Professional results require professional equipment. Our new Timber 26 comes out of the box under 22 pounds with best in category components including a fresh new geometry approach, 1290 gram Stans Podium racing wheels, 85 gram Ashima ultralight rotors, an extended range 11-42 cassette and our Trailcraft 152mm direct-mount cranks with aluminum spindle found on much more expensive bikes. Our end goal is to build the lightest production 26" bike with best in category frame, wheels, and component spec.
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.
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.
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 mountains. Lower elevation levels or flat areas are fine with a 30 or 32 tooth chainring selection. Like our Pineridge 24 bike, all Timber 26 models feature an 11-42 cassette for maximum climbing gear range while keeping weight low. Yay! Most adult bikes don't even offer this level of configuration out of the box!
You can purchase a Timber 26 in one of 5 ways:
1. PRO XT M8000 Timber 26 - 21.75 pounds - $2324.00
2. PRO Deore M6000 Timber 26 - 21.85 pounds - $1999.00
3. Special Build Timber 26 - 22.5 pounds - $1699.00
4. Timber 26 Rolling Frameset Package - $1450.00 (Frame, Stans Podium Wheels, RST Reveal Fork, DM Cranks, Headset, Seat Collar, 2 derailleur hangers)
5. Timber 26 Frame Only - $599.00 (Frame, Headset, Seat Collar, 2 derailleur hangers)
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 light weight 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 a complete bike starts in the 21 pound range (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. Ashima 85 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.
Fork Configuration Options:
Timber Pro XT and PRO Deore bikes are spec'd with the RST Reveal - 100mm travel, 32mm hard anodized black stanchion, hydraulic compression, rebound adjust, air spring with lockout 1585 grams
Timber Special Build - Rock Shox 30 Gold TK - 100mm travel, 30mm aluminum stanchion, Solo Air cartridge with lockout, external rebound adjustment, 1620 grams
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 152mm 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 152mm 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.