Transition Bikes has announced what it describes as a 'mini downhill' platform with the creation of the TR250.
Based around the best bits of the exisitng TR450, the build is designed to be tighter, more responsive and capable of bike park and trails use.
The TR250 has adjustable travel between 160 and 180mm and is designed to match up to the single crown fork of the rider's choice in those travel settings.
Transition maintains 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," said Kevin Menard of Transition Bikes.
The TR250 frame is .7 lbs lighter than the current TR450 and will come stock with a Fox DHX RC4. The frame also features a 12x150 rear end with a 83mm BB. A full product launch will soon come at Eurobike with full geometry details and pricing to follow.