With the advent of slack 29ers like the Transition Smuggler 3 Complete Mountain Bike, we think it's safe to say that these big-wheeled trail terrors are here to stay. Combining the benefits of its larger 29" wheels (i.e. smoother rollover, better traction and improved efficiency per stroke) with an efficient and versatile SRAM GX 1x11 drivetrain and suspended by Transition s award winning Giddy Up suspension system, the Transition Smuggler 3 Bike achieves a ride that gallops on the way up and hauls ass on the way down. Worried about the Smuggler's reduced travel? Rest assured the monster truck-like wheels more than make up for it -- this pedal pony is a true trail talent.
Aluminum Welded Frame
Progressive Geometry Long, low and slack.
Giddy Up Suspension System When Transition set out to design the new family of trail bikes, they wanted to improve their suspension bike pedaling performance, but didn't want to lose the neutral and comfortable feel that Transition Bikes are known for. No one at Transition wanted a suspension system that felt like it was locking out, or provided any "kick back" in the pedals. Their Giddy Up link is specifically tuned with a moderate amount of chain growth which is highest at the sag point and decreasing deeper into the travel. Because of this finely tuned wheel path, the new models have a notable increase in traction when climbing, without the rider noticing the chain growth fighting the suspension movement. The ride feel of Giddy Up Link bikes will be familiar for any previous Transition rider, but with a big improvement in suspension performance. Their new models are designed to be active while climbing; increased compression damping or rear shock platforms are not required with the Giddy Up link. The suspension remains free to smooth out the trail, improve traction and control without sacrificing any efficiency. There is no need to think about flipping switches; start your ride with the shock open and leave it there. With Giddy Up you can focus on the trail, not your remotes, levers or knobs. Just grab your bike, Giddy Up and go.
RockShox Monarch RT3 DebonAir Featuring silky smooth travel in a new lightweight design, Monarch floats through bumps even better than before, turning rugged trails into tire-gripping velvet. The chassis is lean while maintaining the durability and adjustability needed to bite off huge chunks of burly trail action and epic cross country.
Shock Adjustments External Rebound | 3-Position Compression (Open, Pedal, Lock) / Rapid Recovery Rebound Damping | Air Pressure Spring Adjust
Integrated Rubber Chainstay Protection
Collet Style Main Pivot Hardware
ISCG 05 Chainguide Mounting
E2 Low Direct Mount Front Derailleur Support
Syntace X12 Rear 142 mm Axle + Universal Transition Derailleur Hanger
Full Size Water Bottle Compatibility
User Friendly 73 mm Threaded Bottom Bracket
Internal Cable Routing with Stealth Dropper Post Routing
RockShox Pike RC Solo Air The new-school all-mountain and enduro riders’ weapon of choice. It has received critical acclaim by the global mountain-bike media. It came out of the box and marched its way to an Enduro World Series overall title. And with good reason. Pike was engineered to provide the plushest, most high-performance ride quality imaginable. Its Charger Damper™ with Rapid Recovery™ keeps you riding high in the travel, where the feel is plushest, and maintains your bike’s natural geometry. Its stiffness to weight to travel ratios are unbeatable, meaning you get a lot more from a lot less. Better control from fewer and more intuitive rider inputs allow you to charge harder. Which equals time and energy for more laps. If all-mountain riding and enduro racing is how you describe a good day in the saddle, then Pike should be on your ride.
Fork Adjustments External Rebound | Low Speed Compression to 'Lock' | Charger Damper
SRAM GX 11-Speed X-ACTUATION™ Trigger Shifter Get sharp, dependable shifting with the SRAM GX X-ACTUATION™ trigger shifter. Built for precise and swift shifting across SRAM's wide range 11-speed cassette, the GX trigger shifter brings championship technology to everyone.
SRAM GX 1x11 X-HORIZON™ Rear Derailleur Leveraging the legendary history of SRAM shifting, the GX 1x11 rear derailleur provides incredible shifting speed and precision. X-ACTUATION™ technology eliminates slop and shifting variation. ROLLER BEARING CLUTCH™ technology delivers maximum drivetrain stability—even through the most punishing terrain. And with CAGE LOCK™ technology, wheel removal and installation are easier than ever.
SRAM XG1150 FULL PIN™ Cassette FULL PIN™ technology uses eleven lightweight, stamped steel cogs held together with 123 high-strength stainless steel pins. The result: a cassette that’s light, durable and equipped with SRAM’s super wide 10-42t gear range that’s a perfect fit for any ride. The open design similar to SRAM's X-DOME™ cassette aids in mud clearance, giving you cleaner shifting performance and longer component life.
Race Face Æffect Cinch DM 30T Crankset The Æffect crankset is designed to handle aggressive trail riding at a XC crank weight and attractive pricepoint. Featuring the Cinch System with interchangeable spider options and Race Face's trusted 24mm EXI interface spindle, the Æffect is a rock solid crankset for the modern XC and trail rider.
SRAM Guide R Hydrualic Disc Brakes What’s it going to take to ride that line? It’s steep. It’s rocky. You’ve passed it a hundred times. But not this time. With the all-new SRAM Guide R, you have the power. Proven 4-piston calipers give you smooth, one-finger control. Features like Reach Adjust let you dial it in just right. And Guide perfectly complements other SRAM components and gives you flawless performance on every ride. Now featuring the World Championship-winning S4 caliper with Bleeding Edge™ and Heat Shield technologies.
SRAM Centerline Rotors The new Centerline Rotor was designed to keep the center of friction consistent throughout rotation thereby minimizing vibration offering consistent performance and a quiet ride.
Maxxis Minion DHF EXO Dual | Front Tire The Minion DHF is the standard by which all other downhill tires are measured. The DHF incorporates ramped knobs for low rolling resistance and channel-cut knobs to increase gripping edges, giving straight-line control and precise cornering.
Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO Dual | Rear Tire The Minion DHR II is a complete redesign. Acceleration, cornering and braking have all been improved. The shoulder knobs were borrowed from the legendary Minion DHF and then beefed up to handle duty as a rear tire. The center tread has been heavily ramped and siped to roll fast and track straight under braking. Pair the DHR II with the Minion DHF for the ultimate aggressive riding combo!
KS Lev Integra Seatpost w/ Southpaw Remote Lev Integra's internally routed cable significantly cleans up the look of your bike. With shifter cables, brake lines and lock out cables clamped and zip tied to your carbon fiber piece of art, mountain bike frames have begun to look like an IT guy’s wet dream. Clear the clutter while benefiting from legendary LEV technology.
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|Top Tube (mm)||564||590||619||647|
|Seat Tube (mm)||393||419||457||495|
|Standover Height (mm)||677||686||696||709|
|Head Tube Angle (◦)||67.5||67.5||67.5||67.5|
|Seat Tube Angle (◦)||76||75.4||74.9||74.5|
|Chainstay Length (mm)||436||436||436||436|
|Bottom Bracket Height (mm)||335||335||335||335|
|Bottom Bracket Drop (mm)||35||35||35||35|
|Head Tube Length (mm)||100||100||110||120|