Aaron’s Transition Smuggler

Aaron’s roots stem from a history of XC and Road racing back in Ontario. Upon moving to British Columbia, he was looking for a bike that would help take his descending skills to the next level while still being able to pedal to the top of any trail system. The short travel, modern geometry Transition Smuggler fit the bill. For the wheels, he opted for a set of TR33 rims laced to light and svelte DT 240 hubs. The result is a wheelset that is light and snappy, while still having the chops to descend the gnarliest lines.

Transition Smuggler Bike Check

Frame – 2018 Transition Smuggler Size Medium + Cane Creek Inline Coil
Fork – 2018 Rock Shox Pike 150mm
Wheels – NOBL TR33 laced to DT Swiss 240 with Sapim D-Light spokes
Tires – Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5” , Rear: Maxxis Minion DHR 2.3”
Drivetrain – SRAM NX Shifter, SRAM GX derailleur, SRAM GX Cassette
Cranks/chainring – FSA SLK Light with 30t
Brakes – Shimano SLX with 180mm Rotors
Bar/Stem – Race Face Turbine Stem + Race Face Next SL bar
Seatpost – Race Face Aeffect 150mm
Dropper Lever – Race Face Aeffect
Seat – WTB Volt
Pedals – Shimano M520
Grips – ODI Vans waffle