Thursday, May 28, 2009

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Transition Covert 2009

"The Covert is our 6" travel quiver-killing do-it-all bike for the rider that needs ultimate versatility. It's not a DH or freeride bike or an XC racer or trail bike but it can handle a little bit of everything in the hands of a capable rider. The new Covert sports a refined frame that perfectly balances weight and strength. Weighting in at a respectable 6.7 lbs without rear shock, and builds up to a 28-32 lb bike made for efficient long days in the saddle.

At the core of the Covert is our completely new proprietary tubeset designed in house. The new tubes create a stronger frame with better contact points for welding shock mounts, pivots, and the headtube. In addition to the new tubes the Covert has a one piece CNC'd rocker link to increase stiffness and strength, as well as new dropouts and chainstay/seatstay yokes. All these new features not only add to the aesthetics of the bike but increase strength while shedding weight.

Rear suspension is handled by the Fox RP23 large volume or DHX 5.0 Air. The shock rate on the Covert is slightly progressive with only a 2.8% change throughout the stroke. This allows for consistent feel throughout the travel and allows for easy tuning and setup of the shock. As the Covert goes through it's travel, the leverage decreases slightly and allows the natural progressiveness of the air shock to ramp up and soak up large bumps and hits. This also gives the bike excellent small bump sensitivity and feel at the top of the stroke while allowing the rider to use the travel without a harsh bottom out.

Alongside the Covert's structural refinement, the geometry has progressed to be modeled around a 160mm singlecrown fork, such as a Fox 36 or Lyric instead of the traditional all mountain standard of 140mm. The new geometry maintains the all mountain roots of the old Covert which is very climb friendly and nimble, but gets slackened out just a bit to make room for the larger fork without raising the BB. The result is a do-it-all package for the rider who wants their bike to handle whatever the trail throws at them."

  • 150mm (5.9") Rear Wheel Travel
  • Fox RP23 7.5" x 2" / Fox DHX Air 5.0
  • 6061 Heat Treated Aluminum
  • Sizes: Small (16.5"), Medium (18"), Large (19.5")
  • Current Production Run Colors: Metallic Mossy Green, Burnt Orange, White
  • Decals: Decal kit comes with 3 sets of decals in Black, Chrome, and White
  • Frame Weight: 6.7 lbs (without rear shock)
  • Complete Bike Weight Range: 28-32 lbs (Depending on Rear Shock and Fork)
  • Custom one piece CNC rocker arms
  • Accepts up to 8" Rear Disc Brake Rotors
  • Fits up to 2.5" rear tire
  • Works with Front Derailleur or Chain Guide
  • Truvativ Hammerschmidt Compatible!
  • 1 year defect warranty, Lifetime crash replacement

  • Shock Specs: 7.5 eye-to-eye x 2.0" stroke
  • Front Derailleur: 34.9mm Low-Clamp, Bottom-Pull
  • Bottom Bracket: Euro 73mm shell x 51mm chainline
  • Headset: Tapered Headtube (Tapered Steer Tubes: 1.5 standard cup Lower / 1-1/8" Cane Creen 45 x 36 fully integrated top) OR (1-1/8" Steer Tubes: 1.5 reduced to 1-1/8" cup Lower / 1-1/8" Cane Creen 45 x 36 fully integrated top)
  • Seatpost: 31.6mm
  • Seat Clamp: 34.9mm
  • Rear Dropout Spacing: 135mm x 10mm (nutted axle & QR compatible)
  • Disc Brake Mount: IS 6"
  • Chainguide Mounting: ISCG-05

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    Wednesday, May 27, 2009

    New Commencal Meta Carbon

    Commencal 2010 Supreme DH with new Boxxer

    Commencal 2010 Meta Family

    Meta 6

    Meta 55

    Meta 4

    Wide Open

    Commencal Ramones

    Wide Open: "The ‘Ramones’ hardtail. Looks like a long travel, alpine hardtail to me. Along the same lines as a Genesis Alpitude, Santa Cruz Chameleon, Dialled PA/Alpine. Burly enough to have some fun on the downhills, long travel fork friendly and still pedalable enough for all day riding."

    Commencal Absolut 2010 Models

    Meta 4X, Absolut Cromo and an Absolut 4X.

    Absolute Cromo CG.

    Absolute Max Max

    Wide Open

    Commencal Absolute VIP Ti

    "The production version of Dan Atherton’s 4X race bike."

    Wide Open

    Cotic Soda WC

    "Less than 19lbs in all it's Bontrager and Magura equipped finery, with supporting roles from KCNC with the maddest cassette you've ever seen and Crank Bros pedals and headset to round out the super light package.
    The 2009 frame also features a return to full titanium after 2008's carbon seat tube. To maintain the stiffness, the seat tube is now oversized and due to added cunningness is actually lighter than the previous smaller diameter tube. This feature will find it's way onto production Sodas when they return later in the year.
    On the Bontrager side, the carbon XXX-Lite seatpost and bars return with fancy 2009 graphics, and the new white finish on the Race X-Lite stem matches the Magura Durin 100SL forks and Marta SL Magnesium brakes perfectly. New for 2009 are the very bling carbon rimmed XXX-Lite wheels which have knocked a chunk of weight off the previously pretty feathery Race X-Lite wheels used for the last two seasons."

    One Ghost Industries Tanto L.E.

    One Ghost Industries Tanto

    Intense Tracer Vp limited Edition Black Chrome

    "Following in the success of the Special Edition Blue Tracer, this time the frame will be Black Chrome with red anodized accents. A full Shimano XT build kit, Titec cockpit, and Fox Talas fork will complete the build. Customers can choose the 6" 36 RC2 with 20mm wheelset or the 5.5" Talas 32 RLC & 9mm QR wheelset."

    Santa Cruz Driver 8 in red

    The Kona Shonky Inc.

    Commencal Absolut SX Pics and Specs

    "In a recent interview with BikeRadar, Max Commencal called the Absolut “our ambassadors in the cities and dirt parks" and said the range would "not only expand, but get better through a load of small details".


    Initially designed for a slopestyle life, the Absolut SX is going to show that its range of abilities will be much wider. Modern, compact, light, with a 140mm /5,5inches of travel, it will be as comfortable in a bike park as in a twisty downhill trail. Developed and build with C├ędric GRACIA’s input, this bike is extremely reliable and knows how to boogy!

    All the secrets of the AbsolutSX
    The Absolut SX uses numerous new technical solutions:- Has a great size /stiffness /weight balance ratio.
    - The main pivot point of the contact system is located on the bottom bracket, enabling a singlespeed build.
    - Conical integrated headtube 1.5 - 1.1/8inches: ideal if you want a 160mm fork.
    - New 10mm shock mount axles: Easier to re move and stronger
    - New rear dropouts, compatible with the Absolut SX, Absolut AL, Absolut 4X and Meta 4X. This design is stronger and provides more surface area for the hub to press against.
    - Allows the use of 10mm, 12mm, 12mm Maxle or Singlespeed hubs. Thicker, stronger, they won’t damage the rear arm if a problem oc curs.
    - A dust cap integrates an ISCG mount if you wish to ride with a chainguide and some gears.
    - All the pivot points are mounted with sealed cartridge bearings, and nickel cromoly bolts, nicer, much more integrated to the dust caps, avoiding the use of washers.

    The Contact System of the Absolut SX
    The contact system is updated with an innova tive connection around the bottom bracket.
    This set-up offers a rear travel of 140mm /5.5in ches with a shock length of 200mm (shock stroke 57mm)

    A few final words
    A Slopestyle bike, but well adapted to Dirt Jump, 4X, A-Line Downhill, Dirt Merchant!
    Available models
    - 1 complete bike (14,1kg/31,08lb)
    - 1 VIP Frame (3,6kg/7,93lb w/o rear shock)
    - Available sizes: Short, Long"


    Singletrack Magazine

    Sram XX 2010

    Here’s the XX Sid world cups with reworked lowers, steerer and crown.

    Reba XX

    Revelation XX

    All forks feature the new X loc lockout lever.

    Here's the XX shifters. Designed from the ground up just like the rest of the groupset but influenced by what Sram have learnt from previous projects such as the road groupsets and XO

    Complete XX Cassette

    Singletrack Magazine 1 2 3

    Monday, May 25, 2009