The Good: Responsiveness, Stability, Acceleration, Supple suspension
The Bad: Hard to adjust rebound, bit of pedal feedback
The stability, stiffness and plushness of the TR250 really stands out. Take the geometry of a downhill race bike and shorten things up a bit here and there and you get the Transition Tr250. I don't think there is a better single crown dh/bike park sled out on the market for the experienced rider.
Stability- The Tr250 truly feels like a full dh bike when you hit the gas. High speed runs at Mammoth Bike Park doesn't faze this bike at all. You are mostly fooled into thinking that you are on a full dh bike.
Stiffness- The 150mm rear end of the TR250 is astoundingly stiff! Ditto for the big down tube front triangle. You get impressive exit speed out of corners and incredible acceleration in straightaways. Power Transmission is very good for a bike this size.
Plushness- Small bump sensitivity is excellent and plush in the rough or off big landings. You can go big on the Tr250 and be confident that the suspension has your back.
This is the ideal bike for riders looking for a more nimble, versatile dh/bike park/shuttle bike that doesn't compromise stability at speed or on the steeps. Riders looking for a very playful bike or novice riders should look at other options.