2013 Transition Covert 29, Covert CF, BLT, PB&J, Double, TR450, TR250

For 2013, Transition has been busy. They have got a few new models that they’ve added to their lineup as well as some tweaks to some of the current models. Check out their new Covert 29 inside and a video with Sam detailing the bike as well as more info on their 2013 lineup.

Video: The new Covert 29 and the Bandit 29 revisions with Sam

Covert 29 - new for 2013

The Covert 29 is all new this year. Available in 4 sizes, with an aluminum chassis, and 140mm of travel.  Watch the video above to learn more.

  • All new model that takes off where the 2012 Bandit 29 left off.
  • Stiffer frame, lower shock placement, and full 140mm rear travel.
  • Slack 68 degree headangle and short chainstay length.
  • Optional RC4 rear shock available.

Bandit 29 - Revised for 2013

The Bandit 29 carries over from 2012, however it gets a few tweaks in its suspension, geometry, and overall intent to be more of a 29″ trail bike.

  • Updated trail geometry and 120mm travel front and rear.
  • Longer cockpit length, 69 degree head angle and even shorter chainstay length.
  • Optional 130mm travel Fox 34 fork replicates 2012 geometry.
  • Wider 22.2mm shock spacing for increased durability.

Covert CF

The Covert CF (Carbon Fiber) 26″ is a new model that Transition talked about earlier this year.You can read up on it here to learn more.

Moving onto the bigger bikes, the TR250 and the TR450.  We’ve reviewed both the TR250 and the TR450 so be sure to check those out if you’re looking at either of these two bikes.

TR 250

The TR450 and the TR250 get bold new graphics and

  • New ZS 44mm / ZS 56mm headtube size for larger lower bearing and easier headset sourcing


The TR450 also gets an Enduro MAX bearing spec for increased performance and durability.

Transition decided to put the Blindside and the Bottlerocket on haitus for the time being.  They’ve also created two new hardtails : The PB&J and the BLT

The PB&J – Pumps Bumps and Jumps


  • Relaxed geometry for big trails and going fast.
  • Short back end, taller seat tube and slacker head angle.

The BLT is the second new hardtail – Banks, Lips and Transfers…

Transition BLT

  • Agile geometry for tricks, skatepark and street.
  • Short back end, extra low standover and zero drop BB height with steeper head angle.

You can see additional shots of the 2013 Transition Bicycles in the gallery.  Be sure to check out more of our Eurobike 2012 coverage.

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