The Big Mesa 26+ is the best feature packed 26+ bike with a high performance geometry, lightweight components and for a limited time – FIVE cool color options to choose!


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A 26+ at under 26 pounds?  The Big Mesa 26+ Special Spring Build is here and at a SPECIAL price of just $1499.00.

Fun! Control! Agility! Flick-ability. Lightweight!

Our Big Mesa 26+ Special Spring Build (also fits 27.5 wheels!) has Boost spacing Front and Rear! 120mm travel Rock Shox Judy RL Gold! And 5 cool frame colors to choose from!

Dominate the trails in just about every type of riding condition you can find with our new Big Mesa 26 Plus mountain bike. 26+ (26 x 2.8") has many confidence-inspiring advantages if you are new rider to the sport. Our new Big Mesa 26+ Special Build comes in at under 26 pounds (with pedals!) with best in category components in a “plus” level package such as an extended range 11-42 cassette and direct-mount cranks with aluminum spindle typically found on much more expensive bikes. As with all our models, our end goal is to build the lightest production 26+ mountain bike with category leading components.  Shop around and see other examples of bikes in this category weighing a solid 5+ pounds more. Too heavy!! Especially if you are a small or petite rider.

This is a fun, playful, and super stable bike for all types of riding. The Big Mesa 26+ is built for the natural progression and next level of riding with some key geometry features designed specifically for riders of young and old! The Big Mesa 26+ gets the Trailcraft Cycles "New School 26+ Geometry Treatment" with a slightly steeper seat tube angle for amazing climbing and a short 425mm chainstay length in a package designed as the ultimate play bike.

The Big Mesa comes standard with a 26+ wheelset, or you can add a 27.5 wheelset later if you want to switch up the fun down the road if your mood changes.

Available in two sizes: XS size (riders 4’8-5’1”) or S size (riders 5’2”-5’6”).

Trailcraft Cycle Introduces The Big Mesa 26 Plus from Trailcraft Cycles on Vimeo.


The Big Mesa 26+ is the best feature packed 26+ bike with a high performance geometry, lightweight components and for a limited time - FIVE cool color options to choose!

Each Big Mesa 26+ frame is hand built in small batches with double butted 7005 series aluminum tubing with a super stiff hydroformed down tube, semi-integrated tapered head tube with inset style headset, forged dropouts, and post-mount disc brake mount. Total weight for this complete bike starts is sub-26 pounds (WITH pedals) in a 1x drivetrain setup.  This is next level performance in a category leading weight for wider rubber plus bikes!


Trailcraft rims laced with 28 spokes to superlight BOOST hubs creates a category leading 26+ wheelset.  Our Trailcraft 26” rim is wide, light, and stiff.  It’s perfect for the 26x 2.8” WTB Ranger tires while being the leader in wide (and very light) rim technology.  WTB Ranger 2.8” tires set up tubeless keep the weight low and so you don't have to worry about fixing flats.  We include two 26+ tubes with your purchase.  Finally, Avid 96 gram rotors have been spec'd to keep wheel weight as low as possible to keep performance levels high through lowest possible rotational weight.

Rock Shox Judy Gold RL - 120mm travel, 30mm hard anodized fast black stanchions, hydraulic compression handle the suspension duties up front.

Big Mesa 26+ Spring Special Build Level 1x10 components featuring Shimano Deore M6000 rear derailleur, Sunrace 11-42 rear cassette, Zee 10-speed rear shifter, and Shimano 396 hydraulic brakes. A great package to keep weight low, performance high, and the budget in check!  Our Special Build also gets our custom Trailcraft direct mount 1x crankset with ultralight aluminum spindle and 28 tooth narrow-wide style chainring.  Weight matters!

For more detailed information please click on Description, Specifications, and Geometry tabs.


Extra Small

Geometry - Big Mesa - size XS(millimeters)
Seat Tube Length-Center to Top338
Top Tube Length(Horizontal)525
Top Tube Length(Actual)495
Chainstay Length425
Bottom Bracket Height (approx)341
Seat Tube Angle(Actual)74
Head Tube Angle68 Degrees
Wheel Base1059
Standover Height710


Geometry - Big Mesa - size SMALL(millimeters)
Seat Tube Length-Center to Top400
Top Tube Length(Horizontal)560
Top Tube Length(Actual)525
Chainstay Length425
Bottom Bracket Height (approx)341
Seat Tube Angle(Actual)74
Head Tube Angle68 Degrees
Wheel Base1093
Standover Height750


Big Mesa 26+ Spec
MODELBig Mesa 26+ Christmas Special Build Spec
FRAMEBig Mesa 26+
FORKRock Shox Judy SL 27.5" 120mm - Boost
HEADSETTrailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge
REAR DERAILLEURDeore M6000 10 Speed GS
SHIFTERZee 10 Speed
BRAKESShimano M396
CRANKSTrailcraft Pro Direct Mount, Alloy Spindle, 28 tooth
BARTrailcraft Alloy Riser
GRIPSTrailcraft Lock-On
STEMTrailcraft, Length: 50mm
POSTTrailcraft 30.9
CASSETTESunrace 11-42
WHEELSETTrailcraft, Boost hubs, DB Spokes
TIRESWTB Ranger 26x2.8
Estimated Weight25.75 pounds with pedals

Size Chart

Extra Small

Approximate Age9+
Minimum Inseam26 inches
Height Range4'10"-5'2"


Approximate Age11 years +
Minimum Inseam27.5 inches
Height Range5'2"-5'6"


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