Highwater pants are one thing, but keeping your kid on that 24″ bike isn’t helping their riding future one bit.  Nor is your wife’s old hand-me-down bike. Our Timber 26 Special Spring Build will take your kids riding to the next level in 2019!  POUNDS lighter than the competition too!


SKU: TM26-18-SEAS Category:


The reviews on this bike don't lie - tremendous performance from a truly lightweight 26" bike WITH a custom wheelset weighing just under 1300 grams.  The same wheelset as our $2000+ hardtails, this bike will elevate performance to the next level.

Professional results require professional equipment. Our Timber 26 Special Spring build comes out of the box under 22.8 pounds with best in category components including a fresh new geometry approach, 1290 gram Stans Podium racing wheels, an extended range 11-42 cassette and our Trailcraft 152mm cranks with our own 30 tooth narrow-wide chainring.  Our end goal is to build the lightest production 26" bike with best in category frame, wheels, and component spec at the best possible price.

The Timber 26 is built for the natural progression and next level of riding coming off your Pineridge 24", or any 24" size mountain bike. We developed the Timber 26" mountain bike to be the perfect transition from the 24" wheel size to the 26" wheel size without having to settle for an XS size 27.5" bike--or a 26+ pound bike weight!  Most 27.5" bikes are just too big, long, and heavy for high-performance riding coming off of a 24" wheel bike. 27.5" wheel height/weight increases, longer wheelbase, taller center of gravity and several other factors negate the skills your kids developed on their 24" bike. Our Timber 26 is the ideal next size up from 24" and will continue to take their riding and bike handling skills to the next level. All at about 22 pounds.

Our Timber 26 gets the Trailcraft Cycles "New School Geometry Treatment" which includes a super short yet stable 419mm chainstay out back and slightly taller front end for better control instead of a slammed super short front end now trendy on our bikes. The slightly taller front end allows for more stability and control up front for fast single track riding and a super responsive rear end tracks so well allowing for quick line changes, manuals, and wheelies over trail chunder. The result is a super lightweight, fun to ride bike that will take your young riding partner to the next level in their early riding career.

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

The 2018 Timber 26 has it all - a high performance "new school" 24-inch frame geometry, super lightweight components, and 5 cool color options to choose from. Life is too short to settle on one color when options present themselves now! We invite you to custom build your kids dream 26" bike!


Each Timber 26 frame is hand built in small batches with double butted 7005 series aluminum tubing with a super stiff hydroformed down tube, semi-integrated 44mm head tube with inset style headset, forged dropouts, and post-mount disc brake mount. Total weight for or Timber 26 Christmas Build complete bike is 22.8 pounds (WITH pedals) in a 1x drivetrain setup. What sets the Timber 26 apart from the rest is a "new school" style geometry with a short 419mm chain stay length and a tight wheelbase for a super fun and playful bike just like our Pineridge 24. 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.

Professional Podium Level Wheelset:

Stans Podium Custom 1290 gram wheelset features superlight 370 gram hubs laced to 26-inch Stans Podium rims totaling just 1290 grams. Avid 96 gram rotors have been spec'd to keep wheel weight as low as possible to keep performance levels high through lowest possible rotational weight. The super low rotational weight of this wheelset is very important to young riders just starting out, or more experienced riders working to get to the next riding level and next step up on the podium! This Pro level wheelset features Schwalbe Rocket Ron 26-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 dirt. Stans yellow tape is factory installed so all you need is sealant if choose to go the tubeless route to shed even more weight rotating weight and puncture resistance.

Suspension Fork:

Rock Shox 30 Gold TK - 100mm travel, 30mm aluminum stanchion with Fast Black coating, Solo Air cartridge with lockout, external rebound adjustment, 1620 grams.


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 152mm Trailcraft 1x crankset with 30 tooth narrow-wide style chainring.


Geometry - Timber 26(millimeters)
Seat Tube Length-Center to Top338
Top Tube Length(Horizontal)525
Top Tube Length(Actual)535
Chainstay Length419
Bottom Bracket Height285
Seat Tube Angle(Actual)74 Degrees
Head Tube Angle69 Degrees
Wheel Base1021
Standover Height660


Timber 26 Special Christmas Build
MODELTimber 26 Special Seasonal Build
FRAMETimber 26
FORKRock Shox 30 Gold
HEADSETTrailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge
REAR DERAILLEURDeore M6000 10 Speed GS
SHIFTERShimano Zee 10 Speed
BRAKESShimano M396
CRANKSTrailcraft Square Tapered 152mm, 30 tooth ring
BARTrailcraft Alloy Riser
GRIPSTrailcraft Lock-On
STEMTrailcraft, Length: 50mm
POSTTrailcraft 27.2
CASSETTESunrace 11-42
WHEELSET1300 grams! Stans Podium rims, Superlight hubs, 32 DB Spokes
TIRESSchwalbe Rocket Ron 26x2.1"
Special Price1499
Weight22.8 pounds

Size Chart

Approximate Age9-13
Minimum Inseam26 inches
Height Range4'7"- 5'1"


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