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--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.
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.
Want to go a bit more custom or full custom on this build? Contact us! We are a small family business focused on building the best kids mountain bikes possible. We truly geek out on this stuff, just see our Instagram page for some of what we are doing as well as our custom builds page. We bring our frames in from Taiwan (un-assembled/not built) and we build each bike per order in Fort Collins, Colorado with US labor. Since we don't import "complete bike in box from Asia" like pretty much everyone else does, we maintain a high quality control from installation of headset, bottom bracket, and even putting the derailleur hanger on frames here in the US. You can be proud to tell your kids they have a unique bike which was truly built to order from the frame up!
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!