We are now building bikes in LAVA, Green, BLACK and HOT PINK colors with an estimated ship date of 3-5 days after you order your bike! Order now to guarantee a Trailcraft for the 2022 riding season while we CURRENTLY have all the parts to build bikes!
Spring Special - our ELITE level build gets our carbon wheelset upgrade at no extra cost! (This is typically a $999 upgrade!) Makes our elite level build sub-26 pounds.
May Special - All build levels now come with KS Lev SI Dropper Post and Carbon bar upgrade ($400 add-on value!)
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!
Currently we offer our Maxwell 26 in 2 different builds:
ELITE level (XT 12 speed) Maxwell 26 - $4299.00 25.75 pounds without dropper, 26.25 pounds with dropper
PRO level (Deore 12 Speed) Maxwell 26 - $3899.00 26.75 pounds without dropper, 27.25 pounds with dropper
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 two complete bike build options. At the high end we have the ELITE which gets Shimano M8100 brakes, I-spec rear shifter, rear derailleur, 10-51 SUPER WIDE RANGE cassette.
On our PRO level bike level bike we offer full Shimano Deore 6100 which gets Shimano M6100 brakes, I-spec rear shifter, rear derailleur, 10-51 SUPER WIDE RANGE cassette.
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||Maxwell 26 Sram AXS Electronic Shifting||Maxwell 26 Elite Build||Maxwell 26 Pro Build||Maxwell 26 Special Build
|FRAME||Maxwell 26||Maxwell 26||Maxwell 26||Maxwell 26
|REAR SHOCK||Monarch RT - 120mm travel||Monarch RT - 120mm travel||Monarch RT - 120mm travel||Monarch RT - 120mm travel
|FORK||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 JUDY RL 27.5" 120mm - Boost
|HEADSET||Trailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge||Trailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge||Trailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge||Trailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM AXS||XT 8100 12 Speed ||Deore 6100 12 Speed||Deore 10 Speed
|SHIFTER||SRAM AXS||Shimano XT 8100 12 Speed ||Shimano Deore 6100 12 Speed||Shimano Deore 10 Speed
|BRAKES||Shimano XT 8100||Shimano XT 8100||Shimano Deore M6100||Shimano MT201
|CRANKS||Trailcraft Pro Direct Mount, Alloy Spindle, 26,28,30,32t Option||Trailcraft Pro Direct Mount, Alloy Spindle, 26,28,30,32t Option||Trailcraft Pro Direct Mount, Alloy Spindle, 26,28,30,32t Option||Trailcraft Pro Direct Mount, Alloy Spindle, 26,28,30,32t Option
|BAR||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
|STEM||Trailcraft Superlight Length: 50mm||Trailcraft Superlight Length: 50mm||Trailcraft, Length: 50mm||Trailcraft, Length: 50mm
|POST||KS Lev SI 100mmx30.9||KS Lev SI 100mmx30.9||KS Lev SI 100mmx30.9||KS Lev SI 100mmx30.9
|CASSETTE||SRAM AXS||XT M8100 10-51 - 12 speed||Shimano Deore M6100 10-51 12-speed||Sunrace 11-46 Steel 10 speed
|WHEELSET||Trailcraft Carbon with Boost hubs ||Stans FLOW MK3 rims, Boost hubs||Trailcraft,/Chosen12x148 Boost hubs||Trailcraft,/Chosen12x148 Boost hubs
|TIRES||Kenda Regolith 2.4||Kenda Regolith 2.4||Kenda Regolith 2.4||Kenda Regolith 2.4
|MSRP||SOLD OUT for 2021 (est. in stock May 2022)||$4299||$3899||2999
|Estimated Weight||25.8 pounds ||26.5 pounds ||26.9pounds ||28 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.