How would you like to design a custom bike for someone else? Well recently we decided to give this a try with our Instagram followers and the turn out was nothing short of incredible. We introduce to you Lucy’s Notorious Pug Smuggler!
|Frame||Transition Bikes - 2018 Frameset: Smuggler Carbon (Medium, Bone Grey)||$2,999.00|
|Fork||RockShox Pike RCT3 Fork: 29" Boost 15 x 110mm Spacing, 140mm Travel, DebonAir, Charger2, Crown Lockout, 42mm Offset, B2||$900.00|
|Rims||Stan's NoTubes Flow MK3 29+ Disc Rim: 32h, Black||$200.00|
|Front Hub||Industry Nine Torch J-Bend 32h 6-Bolt Boost 15x110 - Purple||$190.00|
|Rear Hub||Industry Nine Torch J-Bend 32h 6-Bolt Boost 12x148, XD Driver - Purple||$395.00|
|Spoke||DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8 297mm Black Spokes Box of 72||$63.00|
|Spoke||DT Swiss Competition 2.0/1.8 294mm Black Spokes Box of 72||$86.00|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 ZS44/28.6 / ZS56/40 Tapered Headset Tapered Steerer Black||$74.00|
|Front Brake||Hope Tech 3 E4 Front Brake Black||$230.00|
|Rear Brake||Hope Tech 3 E4 Rear Brake Black||$230.00|
|Brake Rotors||Hope Floating Disc Rotor: 180mm Black||$120.00|
|Brake adapters||Hope 160mm Post Mount to 180mm Post Mount Disc Brake Adaptor, +20mm, Black||$44.00|
|Rear tire||Maxxis Aggressor Tire: 29 x 2.30", Folding, 60tpi, Dual Compound, EXO, TR, Black||$53.00|
|Front tire||Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.40WT Tire, Folding, 2C, EXO, Tubeless Ready||$54.00|
|Stem||Deity COPPERHEAD 35MM 31.8 STEM - BLACK||$99.00|
|Handlebars||Deity DC31 MOHAWK CARBON HANDLEBAR - BLK/STL||$169.00|
|Grips||Deity KNUCKLEDUSTER GRIPS - BLACK||$22.00|
|Rear Shifter||SRAM X01 Eagle 12-Speed Trigger Shifter with Discrete Clamp, Black||$127.00|
|Seatpost/Dropper||Fox Shox Transfer Dropper Post Performance 31.6mm 150mm Travel Internal 2018||$294.00|
|Seatpost lever||Wolf Tooth Components ReMote Light Action Dropper Lever with included Clamp||$67.00|
|Seat||Deity SPEEDTRAP AM CRMO SADDLE - STEALTH||$68.00|
|Crankset||SRAM X01 Eagle Carbon Boost DUB Crankset 170mm Direct Mount 32t X- Sync 2 Chainring||$485.00|
|Bottom bracket||SRAM DUB Bottom Bracket English Threaded (MTB) 73mm||$38.00|
|Chain||SRAM PC XX1 Eagle HollowPin Chain 126 links PowerLock 12 Speed Black||$80.00|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1295 Eagle 10-50 12 Speed Cassette Black||$385.00|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle 12-Speed Type 3 Rear Derailleur, Black||$220.00|
We started with the all-new Medium Carbon Smuggler from Transition Bikes. With how popular this bike has become, it only made sense to choose this as a base for this custom build. As many people are finding out, it is hard to get a proper fork for the new SBG technology as they require a 44mm offset. Luckily we snagged a Rockshox Pike before it was too late! From here we set out to release a series of Instagram posts to have out followers decide what parts would be going on the bike.
We first decided to build the wheels. To our surprise, the first post had a ton of engagement! Industry Nine and Stan’s No Tubes Rims won, which meant we were lacing up a unique set of wheels for the Pug Smuggler. From there we decided to ask what cockpit the bike should have. This was a very close turn out as Deity had only won by 2 votes over Renthal. We decided to match the Saddle so the bike didn’t end up as a big cluster of random parts.
Brakes are always controversial and to our surprise, Sram did not win this time. Hope came out well on top and it made sense with the amount of detail and engineering put into all of their products. The Pug Smuggler was set out to be equipped with Hopes’ Tech 3 Disc Brakes. Next up was the tire choice. Between WTB, Ethirteen, and Maxxis, The DHR/Aggressor came out on top.
When it came to the drive-train, we knew there was a good chance that Sram’s Eagle Technology would win. It did! The Pug Smuggler was getting decked out with a sleek and smooth X01 Eagle Drivetrain.
The last poll was for a dropper seat-post. There is always a ton of controversy between which dropper is the best since they all seem to have problems every now and then. We let the people decide between the Fox Transfer Post, BikeYoke Revive and KS LEV Integra. Why? Simply because these posts have given us little to no issues over the years. We have ridden and abused all three. The Fox Transfer Post came out on top.
Now that all the Components we decided we had to build the beast, but what were we going to do with the build once it was done? We decided that we did not need to make money off this build but no we are not giving it away for free. We are having an auction on our video if you visit our Youtube Channel. The bike will be sold to the highest bidder and the profits will be split and given to the Pugnation foundation and to help fund the all-new Sapwi Trail Community Park in Thousand Oaks, California. We decided that since the community helped build this bike, we would give back and help create a safe and dedicated bike park for the riding community.
If you do not have any interest in buying this bike would still like to help support the Sapwi Trails Community Park, click here!