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Transition Smuggler Carbon GX Mechanical

Transition Smuggler Carbon GX Mechanical
  • Color: Orchid
  • Color: Espresso
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Wheel Size: 29-inch
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Like the reliable tool you grab for every job, the Smuggler is the go-to bike for any trail pointed up, down, and all around.

With dual 29 inch wheels, 130mm rear and 140mm front travel, the Smuggler may just be the most versatile bike in our lineup. A highly progressive leverage curve and comfortable, confidence-inspiring geo make it eager to keep going mile after mile while remaining surefooted in even the most technical terrain. Sitting squarely between the Spur and Sentinel in travel, geometry, and capability, it shares qualities of both. Inspiring and rewarding to hammer on your favorite singletrack, while never holding you back when the trail gets steep, the Smuggler will make sure you enjoy it all.

We went into the Smuggler project with the intention of creating a bike that had the quick and high-energy feel of the Spur, but with a bit more travel front and rear. What we ended up with was a perfect blend of the Spur and Sentinel in geometry, travel, capability, and weight. It's not all downhill in the PNW; there's plenty of singletrack, technical trail, and meandering connective routes. The Smuggler is perfect for a day when your path comes across all of the above.

Progression In All The Right Places
The kinematics are similar to the Spur with a little over 27% progression. This provides a bottomless feel in a mid-travel package. Paired with the Fox Float X shock, the Smuggler can be set up to suit any rider's preference. Looking for a bit more progression? Just add a larger volume spacer. All of this equates to a super lively, active, and forgiving rear suspension feel in any terrain.

Frame Design Evolution
The Smuggler exhibits a few frame design features that further our push to have clean aesthetics while remaining easy to service. The most notable is the headtube area that provides better functionality and serviceability. The new headtube has integrated bearing cups and no longer needs headset cups pressed into the frame. This allows the frame to have super clean cable ports at the front of the headtube with fully guided internal cable routing from the headtube to the port above the bottom bracket shell. From there, cables cleanly enter the rear triangle hidden from view.

- Dual 29" Wheels: Clearance to run up to 2.5" tires.
- 140mm Front and 130mm rear travel: The perfect amount of travel for moving around the mountains.
- Drop in Headset Bearings: Eliminates headset cups for simpler setup and durability.
- New Cable Routing: Clean headtube cable routing for precise cable management.
- Internal Cable Routing: Guide tubes inside the frame for super easy setup.
- Size Specific Chainstays: As the frame sizes grow, so do the chainstays to keep rider weight balanced on the bike.
- 27% Progression: Allows the bike to be incredibly responsive to the trail while still being able to take large hits.
- Gear Accessory Mount: Ditch the backpack and keep essential gear for on trail repairs.
- UDH: SRAM's universal derailleur hanger available at almost every bike shop.
- 5 Sizes: We make it easy to find the perfect size for you.
- Lifetime Warranty: We believe your bike should last longer than you.

GiddyUp Suspension
We want to make it as easy as possible to experience great rear suspension performance. The GiddyUp suspension system is designed to behave intuitively across a broad range of setup. Because, we get it, sometimes you just want to grab your bike and GiddyUp, without checking your setup. When you do, it will always feel good.

With 27% of progression and a consistent linear rate of change, the Smuggler has an excellent balance of support and small bump sensitivity. Anti-squat is tuned to enhance pedaling performance and acceleration but doesn't get in the way of the suspension working when it's needed.

A wide usable sag range of 25 - 35% allows the rider to tune the feel of the bike; from firm and snappy, to more supple and active. Wherever you end up, you can focus on the trail without remotes, levers or knobs. Just grab your bike and GiddyUp.

A. REACH 430 460 485 510 535
B. STACK 607 616 625 635 644
C. EFFECTIVE TT LENGTH 555 588 617 645 670
D. SEAT TUBE LENGTH (CARBON) 360 390 430 460 490
D. SEAT TUBE LENGTH (ALLOY) 375 390 430 460 490
E. EFFECTIVE ST ANGLE 79.3 78.6 78.1 77.6 77.3
G. ACTUAL ST ANGLE 72 72 72 72 72
H. HEAD TUBE LENGTH 100 110 120 130 140
I. HEAD TUBE ANGLE 65 65 65 65 65
J. CHAINSTAY LENGTH (CARBON) 435 435 440 440 440
J. CHAINSTAY LENGTH (ALLOY) 437 437 443 443 443
K. WHEELBASE (CARBON) 1179 1213 1247 1277 1306
K. WHEELBASE (ALLOY) 1181 1215 1250 1280 1309
L. BOTTOM BRACKET DROP 35 35 35 35 35
M. ESTIMATED BB HEIGHT 340 340 340 340 340


Fork Fox Float 34 Grip Performance (140mm)
Hubs Novatech D791SB/D902SB
Rims WTB ST i30
Stem RaceFace Aeffect R (40mm)
Chain SRAM GX Eagle
Frame Smuggler Carbon 130mm
Tires Front: Maxxis Assegai EXO+ (2.5)
Rear: Maxxis Dissector 3C EXO+ (2.4)
Brakes SRAM Code R
Rotors SRAM Centerline (200/180mm)
Saddle SDG Bel Air V3
Spokes Pillar Double Butted
Headset FSA NO.42/48/ACB
Crankset SRAM Stylo 6K DUB (170mm x 32t)
Seatpost OneUp Dropper Post SM(150mm) MD(180mm) LG/XL/XXL(210mm)
Shifters SRAM NX Eagle MMX
Handlebars RaceFace Chester 35 SM(780x20) MD/LG/XL/XXL(780x35)
Rear Shock Fox Float X Performance (210x50mm)
Tape/Grips ODI Elite Flow
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM XG 1275 (10-52t)

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Espresso / Small / 29-inch 769165687289
Espresso / XX-Large / 29-inch 769165687395
Espresso / X-Large / 29-inch 769165687340
Orchid / Large / 29-inch 769165687333 210000081910
Orchid / Medium / 29-inch 769165687326
Orchid / XX-Large / 29-inch 769165687371
Orchid / Small / 29-inch 769165687319
Orchid / X-Large / 29-inch 769165687364