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The Maxwells are here and in stock, and new $1999 price on our updated Special Build!

Dominate the trails going both down and up on our new Maxwell 24 full suspension trail bike. Maxwell seems like a pretty funny name but here on our home trails of Fort Collins, Colorado there is an awesome trail called Maxwell. It’s a super technical, steep and rocky trail but the reward down is so nice. It can be done on a hardtail, but it is so much more fun on a full suspension bike!  If this sounds like the riding in your area where you do have to climb for the good stuff going down, then the Maxwell 24 is your next bike.

Attention to detail with top shelf level components include Stans Crest MK3 wheels, 85 gram ultralight rotors, an extended range 11-42 cassette and 140mm direct-mount cranks with aluminum spindle typically found on much more expensive bikes. We’ve gone even further with weight reduction – 85 gram stem, 180 gram carbon riser bar on the Pro builds, and 160 gram bar on our XC build. The end goal - to build the lightest production 24” full suspension trail bike. Nothing more to modify to make it lighter because we've built your kid the best bike with the best components so you can spend more time riding.

This is a fun, playful, super flickable bike for all types of mountain bike riding. Race it, take it to parks, or just have an awesome bike to trail ride. The Maxwell 24 features a Horst link suspension design which is active under braking and very plush over both small bumps and bigger hits. We spec a proper 100mm travel 24" RST Snyper fork which keeps the front end low so your kid can aggressively climb and descend without having the bars at shoulder height. The short 390mm chainstay length keeps the bike super fun yet stable at speed. Perfect for those manuals and launching whatever trail obstacles need to be conquered! Our Maxwell 24 is internal dropper post compatible and the entire package has been created as the ultimate 24” full suspension trail bike designed to give you more smiles per mile at a ride-ALL-terrain complete bike weight.

You can purchase a Maxwell 24 in one of 5 ways:

  1. PRO XT M8000 Maxwell 24 Complete Bike - 24 pounds - $2999.00
  2. PRO Deore M6000 Maxwell 24 Complete Bike - 24.25 pounds - $2699.00
  3. Special Build Maxwell 24 Complete Bike - 25.75 pounds - $2299.00 On SALE NOW - $1999.00
  4. Maxwell 24 Rolling Frameset Package - $2199.00 (Frame, Stans Crest MK3 Wheels, RST Snyper Fork, Direct Mount Cranks, Headset, Seat Collar, Derailleur Hangers)
  5. Maxwell 24 Frame Only - $1349.00 (Frame, Headset, Seat Collar, Derailleur Hanger)

For more detailed information of spec on each level bike please click on Features, Specifications, and Geometry.

Want to go a bit more custom or full custom on this build?  Contact us!  We are a small family business focused on building the best kids mountain bikes possible.  We truly geek out on this stuff, just see our Instagram page for some of what we are doing as well as our custom builds page.  We bring our frames in from Taiwan (un-assembled/not built) and we build each bike per order in Fort Collins, Colorado with US labor.  Since we don't import "complete bike in box from Asia" like pretty much everyone else does, we maintain a high quality control from installation of headset, bottom bracket, and even putting the derailleur hanger on frames here in the US.  You can be proud to tell your kids they have a unique bike which was truly built to order from the frame up!

The 2018 Maxwell 24 has it all - super light weight components and 4 cool colors to choose from!  We invite you to custom build your kids dream 24" trail bike!

Fits riders with a 25” minimum stand over height.


100mm front and rear travel in weights starting at just 24 pounds.  The Maxwell 24 has it all - high performance geometry, lightweight components and three cool color options to choose!  We've added internal stealth dropper routing on the seat tube so you can add your favorite dropper and not worry about a loop of cable housing.  Super clean internal cable routing for the rear derailleur using full cable housing from shifter to rear derailleur with two routing options.

The Maxwell 24 complete bikes are spec'd with RST Snyper 24 100mm forks for more of an all around Trail build to keep bike weight as low as possible and axle to crown low.  26" forks are cool, but we are getting 26" performance and travel at lower 24" axle to crown heights with the new Snyper which is specifically designed for kids lower rider weights.

For wheels we spec a high end Stans Crest MK3 24" rim laced to a 12x135mm superlight hub in the rear, and 15x100mm superlight hub in the front.

We have three component level choices, the budget friendly Shimano Deore M6000 10-speed package in a 1x10 drivetrain setup, or for maximum weight savings and high performance level we offer a Shimano XT M8000 1x11 package consisting of Shimano M8000 XT brakes, shifter, rear derailleur, and 11-42 cassette.

Weight of the Maxwell 24 PRO XT with Stans Crest MK3 wheelset, RST Snyper fork and XT level components is about 24 pounds WITH pedals.

Weight of the Maxwell 24 with Stans Crest MK3 wheelset, RST Snyper fork and Deore M6000 level components is about 24.25 pounds WITH pedals.

Weight of the Maxwell 24 with our Trailcraft 24" wheelset, RST Snyper fork and Special Build level components is about 25.75 pounds WITH pedals. THIS BIKE IS ON SALE NOW FOR $1999.00

Choose your frame color and one of three build package options.  Finally, choose the chainring size which will work best for your riding area.  We have 26, 28, 30, and 32 tooth options.

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


Geometry - Maxwell 24(millimeters)
Seat Tube Length-Center to Top320
Top Tube Length(Horizontal)500
Top Tube Length(Actual)465
Chainstay Length390
Bottom Bracket Height (estimated, with 2.1" tire)300
Seat Tube Angle(Actual)74 Degrees
Head Tube Angle (100mm travel fork)68 Degrees
Wheel Base1006
Standover Height630


MODELMaxwell 24 Pro XTMaxwell 24 Pro DeoreMaxwell 24 Special Build
FRAMEMaxwell 24Maxwell 24Maxwell 24
REAR SHOCKMonarch R - 100mm travelMonarch R - 100mm travelMonarch R - 100mm travel
FORKRST Snyper 100mmRST Snyper 100mmRST Snyper 100mm
HEADSETTrailcraft Precision Sealed CartridgeTrailcraft Precision Sealed CartridgeTrailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge
REAR DERAILLEURXT M8000 11 Speed GSDeore M6000 10 Speed GSDeore M6000 10 Speed GS
SHIFTERXT M8000 11 Speed I-SpecShimano Zee 10 SpeedShimano Zee 10 Speed
BRAKESXT M8000Deore M6000Shimano M396
CRANKSTrailcraft Direct Mount 140mm- Alloy Spindle-26,28,30, 32t OptionTrailcraft Direct Mount 140mm- Alloy Spindle-26,28,30, 32t OptionTrailcraft Direct Mount 140mm- Alloy Spindle-26,28,30, 32t Option
BARTrailcraft Pro Carbon RiserTrailcraft Pro Carbon RiserTrailcraft Alloy
GRIPSTrailcraft Lock-OnTrailcraft Lock-OnTrailcraft Lock-On
STEMTrailcraft Pro 85 gram, Length: 50mmTrailcraft Pro 85 gram, Length: 50mmTrailcraft, Length: 50mm
POSTTrailcraft Pro 350mm, 30.9Trailcraft Pro 350mm, 30.9Trailcraft 350mm, 30.9
CASSETTEXT M8000 11-42 11 SpeedSunrace 11-42, alloy 42 largest cogSunrace 11-42 Steel
WHEELSETStans Crest MK3 rims, Superlight alloy hubs, 24 DB Spokes, 1290 gramsStans Crest MK3 rims, Superlight alloy hubs, 24 DB Spokes, 1290 gramsTrailcraft 24", Superlight alloy hubs, 28 DB spokes, 1500 grams
TIRESSchwalbe Rocket Ron 24x2.1"Schwalbe Rocket Ron 24x2.1"Schwalbe Rocket Ron 24x2.1"
Estimated Weight24 pounds24.25 pounds25 pounds

Size Chart

Approximate Age8 years+
Minimum Inseam25 inches
Height Range4'3"-4'8"

2 reviews for Maxwell 24

  1. Scott Fitzgerald

    Brett and Ginger,

    We received the Maxwell 24 orange bike and everything was perfect. This bike is truly amazing, well done. Seatpost length, derailleur adjustmants, etc. Plus, chainstay AND seatstay protector/wraps from Lizard Skins! Alloy tubeless valve stems included? Tapered headtube!!? Lock on grips!? Extra derailleur hanger!? All bolts properly torqued! I feel like I was assembling an adult bike – haha! When I went to my local bike shop to show it off they said “even adult bikes don’t come with valve stems in the box” and blown away with the quality. You did a really good job. My son loves his new bike!

  2. mathewfay

    These bikes are outstanding. Optically beautiful and true to what a real mountain bike should look and feel like.

    The biggest thing was the fact that changing the machine upped my kids riding. In a way it wasn’t fair to send them out on non-sus heavy bikes. Their riding has been amplified so much I can ditch my mates! We hit Lake Kalamalka (600m // 12k’s) and they rocked it! SilverStar bike park – it’s weird to fly transitions with your 7 year old. My kids are 7 and 11 but kinda the same size with control issues, so it was great to have the same bike in different colors. Yes it’s more expensive than the run of the mill kids bike, but it’s a journey for them and set them up right. My kids are raking leaves to earn the next step up in a couple of years.

    These bikes are light. Not super light, but you are not paying $5k. What they are is significantly lighter than the usual bikes offered to kids and with some of the intelligent designs we all take for granted i.e. geometry. You can customize – I chose easier gearing because of where we live, so now they can climb in the Rockies.

    Re-sell is of course a point, everything is private label. Trailcraft has done everyone a favor by circumventing brand and it shows up well in price and quality. Trust me I know that everything comes from the same factory anyway. There have been some intelligent decisions that have created a kids version of an adult MTB that’s not in the stratosphere pricing category. After seeing the first rip, I don’t care about re-sale anymore – it’s worth it. But, I’m confident they won’t have to rake too many leaves.

    Don’t know what else to add. We got pulled over a lot for questions. I went back to the LBS for more armor for my kids at the bike park because of their progression. I’m still grinning after a week of sharing my sport at a crazy level with my kids.. I’m planning some epic XC with these guys. It’s a bit like my Evil Insurgent. Can go all day and point it downhill and hold on! This is the Maxwell 24.

    This bike is for you if you want to let your kids ride as much as you do.

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