Transition Bikes are a cool bike company who coincidentally make a bunch of really cool bikes, but there was one new bike in particular we were keen to check out on a recent trip to Eurobike and that was the all new carbon Covert. For some manufacturers, making the step from alloy production to carbon in an existing product range is all about fine tuning lines rather than creating new ones, but for Transition this new material offered up so much more. Going to carbon allowed the designers at Transition to explore what can be achieved with this wonder material, both inside and outside and from looking at these photos and the video below, it’s hard not to want what they came up with…
Available in three colours: Lemon Lime (pictured), Satin White and Satin Black, which the all helps the new Covert Carbon to be one of the most attractive looking 26″ AM bikes on the market and certainly put the hook in us after fixing our eyes on it at Eurobike. With a carbon monocoque main frame, carbon link, seatstay and aluminium chainstays and packing 160mm of Kashima coated Fox CTD travel, this thing is gonna rail as good as it looks, especially with a build weight around the 28-30lb mark.
Seamless isn’t it? You just can’t beat the potential carbon offers when designing rad bikes – fully integrated cable routing.
Transition offer a 2 year warranty against defects and a lifetime crash replacement policy, which in all honesty is way better than some of the kooky warranties offered by some manufacturer we won’t mention. Running a PF30 BB and a 142mm x 12mm rear and everything you need for a Reverb Stealth, the Covert Carbon is pretty future proof too.
The aluminium Covert is still in the line up and in full Sram livery here.
The TR450 is back again and this time in a few new colours including this tasty black and cyan number. How long till we get a carbon one?
and Bandit 26. Two fun looking trail bikes with wheel sizes to suit, but where’s the 650B option? Guess that’s coming next year?