***Timber 26 Special Build level bike shipping NOW. All other build levels shipping around April 15 when we receive our next round of components.
****All bikes built for you in Fort Collins, Colorado and ship 10-15 days from order date.*****
Please read the above and below in RED before placing your order. ***Rock Shox Reba 26 now on all build levels*** (Note pictures show incorrect fork)
Professional results require professional equipment and we've designed our 2021 Timber 26 to be the perfect transitional bike coming off of a 24" bike. We constantly see kids coming off 24" bikes making the leap to XS or S sized 27.5 wheels (or even 29ers!) designed for 5' riders and taller. We designed the 2021 Timber 26 as the perfect "tweener" bike for kids too big for a 24" bike and too small for an adult bike. Revised geometry with a SUPER low standover height allows kids in the 4'6" range to move up to 26" wheels, and have a bike with an updated head tube angle, seat tube angle, stealth dropper and internal cable routing. Super clean look, super fast bike available in 6 cool colors!
Our new Timber 26 is ready to ride at just under 22 pounds with best in category components including a fresh new geometry approach, 1300 gram Stans Podium racing wheels on the race builds, 85 gram Ashima ultralight rotors, an extended range 11-46 cassette and our Trailcraft 152mm direct-mount cranks with aluminum spindle. The 26" wheel size is coming back for kids, and our end goal is to build the lightest production 26" bike with best in category frame, wheels, and component spec so kids can dominate the trails.
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. 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. The lower front end and standover height really allows young riders to be able to loft the front wheel over rocks, roots, creek crossings, and other trail obstacles. It's almost like a mini dirt jumper! This super sweet bike allows 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 on a bike that weighs just 22 pounds with category leading components.
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 several ways:
1. PRO SRAM AXS - 21 pounds - $3499.00 - Shipping around May 1
2.. PRO XTR/XT Timber 26 - 21.5 pounds - $2499.00 Shipping around May 1
3. PRO RACE Timber 26 - 21.8 pounds - $2149.00 Shipping around May 1
4. Special Build Timber 26 - 22.9 pounds - $1899.00 Shipping NOW All bikes built for you in Fort Collins, Colorado and ship 10-15 days from order date.*****
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 2020 Timber 26 has it all - a high performance "new school" 26-inch frame geometry, super light weight components, and 6 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, tapered head tube, 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 Level Wheelset:
Stans Crest MK3 Custom 1290 gram wheelset features superlight 370 gram hubs laced to 26-inch Stans Crest 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:
All Timber 26 bikes get our brand new TC32 suspension fork - 100mm travel, 32mm hard anodized black stanchion, hydraulic compression, rebound adjust, air spring with lockout - JUST 1690 grams!
Component Level Options:
SRAM AXS - 1x12 electronic component group is the top shelf of components for 2020. AXS Eagle shifter, Rear Derailluer, Cassette, XTM8000 brakes, 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 XT Shimano - 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 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.
Pro Race 1x10 group adds a Sunrace 11-42 wide-range cassette with 42t alloy cassette cog to keep weight low. A true and complete Deore 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 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.
|MODEL||Timber 26 Pro Elite Elite SHIPPING APRIL 15||Timber 26 Pro Race SHIPPING APRIL 15||Timber 26 Special Build SHIPPING NOW
|FRAME||Timber 26 ||Timber 26 ||Timber 26
|FORK||Rock Shox Reba 26 100MM||Rock Shox Reba 26 100MM||Rock Shox Reba 26 100MM
|HEADSET||Trailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge||Trailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge||Trailcraft Precision Sealed Cartridge
|REAR DERAILLEUR||XTR M9000 11 Speed GS Carbon Cage||Shimano Deore 10 Speed ||Shimano Deore 10 Speed
|SHIFTER||XT M8000 11 Speed ||Shimano Deore 10 Speed||Shimano Deore 10 Speed
|BRAKES||Shimano XT M8000||Shimano Deore||Shimano MT201
|CRANKS||Trailcraft Direct Mount 152mm , Alloy Spindle, 26,28,30,32t Option||Trailcraft Direct Mount 152mm, Alloy Spindle, 26,28,30,32t Option||Trailcraft Direct Mount 152mm, Alloy Spindle, 26,28,30,32t Option
|BAR||Trailcraft Pro||Trailcraft Pro||Trailcraft Alloy
|GRIPS||Trailcraft Lock-On||Trailcraft Lock-On||Trailcraft Lock-On
|STEM||Trailcraft Superlight 80g, 50mm||Trailcraft 50mm||Trailcraft 50mm
|POST||Trailcraft 30.9 Superlight||Trailcraft 30.9 ||Trailcraft 30.9
|CASSETTE||SLX M7000 11-46 11 Speed||Sunrace 11-46 (Alloy 46 tooth)||Sunrace 11-46 (Alloy 46 tooth)
|WHEELSET||Stans Crest rims, Superlight hubs, 32 DB Spokes, 1300 grams||Stans Podium rims, Superlight hubs, 32 DB Spokes, 1300 grams||Trailcraft rims, Trailcraft hubs, 28 DB Spokes, 1600 grams
|TIRES||Schwalbe Rocket Ron 26x2.1"||Schwalbe Rocket Ron 26x2.1"||Schwalbe Rocket Ron 26x2.1"
|Estimated Weight||21.5 pounds||21.8 pounds||23 pounds
*COVID parts availability advisory: The bike industry is currently having trouble keeping up with demand in these strange times. Standard builds purchased from the website might include unavailable parts at which point we will replace them with equivalent parts (and upgraded parts in some cases) due to supplier availability. Please reach out to us directly if you have any questions or would like to ensure your build includes any specific parts.