Transition Smuggler

Ride the Transition Smuggler

A do-it-all trail bike with 140mm fork and 130mm shock

The perfect choice for everyday riders––not too XC, not too enduro, just right

The most refined mountain bike from Transition, with fully integrated cable routing, drop-in headset bearings, and an overall clean aesthetic in alloy or carbon


Transition Smuggler Top Tier Build

The Smuggler X0 AXS is for everyday riders who want the best componentry. Featuring the latest and greatest SRAM X0 AXS Transmission, the Smuggler can rally a little harder with a drivetrain is designed for the burliest conditions. Adding to the Smuggler X0 AXS’ refined aesthetic, the SRAM X0 AXS Transmission operates wirelessly and is designed without a hanger, so the derailleur tucks in nicely and neatly.

FOX Factory front and rear suspension pairs with the Smuggler’s GiddyUp four-bar suspension design. The Smuggler X0 AXS rocks a 130mm rear suspension and140 mm fork for a lively ride; reducers and spacers in the FOX Float X Factory shock can be added or removed for optimal progression.

The Smuggler X0 AXS rolls on 29” Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Alloy rims with aggressive Maxxis tires and i9 hubs. A bit of up and a healthy dose of down, the Smuggler X0 AXS is designed to do it all.

The Best Transition Smuggler Value Builds

Alloy is experiencing a revival amongst riders who favor durability and a forgiving frame over counting grams. The Smuggler Alloy NX gives riders an approachable price point and a carbon alternative. The alloy frame features a refined cable routing system with internally routed guide tubes for a clean aesthetic and an enhanced level of durability. A SRAM NX drivetrain sets riders up for success––the Smuggler Alloy NX provides optimal performance and precision within its 12-speed range.

Speed Balanced Geometry distributes the weight of the Smuggler Alloy NX, suspension and componentry for a balanced and controlled ride at any speed. GiddyUp Suspension––a four-bar rear suspension design––works with the FOX Float X Performance shock to amp up the Smuggler Alloy NX’s 130mm travel. The Marzocchi 140mm fork livens up the front for responsive climbing and can send it smoothly down.

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Not all mountain bikers don spandex kits or seek out rock gardens every ride. The Transition Smuggler is the perfect, do-it-all bike for riders who just want to ride. Sitting smack dab in the middle between the Transition Spur (120mm fork) and the Transition Sentinel (160mm fork), the 140mm/130mm Smuggler is the most versatile mountain bike in the lineup.

Like the Spur, the Smuggler is set up with Speed Balanced Geometry (SBG) for efficient pedaling between laps or connecting trail networks for long weekend rides. Like the Sentinel, the 29” wheels roll up, over, and through rocks with style. Plenty capable of aggressive riding, the Smuggler shines on trails you're apt to ride every day. Thanks to SBG, the Smuggler feels balanced between the front and rear and is confidence-inspiring at high speeds and navigating tight corners and technical terrain at slow speed.  

The Smuggler is precise and fast yet impressively nimble for a 29er, rocking aggressive Assegai and Dissector Maxxis tires. A 140mm fork and 130mm FOX shock on a four-bar Horst Link suspension design offer riders plenty of travel and the playful pep you expect from a Transition bike. 

A standout design feature of the Smuggler is the new cable routing. Most Transition bikes have an externally routed rear brake cable, but with more and more riders opting for electronic drivetrains, tidying the cable network up makes sense. The Smuggler features fully integrated internal cable routing with guide tubes, eliminating cable rattling and maintaining a neat aesthetic whether you opt for electronic or not.