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The Big Mesa 26+ Special Build is here and at a SPECIAL Winter price!

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

26+ or 27.5 Wheels!  Boost Front and Rear! 120mm travel Rock Shox!

All in an amazing new 26+ machine from Trailcraft Cycles!

Dominate the trails in just about every type of riding condition you can find with our new Big Mesa 26 Plus mountain bike.  Way too many advantages if you are new rider to the sport, or maybe you are more advanced and want to dominate the sickest lines on your roughest trails with a PLUS sized hardtail.

We’ve taken an old-school wheel size and plumped up the tires a bit – but not too much – giving it a “new-school 26-Plus geometry treatment designed for riders of a shorter stature wanting the ultimate fun play bike with big tires and a low weight right out of the box.  Nothing more to modify to make it lighter.  We built the best plus bike with the best components for you so you can spend more time riding.

Our new Big Mesa 26+ Special Build comes in under 25 pounds (with pedals!) with best in category components in a “plus” level package.  Stans Flow MK3 wheels, 85 gram ultralight rotors, 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.

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.

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

Fits riders with a minimum of 26.5” standover height, or about 4'10”-5’3” for our XS size.

Available in two sizes: XS size (riders 4’10-5’2”) 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+ Special Build 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 a complete bike starts in the sub-24 pound range (WITH pedals) in a 1x drivetrain setup for an XT level Pro build.  This is next level performance in a category leading weight for wider rubber plus bikes!

Professional Level Wheelset:

Stans Flow MK3 rims laced with 28 spokes to superlight BOOST hubs creates a category leading 26+ wheelset.  All three build levels come with this wheelset.   The MK3 Flow 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 RL - 120mm travel, 30mm aluminum stanchions, Solo Air cartridge with lockout, external rebound adjustment

Component Level:

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 26, 28, 30 or 32 tooth narrow-wide style chainring YOU select to create the best bike for your terrain.

We have three bike build level choices depending on your budget and bike weight goals:

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


MODELBig Mesa Special Build
FRAMEBig Mesa 26+
FORKRock Shox Judy RL
HEADSETTrailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge
REAR DERAILLEURDeore M6000 10 Speed GS
SHIFTERShimano Zee/Deore 10 Speed
BRAKESShimano M396
CRANKSTrailcraft 152mm Direct Mount
BARTrailcraft Alloy
GRIPSTrailcraft Lock-On
STEMTrailcraft, Length: 60mm
POSTTrailcraft 30.9
CASSETTESunrace 11-42
TIRESWTB Ranger 26x2.8"
Estimated Weight24.85 pounds

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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