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    Smuggler Pivot Bearings Done after 20h?

    This really puzzles me, my 2016 Smuggler is still new-ish (no more than 20h on it) and I just I opened the pivots to check them out, re-torque, etc. With the exception of the main pivot bearing which felt ok (not great), ALL other ones (rocker, chainstay, seatstay) feel like they are pitted and rough. Now I might have had a few rides on wet but with the bike being a few months old this is not normal?! No major jumps, super rough terrain, none of that on the bike so far.

    I opened them up and packed with grease but that didn't help much as they feel pitted. Anyone else had issues with their Transition bearings?
    Can't believe I'm talking about bearings for a bike with 10 rides on it...
    2016 Transition Smuggler
    2016 TREK Fuel EX 9

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    Same issue happened for me. Transition listened to my claim and sent out a set of enduro max bearings, which seem to have lasted okay.

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    Thank you for the suggestion, I reached out to them and they will send me a pivot bearing kit. Sucks that I have to work on a new bike already but the service from Transition was outstanding. I'm sold!
    2016 Transition Smuggler
    2016 TREK Fuel EX 9

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