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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 travel and 140mm front, the Smuggler may just be the most versatile bike in Transition’s 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.


Transition 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.


The Smuggler exhibits a few frame design features that display 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.


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 to increase rear travel? Simply remove the travel reducer in the shock to bump the travel up to 140mm. 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.


– Dual 29″ Wheels: Clearance up to 2.5″
– 140mm front and 130mm rear travel:
– Drop in headset bearings
– Internal cable routing: Clean headtube routing for simple, fully guided cable management
– Size Specific Chainstays
– 27% progression
– Gear accessory mount
– 5 Sizes: S-XXL
– Lifetime Warranty
– Frame Weight: 6.6 lbs/3.00 kg (Size MD w/shock)

PRICING – USA and Canada

Frameset Carbon w/shock $3699 USD/$4999 CAD
NX Alloy $3999 USD/$5399 CAD
GX Mechanical Carbon $5999 USD/$8999 CAD
GX AXS Carbon $7299 USD/$9899 CAD
XO AXS Carbon $8499 USD/$11499 CAD


Framesets are already in stock in North America with more builds coming this spring!

Fri 17th Feb, 2023 @ 9:30 am

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