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
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" 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." - Vitalmtb.com 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   Click here for the full review
" 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
MILLIMETERS / INCHES SM MD LG XL
Reach 406 432 457 483
Stack 610 610 620 629
Effective TopTube 564 590 619 647
SeatTube 393 419 457 495
SeatTube Angle 76 75.4 74.9 74.5
HeadTube Length 100 100 110 120
HeadTube Angle 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.5
Chainstay 436 436 436 436
Wheelbase 1134 1160 1189 1218
BB Drop 35 35 35 35
Estimated BB Height 335 335 335 335
Standover Height 677 686 696 709




PRICE $4999 USD $3899 USD $2999 USD $1799 USD
COLOR Lime Green, Stealth Black Lime Green, Stealth Black Lime Green, Stealth Black Lime Green, Stealth Black
REAR SHOCK RockShox Monarch RT3 Debonair RockShox Monarch RT3 Debonair RockShox Monarch RT Debonair RockShox Monarch RT3 Debonair
FORK RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 130mm (Color Match Fork Decals Included) RockShox Pike RC Solo Air 130mm (Color Match Fork Decals Included) RockShox Yari RC Solo Air 130mm (Color Match Fork Decals Included)
HEADSET Cane Creek 40 Series FSA No.57E FSA No.57SC
STEM RaceFace Turbine Basic 35 50mm RaceFace Aeffect 35 50mm RaceFace Aeffect 35 50mm
BAR RaceFace Turbine 35 (760mm x 20mm) RaceFace Ride 35 (760mm x 20mm) RaceFace Ride 35 (760mm x 20mm)
GRIPS Velo Single Clamp Velo Single Clamp Velo Single Clamp
SADDLE ANVL Forge Stealth CroMo ANVL Forge Stealth CroMo WTB Volt Comp
SEATPOST Rockshox Reverb Stealth (170mm, 125mm)* KS Lev Integra w/ Southpaw Remote (150mm, 125mm or 100mm)** KS eTen Integra (100mm)***
BRAKES SRAM Guide RSC SRAM Guide R SRAM DB5
ROTORS SRAM Centerline (180mm) SRAM Centerline (180mm) SRAM Centerline (180mm)
SHIFTER SRAM X1 SRAM GX SRAM NX
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM XO1 SRAM GX SRAM NX
CASSETTE SRAM XG1175 (10-42) SRAM XG1150 (10-42) SRAM PG1130 (11-42)
CHAIN SRAM PC1130 SRAM PC1130 SRAM PC1110
CRANK RaceFace Turbine Cinch (DM30t, 170mm or 175mm)* RaceFace Aeffect Cinch (DM30t, 170mm or 175mm)** SRAM NX 24mm GXP (30t, 170mm or 175mm)***
RIMS Stan's Arch MK3 29 32h RaceFace AR 27mm 29 32h WTB STP i25 29
HUBS Stans Neo SRAM MTH 716/746 SRAM MTH 716/746
TIRES Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3 EXO 3C Front, Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.3 EXO 3C Rear Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3 EXO Dual Front, Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.3 EXO Dual Rear Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.3 EXO Dual Front, Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x2.3 EXO Dual Rear
* Complete 2 bike is a build kit that is available with either a 170mm or 125mm dropper post. Kit with 170mm dropper posts come with 175mm cranks. Kit with 125mm dropper post come with 170mm cranks.

** Complete 3 bike is preassembled. Small comes with 100mm dropper post and 170mm cranks, Medium comes with a 125mm dropper post and 170mm cranks, Large & XL comes with 150mm dropper post and 175mm cranks.

*** Complete 4 bike is preassembled. All sizes come with 100mm dropper post and sizes Small and Medium come with 170mm cranks and sizes Large and XL come with 175mm cranks.


Fork Axle To Crown: 541mm
Fork Offset: 51mm
Rear Shock Size: 190mm x 51mm
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
Approximate Maximum Seatpost Insertion: Small 145mm, Medium 170mm, Large 210mm, XL 250mm
Seat Clamp: 34.9mm
Max Chainring Size: 34t Single
Max Tire Size: 29x2.3
Shock Tune: LL3 S 380 Debonair High Volume, 2 Bands
GiddyUp Suspension Setup Guide Click Here