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Long-term Review: Transition Covert Carbon
By Robin Weaver. When you hit the climbs and put the power down, the Covert gains height with surprising ease for a 6in bike, offering a comfortable, unwavering and grippy ride when you point it uphill. The RP23 shock had a good range of adjustment and worked in harmony with the Fox 36 up front. The Fox fork was incredibly stiff and was an asset when hitting the rockier singletrack that the Alps tend to throw at you. With the superb geometry and compliant suspension, the rider can sit centralised on the bike, ready to attack or react to whatever the trail throws at you. The 45in wheelbase handles high speed well but is still manoeuvrable enough when the trail tightens.
We tested the aluminum version with Transition's middle level build kit The Covert uses a link-driven single pivot design for its mm of rear travel. I'm waiting on my carbon covert to show up but it will have a double.
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Do you want to make Pinkbike and Trailforks better? Jul 2, You must login to Pinkbike. Don't have an account? Sign up. The mm 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.
It generally does what I want but is looking battered now as well as being a tad portly. As much as I love it, the lure of a new frame is strong. My main bug bear is the wheels — I have recently bought a pair of Easton Havocs that so far I really like but they are 10xmm. After looking at various frames, I looked in more detail about Coverts and it appears that they can run 10xmm hubs with the correct drop out kit. They seem to fit the bill too — similar travel to my SX, quite tough etc. I love mine, became a dealer after they lent me one, had two aluminium ones and now building a carbon.
Even after four months of continual riding, the color of the Transition Covert Carbon is shining as brightly as it did on its first day! Despite a bad crash in a rocky section, no noteworthy marks were left. However, the Euro enduro bike would not only convince thanks to its great looks, but also because of its all-round characteristics: its light weight and excellent climbing characteristics make this bike a perfect companion for everyday enduro biking. The dent in the Easton Haven rear wheel can only be recorded as bad luck; the same applies to the failure of the XTR shifter due to rock contact. However, it was disappointing to see the Truvativ X-Guide fail so early: due to a rip in the lower synthetic guide, the chain guide began to fall apart step by step. The performance of the fitted Fox 34 Float model was not satisfying either, which is why we replaced it by a RockShox Lyrik U-Turn.