Salsa launches Timberjack 20 and 24 kids’ bikes

New plus bikes for growing adventurers

Salsa Cycles has a hard-earned reputation for leading the adventure/bikepacking category. The brand is launching a pair of kids mountain bikes designed to allow young riders to keep up with their parents in the woods.

Salsa Timberjack Kids highlights

  • Designed around 20 and 24in wheels with 3in tires
  • 1x8 drivetrains
  • Disc brakes
  • Bottle mounts on the fork legs
  • Timberjack 20 pricing: $549
  • Timberjack 24 pricing: $559
  • (UK and Australian pricing have yet to be announced)

The Timberjack 20
The Timberjack 20

Salsa introduced the adult version of the Timberjack hardtail in 2016. Now, the Adventure by Bike brand is rolling out 20 and 24in version for kids.

Both versions come with 3in wide tires, which should instill confidence in young riders as they venture offroad. 

The Timberjack 24
The Timberjack 24

In keeping with current trends, these bikes sport 1x8 drivetrains with narrow/wide chainrings.

Both bikes feature 1x8 drivetrains with GripShift
Both bikes feature 1x8 drivetrains with GripShift

The Timberjack 20 and 24 are built around frames constructed from 6061 aluminum to keep weight low. 

A heavily curved top tube provides plenty of standover clearance. This also means there’s no space in the mainframe of the Timberjack 20 for a water bottle. Thankfully, Salsa solved this by adding braze-ons on the fork legs for the company’s Anything Cages. This will allow kids to carry water bottles as well as a bit of cargo.

Mounts on the fork legs allow young riders to water or cargo
Mounts on the fork legs allow young riders to water or cargo

The Timberjack 20 and 24 will be available for purchase in early 2018. Visit for more information.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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