Transition TR250

Transition TR250

15 Reviews for TR250

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 just an absolute dream to ride. great all around ripper. can tackle almost anything. I'd say its a perfect filler between a bottle and 450. feels really flickable and just has the BOING factor. not to mention i love everything transition is about. bike will never die. The bummer is that because of this bike, they really screwed the quality of the build of the bottlerocket, basically they dumbed it way down i believe to steer you towards the tr250.
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 Such a sick bike! comes with great components for the price and the suspension has the feeling of having no bottom but without being sloppy. You can send it, rail corners, and keep the style high with this bike. I love this bike and would defiantly recommend this to anyone looking for a gravity bike that can fulfill all there needs!
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 Pros: Playful, capable of freeride/dh, great cornering, super stable in air and over rough ground.

Cons: That I'm writing a recommendation and not out riding it.

Notes: This is, hands down, the best bike I've ever ridden. Knocks the demo, aurum or any other bike out of the park in my opinion.
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 THE best FR/mini DH bike around. Most people wont require the TR450 this is lighter, a bit cheaper, as fast in most conditions and more than enough bike for all but race conditions. Its also some of the most fun you can have on a "Big Bike", it feels light and agile once rolling. Highly recommended to gravity slaves.
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 Before I decided to buy the TR250 I emailed the company and received a response within a day. This ability to liaise directly with the manufacturer is incredible and the advice they gave me invaluable. I was riding a Marin Quake which I enjoyed, however, the TR250 is significantly better for the sort of riding I do. To put this into perspective, my first ride on the bike was in Morzine. I immediately felt comfortable on the bike and it gave me confidence to push myself harder than I had before. The weight is low and this makes the bike feel 'planted'. The rear single pivot has an excellent ability to use the entire travel without any significant spiking as my Quake used to. The front shock works well and helps keep the correct line. How this related to me as an average rider was that I rode the routes faster than I had done on the previous 5 occasions I had ridden in Morzine. I felt confident to clear some of the larger gap jumps and definitely felt quicker through the tight turns.
This is an oustanding bike. My key concerns:

1. I am 5'7" and ride a small, it feels small, perhaps slighly too small.
2. I bent the forks on my first ride but these were replaced free. Also the adjuster stuck on required a hammer to free it. My brothers Fox 180 Van did the same....clearly a fault.
3. Adjusting the rear rebound is virtually impossible because it sits within the single pivot mounting area. This is frustrating.
4. I had to trim the bars down by 2cm (personal preference).
5. I changed the rear cassette from the 11-26 to 11-32 which has helped with general riding.
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 The Transition TR-250 is definitely a world-class rig. The construction is solid, the customer service is top-notch and the ride is awesome. I could parrot all of the reviews but I'll just say as an owner of this bike I would not trade it for any other bike - period.
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 I was torn between getting a TR450 or this. I knew I made a decision when I toggled the order and clicked this. Great with a dual crown fork, it pops and berms like nothing I've ridden. Sometimes I consider it cheating because it seems like it, giving you that extra courage knowing this bike will save you on the rough stuff and on bad landings. My friend said it best when he tried it out - "It feels like am inside the bike and not on it; making me ride better!" Aside from the crappy rear axle (I rounded the bolts, now they changed it to a 4mm allen whereas previously it was a 3, I think), nothing can come close to the stability and balance of this bike. Kudos to Transition for a great product.
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 I bought my TR 250 last year and have had to put some work into it. I absolutely love this bike. It makes me feel like a professional rider and really can do anything. The bike has the ability to really save your ass sometimes but yet is light and nimble enough to throw around in the air. The only trouble I have had was with the Fox fork but that wasn't the bikes problem. (Shame on Fox) I tell all my friends that are interested in riding to pick one of these up!
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 Quite simply the best bike to have the most fun!! Super plush, but with the adjustability between 6 and 7" it adds up to an amazing ride, plenty of pop and feels weightless when riding.
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 Awesome bike! Very versatile. I ride up Fromme all the time and this bike always delivers. It really lives up to it's name as a mini dh rig, all while remaining nimble and lithe enough to have fun on techie single track! I have added only two parts to make it a little more climb friendly but right out of the box the bike has an outstanding build kit. Well worth the price.
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 Two words. Fookin awesome! The best frame I've ever purchased, no other bike has put a smile on my face like this one. Highly recommend who ever is considering buying one do it yesterday you won't regret it.
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 Love this thing! I do a lot of park riding as well as chair lift access, and working on getting into some DH racing and this thing handles it all.
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 absolute ly amazing and brilliant. i love it loads of times so get it!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP
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 Fun, fun bike. It's exactly what they claim it to be. Jumps like the Bottlerocket but smooths out the rough stuff.
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 its epic and a super playful bike ti ride. i have taken these down whistler many times and had a blast.
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Transition TR250 (MSRP $4699) — The TR250 borrows many great race proven characteristics from it's sibling the TR450 to create a tight and responsive short travel DH bike that absolutely rips. Making the TR250 versatile was the top priority with adjustable chainstay length, travel, BB height and head angle, there is nothing on this bike you can't tweak. The suspension features the same great progressive feel as the TR450 but offers adjustable travel settings for two distinct feels at 160 or 180mm depending on your mood. The TR250 is meant to be ridden hard and put away wet since it is extremely easy to maintain. This bike is built for riders that love DH style bikes but are looking for something more playful that is incredibly easy to throw around that can still rail down gnarly downhill lines.

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Release Date 2011
Price $4,699
Travel 160mm/180mm
Rear Shock Fox Racing Shox DHX RC4
Fork Fox Racing Shox 36 Van 180 RC2 FIT
Headset Full Speed Ahead Gravity DX Pro
Cassette SRAM PG950 11-26
Crankarms Truvativ Descendent 1.1 165mm
Chainguide e.thirteen SRS+
Bottom Bracket Truvativ Howitzer Team 83mm
Pedals Transition Stepdown
Chain KMC X9.93
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9 9 speed
Shifter Pods SRAM X9 9 speed
Handlebar Kore Torsion Race 800mm x 35mm
Stem Transition Temple Lite
Grips ODI Ruffian Lock-on
Brakes Avid Elixir CR 8"
Wheelset TBC Revolution 32 150
Tires Maxxis Minion DHF 26x2.5 3C
Seat Traitor Diamond Stitch
Seatpost Thompson Elite

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