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Transition Smuggler Carbon XO AXS Complete Mountain Bike 2023

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Transition - Smuggler Carbon XO AXS Complete Mountain Bike 2023
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The crowd has been heard: the Transition Smuggler Carbon XO AXS Complete Mountain Bike updates one of the gems of their product line, a trail bike that's overflowing with the adventurous spirit of the sport. Whether it's daily PR attempts after work, backcountry epics on the weekend, or exploring new trails on your once-a-year road trip, this Smuggler is game. With 130/140mm of travel, aggressive geo, and even more aggressive components, this is a gol dang mountain bike! A mountain bike that's absolutely dialed on 97% of all trails (and manageable on that other 3%). If you had to choose one bike to ride for a season (as most of us do), a Smuggler is the one that'll produce the most fun!

Product Details


12 x 148mm Boost Rear Spacing

Carbon Fiber FrameLightweight and incredibly strong, Transition's carbon framesets are known for durability and versatility.

Drop-In Headset Bearings

Full Water Bottle Storage

Gear Accessory Mount

GiddyUp SuspensionA 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.

Progressive KinematicsWith a little over 27% progression through its travel, this bike gives an almost bottomless feel in a mid-travel package. Its 130mm of rear travel can easily be upped to 140mm, and it's even compatible with a coil shock.

Speed Balanced GeometrySBG ensures the bike maintains low speed agility, front wheel traction, and proper rider weight balance while actually increasing confidence in steep terrain and at high speeds. With SBG, a slacker head tube angle is combined with an all new reduced offset fork standard, preventing the front wheel from being too far in front of the rider. This improves front to rear weight distribution on the bike, which is often out of balance on long and slack bikes. One of SBG's greatest benefits is that it creates a confident steering feel that adapts to wheel speed. More stability when going fast, more agility on technical slow speed maneuvering as well as improved traction, control and confidence for any skill level of rider.

UDHSRAM's Universal Derailleur Hanger is available at almost every bike shop, should something go wrong.

Fox Float X Factory Rear Shock"Factory" says it all -- feature-packed and designed to exceed the demands of factory-level riders, this shock is without peer. With that ultra-durable (and recognizable) Kashima coating, this is a light weight shock with sophisticated damping and fade-free performance.

Shock AdjustmentsAir Spring Pressure / Independent 2-Position Open/Firm Lever / Low Speed Compression (11 Clicks) / Low Speed Rebound (16 Clicks)


Fox Float 34 FactoryWith its new lower leg arch design, legendary Float EVOL air spring, and amazing GRIP2 damper, this is a fork for every trail. With a new, enlarged negative air chamber, stiffer lower leg arch, and endless tuneability, this is as good as a trail fork can get right now.

Fork AdjustmentsAir Spring Pressure / High Speed Compression (8 Clicks) / Low Speed Compression (16 Clicks) / High Speed Rebound with VVC (8 Clicks) / Low Speed Rebound (16 Clicks)

Drive Train

SRAM X0 AXS TransmissionEagle Transmission has been designed and engineered into tangible technology for the world’s most demanding riders. Built around the universal constant of the wheel axle itself, Eagle Transmission is a radically robust, fully integrated and interdependent wireless transmission that literally changes how we ride. It simplifies, strengthens, and extends lifespan to new limits. It uses no derailleur hanger or adjustment screws and lets you shift flawlessly under maximum power. Eagle Transmission drops a seismic shift on what it means to shift a mountain bike.


SRAM Code RSCWith their expanded PiggyBack reservoir, a range of contact adjustments, and legendary power, the Code RSC is a 4-piston brake that allows you to determine how and when you're slowing down. Customizable power.

SRAM HS2 RotorsThe all new HS2 Rotor is a mountain bike specific rotor designed to improve brake performance while reducing noise and increasing heat dissipation. Featuring a new brake track pattern for increased pad traction and recessed spokes with thermal dissipating paint, the HS2 is a more powerful, quieter rotor with best-in-class heat management.


Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Rims on Industry Nine 1/1 HubsThis tuned front/rear wheelset delivers the specific performance requirements and loads of mountain bike riding. The more compliant front wheel improves handling and maximizes grip and control in turns, with a wider inner rim for increased volume and contact patch size. The stiffer rear wheel supports peak loads and enhances stability and tracking at speed, with a narrower inner rim that supports a faster-rolling tire. On Industry Nine 1/1 hubs, for maximum durability.

Maxxis Assegai Front TireGreg Minnaar’s signature tire – the Maxxis Assegai – provides tenacious, predictable grip across the entire profile no matter the lean angle. The Assegai can be used front and rear for a surefooted feel or as a front paired with a faster rolling rear tire.

Maxxis Dissector Rear TireDesigned in conjunction with Aussie DH racer Troy Brosnan, the Dissector seeks to minimize drag while retaining cornering control. This versatile tire can be used as a front, a pair, or as a rear depending on trail conditions.

Additional Features

Price and Spec Subject to Change

OneUp Dropper PostThe OneUp Dropper has the shortest stack height and shortest total length of any post, meaning your seat will go as low as possible. With class-leading specs and innovative features, this post is easily serviceable and extensively tuneable.


  • Biking Type: Mountain
  • Used For: Trail
  • Suspension: Full Suspension
  • Gearing: 1 x 12
  • Handlebar Shape: Riser
  • Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc
  • Frame Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Water Bottle Mounts: 1
  • Fork: Fox Float 34 Factory GRIP 2
  • Stanchion Diameter (mm): 34
  • Front Travel (mm): 140
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float X Factory 2-Position
  • Rear Travel (mm): 130
  • Shifters: SRAM X0 AXS
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X0 AXS
  • Crankset: SRAM X0 AXS | 170mm / 32T
  • Cassette: SRAM X0 AXS
  • Chain: SRAM X0 AXS
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Code RSC
  • Brake Calipers: SRAM Code RSC
  • Rotors: SRAM HS2 | 200mm Front / 180mm Rear
  • Headset: FSA No.42
  • Handlebar: OneUp Carbon Bar | 800mm
  • Bar Tape/Grips: ODI Elite Flow
  • Stem: ANVL Swage | 40mm
  • Saddle: SDG Bel Air V3
  • Seatpost: OneUp Dropper Post | S: 150mm / M: 180mm / L-XXL: 210mm
  • Hubs: Industry Nine 1/1 | 28H Front / 32H Rear
  • Rims: Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Alloy
  • Spokes: Sapim D-Light (Front) / Sapim Race (Rear)
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Assegai EXO+ | 29" x 2.5"
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Dissector EXO+ | 29" x 2.4"
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime (Frame)
Top Tube (mm) 555 588 617 645 670
Seat Tube (mm) 375 390 430 460 490
Stack (mm) 607 616 625 635 644
Reach (mm) 430 460 485 510 535
Head Tube Angle (°) 65.0 65.0 65.0 65.0 65.0
Seat Tube Angle (°) 79.3 78.6 78.1 77.6 77.3
Chainstay Length (mm) 437 437 443 443 443
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 340 340 340 340 340
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 35 35 35 35 35
Head Tube Length (mm) 100 110 120 130 140
Wheelbase (mm) 1181 1215 1250 1280 1309
Wheel Size 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"

Other Notes

Transition products can only be shipped within the United States



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