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May 8, 2019 at 10:40
May 8, 2019

Transition Smuggler Carbon - Custom build

$4750 USD
Well maintained and regularly serviced, high end spec Smuggler Carbon (also available as frame only: Frame: 2018 Large Transition Smuggler Carbon Headset: Cane Creek 110 w/ gold cap Wheels: Industry Nine Torch Enduro 305 w/ rasta color spokes, gold hubs - CushCore front, rear available Fork: Cane Creek Helm Air 29 140mm 44mm offset Shock: Cane Creek DBAir IL 210x50 Shifter: X01 Eagle Trigger Mech: X01 Eagle Cassette: X01 Eagle (see below) Cranks: XX1 Eagle Carbon (pre-DUB) 170mm 168q BB: Chris King 24 Brakeset: Shimano M8020 w/ 180mm rear, 200mm front rotors (both XT IceTech) Front Tire: WTB Vigilante 2.5 Light/High Grip + SG Rear Tire: WTB Trail Boss 2.4 Light/Fast Dropper: Reverb 150mm w/ standard remote Bars: ENVE M7 cut to 760mm, 25mm rise Stem: Renthal 40mm length, 35 clamp Grips: Various options available Saddle: WTB Volt (also several other newer options available) I've had this bike a little under a year and it's been awesome, it's light, responsive, and stable. The majority of the components I've rotated during the duration that I owned it, so a lot of them are less than a few months old. Those include the brakeset, fork, and rear shock. The bars are about 6 months old and have had no major crashes or impacts, but do have a few scuffs and scratches. The stem is in great shape, no stripped threads, cracks, etc. The fork and shock are both relatively new, perform really well, and have no oil/air leaks, stanchion scratches, etc. The brakes are recently bled and the rear has a new pad on it as of a week ago. Front tire is about 70% and rear is probably around 50% but still grips fine. The dropper was bled a month ago and works great, rebuilt last year, although there is a small (1in) scratch on the shaft from a rack, I've had it on two different bikes for over 2 years and the scratch doesn't impact anything (doesn't leak or anything of that sort), but I'd be happy to remove the dropper and ship without if you want to use something different. The cranks are in great shape aside from some heel rub that rubbed a bit of the logo/finish off, but I've kept them taped up most of the time that I've had them. I have a few saddle options I can include as alternatives since the current Volt has some seams coming apart. The wheels engage well and were recently serviced, bearings are smooth, and I've had a local shop keep them tensioned. The front has CushCore installed (I have hand issues, which is why I installed it front only), I do have another for the rear I can include and install for an additional $50. The main thing the bike needs, which is reflected in the price considering the build, is the X01 drivetrain is nearing replacement. Current chain/cassette/ring are fine, but the cassette will not take another chain after the current one. I have a barely used gold XX1 Eagle cassette that I can put in for an additional $300 or you can swap in whatever cassette/ring/chain you want (I can do the install if you prefer). The miles on the drivetrain are from a previous bike, as it's been on two bikes prior to this one. The rear mech jockey wheels were replaced about a month ago. The shifter was replaced in January and the rear mech is in good shape, all shifting great. Frame bearings were replaced within the last 3 months and have been regularly serviced, repacked with grease, and inspected. No cracks or gouges, the main area you see on the frame is the seatstay arch where the rear tire rubbed some dirt/debris on the arch and rubbed the finish off. This is fairly typical with this bike and I've kept the area taped since that happened, which occurred within a few months of new. I'll include a roll of tape with the frame as well. There are a few other minor scratches or scuffs, mostly show in the photos, but nothing significant. The downtube has an AMS guard applied, as do seatstays. The chainstays have clear bra tape applied, which has some scuffing from shoes and dirt, but the underlying chainstay isn't impacted at all (I put the tape on there day 1). The head tube badge also has clear bra tape applied. Buyer pays shipping and paypal fees, pedals and mudguard not included.

May 7, 2019 at 19:12
May 7, 2019

Transition Smuggler Carbon frame (L) + CC110

$2100 USD
The frame has been well maintained, with all new bearings in the last 3 months, has had no hard crashes or damage. I've regularly serviced and inspected the bearings to ensure proper function and there are no seized or gritty bearings. I will break down the frame entirely prior to shipping it out, clean, and inspect once more, along with repacking all bearings with grease and, in the unlikely event it's required, replace any that need it. As the bike is currently built, it'll be broken down to frame only and thoroughly cleaned as well (photos have some dirt, I'm peculiar when it comes to overwashing certain areas, but will clean closer when I break it down to service bearings). Frame has no cracks, gouges, etc and functions very well. There are a few areas where the finish has rubbed off some, primarily the seatstay arch, some cable rub around the lower main pivot, a few paint chips on the lower pivot, a small scratch on the right chainstay, and some dirt/rub on the protective tape I installed on the left chainstay. You can see them in the photos above. The primary area, which is pictured, is the seatstay arch where a tire I had rubbed some of the finish off, however according to Transition that area is very thick and the wear is no issue, there are no deep gouges or anything of that sort there and after realizing what was going on, I've kept the area taped and rotated the tape every few months or as required (I'll include a roll of the tape with the frame). The right chainstay has a small scratch on it, which is visible in the photos, but is cosmetic and not from any sort of impact. The left chainstay rub is mainly from my heel and a bit of dirt that took up residence on the tape. I'm not aware of any others on the rest of the frame, but it is a used frame and there may be small ones here or there, but I tried to capture them all and there is nothing else that stands out. The downtube has an All Mountain Style guard applied just above the rubber downtube protector and along the seatstays. The head badge area is covered in clear bra tape to prevent housings from rubbing the head tube. The shock is a 1 month old Cane Creek DBAir IL 210x50 and is in great condition, it's a much better match for the bike than the stock DPS. It's included in the price and has very little use. Included in the price is a Cane Creek 110 headset, bearings all spin smooth and are in good condition. Buyer pays fees and shipping. As an option, I can include a Cane Creek Helm Air 29 140 44mm + Renthal 40mm 35 clamp stem for +$680. The fork is about a month old, feels great and is super smooth, it's a good match for the rear shock. Stem is about 8 months old, but in good condition as well with no stripped threads, cracks, damage, etc. This listing is for frame only aside from what is mentioned above.

May 3, 2019 at 8:38
May 3, 2019

Schwalbe Magic Mary 29x2.35 Addix Soft

$35 USD
Used on 3 rides total, no torn knobs, sidewall tears, etc. Mounts tubeless great.

May 3, 2019 at 7:27
May 3, 2019

Renthal Apex Stem 31.8 70mm 6degree rise - UNUSED

$50 USD
Bought this stem for a bike I had before and never bothered using it, sat ever since. Great shape aside from a bit of dust. 31.8 clamp, 70 length, 6 degree rise Price includes shipping to lower 48

May 3, 2019 at 7:22
May 3, 2019

Pivot Phoenix Team Carbon Bars 760 35 clamp + grips

$85 USD
Bars were used 3 times and removed, no crashes or hard impacts, everything torqued to spec. They are in great shape, basically new except for some minor polishing where levers were clamped. I have very specific bar/grip needs due to my hands and had to replace them with something different for that reason. The bars come cut for PadLoc grips, which either require the use of a plug (available from Pivot) to use standard grips or the use of WTB/Pivot PadLoc grips. Included in the price is one set of PadLocs, either the Pivot models (thinner, softer outer section) or WTB Clydes (thicker, but firmer rubber). I can include both sets of grips for an additional $15, both have been very lightly (3 rides on both total) used. Bars are 760mm, 35mm clamp.

shinook mikelevy's article
Apr 30, 2019 at 9:37
Apr 30, 2019
First Look: Ibis' Longest, Slackest, and Burliest Ripley
The geo on this bike looks great, but the shock size being a 190x45 means aftermarket options are gonna be real limited, which is unfortunate.
Apr 28, 2019 at 11:35
Apr 28, 2019

Gates Belt Drive components

$240 USD
I have the following Gates components: 113t belt (barely used) - $80 115t belt (some use, 800 miles worth of use) - $70 26t cog - $40 28t cog - $40 46t ring - $40 Rings and cogs are in good condition and low mileage. The NSB SRAM direct mount to 104bcd adapter is not included but can be for another $25. The belts were stored and handled consistent with Gates instructions (no bending, etc). Willing to sell separately for prices above or all together for $240.

Apr 28, 2019 at 11:31
Apr 28, 2019

SRAM XX1 Carbon Cranks 175 168q GXP

$165 USD
Sold the bike I had these on, these are pre-Eagle XX1 carbon cranks, 24mm spindle, GXP. In good condition, no gouges, cracks, stripped threads, etc. Crank boots included. 175mm arm length, 168 q-factor

Apr 28, 2019 at 11:29
Apr 28, 2019

KS Lev 31.6 125 External

$140 USD
External routing, 125mm, 31.6 diameter. Works great, only selling because I sold the bike it came on.

shinook mikelevy's article
Apr 25, 2019 at 13:15
Apr 25, 2019
WTB PadLoc Grips - Review
Necroposting on this since I ran across this on the review and had something to add, maybe it will help someone looking for more info down the line. I have ulnar nerve issues in both hands, but one in particular always causes me problems on extended downhills. I decided to give the PadLoc grips a shot to see if they helped. I tried both WTB and Pivot options. I regret to report that they did nothing and, if anything, they made it worse. The Pivot versions are MUCH softer on the outer portion of the grip, which causes the outer part of your hand to move around a lot. It's kindof disorienting. The WTB versions are much firmer, but they don't seem to do much to relieve pressure on the nerve, at least not for me. I found no improvement and, with the Pivot versions, the smaller size of the grip seemed to 'dig' into my hand and cause more pain. SQLab 70x seem to be the best options I've found that work for me, ESI grips are a close second. @bizutch does this reflect your experience also?
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