Transition Smuggler




The Smuggler takes the 29er in a new direction with a short travel platform that isn’t short on versatility and has critics calling it one of the top mountain bikes of 2016. Aggressive geometry with a slack 67.5 head angle and roomy cockpit let you push the bike hard while the 29 wheels smooth out rough terrain. The short 435mm chainstay and 115mm of progressive suspension keep the bike agile, responsive and playful for maximum fun on whatever trail you choose.

  • Progressive Geometry – Long, Low and Slack
  • Award Winning GiddyUp Link Suspension
  • Integrated Rubber Chainstay Protection
  • Collet Style Main Pivot Hardware
  • ISCG05 Chainguide Mounting
  • Syntace X12 Rear 142mm Axle and Universal Transition Derailleur Hanger
  • Full Size Water Bottle Compatibility
  • User Friendly 73mm Threaded Bottom Bracket
  • Internal Cable Routing with Stealth Dropper Post Routing
  • Large Frame Weight With Rear Shock: 7.3 lbs. / Large Complete Bike w/Kit 2: 29 lbs.



“The Smuggler takes the benefits of the larger 29” wheels (increased grip, traction and rollover) and adds nimble and agile handling along with an urgency not often felt on longer travel bikes.

If singletrack with ‘a dash of tech’ is your thing and you like to get the hammer down, you need to ride this bike. The Smuggler devours testing terrain, whether up, across or down. We found ourselves riding faster and further, adding in that extra loop, chasing fading daylight.” – Dirt Magazine   Click here for the full article

” With the shock wide open, bombing down very rocky runs like Geronimo on Phoenix’s South Mountain was a blast. We were able to easily lift the bike and place it where we needed it to be, and the larger diameter wheels took away a large degree of the harshness from the boulders strewn across the trail. It was as if we were riding a 140-150mm travel 650b wheeled sled, and the comfortable geometry kept us at ease when poor line choice would otherwise get us into trouble. The bike’s ability to get our testers out of these moments unscathed was inspiring. Sitting a little deeper into the shock than normal gives the bike plenty of control and small to medium bump compliance, and only through the rowdiest chunk, big hucks, and large compressions are you really reminded that you’re on a “little” bike.” – Test Sessions   Click here for the full review

” It was an all-day marathon machine that turned technical climbs into wheelchair ramps. The Smuggler packs a 130mm pike up front, and has Transition’s reputation for shredding behind it. So we climbed into the saddle with guns blazing and none was disappointed. It wasn’t as simple as just calling it ‘lively’ or ‘playful.’ The relatively slack front end and soft rear end devoured the loose, mid-sized chop covering our trails, keeping the tires on the ground through the twisting chutes that send similar bikes sliding.”   – Bike Magazine, The Bible of Tests

” I probably flew downhill faster than on any 29er with comparable travel. And there’s no way to quantify it, but I certainly had more fun. ”   – Bicycling Magazine   Click here for the full review




COLOURLime Green, Stealth Black Lime Green, Stealth Black Lime Green, Stealth Black Lime Green, Stealth Black
REAR SHOCKRockShox Monarch RT3 DebonairRockShox Monarch RT3 DebonairRockShox Monarch RT3 DebonairRockShox Monarch RT3 Debonair
FORKRockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 130mm (2 Color Decal Kit)RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 130mm (2 Color Decal Kit)RockShox Yari RC Solo Air 130mm (2 Color Decal Kit)
HEADSETCane Creek 40 SeriesFSA NO.57EFSA No.57E
STEMRaceFace Turbine Basic 35 50mmRaceFace Aeffect 35 50mmRaceFace Aeffect 35 50mm
BARRaceFace Turbine 35 (760mm x 20mm)RaceFace Ride 35 (760mm x 20mm)RaceFace Ride 35 (760mm x 20mm)
GRIPSVelo Single ClampVelo Single ClampVelo Single Clamp
SADDLEANVL Forge Stealth CroMoANVL Forge Stealth CroMoWTB Volt Comp
SEATPOSTRockshox Reverb Stealth (170mm, 125mm)KS Lev Integra w/ Southpaw Remote (150mm, 125mm or 100mm)KS eTen Integra (100mm)
ROTORSSRAM Centerline (180mm)SRAM Centerline (180mm)SRAM Centerline (180mm)
CASSETTESRAM XG1175 (10-42)SRAM XG1150 (10-42)SRAM PG1130 (11-42)
CRANKRaceFace Turbine Cinch (DM30t, 170mm or 175mm) RaceFace Aeffect Cinch (DM30t, 170mm or 175mm)SRAM NX 24mm GXP (30t, 170mm or 175mm)
RIMSStan's Flow MK3 29 32hRaceFace AR 27mm 29 32hWTB STP i25 29
HUBSStans NeoSRAM MTH 716/746SRAM MTH 716/746
TIRESMaxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3 EXO 3C Front, Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.3 EXO 3C RearMaxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3 EXO Dual Front, Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.3 EXO Dual RearMaxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3 EXO Dual Front, Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.3 EXO Dual Rear


Fork Axle To Crown: 541mm
Fork Offset: 51mm
Rear Shock Size: 216mm x 63mm
Shock Hardware: 21.8mm x 8mm
Headset (Top): 44mm Zero Stack
Headset (Bottom): 56mm Zero Stack
BB Shell: 73mm BSA Threaded
Rear Brake Mount: 160mm Post Mount
Rear Axle: Syntace X12 12mm x 142mm
Front Derailleur Style: None
ISCG Tabs: ISCG 05 (2.5mm Offset)
Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm
Seat Clamp: 37mm
Max Chainring Size: 36t Single
Max Tire Size: 27.5 x 2.5
Shock Tune: ML, Debonair, 2 Bands
GiddyUp Suspension Setup Guide Click Here