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SKU: MX26+ Category: Tag:


26, 26+ or 27.5" wheels - you decide!

Tired of getting dreamcrushed while shopping for the next trail bike? Then you see the weight.  But you want a trail bike that doesn't weigh 31 pounds like most of the other bikes out there!  This is the next level of full suspension bike for the 5' to 5'6" crowd.  We packed the Maxwell 26 Plus full of current features including the ability to run standard 26, 26+ or 27.5" wheelsets, stealth internal dropper routing, and boost front/rear spacing.

Our Maxwell 26 Plus complete bikes are coming in at weights lower than many carbon bikes on the market thanks to a low 6.4 pound alloy frame weight.  This bike offers aluminum durability at lighter than carbon complete bike weights thanks to to an amazing parts spec.

We have three different wheelsets to choose from depending on intended riding style and rider height.  No other 120mm trail bike on the market offers this build feature, and you get exactly the bike you want from the very beginning.  Please see specs for more details.



You can purchase a Maxwell 26 Plus in one of 5 ways!  Just because it is designed for up to 26x3.0" tire clearance, you can run this bike in PLUS mode, 27.5" mode, or even 26" mode.  

Select on of 5 ways to purchase the Maxwell 26 Plus:

1. PRO XT M8000 Maxwell 26 - $3299.00

2. PRO Deore M6000 Maxwell 26 - $2899.00

3. Special Build Maxwell 26 - $2599.00

4. Maxwell 26 PLUS Rolling Frameset Package - $2499.00  (Frame, Stans MK3 Wheelset choice, Rock Shox Reba RL Fork, Direct Mount Cranks, Headset, Seat Collar, derailleur hanger)

5. Maxwell 26 PLUS Frame Only - $1499.00 (Frame, Headset, Seat Collar, derailleur hanger)

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

Fits riders with a 27” standover height, or about 5'0" to 5'6" tall.


MODELMaxwell 26 Plus Pro XTMaxwell 26 Plus Pro DeoreMaxwell 26 Plus Special Build
FRAMEMaxwell 26 PlusMaxwell 26 PlusMaxwell 26 Plus
REAR SHOCKRock Shox Monarch RL Rock Shox Monarch RLRock Shox Monarch RL
FORKRock Shox Reba SL 27.5" 120mm - BoostRock Shox Judy SL 27.5" 120mm - BoostRock Shox Judy SL 27.5" 120mm - Boost
HEADSETTrailcraft Precision Sealed CartridgeTrailcraft Precision Sealed CartridgeTrailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge
REAR SHIFTERXT M8000 11 Speed I-SpecDeore M6000 10 Speed Zee 10 Speed
BRAKESXT M8000Deore M6000Shimano MT201
BARTrailcraft Alloy RiserTrailcraft Alloy RiserTrailcraft Alloy Riser
GRIPSTrailcraft Lock-OnTrailcraft Lock-OnTrailcraft Lock-On
STEMTrailcraft, Length: 50mmTrailcraft, Length: 50mmTrailcraft, Length: 50mm
POSTTrailcraft Pro 30.9Trailcraft Pro 30.9Trailcraft 30.9
CASSETTESLX M7000 11-46 11 SpeedSunrace 11-46, alloy 46 largest cogSunrace 11-42
WHEELSETChoice: Stans Crest MK3 (26"), Arch MK3 (27.5") or Flow MK3 (26+(Choice: Stans Crest MK3 (26"), Arch MK3 (27.5") or Flow MK3 (26+(Trailcraft 26" with Joytech Supelight hubs
TIRESTrailcraft 26"WTB Ranger 2.8 (26+), Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25 (26" and 27.5)WTB Ranger 2.8 (26+), Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25 (26" and 27.5)

*COVID parts availability advisory: The bike industry is currently having trouble keeping up with demand in these strange times. Standard builds purchased from the website might include unavailable parts at which point we will replace them with equivalent parts (and upgraded parts in some cases) due to supplier availability. Please reach out to us directly if you have any questions or would like to ensure your build includes any specific parts.

1 review for Maxwell 26+

  1. slarue

    Perfect. Purchased the 26+ with tubeless 26″ tires and the Deore built kit. My 11 year old son is 70 lbs. and 4′-8″ tall. It fits him well and with the option to add the 27.5″ tires he will be riding this bike through high school. We are in Hawaii and ride mostly single track in the mountains. This lightweight bike allows him to easily peddle up steep climbs and with the full suspension his skills have greatly improved on the challenging downhill runs. Areas that he once had to walk down with his previous bike he is now safely flying down those sections. Expensive? No, if you consider the quality of the bike and components and that this bike will last for many many years. Brett and his wife run this small mom & pop company and provide incredible service. The shipping company damaged the chain ring so Brett shipped a new one the next day. I am happy to support local businesses that provide great customer support. My younger son will be getting one for Christmas this year and I am pretty sure a few of my friends children will as well. After one of my friends took his son on a ride with us he immediately saw the difference that the Maxwell 26+ made compared to his kids store bought mountain bike. There was no comparison. Buy quality and enjoy riding with your children.

    • Trailcraft

      Thanks for the great review! We have shared it on our website and corrected the height. Have fun on the trails and keep in touch!

      Brett and Ginger

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Geometry - Maxwell 26 Plus(millimeters)
Seat Tube Length-Center to Top400
Top Tube Length(Horizontal)570
Top Tube Length(Actual)540
Chainstay Length425
Bottom Bracket Height (approx)320
Seat Tube Angle(Actual)74 Degrees
Head Tube Angle (120mm travel fork)67.5 Degrees
Head Tube Angle (140mm travel fork)66.5 Degrees
Wheel Base1109
Standover Height (approx, with 26x2.8" tire)695

Size Chart

Approximate Age11-90
Minimum Inseam28 inches
Height Range5'0"- 5'6"

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