Transition Smuggler 5

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Frame: Transition Smuggler. Misc.: 2018
Rear Shock: FOX Float DPS Evol
Fork: MRP Ribbon. Misc.: 145 mm; 41mm offset
Headset: Cane Creek Series 40
Handlebar: Race Face Next Carbon 35mm
Stem: Race Face Aeffect 35. Misc.: 40 mm
Grips: Ergon Ga2
Brakes: Shimano XT8000. Misc.: 200mm 180mm
Brake Levers: Shimano XT M8000
Shifters: Shimano XT M8000
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8000 Shadow+
Cranks: Race Face Next SL G4 170mm
Chainrings / Sprocket: Other Wolftooth 30t
Bottom Bracket: Race Face Cinch BSA30
Chain: SRAM PCX1
Cassette / Rear Cog: e*thirteen TRS+ 9-46
Pedals: Shimano XT TRAIL
Front Rim: Other Ibis 942 Carbon
Rear Rim: Other Ibis 942 Carbon
Hubs: Industry Nine Torch
Spokes: DT Swiss Competition black
Front Tire: Maxxis Minnion DHF 2.5 WT
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minnion DHR II 2.4 WT
Saddle: Ergon SMA3 Comp
Seatpost: OneUp Components Dropper Post
General Info
Model Year: 2018
Weight: 32 lb 0 oz (14515 g)

Vital MTB member MrSafeT MrSafeT 6/12/2018 4:40 PM

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Nice build! What size frame and what length One Up dropper? I’m starting a large Smuggler build and will be using the One Up dropper. Cheers!?

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Thanks! Parts lare coming together. One more question... how does the Ribbon ride overall on the bike and how is the 41mm offset? ?

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Very plush off the top with maybe less mid-stroke support than Rockshox Pike or Fox 34 (haven’t run the 36). I find that using the low-speed compression lever to adjust to each trail is helpful. I don’t mess with the ramp control as much, but it does change the ramp up a lot. I ran the 44 offset on the Fox 34, then the 46 on the Ribbon (I moved the 46 to the Vanquish). Moving to the 41 from the 46 was a big change, but I got used to it quickly. It’s more stable than the 46, but it turns in a low speeds more quickly now than before (which was a suprise). Overall I think the 41 is more what I’m looking for now that I’m used to it.

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