Our 2018 Pineridge 24 Special Christmas Build gets a custom Trailcraft 28 spoke wheelset which weighs just 1550 grams. We spec an 11-42 cassette and our Trailcraft 140mm crankset with 30 tooth narrow-wide style chainring so your young rider will spend more time on the saddle rather than pushing uphill.
The 24 inch wheel size is the one where kids learn key life long riding skills which will carry through the rest of their mountain bike riding career. The 24" bike is also the wheel size where you little rider is likely to get a full three years on this bike if they are about 4'3" or so getting on the Pineridge 24 model. That's right, your kid will likely be on this bike longer than all other wheel sizes based on our own kids who are now on bigger bikes. This is the wheel size you splurge a bit, but don't worry we have best in category resale value when the time does come to sell.
The secret to the amazing ride quality of this bike is our geometry and very high quality, lightweight components. Each frame is hand built in small batches with double butted 7005 aluminum tubing, forged dropouts, and post-mount disc brake mounts both front and rear. Our Pineridge 24 Christmas Builds is just 22.5 pounds and at that weight have an 11-42 cassette, pedals, lock-on grips and even a chainstay protector. All of our Pineridge 24 bikes feature a short 390mm chainstay length. This shorter rear end allows kids to corner faster, change direction quicker, lift the front easier allowing manuals and floating the front end over obstacles much more fun than your typical 420mm chainstay length 24-inch bike.
All of our bikes get a super light 1x drivetrain using an 11-42 cassette right out of the box and 140mm cranks with cool anodized 30 tooth narrow-wide style chainring. This is a small detail overlooked by the other companies. Our kids don't like walking hills, and I am sure yours don't either!
Pineridge 24 Special Build model gets our Trailcraft Wheelset and 96 gram ultralight Avid rotors. The super low rotational weight of our Trailcrafy wheelsets is very important to young riders just starting out, or more experienced riders trying to get to the next riding level. Schwalbe Rocket Ron 24-inch Performance series tires have a folding bead, come in at a low 450 gram weight, and have great tread which excels in most conditions tested from hard pack to rich loamy high country dirt. Stans yellow tape is installed so all you need to do is add sealant if choose to go the tubeless route to shed even more weight.
RST F1rst air sprung suspension fork. It still is the lightest 24" fork available with high quality alloy lowers, hydraulic lockout and preload adjust to smooth out the choppy terrain for more control while fighting off fatigue. This allows longer rides with your young rider!
Special Christmas 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!