humor...nice.
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  • + 4
 I'll take 2..
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  • + 2
 If it is crafted from euro supercar styles, how about Marenello Red paint? That would be so hot.
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  • + 3
 So sick! Hope you have a carbon tr in the works
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  • + 2
 Nice Frame Smile But for a 160mm bike, where does my bottle go? Frown (dont say camelbak.... say, 'free back')
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  • + 1
 Sweet looking bike, and similar color (yellow) as my Mojo HD. I've got lots of friends who ride AL coverts and love them. How come it's got aluminum chainstays?
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  • + 3
 The RC4 looks like it barely fits Smile
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  • + 1
 dude this needs to be a comercial. introducing the all new carbon transition covert with new COCK AND BALLS tech! ahah gotta love a company that has fun with there stuff!
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  • + 0
 Honestly calling their new tech "cock" and "balls" might be funny to the average Pinkbike user (average age here is about 1Cool but really how can they expect to market their product to a more mature consumer?
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  • + 1
 man...why is it innovative? SC built their nomad-c few years ago, its leverage ratio is linear too.
nice looking frame though
  • + 0
 and if it has linear LA, why they also supply it with linear RC4?
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  • + 0
 Nice work again Kyle, Kevin, and the Transition crew! These guys take pride in their work. Looks amazing. Love how you guys keep progressing and moving forward trying to make the perfect ride!
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  • + 1
 I hope you guys mixed up the Data for the Seat Tube length and the Reach, otherwise this bike has a pretty weird geometry... Awesome bike btw!
  • + 0
 Or maybe you're confusing reach and stack?
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  • + 2
 looks like carbon is the in thing now. another option besides nomad and mojo hd. hope its not as expensive as the nomad.
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  • + 1
 it's got a little of the titus el guapo look to it, right? makes me wanna sell my enduro and get back on tr.! i think this with a coil like a ccdb would be amazing.
  • + 0
 Definitely some El Guapo in there. The way the seatstay wraps around the front of the seattube in one piece and the shock mount positions are the same as the new upcoming El Guapo 29er.

www.bikerumor.com/2012/04/28/spotted-prototype-titus-el-guapo-29er-big-travel-budget-brawler
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  • + 1
 That is a beautiful bike! Had my heart set on a carbon SB-66 but now i'm not sure...
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 F1 Technology,7th grade intellects.Brilliant.(not)
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  • + 2
 Cock and balls working together for the ultimate package
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  • + 1
 Thanks transition! Now If you were to give one away... I'll take one in black!!! Size M
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 lol at :37....that's not a knife!
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  • + 2
 that COCK design looks stiff..........8===D
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 damn...I just bough an aluminum covert.
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 I know your pain, I say "pain" because I effin love my al covert and just know how sick this bike would be! It's got a slacker head angle and longer trave lwhich would suit me even better too! Saving up for the 2014 version...
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 I like the way they line up the writing on the rims and sidewalls.......epic sick ;-)
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 My HD will gobble up those cock n balls.... Did I really say that? hahahahaha
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 Angle Set compatible? Please fit
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 aaaaaaaand it fits!
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 Wow! Simple yet head turning! NEED ONE!
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 Frame cost estimates ?
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 That C.O.C.K and B.A.L.L technology is so huge and loaded full of information.
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 anyone wanna buy an aluminum covert? only half kidding. really good work TR guys.
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 anyone know when its for sale? im in the u.s in november might come back with an extra carry on, oh yeah!.
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 Papa Like... I'm getting one to ride, and one to put on my mantle, that is a rad looking bike!
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 Such a great looking bike, lets hope it rides like it looks. "FAST AS F***"....
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 I found it, my next bike
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 I'm glad this is not a 29er or the 605 or whatever new standard. Looks sexy, let's hope that it is reasonably price.
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 Transition?!? Reasonably priced? What drugs have you been smoking and where can the rest of us get some? And the new "old" wheelsize is 650B. Several of their 26er frames already have the tire clearance for them and can easily be converted as a result by their owners if they so chose to do so. Transition already makes a pair of 29er models so a dedicated 650B model will likely be coming, probably a variation on the blindside or the TransAm... or have you never looked through their catalog ?
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 Why are you being such a d00sh bag @Deeight? It seems you can't take a little sarcasm.

Recently, Transition frames have begun to escalate in price. They're appealing to a more high end market with bikes like the TR250, rather than everyman huckers like the Blindside and Bottlerocket.

You're assumption that the Blindisde will be their next 650B bike is ludicrous. Have you browsed their catalog? Why update an aging mid-price freeride frame with 650B wheels, a size better suited for xc and trail bikes, instead of refreshing the TransAm or Bandit? Aka the only two bikes in their current line up being offered in a 29" format.
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 The TransAm i already mentioned, and I've fit a 650B wheel into the existing 26er version, as well as into a Bank, AGES ago. The tires fit them now. The Blindside is more likely than a Bandit because there's no point to doing it with the Bandit platform. Both the Bandit 26 and 29 have identical frame travel. Why offer another wheelsize is the 130mm category when it makes more sense to step up in wheel travel with the format as many of their competitors are doing.
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 Sick frame TR, just wish you guys offered an XL size ---- SIZE DOES MATTER!!
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 I know Lars used to be affiliated with Fluid Ride, does he do any instructing anymore?
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 Black one please!
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 Ok, Transition wins!!! How can any company ever beat "Cock and Balls"? Best promo ever.
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 Whats the tallest one should be to think about dreaming of one of these? I'm 6'3. T.T
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 Looks so much better than the old one!
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 press fits with iscg tab, say hi to some giant
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 Keep the price under $2k and youve got a winner.
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 Phat chance of that buddy. it'll be well over £2000. Average price these days for Carbon is about £2200. :S
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 Love it! I'll buy one just for the sake of the sense of humor! LOL C.O.C.K & B.A.L.L.S !!! Smile
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 Anybody know what the prices are going to be?
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 try telling your wife that you work with cock and balls all day xD
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 single pivot 26er....innovative.
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 Yeah, because a dual pivot 29'er is SO much more innovative nowadays.
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 what brakes are on that bike?
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 I love the colour choice haha... black, white, and, err.. yellow.
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 One-Eyed-Jack shock-kit in the works? Ape-Tits grips? Hubcap Hubcaps?
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 finally someone challenge ibis cycles, the apple of bike world Wink
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 Its still no Mojo HD...
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 Its still no mojo anything.
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 HDs and Santa Cruz are for cock suckerzz
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 Mewants. Now tell us how much so I can get the piggy bank going.
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 Stunning piece there-
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 Sick. I want it.
What about price?
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 Being Carbon, Prob over £2100 easily!
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 I WANT, I WANT, I WANT! Dream bike right there!
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 Looks pretty awesome. I would buy it.
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 when are they gonna come out with the pussy n tits!?!? that's what I want!
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 Anyone know what brake levers and shifters they are?
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 Any one know what brake levers and shifters they are?
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 cock and balls - "the ultimate package" hahahahaha
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 i have to ride that trail...
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 how could you not like carbon?
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 Such lovely design. Just regret but cant afford it Frown .
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 think I impregnated my underwear
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 beautifull!!!!
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 Great looking frame.
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 Yes, very sick.
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 Carbon Bandit anyone?
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 Any idea on the weight?
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 Looks amazing I want one
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 thats sick..... anyone else seeing an SB66 replica?
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 ^no
but, what a peach!! well done transition....please now, since you are so clever, fix the flex on the blindside.
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