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Transition Smuggler Mountain Bike Frame - 2017 is no longer available at Merlin Cycles. However you may find an alternative or updated product below.

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Code: 01.17.10-SMUGGLER
Transition Smuggler Mountain Bike Frame Alloy 2017


The Transition Smuggler takes the 29er mountain bike in a new direction, with a short-travel platform that isn't short on versatility it features an aggressive geometry with a slack 67.5 head angle and roomy cockpit that lets you push the bike hard while the 29” wheels smooth out the roughest terrain you’ll encounter. The short 435mm chainstays combined with 115mm of progressive suspension travel keeps the bike feeling agile, responsive and playful for maximum fun on whatever trail you choose. 

Frame Features:
  • 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
Frame Specification:
  • 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
  • Seat Clamp: 34.9mm
  • Max Chainring Size: 34t Single
  • Max Tire Size: 29x2.3
First impressions on frame - awesome! Had the old Bandit 29er, nice bike but always felt perched on top of frame. Low, long and slack Smuggler, feels more planted and playfull. Look forward to testing it out fully.