Lets say your kid already has a bike and you’re not ready to plunk down $1,600 or more for a sweet new Trailcraft so they can keep up with you. Now, you can at least drop a pound or more from the front end by swapping in the new Trailcraft 24 alloy rigid fork.
Weighing in at just 650g, it can save upwards of 1,000g off cheap suspension forks that come on low end kids bikes. That can really help your tyke lift the front end over small obstacles and help them hustle up the hills a little better. It’s available in five colors to match their bikes, which includes black to go with just about anything you might already have. It uses a threadless 1-1/8″ steerer with 38mm offset and 410mm axle-to-crown measurements, retail is $189.
If you are looking for a complete bike, they’ve added a custom configurator to their website that shows you all the options and updates the prices in real time…
Claimed weight is 650g or less, this one came in at 630g (on their scales, with uncut steerer). They also offer a titanium rigid fork for $399 with a max claimed weight of 520g.
Their new custom configurator uses a simple form for both the alloy and titanium bikes and lets you pick the drivetrain, fork, wheels (theirs or their custom Stan’s 24″ race wheels) and color, adding or subtracting options as needed and showing the updated price in real time. It won’t update the finished bike image, but they have photos of each frame color for viewing, and their 1x chainrings are anodized to match the paint as close as possible.
“The Pineridge 24 Pro Dream Bike Configurator is live now with all five aluminum frame colors in stock as well as titanium. Aluminum model builds range from 18-22 pounds and $1529-$2,137 depending on configuration spec. Titanium Pineridge 24 Pro model builds range from 18-21 pounds and $2,436-$2,973 depending on configuration spec. All bikes are fully built with a pro level tune and are then minimally disassembled for shipping purposes. Bikes are easily re-assembled in 10 minutes using 3,4,5, and 6mm allen wrenches to set up the stem, bar, shift lever(s), brakes, grips and finally install pedals.”
Check out our first impressions of the Trailcraft Pineridge here.