Trailcraft Cycles was created to answer the need for high performance, lightweight, kids XC bikes. With a proper selection of high end components mirroring those equivalent of adult spec’d bikes, Trailcraft is considerably lighter than the most current bikes available today.
Now Trailcraft has unveiled its new Big Mesa 26+ for riders in XS and small sizes wanting true “plus” size tire capability, but in a complete bike package which fits riders from 4’10” to 5’6″. They’re also keeping overall bike weight as low as possible, starting at just 24 pounds.
“Most of the current plus options are way overbuilt for lighter riders in stock form,” explained Trailcraft Cycles founder Ginger Rosenbauer. “As a 110-pound rider, riding a bike which is 30 pounds is not much fun, especially if the majority of the weight is in the wheels/tires. Now imagine if you are 5 feet tall and even lighter. We took Stan’s Flow MK3 rims in a 28-hole drilling, laced them to ultralight boost hubs, and set them up tubeless to keep rotational weight as low as possible. We also spec the bike with premium components designed to create lightweight 26+ bike from the very beginning.”
The Big Mesa 26+ comes standard with 26×2.8 WTB Ranger tires, but will also be able to run 27.5×2.35 tires for those wanting some variety. Each frame is made with 7005 series aluminum tubing and gets internal rear brake and stealth dropper post routing. Boost rear spacing, and 27.5 RockShox Reba or Judy 120mm travel boosts suspension fork up front.
They are also offering five color options, as well as their own selection of front direct mount chainring size. Each riding area is different, some flat, some super hilly, so they have 26, 28, 30, and 32-tooth chainring options each rider can choose what works best given their terrain. Each complete bike model comes with an 11-42 cassette so there is some great gearing range potential.
Big Mesa 26+ Build Options
- PRO XT M8000 Big Mesa 26+ | 24 pounds | $2799
- PRO Deore M6000 Big Mesa 26+ | 24 pounds | $2499
- Special Build Big Mesa 26+ | 25 pounds | $1999
- Big Mesa 26+ Rolling Frameset Package | $1799 (Frame, Stan’s Crest MK3 Wheels, RockShox Reba RL Fork, Direct Mount Cranks, Headset, Seat Collar, derailleur hanger)
- Big Mesa 26+ Frame Only | $699 (Frame, Headset, Seat Collar, derailleur hanger)
For more info on the Trailcraft Big Mesa visit www.trailcraftcycles.com