Transition Covert

15 Reviews for Covert

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flag lemonhed (Jan 18, 2012 at 1:32)
 "One bike to rule them all" - The Covert is my go to bike of choice for pretty much everything. From local loops to the megavalance this bike really can take it all and come back begging for more long after you are spent. Carries speed over trail impressively well for a "big bike" and almost never feels "too much" with a talas or lyrik 2-step fork up front. Ride it like you stole it.
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flag peet1969 (Feb 5, 2012 at 9:50)
 2011 (V3) is just an awe inspiring frame.

Have built it up with full XTR and Talas36 160mm Forks.
I mainly ride aggressive XC but some light DH as well.

Pros; Stiff, fairly light, incredibly playful and totally responsive. Strong as too!
Cons; Not great at slogging up long fire roads but pretty agile when it comes to steeper technical ups.

Overall it's my do it all bike that I can't stop riding. My other bikes are getting lonely.
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flag singlefin (Dec 12, 2010 at 20:00)
 For the V2 Covert: Amazing bike and bang for the buck, paired with a Talas and Pro-Pedal will climb distance and steeps well, flip it back to 160mm and PP off then bomb back down. Even with no pro-pedal climbing is very efficient, no complaints at all.

Cons: I'm 5'10" w/ 30" inseam on a size M, curved top tube makes stand over a bit close.
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flag zeptechniques (May 23, 2010 at 18:14)
 This is without doubt, my favorite XC/All-Mountain Bike I've ever owned. I've been riding Specialized Enduros for the last 5 years so I was a little nervous to get on the Covert this year, knowing how much I loved my past bikes. A few minutes into the ride, and honestly, any doubts have flown straight out of my head. The combination of the perfect geometry (decent seat tube angle mixed with a relaxed, but not too much 67 head angle) and the Fox RP23 & Float 36's make this bike a dream. It pedals really well, climbs great (even without dropping the travel on the fork) and descends like a small downhill bike. The suspension is so supple and soaks up every little bump, yet handles the big stuff without losing face... all the while as it keeps the frame wonderfully balanced and not effecting the geometry. It is simply the fastest and most fun xc bike I've ever had. It could be made lighter with some relatively easy component swaps, but I like the stability of the Revolution 32 wheels and the DH chainset I have on it (Truvativ Holzfeller) seems to also help add to the strong, stiff, stable feel... without making it feel over-heavy for climbing and pedalling.

It looks beautiful (all in white, with black decals) and is making me ride more XC than ever... and a bike that makes you want to ride it more, is the best bike to have!
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flag Ashtonwelder (Jun 28, 2009 at 19:20)
 I run this frame with a manitou s-type rear shock and a nixon fork with 20mm hub. I weigh 250 lbs and ride this bike aggressively, doing drops and jumps(nothing crazy) and fast,rough single track. This frame is super stiff and just rails corners. Definately my favourite trail bike ive ever owned.
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flag eitan (Oct 29, 2010 at 8:23)
 perfect bike 4 the all mountain riders!
great on up climbing and superb on decend.
i have them for few monthes and i still find more about the abilities of them.
beautiful look!
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flag mtbmaniak (Aug 31, 2009 at 22:09)
 Sickest AM bike out there, hands down. It's light, fast, responsive, and like everything Transition, Bombproof!
Would definitely recommend over the Nomad or the 575, and you can't beat the price!
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flag geezracer Plus (Oct 7, 2009 at 18:22)
 Pros: Weight, Versatility, Rear Suspension is Super Plush (Fox RP23), Sick Lines, Overall Tough Frame

Cons: Head Tube (Difficult to find a headset)
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flag ryanfarner (Sep 5, 2014 at 14:24)
 This is hands down the best bike I have ever ridden for fun fast flowy jump lines. Just check out my videos or pics to see some of the riding this thing can handle with ease.
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flag poissonpilot38 (Aug 31, 2009 at 12:12)
 Fast, easy and not expensive. What can I ask other for this sort of frame. Probably one of my better toy since I began mountain biking 20 years ago !
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flag theranch (Mar 7, 2011 at 16:29)
 This bike can do just about anything. I love how it handles going up or down the mountain, hitting jumps or ripping through some berms.
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flag vansca (Oct 8, 2009 at 23:25)
 Slick bike - climbs well, descends even better. Hooked mine up with XT/SLX, RP-23, Pike 454 u-turn, elixir CR... handles well up in the NW, and in the SW
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flag tartosuc (Sep 2, 2009 at 10:24)
 great bike!
I've been riding this bike for 2 seasons and it can o it all, mine is setup for agressive XC/AM and its just great in all conditions
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flag timof (Apr 29, 2009 at 11:59)
 Nice ride, takes everything you give and wants even more. Wide rear triangle may cause problems if you have big feet.
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flag bstill30 (Jan 15, 2012 at 20:58)
 Just picked up the "12 Covert 1 and it rocks. Perfect geo, eats up the trail, jumps well, all around great performing ride.
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Transition Covert (MSRP $3055) — The Covert was designed for those that love to pedal and rail long singletrack rides. If you are worried about weight but love to ride trails aggressively, the Covert gives you the best of both worlds without the weight penalty. The low slung frame and stiff rear end makes the bike snap around corners with the greatest of ease. The 5.5” of travel is plush enough for any rough trails and occasional jumps you come across but also allows the bike to pedal with the best of XC crowd. FRAME FEATURES: 140mm (5.5") Rear Wheel Travel Fox RP23 7.5" x 2" 6061 Heat Treated Aluminum Sizes: X-Small (15"), Small (16.5"), Medium (18"), Large (19.5") Current Production Run Colors: Pearl Black, Kelley Green, Baby Blue Last Production Run Colors: Transparent Blood Orange, Transparent Electric Blue, White Decals: Decal kit with 4 sets of decals in Black, White, Green and Red Frame Weight: 6.7 lbs (without rear shock) Complete Bike Weight Range: 28-32 lbs (Depending on Rear Shock and Fork) Custom CNC rocker arms Accepts up to 8" Rear Disc Brake Rotors Fits up to 2.35" rear tire Works with Front Derailleur or Chain Guide 1 year defect warranty, Lifetime crash replacement BUILD SPECS: Shock Specs: 7.5 eye-to-eye x 2.0" stroke, Upper Pin 46mm x 8mm, Lower Pin 22.2mm x 8mm Front Derailleur: 34.9mm Clamp, Top-pull, (Top Swing Shimano or Low Mount SRAM) Bottom Bracket: Euro 73mm shell x 51mm chainline Headset: Standard 1 1/8" Seatpost: 31.6mm Seat Clamp: 34.9mm Rear Dropout Spacing: 135mm x 10mm (nutted axle & QR compatible) Disc Brake Mount: International Standard Various build options available. Price based on All Mountain spec with Fox 32 Float 140RLC

Specifications Compare to other XC/All-Mountain Bikes

Price $3,055
Travel 140mm (5.5")
Rear Shock Fox RP23
Fork Fox 32 Float 140RLC
Headset FSA Orbit Xtreme Pro
Cassette SRAM PG980 11 - 32
Crankarms Truvativ Stylo 175mm
Bottom Bracket Truvativ Stylo
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9
Chain KMC Z9000
Front Derailleur SRAM X9
Shifter Pods SRAM X9
Handlebar Truvativ Stylo 30mm rise
Stem Truvativ Team 75mm
Grips ODI Cross Trainer X Lock-on
Brakes Avid Juicy 7
Wheelset TBC Revolution AM
Tires Maxxis High Roller 2.35 60a (foldable)
Seat TBC Park n Ride AM
Seatpost Truvativ Team Dual clamp


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