Trailcraft Pineridge 24 Assembly Instructions

Thank you for your purchase of a Trailcraft Pineridge 24! All Trailcraft Cycles are packed in the best quality double-wall corrugated box to protect the bike. For shipping purposes the bike has been minimally disassembled. Full assembly has been completed though cables can stretch so there may need to be some fine tuning with the shifter barrel adjusters upon arrival. Prior to shipping:

  1. Your bikes handlebars have been removed and placed back into their original bubble wrapped sleeve for protection.
  2. The I-Spec shift/brake combo has been well wrapped in foam packaging material. They will hang along the fork – also wrapped in foam packaging.
  3. The stem has been left in the positive rise position on the fork steerer tube, along with the top cap and stem spacers left installed. The stem is turned inwards towards the saddle so it fits in the box.
  4. The front wheel has been removed, q/r lever removed and placed in small parts envelope. A long cardboard divider is installed to protect front wheel from hitting the frame. Extra cardboard insets or small empty boxes may be present to take up air volume for additional protection.

Upon arrival of your Trailcraft Pineridge 24:

  1. Open box and remove front wheel, and cardboard inserts. Locate envelope with small components in bottom of box (pedals, grips, 3m cable protection tape, tubeless valves.)
  2. Pull bike out of box by holding back of the saddle and fork leg.
  3. Remove front fork dropout protection piece.
  4. Remove all packaging.
  5. Install q/r lever on front wheel, leaving tension springs wide end towards the outside of each side.
  6. Remove brake caliper shipping spacer (orange block) from from the brake. It will pull out with a swift tug. DO NOT SQUEEZE FRONT BRAKE.
  7. Install front wheel into fork.
  8. Rotate stem with face plate facing forward. If your child is on the younger/smaller side, you can also flip the stem in the negative position to get the bars lower and place the spacer(s) on top of the stem. Do not tighten top cap or rear stem bolts yet. One finger tight is OK if needed to keep from rotating.
  9. Remove handlebars from bubble sleeve and feed through stem. Do not tighten stem bolts, again just finger tight if needed.
  10. Install right and left side brake/shift combo. Do not tighten yet!
  11. Remove grips, and artificially line up where grip will go on the bar without actually putting them on the bar. Count 2 centimeters back from end the of grip to mount. Finger tighten brake/shifter mount. Most feel a 30-45 degree angle is best to start out.
  12. Grip installation: Loosen 3mm bolt on each side of grip. Install grip so it is flush with tip of bar and tighten. Install end cap plug.
  13. Tighten top cap steerer tube bolt, no more than two-finger tight.
  14. Tighten all other stem mounted bolts. Now tighten shifter and brake levers two-finger tight.
  15. Adjust saddle height. A great resource is linked here: http://www.bikeradar.com/us/gear/article/how-to-get-your-seat-height-right-14608/
  16. Adjust shock pressure. A factory setting of 75 psi is stock, you may need to adjust +/- depending on your child’s weight and riding level.
  17. Adjust tire pressure. Please note all bikes are shipped with tubes already installed for simplicity, though tubeless valves are included as a courtesy if you desire to set up tubeless. Stans fluid is recommended but not included. All wheels are factory installed with yellow rim tape. Instructions for setting your tires up tubeless can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqPMxL0LmX0 Again, make sure all bolts and q/r levers are tight.
  18. Install included 3m tape (suggested) to keep paint free from cable rubbing. You are going to ride your new bike A LOT so we suggest cutting and placing in the areas where rubbing will occur.
  19. Install pedals – flat pedals which are included with 6mm allen wrench or your own clipless style pedals. If installing supplied pedals please note they are stamped left or right on the spindle end.
  20. Make sure your child is wearing a helmet. Safety always first!!
  21. Ride your amazing Trailcraft Pineridge 24 and take your trail riding to the next level!!!

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. trailcraftcycles@gmail.com or 970-310-3714


Trailcraft Timber 26 Assembly Instructions

Thank you for your purchase of a Trailcraft Timber 26! All Trailcraft Cycles are packed in the best quality double-wall corrugated box to protect the bike. For shipping purposes the bike has been minimally disassembled. Full assembly has been completed, though cables can stretch so there may need to be some fine tuning with the shifter barrel adjusters upon arrival or after a few rides. Prior to shipping: 1. Your bikes handlebars have been removed and placed back into their original bubble wrapped sleeve for protection. 2. The shift/brake combo has been well wrapped in bubble wrap or foam packaging material. They will hang along the fork – also wrapped in bubble wrap/foam packaging. 3. The stem has been left in position on the fork steerer tube, along with the top cap and stem spacers left installed. The stem is turned inwards towards the saddle so it fits in the box. 4. The front wheel has been removed, q/r lever removed and placed in small parts envelope. A long cardboard divider is installed to protect front wheel from hitting the frame. Extra cardboard insets or small empty boxes may be present to take up air volume for additional protection. All of this information is also on our website under the Support tab.

Upon arrival of your Trailcraft Timber 26

  1. Open box and remove front wheel, and cardboard inserts. Locate envelope with small components in bottom of box (pedals, grips, 3m cable protection tape, tubeless valves.)
  2. Pull bike out of box by holding back of the saddle and fork leg.
  3. Remove front fork dropout protection piece.
  4. Remove all packaging.
  5. Install q/r lever on front wheel, leaving tension springs wide end towards the outside of each side.
  6. Remove brake caliper shipping spacer (orange block) from from the brake. It will pull out with a swift tug. DO NOT SQUEEZE FRONT BRAKE.
  7. Install front wheel into fork.
  8. Rotate stem with face plate facing forward. If your child is on the younger/smaller side, you can also flip the stem in the negative position to get the bars lower and place the spacer(s) on top of the stem. Do not tighten top cap or rear stem bolts yet. One finger tight is OK if needed to keep from rotating.
  9. Remove handlebars from bubble sleeve and feed through stem. Do not tighten stem bolts, again just finger tight if needed.
  10. Install right and left side brake/shift combo. If you have a Shimano Zee shifter (10 speed) this goes on before the the right brake. Do not tighten yet!
  11. Remove grips, and artificially line up where grip will go on the bar without actually putting them on the bar. Count 2 centimeters back from end the of grip to I-spec mount. Finger tighten brake/shifter mount. Most feel a 30-45 degree angle is best to start out.
  12. Install grips, install end plugs in handlebar ends.
  13. Tighten top cap steerer tube bolt, no more than two finger tight.
  14. Tighten all other stem mounted bolts. Now tighten shift/brake interface two finger tight.
  15. Adjust saddle height. A great resource is linked here: http://www.bikeradar.com/us/gear/article/how-to-get-your-seat-height-right-14608/
  16. Adjust shock pressure. A factory setting of 75 psi is stock, you may need to adjust +/- depending on your child’s weight and riding level.
  17. Adjust tire pressure. Please note all bikes are shipped with tubes already installed for simplicity, though tubeless valves are included as a courtesy if you desire to set up tubeless. Stans fluid is recommended but not included. All wheels are factory installed with yellow rim tape. Instructions for setting your tires up tubeless can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqPMxL0LmX0 Again, make sure all bolts and q/r levers are tight.
  18. Install included 3m tape (suggested) to keep paint free from cable rubbing. You are going to ride your new bike A LOT so we suggest cutting and placing in the areas where cable rubbing will occur.
  19. nstall pedals (flat, included) or your own clipless style pedals.
  20. Make sure your child is wearing a helmet. Safety first!!
  21. Ride your amazing Trailcraft Timber 26!!!

 Trailcraft Cycles Maxwell 26 Assembly Instructions

  1. Open box and remove front wheel, and cardboard inserts.  Note plastic protector might pull out the end cap, you might have to gently pull plastic and push end cap back in the hub end.  This is the plastic protector which prevents the wheel hub from poking out of the cardboard box during shipping.
  2. Pull bike out of box by holding back of the saddle and fork leg.
  3. Remove front fork MAXLE (threaded axle).
  4. Remove all packaging.
  5. Remove brake caliper shipping spacer (orange block) from the brake caliper. It will pull out with a swift tug. DO NOT SQUEEZE FRONT BRAKE.
  6. Install wheel and tighten MAXLE
  7. Rotate stem with face plate facing forward. If your child is on the younger/smaller side, you can also flip the stem in the negative position to get the bars lower and place the spacer(s) on top of the stem. Do not tighten top cap or rear stem bolts yet. Finger tight is OK if needed to keep from rotating.  A T20 bit is the size needed.
  8. Remove 4 stem face plate bolts.
  9. Remove handlebars from bubble sleeve and install on stem. Do not tighten stem bolts, again just finger tight if needed.
  10. Install right and left side brake/shift combo. Do not tighten yet!
  11. Remove grips, and artificially line up where grip will go on the bar without actually putting them on the bar. Count 2 centimeters back from end the of grip to I-spec mount. One finger tighten I-Spec brake/shifter mount. Most feel a 30-45 degree angle is best to start out.  Everyone has different lever angle preferences, though we have found 30 degree seems the most popular.
  12. Lock-on grip installation grip: 3mm allen is needed. Trailcraft logos up!  Tighten to 3nm.
  13. Tighten top cap steerer tube bolt, no more than two-finger tight.
  14. Tighten all other stem mounted bolts 4nm.  Now tighten i-spec shift brake interface two finger tight, or about 2nm.
  15. Adjust saddle height. A great resource is linked here: http://www.bikeradar.com/us/gear/article/how-to-get-your-seat-height-right-14608/
  16. Adjust shock pressure per included SRAM/Rock Shox guidelines based on rider weight.
  17. Inflate and adjust tire pressure.  Please noteall bikes are shipped with tubes already installed for simplicity, though tubeless valves are included as a courtesy if you desire to set up tubeless. Orange Seal sealant is recommended but not included. All wheels are factory installed with yellow rim tape. Instructions for setting your tires up tubeless can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqPMxL0LmX0
  18. Again, make sure all bolts and q/r levers are tight.
  19. Install pedals (flat, included) or your own pedals.
  20. Make sure your child is wearing a helmet. Safety first!!
  21. Ride your amazing Trailcraft Maxwell 26!!!

 

As with any full suspension bike, always check pivot bolts before any ride.

 

A good resource for Torque Specifications can be found on the Park Tool website.

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/torque-specifications-and-concepts#article-section-4

 

If you have any questions please call us at 970 402-2384.

Trailcraft Cycles Big Mesa 26-Plus Assembly Instructions

  1. Open box and snip the zip ties holding the wheels together, remove wheels from box, and cardboard inserts.  Note plastic protector might pull out the end cap, you might have to gently pull plastic and push end cap back in the hub end.  This is the plastic protector which prevents the wheel hub from poking out of the cardboard box during shipping.
  2. Pull bike out of box.
  3. Remove front fork MAXLE (threaded axle).
  4. Remove all packaging from box and small parts box, install seatpost/saddle into seat tube of frame.
  5. Remove brake caliper shipping spacer (orange block) from from the brakes. It will pull out with a swift tug. DO NOT SQUEEZE BRAKES.
  6. Install wheels and tighten REAR THREADED AXLE and FRONT MAXLE.
  7. Rotate stem with face plate facing forward. If your child is on the younger/smaller side, you can also flip the stem in the negative position to get the bars lower and place the spacer(s) on top of the stem. Do not tighten top cap or rear stem bolts yet. Finger tight is OK if needed to keep from rotating.
  8. Loosen 4 stem face plate bolts.
  9. Remove handlebars from bubble sleeve and install on stem. Do not tighten stem bolts, again just finger tight if needed.
  10. Install right and left side brake/shift combo. Do not tighten yet!
  11. Remove grips, and artificially line up where grip will go on the bar without actually putting them on the bar. Count 2 centimeters back from end the of grip to brake lever mount. One finger tighten brake and shifter mount. Most feel a 30-45 degree angle is best to start out.  Everyone has different lever angle preferences, though we have found 30 degree seems the most popular.
  12. Lock-on grip installation grip: 3mm allen is needed. Trailcraft logos up!  Tighten to 3nm.
  13. Tighten top cap steerer tube bolt, no more than two-finger tight.
  14. Tighten all other stem mounted bolts 4nm.  Now tighten shifters and brakes two finger tight, or about 2nm.
  15. Adjust saddle height. A great resource is linked here: http://www.bikeradar.com/us/gear/article/how-to-get-your-seat-height-right-14608/
  16. Adjust suspension fork pressure per included SRAM/Rock Shox guidelines based on rider weight.
  17. Inflate and adjust tire pressure.  Please note Big Mesa bikes are set up tubeless (with about three ounces of Stans fluid in each tire) just the day before we ship your bike. All wheels are factory installed with yellow rim tape.  We suggest checking fluid levels every three months, or definitely before a big family vacation or trip!  Sealant does evaporate and you will want to top it off.   We typically try to do it right around the change of seasons, though we are is a very dry part of the country.
  18. Again, make sure all bolts and q/r levers are tight.
  19. Install pedals (flat, included) or your own pedals.  Note pedals are directional and stamped L/R. Left pedal may have three “hash marks” for the designation.
  20. Make sure your child is wearing a helmet. Safety first!!
  21. Ride your amazing Trailcraft Big Mesa 26-Plus!!!
 
As with any bike, always check bolts and tire pressure before any ride.  
 
If you have any questions please call us at 970 402-2384.
Ginger and Brett
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