Whoops! Stans recently sent us a shipment of 28 spoke 24" Crest MK3 hoops with their standard red decals. We typically spec 24 hole with silver decals. Instead of turning them around and sending them back, we thought it would be super cool color match the decals with the frames and produce a few "Limited Edition" builds at a nice price.
The outcome is quite possibly the coolest looking 24" hardtail we've ever built! We spec'd the Vee Crown Jewel 2.25" tires on this one for those who like to get extra rowdy, and we spec the superlight Ashima 85 gram rotors just like our PRO level builds to help keep weight down.
We spec the absolute best components on the Pineridge 24, and with component technology improving we are able to drop even more weight from our bike. The 2018 Pineridge 24 Pro gets a custom Stans 28 spoke Crest MK3 wheelset to reduce even more rotational weight at just 1360 grams. We spec an 11-42 Sunrace cassette with a 42 tooth largest cog to help maintain low weight. Additionally, we've launched our new Trailcraft direct mount cranks with aluminum spindle which sheds over 100 grams from our previous square tapered style crank. Our 28 tooth narrow-wide style chainring mated with the 42t largest cog our back will allow your young ride to ride just about anything. This is the best component spec in its category for a kids mountain bike!
We have a super limited number of color matched wheels allocated to the Pineridge 24 builds, so don't miss this one!
22.7 pounds. Fits riders with a 24" standover height.
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 bikes start in the low 21 pound range 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.
We have three complete bikes options, and all of our bikes get a super light 1x drivetrain using an 11-42 cassette right out of the box. 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! ALL level bike builds also get our new lightweight 140mm Trailcraft aluminum spindle direct mount cranks with your choice of 26, 28, 30 or 32 tooth narrow-wide style chainring.
Pineridge 24 Pro models get our Stans Crest MK3 Custom 1285 gram wheelset. Superlight 370 gram hubs laced to 24-inch Stans Crest rims totaling just 1285 grams.
Pineridge 24 Special Build model gets our Trailcraft Wheelset and 96 gram ultralight Avid rotors.
-Ashima 85 gram rotors come stock on PRO level builds and have been spec'd to keep wheel rotational weight as low as possible. The super low rotational weight of both wheelsets is very important to young riders just starting out, or more experienced riders trying to get to the next riding level. Both wheel sets also feature Schwalbe Rocket Ron 24-inch Performance series tires. These 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!
Component Level Options:
Pro XT Shimano M8000 - 1x11 component group featuring Shimano XT rear derailleur, XT 11-42 rear cassette, XT 11 speed rear shifter, and XT front/rear brakes. A true and complete XT M8000 level package to keep weight low and performance high. NEW IN 2017 is our custom 140mm Trailcraft direct mount 1x crankset with ultralight aluminum spindle and 26, 28, 30 or 32 tooth narrow-wide style chainring YOU select to create the best bike for your terrain.
Pro Deore M6000 1x10 group adds a Sunrace 11-42 wide-range cassette with 42t alloy cassette cog to keep weight low. A true and complete Deore M6000 level package to keep weight low and performance high. NEW IN 2017 is our custom 140mm Trailcraft direct mount 1x crankset with ultralight aluminum spindle and 26, 28, 30 or 32 tooth narrow-wide style chainring YOU select to create the best bike for your terrain.
Special 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! Our Special Build also gets our custom 140mm Trailcraft direct mount 1x crankset with ultralight aluminum spindle and 26, 28, 30 or 32 tooth narrow-wide style chainring YOU select to create the best bike for your terrain.