Monday, March 11, 2013

'Tis the Season.....For New Bikes

2013 Transition Covert 26

The tech stuff
Rear Shock: Fox Float CTD Adjust BV Kashima
Fork: Fox 34 Float 160 CTD Adjust FIT Kashima
Stem: Easton Haven 55mm
Handlebar: Easton Havoc Carbon (750x20mm, 31.8mm)
Headset: FSA NO.57E Headset Black (ZS44/ZS56, Tapered Fork)
Crank set: XT Crankset FC-M785 (175mm, 38/26t, 73mm, Black)
Brakes: XT BR-M785 180mm w/ Ice-Tech Rotors
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 26 x 2.35 (Snakeskin, Evo, TL Ready)
Seat post: Reverb Seatpost 125mm (31.6mm, 420mm, Left, Black)
Saddle: Transition Park n Ride AM
Grips: Transition Logo Lock On
Cassette: XT CS-M771 Cassette (10sp, 11-36)
Wheel set: Easton Haven 26 Wheelset (UST, 15mm Front / 142mm Rear, Black)
Rear Shifter: XT SL-M780 Rear Shifter (10sp, iSpec)
Front Shifter: XT SL-M780 Front Shifter (2/3sp, iSpec)
Rear Derailleur: XTR RD-M985 Shadow Plus Rear Derailleur (GS)
Front Derailleur: XT FD-M786 Direct Mount Front Derailleur
Chain guide: MRP 2X Chainguide (34-38 Outer, Black)
Chain: FSA Team Issue 10spd
Pedals: Deity Decoy

My first words after riding this bike where, "Oh My God!" This is by far the best bike I have ever ridden. Yes, I know that I haven't ridden that many bikes in my time, but still this bike is surprisingly snappy with it's 430mm chain stays. I'm not just trying to boast about this bike just because I'm "sponsored" but I truly believe that this bike is awesome! If there was any thing I would change about this bike, I would shorten up the chain stays a little bit and slacken out the head angle 0.5 or 1 degrees, but all very minimal stuff. With the bike being a little longer it feels very stable on the ground and in the air. This bike is also easy to pedal and while pedaling I noticed minimal pedal bob and it felt great. All and all I love this bike and I can't wait to ride it some more!

Big thanks to Transition Bikes for bringing me on board this year. Looking forward to getting some races in on this bike and seeing what it can do.


  1. Nice ride young man! Now buckle up the goggles and a half shell and get your Enduro on! Good job Matthew. You deserve it.

  2. Yes you certainly do deserve it Matthew! And now that I am in the market for a new bike, I am seriously thinking about one of these. think I'd like it more than my Prophet? You would know, Matthew...