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2012 Transition TR250 2 Bike

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“Superb DH/Bike Park/Freeride/Shuttle Bike!”

The Good: Responsiveness, Stability, Acceleration, Supple suspension

The Bad: Hard to adjust rebound, bit of pedal feedback

Overall Review:

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.

Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


Model Year 2012
Riding Type Freeride, Downhill
Sizes and Geometry

S, M, L View Geometry

Size S M L
Top Tube Length 21.37" 22.62" 23.87"
Head Tube Angle 64°, 64.5°, 65° Adjustable
Head Tube Length 4.33" 4.33" 4.33"
Seat Tube Angle
Seat Tube Length 16" 16" 16"
Bottom Bracket Height 13.5", 13.75", 14" Adjustable
Chainstay Length 16.9", 17.15", 17.4" Adjustable
Wheelbase 44" 45.25" 46.5"
Reach 13.71" 14.96" 16.21"
Stack 23.46" 23.46" 23.46"
Frame Material 6061 Heat Treated Aluminum
Rear Travel 160mm (6") / 180mm (7") Adjustable Rear Wheel Travel
Rear Shock Fox DHX RC4 Kashima
Fork Fox 36 Van 180 RC2 Black Tapered w/Kashima
Fork Travel
Head Tube Diameter Tapered 1.5" / 1-1/8" (1.5" Lower Cup 49.6mm ID / 1-1/8" Flush Top Cup 44mm ID)
Headset FSA Gravity DX Pro
Handlebar Kore Torsion 800x35mm
Stem TBC Temple Lite
Grips TBC Lock On
Brakes Avid Code R 200
Brake Levers
Shifters SRAM X7 RR 9SPD
Front Derailleur
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9 SHORT CAGE 9SPD
Chainguide Hive LG1+ ISCG05 32-36 Black
Cranks Truvativ Descendent GXP83
Chainrings 36t
Bottom Bracket 83mm shell x 56mm chainline
Pedals Not Included
Chain KMC X9.93
Cassette SRAM PG-950 11-26
Rims TBC Revolution 32 150
Hubs TBC Revolution 32 150
Tires Maxxis High Roller II 2.4 3C
Saddle TBC Park N Ride Diamond Stitch Race
Seatpost Truvativ Hussefelt DC
Seat Post Diameter 31.6mm Seatpost/34.9mm Clamp
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 150mm x 12mm
Max. Tire Size 26" x 2.8"
Bottle Cage Mounts
Colors Purple, Green, Raw
Warranty 2 year defect warranty, lifetime crash replacement.


Price $4499.00
More Info Transition website
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry