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2012 Transition Covert 1 Bike (discontinued)

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2010 Transition Covert

The Good:

Solid frame, great angles, solid spec

The Bad:

The paint chops too easily.

Overall Review:

The Covert has a single pivot linkage driven suspension that feels plush over the rough stuff and helps the bike remain steady at high speeds. I frequently ride this bike on "DH" trails at Sandy Ridge and Cold Creek Mountain Bike area and feel like I can go balls out over the steep, rocky and rooty terrain and am able to pedal through the flat sections.  The bike also pedals uphill pretty well.  It's no XC rocket but it feels comfortable and sure footed when it's time to start earning the turns.  3.5 mile climb to the top of the DH?  OK.  All day trail ride? Count me in.  Drops and jumps?  Yes, please.

My bike came with a 36 TALAS RLC with Fit damper, RP23 shock, Transition Revolution 28 Wheels, DHF Minions front and rear, 750mm Kore bar, 60mm AKA stem,  Reverb Seat Post, Transition TOP saddle, AKA cranks, 9 speed X9 drive train, Transition Stepdown pedals, and Elixir CRs.

The current build:

Stan's Flow EX wheels, Trail Kings 2.4 F, 2.2 R,  780mm Answer Pro Taper bar, 45mm Gravity Light Stem, SLX cranks, 10 Spd XT drive Train, XT brakes w/ 180mm ice tech rotors F and R.  All other details are the same.

Affordable high quality AM bike!

The Good:

Great riding bike with solid suspension. This bike can do anything and comes with a life time frame guarantee! Pretty hard to beat.

The Bad:

Slight bob on climbs but it's not that IS a trail bike so you will be giving up something to gain all of the other great features of this bike!

Overall Review:

I've used this bike for the past two years (this model replaced my '10 but it's basically the same) and ride it everyday. The weight is a non-factor for me since I do ride it everyday. Where the bike excels is when you point it down hill. Solid design from a cool small company out of Washington.


Product Transition Covert 1 Bike
Model Year 2012
Riding Type Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L View Geometry
Size S M L
Top Tube Length 22 23 24.25
Head Tube Angle 67° 67° 67°
Head Tube Length 4.330 4.725 4.725
Seat Tube Angle 73 73 73
Seat Tube Length 16.5 18
Bottom Bracket Height 13.95 13.95 13.95
Chainstay Length 17 17 17
Wheelbase 43.8 44.8 46.0
Standover 28.48 29.62 30.82
Reach 14.98 15.86 17.1
Stack 23 23.4 23.4
Wheel Size
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details 6061 Heat Treated Aluminum
Rear Travel 150mm
Rear Shock Fox RP23 BV Kashima
Fork Fox 36 Talas 160 RLC Kashima
Fork Travel
Head Tube Diameter Tapered 1.5" / 1-1/8" (1.5" Lower Cup 49.6mm ID / 1-1/8" Cane Creek Integrated Top)
Headset FSA Gravity DX Pro
Handlebar Easton Havoc Carbon
Stem Easton Haven 55mm
Grips ODI Cross Trainer X Lock-on
Brakes Avid Elixr 9
Brake Levers Avid Elixr 9
Shifters SRAM XO
Front Derailleur
Rear Derailleur SRAM XO Medium Cage 10SPD
Chainguide e.Thirteen LG1+ ISCG05 32-36
Cranks The Hive XC Single 175/
Chainrings 32t
Bottom Bracket Truvativ GXP 73mm
Pedals Not Included
Chain KMC X10.93
Cassette SRAM PG-1070 10SPD 11-36
Rims TBC Revolution 28
Hubs TBC Revolution 28
Tires Maxxis Minion DHF 2.35 Foldable
Saddle TBC Park N Ride AM Split Logo
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Adjustable Seatpost
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp 34.9mm Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142mm x 12mm (Shimano e-thru) + 135mm x 10mm option
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts
Colors Blue, White, Matte Black
Warranty 2 year defect warranty, lifetime crash replacement.
Weight N/A
Price $4,399
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