Posted by Logan Watts
The new Salsa Timberjack Kids bikes pack a lot of bikepacking-friendly features into very small packages — the Timberjack 20 and Timberjack 24. Each has 3-inch plus-sized tires for maximum flotation, traction, and most importantly, confidence inspiring stability that can help smaller bodies stay upright in loose conditions. In addition, the “True Tracking Fork” features Three-Pack bosses on the fork legs for carrying water bottles or gear, just like mom and dad’s bikes.
As far as frame specs, the Timberjack 20 and 24 each get an aluminum 6061-T6 heat-treated frameset with BOOST, plus-bike capable hub spacing. Each has bolt-on hubs (not quick-release hubs as shown in these photos of prototypes).
The kids Timbejacks get a twist-shift operated 1 x 8 Narrow-Wide drivetrain for ease of operation. Plus, Salsa fitted each with a size-specific saddle, adjustable brake levers for small hands and safer stopping, and smaller pedals to better fit smaller feet. They also each get internal shifter and brake cable routing.
Salsa Timberjack 20
Build Kit for Timberjack 20
- Rear Derailleur Shimano M310 Altus
- Cassette SunRace CSM400, 12-32t, 8-speed
- Chain KMC ZS7
- Crankset Samox, 28t
- Shifter Shimano Tourney Revo Shifter
- Brakes & Rotors Promax Mechanical, 160mm, 140mm
- Headset Cane Creek 10
- Stem Promax
- Handlebar Promax
- Grips Velo
- Seatpost Promax 31.6 x 300mm
- Saddle Velo
- Wheels Formula 32h, WTB i35 20”, 1.8 spokes, brass nipples
- Tires Chao Yang, 20 x 3”
Salsa Timberjack 24
The Timberjack 24 has the same spec aside from an additional set of bottle mounts in the frame triangle and bigger wheels and Chao Yang, 24 x 3” tires…
The Timberjack 20 will retail for U.S. $549.00 and the 24 for $559.00. Expected availability early January 2018. View the official release at SalsaCycles.com for more info. P.S. The images of the kids in the snow are of Koby and Ava Fei Clark from the Clark family. Lear more about their upcoming family Baja Divide ride at SimplyPropelled.com.