Performance meets value with our Timber 26 Winter Build! The very last of our Timber 26 light green bikes are on sale at the best price of the year and comes in at a very low 22.5 pounds to make any terrain easy to ride. The Timber 26's fresh new geometry approach also comes with best in category components including 1620 gram Rock Shox 30 Gold suspension fork, 1290 gram Stans Podium racing wheels, 96 gram Avid ultralight rotors, and even a Sunrace extended range 11-42 cassette! Our end goal is to build the lightest production 26" bike with best in category frame, wheels, and component spec so your young rider can absolutely shed in 2018.
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. Most 27.5" bikes are just too big and long 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.
Compare bikes in this price range - If your family likes to ride uphill, the 11-42 cassette combined with our 152mm crankset and 30t narrow-wide style chainring makes uphill climbs more manageable. Pay attention to how other bikes are spec'd with an 11-36 and a 32t or larger front chainring. Bottom line is your young rider will walk more with their 11-36 & 32t front ring and climb more with our 11-42 & 30t front ring. We put the best gearing on our bikes because we know our own kids don't like to walk, so we bet yours don't either. To further show how serious we are about this awesome bike and giving you the best performance to value, we spec Schwalbe's Rocket Ron 26x2.1" tires which is undoubtedly the best tire you can put on a bike in this category to keep rotational weight as low as possible.
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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 this Special Christmas build is 21.5 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. It's way more responsive than your typical 2008-era 26" hardtail you might have owned with 445mm chain stays and a super steep 71 degree head angle!
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 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.
Rock Shox 30 Gold TK - 100mm travel, 30mm aluminum stanchion, Solo Air cartridge with lockout, external rebound adjustment, 1620 grams
Component Level Options:
Special Timber 26 Winter Build 1x10 components featuring Shimano Deore M6000 rear derailleur (with clutch), 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 Winter Build also gets our custom 152mm Trailcraft crankset with 30t narrow-wide style chainring.