Transition TR250 Sneak Peek

Aug 5, 2010 at 16:50
by Transition Bikes  

The new TR250 prototype is our new mini DH platform. We took everything we loved about the TR450 and put it into a tighter more responsive frame designed to rip bike parks, jump trails and DH courses where less travel can improve your time. What this amounts to is a more "playful" feeling DH bike.

The TR250 has adjustable travel between 160 and 180mm and designed to match up to the single crown fork of your choice in those travel settings. We maintain the adjustable geometry found in the TR450 for head angle and BB height but also add chainstay length/wheelbase adjustment via the dropout. We wanted to have a shorter rear end option to make the bike perform better for jump trails while still giving a longer wheelbase option for high speed racing scenarios. The TR250 frame is .7 lbs lighter than the current TR450 and will come stock with a Fox DHX RC4. Full product launch will be at Eurobike with full geo and pricing to follow. Availability should be around late January/February 2011.

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273 Comments

  • + 40
 Soooo sick
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 I hope this is going to replace the bottle-not-so-rocket.
  • + 62
 I dont think it will replace anything
  • + 60
 why would u want it to replace the bottle rocket those things are sick
  • + 15
 love it but this is for lite dh and freeride the bottle rocket is for freeride manily
  • + 16
 I really really like this,it has sort of a 2010 Knolly delerium feel to it (which is one of my all time dreams). I really like this, and transition all together. They are building quite the unstoppable lineup of bikes. Well done!
  • + 14
 I'd like to replace my bottlerocket with this bike. I like.
  • + 47
 this bike makes my nipples go hard...
  • + 1
 looks like a replacement for my bottlerocket , hope the pricing is good
  • - 67
 why does it have single crowns???
  • + 1
 thats sick!
  • + 4
 maybe you should read the description...
  • + 6
 test rode the bike in both settings at transition dealer days. the bike rides like a dream. its small bumb sensitivity is insane and it jumps better than u think it would. this bike is going to be The bike to have for whistler or any bike park for that matter!
  • + 2
 I've got to get one. Running a blindside with 88s atm, prefer single crowns, and this looks like the perfect rig for me Smile
  • + 3
 This is perfect for me I'm a bigger guy at 6'4 190lbs I don't really want a full on dh-rig but the bottlerockets 5.5" just isn't quite enough. Definitely going to build one of these up for next season!
  • + 12
 Meh, this bike isn't really needed. I think they already had a bike in their lineup to cover this riding type. Isn't the new blindside basically designed to be the same type of bike?
  • - 1
 ya for sure but if you go and look at norco, they have many pointless bikes, but its all about preference and afford-ability.
  • + 4
 Yeah, Norco has a massive line up. I liked Transition as the small company with every bike filling a certain role... but I guess this is what happens as a company goes mainstream and begins to get big. (not saying it's a bad thing, just an opinion)
  • + 2
 the blindside is not nearly as saggy as the Tr 250. the blideside is more of a heavy freeride hucking bike. u can downhill on it no problem but the Tr 250 is for more DH but just a little less full race rig.
  • + 1
 Yeah the Blindside is basically just a red-bull rampage kind of rig now, where as this looks like it would've been perfect for Canberra worlds, a shorter travel Race bike with freeride capability.
  • - 21
 HAHAHAHA! So much hate on my comment. You guys should get over the bottlerocket, it's not THAT AWESOME of a bike. haha!
  • + 4
 Quote " bottle-not-so-rocket "

Hmmm obviously not ridden a BR .. And no clue what they were build for as you would realise they are very good at what there were designed for.

Get over a very good bike ?? Why ?? If its good then why get over it.

Does help that I have one and KNOW how good they are.

Minus 71 props ( when i posted this ) well played mate.
  • - 22
 Rig I agree the Bottle-suck-it is a crap bike, yes I have ridden one and yes they suck.
  • + 11
 .7 pound lighter then tr450. Figured they would shave a few more pounds...
  • + 8
 yeah 8.8lbs is still kinda heavy....
  • + 4
 They're easily getting them down to 32-33 pounds which is pretty dang light for a trail bike. my tr450 is 40 and incredibly nimble so i'm stoked to ride one of these.
  • + 2
 anyone have a guess on the weight of the built one here?
  • + 3
 I'd guess at around 36-37lbs.
  • + 1
 transition bikes are pree spendy i wanted to get one but they cost why to much for what you get my opinion. look at other bike companies for around the same price and look what you get with thos bikes..idk what the prices are in other states but in washington they are hella spendy.(maybe cause there made here? or cause its washinton?)
  • + 1
 They're all made over seas.
  • + 1
 whereabouts over seas?
  • + 1
 Can't remember. I read it on their site a while back. About how the owners are constantly over in ____ country making sure all the manufacturing is up to par.
  • + 1
 hmm cause its deffinatly not made in china since prices are so high, i would be pissed aha if they were...
  • - 17
 This bikes scheme is nearly the same as mine, maybe it was built around mine Smile www.pinkbike.com/photo/5378705
  • + 6
 It's nothing like yours tj7794, stop bike-whoring.
  • + 1
 @ zofmg and core559: All Transition frames are welded in Taiwan
  • - 18
 Hey Paul, cry me a river. The bottle not-so-rocket IS crap, RIDES like crap. You don't even know me, I think I know more about bikes than you do. If you compare to bikes as expensive as the BR, you could get a much better bike.
  • + 3
 rigodon777... care to share some details about the one you rode? Specs etc? Or a link to a pic?
  • + 5
 rigodon...youre dogging on the BR when you ride a marin?!?!?! the bike i couldn't wait to get to give back during a demo. i'm sure we can trust your opinion
  • - 10
 Why would I have a pic of a demo bike. Rode like shit, and suspension WAS set-up for me. Geo felt weird, head angle was way too step. FREAKIN heavy for the travel it had. but that's my own opinion, and to anyone who feels frustrated well, i'm SO not sorry.
  • + 3
 Dude, 120 people and counting disagree Wink
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 Lol, you guys are really gonna hate on him for riding a Marin? Complete ignorance there. The Marin is so far superior to the Bottle Rocket it isn't even funny... You guys are prolly gonna get all butt hurt here but it's just my opinion, so neg prop me, I could care less. Just make sure you ride both bikes before you judge. I bet 95% have never ridden the quad link, but it's simply amazing.

The BR is really nothing exciting, a simple single pivot that doesn't really seem to excel at much. People say it's a park bike... my friend had one and it pretty much sucked at Whistler. It did a horrible job of sucking up any bumps... not to mention how stiff we had to run the rear suspension to keep from bottoming on even the small jumps. It was complete crap on the technical trails... the BB hit a lot of things and the suspension was too stiff. Dont say its cause its a small travel frame... you can get other frames with that travel that ride much better.
/end rant
  • + 2
 unless he he had the suspension set wrong, and he was not a good rider, I've ridden one too, loved it... but its all about personnel preference.
  • + 3
 Demo I agree 100%. People who make love to the BR are usually just into jumping. That is all it is good for and even then I would take the Double over it.
  • + 0
 instead of making a mini dh bike they should have make a tr450 4x version
  • + 3
 They have the Double for that.
  • + 0
 yeah i no that, but a 4x version of the tr450 would have been so much sicker
  • + 2
 Thank you demo. I just didn't want to start another argument about the quad link, but his comment made me laugh. haha!
  • + 1
 why would it replace the bottlerocket? i sure as hell hope it doesnt... this is more of a light DH or agressive freeride bike, where as the bottlerocket can be set up for pretty much anything. and thats what i like about them.
  • + 1
 I agree with amadeusg. I think Bottlerockets are very versatile and fun to ride, ok they might not be DH rigs and yes they do ride a bit different than other short travel bikes, but for anything from skateparks, or DJ's to singletrail and some freeride the BR is my weapon of choice.

@ Demo-250, I'm sure Marins are good bikes, but there is no need to hate on other bikes to prove your point, the same goes for everyone else who is arguing over this......... geez guys it's just a bike Wink
  • + 1
 Sorry if anyone thought I was hating on Transition or BR's... cause I'm not. Even though the BR had its shortcomings it was also a very fun bike. And also, for the person that said we didn't set the bike up right.... There was no way to run the proper sag on that bike and keep it from harshly bottoming. So instead, we ended up running it at about 3-5% sag. haha

Soo yes, that is one reason why it was so harsh on the bumps, but it had to be that way. Even with the bottom out adjustment on the DHX 5 air there was simply no way to keep it plush and usable. It was either plush and somewhat un-usable, or stiff and usable. We obviously picked the latter.

Edit: BR is a great do it all bike, it can DJ surprisingly well, can XC with not much problem, great all mountain, acceptable to freeride, and somewhat acceptable to DH on. It's also a great slope bike. Don't think I hate the bike, I know it's a good versatile bike, I personally would buy something else though.
  • + 1
 so simple... so awesome...
  • + 4
 she needs a 36 180, then she's a babe!
  • + 1
 Looks amazing for Scottish tech trails. Inners pinner rig right here!
  • + 1
 I can't wait till this is out, I LOVE IT and I've just got a decent paid job so should have the frame in about 6 months, yeaasssssss Big Grin
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 for the record: for all the above comments that are WRONG: the BR has more than 5.5 travel if you put a longer travel fork on [ the BR is a capable build ride and mine has Totem 7.5 forks ] as for you weight weenies, mine runs at 37.5 lbs - no biggy! [ i am 67 this year 5'2" 135ish lbs ] and if you run single sidewalls w/ single ring Gravity Lite u can knock off another pound+ and as for Whistler, i ran a 2006 Devinci Hectic 2 on everything from Garbonzo down [ 2006 was the last year that Devinci H2 had a front Fox Air 6.5 & DH friendly slack ] it was tricked out @ 35.5 lbs and i would way rather run a Tranny Bottle rocket for 100% very cool front and rear sus and handling - and as for bottoming out...what are u talking about! if you use and dial the sus for the drops and stuff it is meant for, that won't happen. The BR is a sick ride and yes there will always be badder and better rides but all in all the BR does what it was made for and is a sweet ride on DH or Freeride...jeezus on a stick! we rode 1000 lb Schwinn Cruisers when i was a 'young un' [ we would ride down a hill and let go our bikes grab on to a vine and drop into a creek near my home ] so stop whining about weight and stuff, and especially u potty mouth witty wanabees and trailer park trash homophobes, quit arguing and trying to be cool...just get on yer ride and ....RIDE! oh yeh, this new one looks absolutely sick and i may add it to my arsenal. and last but not least kiddies, once again we are just riding 'bicycles'not capping the BP oil well, or feeding the starving kids in Biafra, so lighten up and enjoy life while u can. jconabike
  • + 1
 BRs are awsome, I almost bought one to replace my Kona hardtail. I ended up not having enough cash to replace fork and all so I posponed it... But man what a bike that would have been..
  • + 1
 hey buy mine! it's a $5000 + build less than a year old for $3300 obo. whoops sorry won't ship. checked yer ride specs out and you have a sweet ride anyway.
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  • + 10
 That looks stunning!
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 dude you are hella not cool^^
  • + 2
 get off pinkbike if all you're gonna do is hate
  • + 8
 Coburn, didnt you just tell yourself to get off PB?
  • + 7
 his dark ego is fighting with his brain!!!! someone get him to a hospital!!!! Madder
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  • + 6
 Nice bike - are the same kiddies who bitch about Kona brake-jack going to whine about this too because it doesn't have a floating brake, or is it sexy enough that they won't remember what to complain about?
  • + 0
 screw the floating brake this prob rides 20 times better than any stinky ever will
  • + 1
 Thoes kids only learned that Konas have break jack... they dont actually know what actually causes it, nor could many of them actually feel it on a blind test. They just havent made the connection yet.
  • + 1
 yeah and im not talking shit on stinkys i think there great bikes just this prob rides wayy better
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 Transition = fad? Ever ridden one? Both bikes you mentioned are nice but you're making me doubt you have.


Some of the most quality made frames I have ever laid eyes on or ridden.
  • - 2
 Yup I've touched them ridden them.. they didnt feel anything special to me. They've been marketed well just like Kona's so thats cool, and its a bike and if it gets someone on a bike then rock on. The one transition I did like is the ladies one, the linkage and geometry felt good.. but Im a tall dude so I dont think I could get away with riding one :p
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  • + 6
 I would never replace my bottlerocket.
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 OMF OMF OMF OMFG THEY FINALLY DID WHAT I'VE BEEN DREAMING THEY'D DO!

Does anyone else see this fast growing trend of sub 8" park bike/DH/Freeride bikes that are coming out, ala Trek Scratch, GT Ruckus, TR250? I love where this trend is going...looks like I'm gonna have a lot of bike choices when I invest in my next one in 2012.
  • + 1
 Add Orange Alpine 160 to that list. Love mine.
  • + 1
 Specialized SX trail Giant Reign X Intense Uzzi VPX Orange Patriot FR This is not a new trend
  • + 1
 I never said it was a new trend, I said it was a fast growing trend, i.e. more bike selection due to more brands jumping into the category. Those are great bikes nonetheless.
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 Looking forward to seeing Jill and Bryn killing this thing at Sea-Otter next year. I would like to see the size offerings as well. I know that Transition was looking to fill a gap for some of the smaller racers that we see at the track-think Dan Kruse. Looks good guys. Set this up with a 7" dual crown and you have a great bike for some of these groms that are just killing it.
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 it seems to overlap with the new blindside though
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 imo it doesn't overlap at all, the new blindside is meant to be a big bike that pedals relatively well up to trails that are gnarly and full of stunts while this bike doesn't look like it will pedal well at all but will shred on bike park style jump and "light dh" (whatever the hell that means) trails.
  • + 2
 I meant more of its travel range, just seems like an unnecessary bike in their range
  • + 2
 IMO it seems like their geared at 2 different types of riding but also I find transition has way too many frames available which you the consumer will pay for. They gotta recoup the design costs somehow and having a bunch of different frames also leads to less cost efficiency in production. If you want a whistler DH bike... but dont want 8 or more inches... but dont want a free ride bike... then I guess this is the one? Kinda seems like a small market. I could see alot of people getting the wrong bike when they buy this one ( as in they might buy into hype instead of what bike will actually work best for their regular riding )
  • + 1
 Too many people dis single pivots for pedal bob and then when you ask them more than 'what sort of shock you running' questions about their suspension set up you realise that they haven't done a thing to set it up properly. poor suspension set up is the cause of most pedal induced bob on most decent frame designs.
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 Have to say` it does look amazing. Not really sure how it fits in if it is supposed to be somewhere in between the Blindside and TR450. Maybe price point? You have the Double-a 4inch slopestyle bike,BottleRocket-5.5 inch freeride huck bike which weighs more than there DH bike and then the new Blindside and now the TR250. Would definatley pick the TR250 over any if the price is comparable to the Rocket and the Blindside. Have owned a Rocket and ride amazing but just stepped up to a Demo 8 for more DH stuff. Damm you Transition!!
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 why does everyone think bike parks are good for shorter travel bikes?
all the bike parks i've been too, and i've been to lots,
need a dh bike because they're so shit hammered
this is a sweet bike for something
but if you're going bike parking
just get a real dh bike ok, you'll be way happier
if you only ride a-line and jump trails
then get this bike
  • + 2
 Yea... this idea of 6-7 inch downhill bikes sounds sweet until the breaking bumps and ruts develope on even the jump trails... then what? Go grab your actual dh rig?

If its the change in geometry then just look around at some of the 8" dh bikes available, if its the weight... well you save a half pound to a pound in most cases on the frame a totem basically weighs wut a boxxer does, if you want a lighter dh bike then build one that way. Then when the shitstorm of a long weekend with no rain happens you can just throw on a heavier set of wheels and tweak your spring settings.
  • + 2
 The Boxxer is actually lighter then a Totem or a 66. A bike like the SXtrail and Giant Reign X can be very fun but 8 inches is still the minimum for serious DH ripping
  • + 2
 I totally agree. This is the very reason I find it hard to justify getting a "mini-DH" bike. A full-on DH bike is a lot more versatile at the bike park, unless all you're doing is jumping, or unless you're super smooth... which I'm not Smile
  • + 1
 I'm not gonna claim to being super smooth but I've always found a Supreme with Fox 36 enough for all the drops and rough shutes at parks here so I reckon this would be enough bike for a lot of trails/people. Sounds like your parks might be more like rocky DH courses where you want a V10, M6 or similar. Fair enough a top drawer boxer is similar weight to a 66 or Totem but this bike seems to have a fox van 36 (and the float 36s I use on two bikes have always been enough on a short travel dh bike and weighs a good bit less than a boxxer WC Air). Maybe I'm just a single crown lover but I figure with riding single crown unless I needed more. Having said all that, Danny Hart rides a full on DH bike like it weighs about 30 pounds..
  • + 1
 Hmm I would think this bike might have the new fox 7" single crown offering, not sure though.
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 Oh so thats what they've been doing lateley, bein' silent for a while then BAM throw a bunch of awesome shit at you to get you stoked up and then buy IT ALL ! ALL ! ALL ! MUahahahah!! ...ehhm... no, but u know right? u totally understood what i mean i'm sure.
Awesome stuff transition, you guys fkn rock!(rock.. hill, mountain wich leads to.. DH!)
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  • + 1
 looks great, however though, I can't seem to like the "Transition" logo placement. It somehow looks a bit too skew. Transition have to step it up a notch in the graphics department. The frames are great but they need this bit of graphics work done properly.
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 Ok im in Lurve, I have always wanted a smaller/lighter DH bike and other then the Commencal Mini DH I have looked at the Bottlerocket and the SX Trail ii.

This might be what Im looking for. Would love to get out and have a test ride.
  • + 3
 try a demo 7, their pretty sick a bit bigger than what you might be looking for, and I would take an SX trail over a bottle rocket any day.
  • + 2
 No doubt, the SX-trail and the Reign X blow the BR out of the water. Heck my Sinister Gruitr blows the BR away.
  • + 0
 yeah but you've got the customer service of huge companies that don't care if one customer is unhappy, i've talked the head of transition via email about my double, they're dedicated to customer satisfaction. I know a guy who has a carbon giant away at their factory at the moment, it's been away 3 months while under inspection for carbon cracks, with no deadline or idea when he's getting it back. Transition have a 2 week turn around, and the reliability of a SP is hard to beat, no matter how good the pedaling of a DW link is, and realistically, when are you ever going to pedal a Blindside up a hill or a BR up fort bill?
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 I love this bike, It would fill my "I love my DH bike handling and ride, but get tired after a long day of shuttling" need. DH handling with slightly smaller size for park riding. I'd love one of these
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 if i would ever to get a bike like this one , that is a bike park dedicated bike , i would probably got for the Scott Voltage FR.
this looks good but not as efficient and light as the Voltage FR.

these bikes are tricky , seems to be that they often end up feeling ..."i wish i had a little more , ...i wish i had a little less and lighter..."

they absolutly are a blast to ride tho...
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 Looks like a new trend is happening ever since Trek did the Session and Scratch, then Intense has the 951 and the SS2 and now the TR450 into a TR250. 170-180mm travel bikes make sense for bike parks with flowy trails.
  • + 2
 that trend has beeen around for a while, norco has been doing it for years, so has santa cruz, blur 4x---> nomad---> vpfree
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 Santa Cruz V10 -> Santa Cruz Driver 8

GT Fury -> Gt Ruckus

Intense 951 -> Intense SSII

Trek Session 88 -> Trek Scratch 9

Commençal Supreme DH -> Commençal Supreme 8 -> Commencal Supreme 6 -> Commencal Supreme Racing

KTM Aphex -> KTM Tribute

Transition TR450 -> Transition TR250

Indeed, it seems to be the new trend ...
  • + 0
 Specialized did it a while ago with the SXtrail and Giant with the Reign X. Intense with the SS and Uzzi VPX
  • + 0
 And Morewood's Kalula. I for one, like this trend!
  • + 0
 Kona with the stinky was probably the first then right? Too bad they set a bad target Razz
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 As much as people hate Kona, they *should* be recognized for creating the first production freeride bike!
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 I believe that Bottle rockets were designed to be set up for alot of riding disciplines. Mainly slopestyle / freeride. I'm not nearly an expert but wouldn't your components be the main deciding factors along with taste? Just wondering. The TR250 says in the description that it's "more of a playful DH bike" Tr 250 has no mention of slopestyle, Bottlerocket has no mention of Downhill. Some of their frames do have overlap but that is where preference comes in.
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 it looks like a dh rim with the amount of spokes for a road bike,bikes sick but i dont like the wheels
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 I'm going to buy a new bike in three months. I can't decide between the Glory 1, Faith 0, TR250 and the Corsair Dominion. Hopefully I can try them all out at the Taipei show to make my mind up.

I'd go Faith for sure if it had adjustable travel. Can you stuick a shorter shock on to reduce travel a bit and slack them out do you reckon?
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 Any one think that this bike could get away with a Van r rear shox. That would keep the price down. I would say it would only be alittle cheaper than the tr450. But it looks like a great bike and I have been wanting something like this. | was about to get a 2010 supreme frame from the uk. But know I dont know.
  • + 1
 Not if you use it for racing, even light DH. Vans aren't the spec for that... Put a CC Dbl Barrel on it, there ya go.
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 Kid this not just a tr450 with the shock just mounted differently and a shorter stroke length
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 i think the tr450 will be bike to replace my sunday in maybe like 5 years, having the tr250 with that would be hella awesome too, transition is on the right track with these bikes
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 There are better bikes, Turner DHX, Evil Revolt, Specialized Demo 8, intense 951 and the M9 I like my Double but Transition is severely over rated
  • + 1
 yeah they are, the blind side and gran mal are kinda lame if you ask me, but i think the tr450 might be pretty alright, id like to try one
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 We have been pimpin' the TBC brand for quite some time now... at least ten years.
They rock!!! to date, I had to warranty only one frame (a Dirt Bag).
The TR450 is one bad a$$ bike.
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 baller as F***! just when i got all depressed about the new blinde side, they come out with somthing 10x better! TBC FTW
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 While this TR250 looks sweet indeed, I'm really excited about the new Blindside (finally w/ uninterrupted seattube), which I hope would be my next rig if my 42lbs BR ever retires (doubtful).
Anyway, it all depends on where people ride & how, of course. Very cool, Transition!
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 yeah this is definitly a sweet rig, looks fast. but im all about the new blindside. that thing is gonna rip if i can convince the missus i need (want) a new bike. hahaha. but yeah its definitly all about how and what you ride.
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 rockhopper15 likes when little boys go pee pee.
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 Dope ride, cool to see Transitions evolution as a company over the years,....
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 Nice idea - the TR 450 is an amazing bike and many people don't need 8+ inches of travel. This might be the sweet spot bike in their line up.
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 Sweet Haysus in the morning is picking bikes for next summer going to be hard. So many sick bikes. Ken
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 Awesome...but will I be able to run my Boxxer on it if I want to? Like how we're running 'em on Reign X's and SX Trails... If I can I'll be all over it. One bike, multiple geometry and fork choices.
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 I just read through all these comments... I've never been happier reading something than this sting of awesome comments...
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 Digging how they kept the angles the same, I would've shortened the top tube a tad though....going to make a sick park bike.
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 That is the sex!! but it will put the blindside's sales right down, but who cares cos this is way nicer!!
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 i really need money. fuck
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 Hey guys the bike is a 12x150 rear end with a 83mm BB just like the TR450.
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 thats a pretty sick bike holy niggaaaaa
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 i like this bke . Smile Smile Smile
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 this isnt a bottlerocket replacement its a complete freeride bike the br is a combo of slopstyle and freeride
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 itz better than sticking my dinky in thier bums stab man. and mountainkyjelly. your so witty, i wanna be just like you Smile
  • + 2
 Well you have a long way to go. I've been wondering, your profile says you're* 20 but your display name says 15. Grow up man, you're acting like a 12-year-old.

*notice how I use your and you're properly, not really that difficult
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 those are some pretty dope spokes.
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 I lost faith in Transition after seeing the new Blindside, this has def. earned it back ten fold.
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 UMMMM YEAH I WOULDNT MIND THAT!!!!!!!
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 That is the cats conkers, fuckin awesome, another bike I really really need, will it ever stop
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 is this the bike that is supposed to fill the gap between the tr450 and the new blindside?
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 holy crap that looks sick! i know my next bike for sure!
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 I'm gonna have to check this bad boy out, and see if i wanna build up an other race bike
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 yah all the transition ridders will be racing this at sea otter next year....count on it
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 That looks so nice
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 Basically...a 450 with a single crown, BUT. It does look fantastic Smile
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 ...and 20-40mm less travel.
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 Well that's what they were intending... This bike is like the same.. class I guess. They just wanted a lower travel of the TR450, but not change too much
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 im currentley saving up for one of these beasts
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 how much do these things cost?
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 A little better looking SX-trail...
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 soooooooo sick . steezy .
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 That is sooooo nice, perfect full sus for me, time to start saving (:
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 I'd take it for a ride given a chance...
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 looks like a great uk dh bike
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 I rode this bike last weekend when i went to transition, its a great bike!
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 whoa take er easy there cum curdling monkey
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 love at first sight!Big Grin
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 so true!
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 mountainyj is a faggot. clearly missinterpreted what i was trying to say, i wasnt comparing anything. was simply saying that they need to make a new 4 link system like the dirtbag. ya douchbag
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 Yes because that was so clear in your comment. Way to over react. Next time you want to call somebody out, click on the "Reply" button.
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 Waiting on the 2011 TR450, lighter with new graphics apparently!?
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 I know what I'll be swapping my Bottlerocket frame out for!
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 there are some great novels on this thread
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 TBC has been on point since they started releasing bikes.
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 OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH SNAP!!!
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 this is like my dream bike! everything perfect!!
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 Who was to buy a 2009 Blindside with Boxxer Team?
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 I have found my next bike !!!
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 needs a hint of orange somewhere like the stem, levers, or cranks.
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 i love it! it looks awesome with them orange rims
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 too sick. love it. wish i could buy one
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 Stupid question but How much?¿
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 im assuming they wont have prices out yet, seeing as it its released in 2011
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 havent said yet.... read the description, they will release it at interbike, this bike looks sick.... im gonna pick me up one
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 read the description, they will release it at interbike

Full product launch will be at Eurobike with full geo and pricing to follow. Availability should be around late January/February 2011.
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 Yeah, I noticed that, what a bag of cocks
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 I like this!
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 correction 250
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 i still think the dirtbag was a cooler bike than the tr450. buuutttt. this is damn nice. make a new dirtbaag!!!
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 They did, the Blindside. And comparing the TR450 and Dirtbag is idiotic. Two COMPLETELY different bikes.
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 Im buying one
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 it looks awesome :-)
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 what a beautiful bike.
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 Any guesses on what that head angle appears to be? Looks like 66/65
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 looks soo sick
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 soo rad! i want one!
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 this thing lacks in all areas NO SALE!
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 holy hannah look at dem dair whhhhhheels
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 what rims are those?
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 crankbrothers opiums
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 cool, but ive never seen spokes like that :/
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 crank bros wheels about 2 years old now
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 hey can some buddy explain to me whats up with those rims
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 Crankbrothers. Google is your friend.
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 Finally a real Fr bike, hopefully the bottle rocket finally will go away.
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 hell no!

Bottlerocket will stay as the short travel do it all bike (ever ride one? SEXY ride!)
Blindside is the heavy duty, beat the holy living f*ck out of, freeride sled.
TR450 is a DH race bike
TR250 (an i'm just going on speculation here) is the "fun" DH bike (one you would want at whistler to have a shitton of fun on, not a complete FR pig, or a slacked out race rig, but a bike smack dab in the middle with more playful (just like they say) geo
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 I have ridden a BR and they suck. They weigh too much and have not enough travel.
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 you're crazy! plenty of travel... yeah they're a bit heavy, but absolutly rock solid
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 yeah dude i go bigger than the guys i ride with who ride 8 inch travel bikes so travel isn't an issue and considering i've never seen a snapped bottlerocket frame i'm not complaining about the weight.
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 exactly my point! and if you're like me and are used to riding a hardtail, 5 inches of rear travel is A LOT of cushion to play with!
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 exactly a lot of people underestimate the potential of the bottlerocket just cause of its short travel.
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 Ride a real bike then rave about the BR. It sucks too heavy, suspension design blows. I think all of the BR fan boys have never ridden anything better
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 last time i checked a bike with 2 wheels, a frame, cranks and pedals classifies as a "real bike".... but i'm not saying the bottlerocket is the best bike out there, but it sure as hell gets the job done and does a damn good job at it.
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 he's right... i have seen one busted bottlerocket, but it fell off of a car on the freeway and got hit by another car... it's a great bike
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