Maxwell 26On Sale!
Sale on PRO and ELITE 12 speed builds for the month of September! Also FREE TUBELESS SETUP on all build levels for September!
You can build this bike 5 different ways – including *TWO* SRAM AXS electronic shifting build kits! Also new in March is our Pike/Flow SUPERBEAST Mode upgrade!
26 Tooth- For easiest climbing in mountainous areas
28 Tooth- A good in-between gearing option for hilly terrain
30 Tooth- Better for some hills and more flat terrain
32 Tooth- Best for most flat terrain with limited hills
$2,499.00 – $4,799.00
Free tubeless setup on all build levels and a special price on some models for September!
The last thing your kid wants to do is ride with an extra 5 pounds. Especially if they plan on riding uphill! They may be at the age that a 27.5" wheel bike is just too unwieldy coming off a 24" bike. A Maxwell 26 is just the bike you need! 120mm travel. Boost front/rear. NOTHING to modify because we’ve made it super light and easy to assemble right out of the box.
We've created the ultimate trail shredding machine with our Maxwell 26. Dominate the trails going both down and up with this amazing bike - the name Maxwell comes from Maxwell trail in Fort Collins, Colorado where we love to ride. 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 your local riding area requires a climb to get to the really good stuff, then the Maxwell 26 is your next bike.
Our Maxwell 26 starts right around 26 pounds in our ELITE level build with best in category components. That's right, just 26 pounds and the PRO AXS level build is even lighter! Attention to detail with top shelf level components include lightweight wheels, 85 gram ultralight rotors, an extended range 10-51 cassette and 152 mm direct-mount cranks with aluminum spindle typically found on much more expensive bikes. We’ve built the best bike with the best components so you can spend more time riding and less time pushing a heavy bike uphill.
This is a fun, playful, super flickable bike for all types of mountain bike riding. The Maxwell 26 is built for next level riding with some key geometry features designed specifically for riders of young and old! The Maxwell 26 features a Horst link suspension design which is active under braking and very plush over both small bumps and bigger hits. Short yet stable 420mm chainstay length and a 1082mm wheelbase is the perfect 26" trail bike for riders coming off a 24" bike.
ALL level bike builds get our new lightweight 152mm Trailcraft Cycles aluminum spindle direct mount cranks with your choice of 26, 28, 30 or 32 tooth narrow-wide style chainring. Choose 26 or 28 tooth if you are riding steep hills and lung burning mountain climbs. Lower elevation levels or flat areas are fine with a 30 or 32 tooth chainring selection. Most adult bikes don't even offer this level of configuration out of the box!
For more detailed information please click on Features, Specifications, and Geometry tabs
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!
Fits riders with a 26.5” stand-over height, or about 4'7”-5’2”
The Maxwell 26 has high performance geometry, lightweight components and FIVE cool color options to choose and three different complete bike build level options. Our Maxwell 26 features a 120mm travel front and rear, with a 200mmx57mm Rock Shox Monarch RT specially tuned for light - but aggressive riders. A tapered headtube uses a 44mm upper and 57mm lower headset cup and each frame comes with a Trailcraft headset. Likely the most current in its class, we've designed the Maxwell 26 to be stealth dropper post compatible, 12x148 boost rear end, and a forged rear disc post mount.
All build levels have lightweight aluminum rims laced to a 12x148mm superlight boost hub in the rear, and 15x110mm boost superlight hub in the front.
We have FIVE complete bike build options!
Choose your frame color, drivetrain build level option and the configurator adjusts the price as you build. We also give you the opportunity to select tubeless tire setup and dropper post options.
For more detailed information please click Specifications and Geometry below the configurator.
We invite you to custom build your dream Maxwell 26 bike!!
|MODEL||Special Build||Pro Build||Elite Build||GX AXS Build||X01 AXS Build
|FRAME||Maxwell 26 Aluminum 7005 Series||Maxwell 26 Aluminum 7005 Series||Maxwell 26 Aluminum 7005 Series||Maxwell 26 Aluminum 7005 Series||Maxwell 26 Aluminum 7005 Series|
|REAR SHOCK||Rock Shox Monarch RL - 120mm travel||Rock Shox Monarch RL - 120mm travel||Rock Shox Monarch RL - 120mm travel||Rock Shox Monarch RL - 120mm travel||Rock Shox Monarch RL - 120mm travel|
|FORK||Rock Shox JUDY RL 27.5" 120mm - Boost||Rock Shox Reba RL 27.5" 120mm - Boost||Rock Shox Reba RL 27.5" 120mm - Boost||Rock Shox Reba RL 27.5" 120mm - Boost||Rock Shox REBA RL 27.5" 120mm - Boost|
|HEADSET||Trailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge||Trailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge||Trailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge||Trailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge||Trailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Deore 4100 10 Speed||Shimano Deore 6100 12 Speed||Shimano XT 8100 12 Speed||Sram GX AXS 12 Speed Wireless||Sram X01 AXS 12 Speed Wireless
|SHIFTER||Shimano Deore 10 Speed||Shimano Deore 6100 12 Speed||Shimano XT 8100 12 Speed||Sram GX AXS Wireless||Sram X01 AXS Wireless
|BRAKES||Shimano MT201 Hydraulic||Shimano Deore M6100 Hydraulic||Shimano XT 8100 Hydraulic||Shimano Deore M6100 Hydraulic||Shimano XT 8100 Hydraulic|
|CRANKS||Trailcraft Direct Mount 152mm, Alloy Spindle, 26,28,30,32t Option||Trailcraft Direct Mount 152mm, Alloy Spindle, 26,28,30,32t Option||Trailcraft Direct Mount 152mm, Alloy Spindle, 26,28,30,32t Option||Trailcraft Direct Mount 152mm, Alloy Spindle, 26,28,30,32t Option||Trailcraft Direct Mount 152mm, Alloy Spindle, 26,28,30,32t Option|
|BAR||Trailcraft Carbon Riser||Trailcraft Carbon Riser||Trailcraft Carbon Riser||Trailcraft Carbon Riser||Trailcraft Carbon Riser|
|GRIPS||Trailcraft Lock-On||Trailcraft Lock-On||Trailcraft Lock-On||Trailcraft Lock-On||Trailcraft Lock-On|
|STEM||Trailcraft, Length: 50mm||Trailcraft, Length: 50mm||Trailcraft Superlight Length: 50mm||Trailcraft, Length: 50mm||Trailcraft Superlight Length: 50mm|
|POST||Trailcraft Alloy Rigid||Trailcraft Alloy Rigid||Trailcraft Alloy Rigid||Trailcraft Alloy Rigid||Trailcraft Alloy Rigid|
|PEDALS||VP Composite with metal pins||VP Composite with metal pins||VP Composite with metal pins||VP Composite with metal pins||VP Composite with metal pins|
|CASSETTE||Sunrace 11-46 Steel 10 speed||Shimano Deore M6100 10-51 12-speed||Shimano XT M8100 10-51 - 12 speed||Sram GX 10-52 12 speed||Sram XX1 10-52 12 speed rainbow
|WHEELSET||Trailcraft,/Chosen12x148 Boost hubs||Trailcraft rims laced to BOOST 12x148 hubs||Trailcraft CARBON rims laced to BOOST 12x148 hubs (April PROMO!)||Trailcraft,/Chosen12x148 Boost hubs||Trailcraft,/Chosen12x148 Boost hubs|
|TIRES||Kenda Regolith 2.2||Kenda Regolith 2.2||Kenda Regolith 2.2||Kenda Regolith 2.2||Kenda Regolith 2.2|
|Estimated Weight||28 pounds||27.2 pounds||26.9 pounds||25.8 pounds|
*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.
|Geometry - Maxwell 26||(millimeters)|
|Seat Tube Length-Center to Top||380|
|Top Tube Length(Horizontal)||550|
|Top Tube Length(Actual)||520|
|Bottom Bracket Height (approx)||320|
|Seat Tube Angle(Actual)||74 Degrees|
|Head Tube Angle (120mm travel fork..140mm puts it at 65 degrees)||66 Degrees|
|Approximate Age||9 years+|
|Minimum Inseam||27.5 inches|
River shows us his backyard trails in Sedona, AZ aboard his custom sub-23 pound Maxwell 26"
Carson ripping his local eastern Washington state dirt jumps aboard his custom Maxwell 26