Trailcraft Cycles launches Timber 26

Bigger wheels for growing riders

Remember the days when adults rode 26in wheels? For many mountain bikers, those days are in the rearview mirror and 26in wheels are reserved for dirt jumpers and children’s mountain bikes.

Just in time for the holiday season, Trailcraft Cycles is introducing a lightweight 26-in alloy hardtail to cater to young riders who’ve outgrown 24in wheels but aren’t quite ready to comfortably fit on mountain bikes with 27.5in wheels.

The Timber 26 is designed for riders in the 4'9
The Timber 26 is designed for riders in the 4'9

"While the industry jumped head first and all-in on the 27.5in wheelsize, young kids and their parents were searching for extra-small and small 26in frames and bikes that actually fit their kids,” said Ginger Rosenbauer, Trailcraft Cycles founder.

The Timber 26 is constructed from 7005 aluminum and complete bike weights start at 21.5lb / 9.75kg.

Pricing for the Timber 26 starts at £1,570 / $1,949 / AU$2,635 with a Shimano Deore build and an ultralight Stan’s Notubes Podium Wheelset.

The Timber frame retails for £490 / $599 / AU$810.

All of Trailcraft's complete bikes come with 152mm crankarms
All of Trailcraft's complete bikes come with 152mm crankarms

Bikes will begin shipping in early December.

Visit www.trailcraftcycles.com 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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