29"


Surface 27.5+" / 29"

Big Wheels, all Mountain

Made in Canada

surface

Rootdown BA 27.5+" / 29"

Big Wheels, all Mountain

Made in Taiwan

rootdown

Primer 27.5+" / 29"

Midweight, All Mountain

Made in Canada

primer

27.5"


Samurai 65 26+" / 27.5"

Midweight, All Mountain

Made in Canada

samurai65

Stylus 27.5"

Freeride / Trail / Jump

Made in Taiwan

stylus 27.5

Wideangle

Midweight, All Mountain

Made in Taiwan

wideangle

26"


Monk

Dirt Jump, Pumptrack, Park

Made in Taiwan

monk

Fat Bike


Nice Dreams

Midweight, All Mountain

Made in Canada

nice dreams

In 2002, when the first Chromag frame appeared, the mountain bike market was realizing the potential of full suspension designs and were putting all their effort there. Subsequently, little attention was being paid to hardtail development. The hardtails that were available were still of an old school mentality: lighter, race oriented frames with geometry and frame specifications that weren't appropriate for the progressive nature of the riding that was being realized. At the same time full suspension designs were yet to be optimized and weren't always able to withstand the kinds of riding that was being experimented with. There was a need for a hardtail with relevant design and modern features.

At the time, Chromag's founder, Ian Ritz, ran the fabled Evolution Bike Shop. In the shop working everyday and sharing the trails with a core community of really progressive trail riders meant he got to see, firsthand, what was working and what wasn't.

Ian gathered input and experiences from his friends, studied all the bikes that he had sold and loved, distilled it into a geometry and technical specification for his design and found a local frame builder of considerable repute to build it for him.

It started with just one frame – Ian's own bike. But friends saw what he had created and asked him for one of their own. The next spring he had eight more built and they sold right away. The year after that another eight were built and were sold before the welds had cooled. At this point it just made sense to start Chromag as a business.

The desire has always been to build frames that are modern and relevant, yet have a classic quality with extreme attention to detail.

Essentially, Chromag has always been about making steel frames with beefy dropouts built for disc brakes, tire clearance for real world tires, geometry that compliments modern components and have a significant descending capability.

These days there are numerous different designs of Chromag frames. Friends would ask for a modified design to suit their own needs and from there the range of frames grew. Some are made locally, by hand, by one builder from start to finish, while others are made by a team of skilled welders in Taiwan to Chromag's exacting standards.

Mike Truelove, a welder based in Squamish who worked for Paul Brodie (one of the most innovative frame builders of his generation) for many years, has been welding Chromag frames since day one. Chris Dekerf, another frame builder with an indisputable heritage, also welds Chromag frames from his Vancouver workshop.

These locally made creations of exquisite craft command a high price because of the skill of the welder and the process that goes into building them by one man from start to finish. Chromag also works with specific production facilities in Taiwan, who are unarguably highly skilled frame builders in their own right, but because they are made by a team of welders and fabricators, at production volumes, these frames are priced more competitively.

Many of the design concepts behind each frame are replicated across both the locally and internationally produced models, meaning that you can choose the frame that suits you, even down to the price. Some people feel there is more "soul" to the locally made frames, some just want to ride the designs that Chromag have created – either way, it's all good.

Whether locally or abroad, all Chromag frames are made by hand using our own proprietary subcomponents and tube sets. Our custom geometry, CNC'd dropouts and junctions, custom tube-sets and modern designs are what set our frames apart from the rest.

What is the right frame for me?
As a general rule, all Chromag frames are built with longevity and durability in mind, but this doesn't mean that all models are made for the roughest play, and it doesn't mean that all models are too heavy for epic long distance rides. If you've read all the descriptions and are still unsure which frames you should consider, just contact us. Or, just contact right off the bat, we're here to help.

To purchase, please contact us directly. We are happy to answer all your questions about our bikes and products.
Call 604-905-6667
Email: info@chromagbikes.com

SurfaceSMM/LLXL
TYPICAL RIDER HEIGHT 5'2-5'7
156-170cm
5'5"-5'10
165-178cm
5'8"-6'2"
171-187cm
6'-6'4"
183-193cm
6'3-6'7
190-199cm
TOPTUBE LENGTH (EFFECTIVE) 22.75"
578mm
23.75"
603mm
24.5"
622mm
25.5"
648mm
26.25"
667mm
SEATTUBE LENGTH (C-TOP) 15.5"
394mm
17"
431mm
18.5"
470mm
19.5"
495mm
21"
533mm
REACH 410mm 434mm 453mm 479mm 498mm
STACK 647mm 647mm 647mm 647mm 647mm
Rootdown BASMM/LLXL
TYPICAL RIDER HEIGHT 5'2"- 5'7"
156 - 170cm
5'5"- 5'10"
165 - 178cm
5'8" - 6'2"
173 - 187cm
6' - 6'4"
183 - 193cm
6'3" - 6'7"
190 - 199cm
TOPTUBE LENGTH (EFFECTIVE) 22.75"
578mm
23.75"
603mm
24.5"
622mm
25.5"
648mm
26.25"
667mm
SEATTUBE LENGTH (C-TOP) 15.5"
394mm
17"
431mm
18.5"
470mm
19.5"
495mm
21"
533mm
REACH 410mm 428mm 447mm 473mm 492mm
STACK 647mm 653mm 653mm 653mm 653mm
PrimerMM/LLXL
TYPICAL RIDER HEIGHT 5'5"-5'10
165-178cm
5'8"-6'2"
173-188cm
6'-6'4"
183-193cm
6'3"-6'7"
190-199cm
TOPTUBE LENGTH (EFFECTIVE) 23.75"
603mm
24.5"
620mm
25.5"
648mm
26.25"
667mm
SEATTUBE LENGTH (C-TOP) 17"
431mm
18.5"
470mm
19.5"
495mm
21"
533mm
REACH 428mm 447mm 473mm 492mm
STACK 653mm 653mm 653mm 653mm
Samurai 65SMM/LLXL
TYPICAL RIDER HEIGHT 5'2-5'7
157-170cm
5'5"-5'10
165-178cm
5'8"-6'2"
171-187cm
5'11-6'4"
180-190cm
6'3"-6'7"
190-199cm
TOPTUBE LENGTH (EFFECTIVE) 22.75"
577mm
23.75"
603mm
24.5"
622mm
25.5"
648mm
26.25"
667mm
SEATTUBE LENGTH (C-TOP) 15.5"
393mm
17"
431mm
18.5"
470mm
19.5"
495mm
21"
533mm
REACH 411mm 437mm 456mm 481mm 451mm
STACK 619mm 619mm 619mm 619mm 619mm
WideangleSMM/LL
TYPICAL RIDER HEIGHT 5'2-5'7
156-170cm
5'5"-5'10
165-178cm
5'8"-6'2"
171-187cm
5'11 - 6'3"
180 - 190cm
TOPTUBE LENGTH (EFFECTIVE) 22.75"
577mm
23.75"
603mm
24.5"
622mm
25.5"
648mm
SEATTUBE LENGTH (C-TOP) 15.5"
393mm
17"
431mm
18.5"
470mm
19.5"
495mm
REACH 411mm 437mm 456mm 481mm
STACK 610mm 610mm 610mm 610mm
Stylus 27.5"SMM/LL
TYPICAL RIDER HEIGHT 5'2 - 5'7
156-170cm
5'5-5'10
165-178cm
5'8 - 6'2 
171-187cm
5'11 - 6'3
180-190cm
TOPTUBE LENGTH (EFFECTIVE) 22.75"
577mm
23.75"
603mm
24.5"
622mm
25.5"
648mm
SEATTUBE LENGTH (C-TOP) 13.5"
342mm
15.5"
393mm
17.5"
445mm
19"
482mm
REACH 411mm 443mm 458mm 482mm
STACK 611mm 611mm 611mm 611mm
MonkSHORTLONG
TYPICAL RIDER HEIGHT 5'2-5'8
156-171cm
5'8"-6'2"
171-187cm
TOPTUBE LENGTH (EFFECTIVE) 22.75"
579mm
23.75"
605mm
SEATTUBE LENGTH (CENTRE-TOP) 13"
325mm
13"
325mm
REACH 412mm 435mm
STACK 542mm 542mm
Nice Dreams FatbikeSMM / LL
TYPICAL RIDER HEIGHT  5'2-5'7
156-170cm
5'5-5'10
165-178cm
5'8-6'2"
171-187cm
5'11-6'3
180-190cm
TOPTUBE LENGTH (EFFECTIVE)  22.75"
577mm
23.75"
603mm
24.5"
622mm
25.5"
648mm
SEATTUBE LENGTH (C-TOP)  15.5"
393mm
17"
431mm
18.5"
470mm
19.5"
495mm
REACH  411mm 437mm 456mm 481mm
STACK  619mm 623mm 623mm 623mm

How do I purchase a frame?
We sell bikes directly to our customers. Please call us at 604-905-6667 or email us at info@chromagbikes.com to order your bike. We are happy to discuss our build options with you and answer any questions you may have.

How long do I have to wait to get my bike?
It depends. Many of our models are made in small productions only once a year, others are often instock. Just contact us to find out about the model you are interested in.

What is the warranty on a Chromag frame?
Chromag frames are covered against manufacturing defects for a period of 2 years. For more information, visit our Warranty Page.

What is the best wheel size?
Did we actually put that question here? It depends what cult you want to belong to. They all rip...but contact us if you have questions.

How do I choose the right size?
Often the best way is to compare to whatever you are currently riding or have been riding. Usually the most important comparison is the effective toptube length. Check our sizing chart for reference and comparison and contact us if you have any questions.