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May 3, 2018 at 16:13
May 3, 2018

Transition Vanquish Custom Build

$3900 CAD
Hey there, I built this bike to keep me riding through the winter while I was waiting on my smuggler to show up, and as a result it has seen very little riding and is in nearly brand new condition! Pictures were taken today. Bike was built up on the burlier side to be comfortable riding on any terrain, while being light enough to be competitive in an XC race (complete weight is around 26 or so lbs). Sad to see this thing go, but it's hard to justify having a hardtail and 120mm trail bike - not in any rush to sell it so no lowballers. Build Specs: -Transition Vanquish Carbon frame size Large (3.3 lbs) There is a paint chip as shown in photos on the drive side seatstay. Top tube, downtube, any a few high rub areas like chainstays have been 3M taped since new. -Fox 34 Float Grip Performance fork with 140mm of travel (120mm air shaft included) -9Point8 Falline Line 200mm dropper post with digit remote and I-spec II clamp to keep the bars tidy. (This bike has a really low standover which allows shorter riders to use a longer post. Post can be slammed and internaly shimmed if neccesary.) -Hand built Wheelset: Perfectly true with zero dents. -Stan's Flow MK3 Rims (29mm interal width) -Hope Pro 4 hubs in ano blue -DB spokes with brass nipples -Wheels setup tubeless with Stans tape and generous amount of sealant. **Would onsider selling with a set of i9 Enduro 305s for an additional cost)** -Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR 29X2.3 tires. -Race Face Next R Carbon Bar cut to 780mm. (Can swap for 780mm alloy RF Aeffect bar for $100 less) -Race Face Aeffect R 50mm stem -Ergon Grips -Fizik Aliante saddle -Cane Creek 40 series headset -SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain. 30t chainring, 10-50 cassette. Problems solvers I-spec II integrated shifter clamp to tidy up the cockpit. -OneUp Top guide -Shimano XT brakeset with 180mm Icetech rotors and finned metallic pads. This bike truly is my dream hardtail and very close to being brand new, so I am not in any rush to sell it. Feel free to ask any questions you come across. Cheers, John

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May 3, 2018 at 15:43
May 3, 2018
i-ride-on-dirt mikekazimer's article
Apr 3, 2018 at 16:49
Apr 3, 2018
Transition Smuggler Carbon - Review
@j-t-g: A little custom machining by Fluid Function in Squamish.
i-ride-on-dirt mikekazimer's article
Apr 2, 2018 at 19:21
Apr 2, 2018
Transition Smuggler Carbon - Review
@yahav91: I'm also a pretty agressive rider too, and I love it. I am a strong believer in less is more. I'd rather have a capable shorter travel bike than an enduro monster 99% of the time. I feel more confident riding this bike than I ever did on my slash, everywhere. I think the coil shock plays a part in this, because it tracks the ground unbelievably well. I went from an XL slash to an L Smuggler and the sizing is perfect now, and the bike feels more playful (I'm usually right in between). Other pros, this bike is more fun when the ground levels out a bit. Steeper HT angle wanders a fair bit less on the climbs, but leaves nothing to be desired going downhill. Main Con: This thing is heavy, I do notice the weight over my slash - but the carbon frame would help a lot. Overall, I am very happy that I made the switch. Hope that helps!
i-ride-on-dirt mikekazimer's article
Apr 2, 2018 at 8:43
Apr 2, 2018
Transition Smuggler Carbon - Review
I have a 2018 alloy Smugler that I built frame up with all the overkill parts one could desire - including a coil in the back, 145mm lyrik, Hope v4 brakes, and 2.5/2.4WT minions (alloy has clearance for a 2.4). It weighs a hell of a lot (over 34lbs), but I've never enjoyed riding a bike as much as this one. You won't be setting any PRs on the climbs, but I find myself riding noticeably faster than my previous enduro machine (2017 Slash), while having much more fun ...Transition, I couldn't agree more, this bike parties!
i-ride-on-dirt pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 27, 2018 at 15:39
Mar 27, 2018
Enter the EWS Colombia Fantasy Contest to Win a Wheelset From Enve
1. Adrien Daily 2. Sam Hill 3. Richie Rude 1. Cecile Ravanel 2. Isabeau Courdurier 3. Katy Winton
i-ride-on-dirt paulaston's article
Mar 27, 2018 at 15:28
Mar 27, 2018
Check Out - March
It may look dorky, but over the winter months when bikes get baked in mud every ride this is a brilliant idea. My dropper post ( 1 month old 9Point8 ) feels noticeably worse by the end of a particularly muddy ride..
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Feb 28, 2018 at 20:51
Feb 28, 2018
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Feb 28, 2018 at 20:47
Feb 28, 2018

SRAM 32t X-Sync 2 Chainring *Brand New*

$60 CAD
Hey Guys, Up for grabs is a brand new SRAM 32t alloy X-Sync 2 SRAM 3-bolt direct mount non-boost (6mm offset) chainring for sale. It has never been mounted and is $60 firm, retail on these is an absurb $135.99. Cheers, John

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Feb 19, 2018 at 21:16
Feb 19, 2018

Fox DPS Performance Elite *Brand New*

$225 CAD
Brand new, never ridden. Came with my 2018 Transition Smuggler but I decided to go full enduro and run a coil this year. 2018 Fox DPS Performance Elite (the good one, minus the shakira) with the EVOL air can. Size is 210mm x 50mm. Feel free to ask me any questions, will ship within the country at buyers expense. Cheers, John

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