Transition Smuggler 29 Alloy Full Suspension Mountain Bike Frame 2017
Save 34% on the Smuggler FS MTB Frame 2017 by Transition!
Transition Smuggler 29 FS MTB Frame
The Smuggler takes the 29er in a new direction with a short travel platform that isn't short on versatility and has critics calling it one of the top mountain bikes of 2016. Aggressive geometry with a slack 67.5 head angle and roomy cockpit let you push the bike hard while the 29 wheels smooth out rough terrain. The short 435mm chainstay and 115mm of progressive suspension keep the bike 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
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About Merlin Cycles
This cycling deal was found at Merlin Cycles, one of the UK's most famous bike shops, located up North!
Merlin Cycles started life in 1993, founded by John Moss as a mail order Mountain Bike business ran directly from his spare bedroom in Chorley. Due to early growth, shortly afterwards he opened his first outlet in Ormskirk, and a few years later in 1998, the company grew into larger premises, moving to Leyland.
In the 1990's and early 2000's, Merlin were known for their ranges of mountain bike hardtails, released under the Rock Lobster and Merlin "Malt" brands. These steel and aluminium hardtails were designed in house, available as framesets or complete bikes, representing excellent value for money. The company was also well known for their handbuilt MTB wheels, which in my experience lasted for years without needing truing!
Merlin have always been competitive on pricing, particularly on suspension forks, brakes, wheels and groupsets, which continues to this day. Nowadays they have introduced road cycling equipment and clothing into their product ranges, due to the increase in popularity in this field, thus catering for a broader range of cyclists.
Wheel Size: 29"