"Just because I ride a steel hardtail doesn’t mean I’m a curmudgeonly retro-revivalist luddite. I have a beard because it keeps me warm, that’s all. I started riding mountain bikes years ago and I’ve been through enough flavours of bikes to know what’s worthwhile and what’s BS. I want something that will get me to the top of the hill or mountain with minimum fuss but I need something capable for when I want to charge into steep, rocky, roots trails. I don’t want to ever have to think whether I have the right bike for the job, just one bike no matter how long or how gnar the ride becomes. I want something that is designed by guys I know I can trust and is handmade by someone I respect. I want something simple because most stuff is unnecessarily complicated, but I want it to be absolutely up-to-date, including rolling on 27.5-inch wheels. Back To The Future at 88 miles an hour!"
Midweight, All Mountain
For the 27.5-inch wheel size we chose to adapt it to our Samurai platform: a bike that can get you to the top of a 4000-foot climb and descend as if that’s your only reason for doing so. The pairing of a light, yet rugged frame combined with this wheel size ensures a quick, snappy feeling frame that turns on a dime, manuals at will and lifts off the ground at a moments notice.
- Handmade in British Columbia, Canada
- True Temper and Aircraft grade 4130 chromoly
- Chromag's own trail honed geometry
- Chainstay length 16.5” / 419mm
- Chromag modular/replaceable dropout system for 10x135mm or 12x142mm
- 44/56mm zero stack headtube accepts tapered steerer forks
- Design optimized for 120-150mm fork.
- 31.6mm seattube with stealth routing
- 35mm seat collar
This bike is a reflection of you, so choosing your own colour is part of the package. Whatever you decide, we will make it happen. Different finishes and effects are available for additional cost. Call us for details.
We introduced our modular dropout in 2013 in order to accommodate both 10 x 135 and 12 x 142 hub interfaces. Our system interlocks and uses 6mm bolts for durability and longevity. It has proven extremely reliable and the convenience of being able to adapt to hub types adds a degree of future-proof to our bikes.
Head tube badges
Bikes are special. The headtube badge is the finishing touch so we’ve always made a point of taking the time to do something interesting with it. Our headtube badges have changed over the years and are an indication of the time each bike was made. Whether it’s a cast bronze, or polished stainless steel, water cut aluminum or a 3D CNC carving, each one represents our commitment to detail.
Our ‘Yokel’ design is a small machined junction on the chainstay that helps accommodate both tire clearance and chainring clearance. Our first versions were huge CNC yokes that bridged the entire front end of the chainstays. Over time we refined this to minimize weight by arranging our chainstay layout asymmetrically and reducing the yoke to a minimal size. It’s one of our most unique frame features and has been copied by other frame makers.
Making modern chromoly frames is challenging when most of the tubes available on the market are from an era of mountain biking long past. After several years of frame production we reached the point where we could design and produce our own custom tubing for the majority of our frame tubes. This contributes to the unique look of many of our frames but more importantly allows us to configure our bikes exactly as we want for each design.
|Chainstay||16.5" / 419mm|
|Headtube||4.2" / 107mm|
|BB Height||12.9" 328mm|
|Ft. Derailleur Size||34.9mm|
|*measured with a 140mm fork. Optimal 120-150mm.|
|TYPICAL RIDER HEIGHT||5'2-5'7
|TOPTUBE LENGTH (EFFECTIVE)||22.25"
|SEATTUBE LENGTH (C-TOP)||15.5"
|PARTS||GX BUILD||EAGLE BUILD|
|FORK||Rock Shox PIKE RC BOOST 150/120 2P||Rock Shox PIKE RC BOOST 150/120 2P|
|STEM||Chromag HiFi 40mm||Chromag HiFi 40mm|
|HANDLEBAR||Fubars OSX 25mm Rise||Fubars OSX 25mm Rise|
|HEADSET||Cane Creek 40 ZS||Cane Creek 40 ZS|
|CRANK||SRAM GX-1400 1x X-SYNC||X01 EAGLE|
|BRAKES||SRAM Guide RS B1||SRAM Guide RSC B1|
|ROTORS||180mm Centreline||180mm Centreline|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM GX 11 SPD||X01 EAGLE TRIGGER|
|CASSETTE||SRAM XG-1175 FULL PIN||SRAM XG-1195 X-DOME|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM XG-1175 FULL PIN||XG-1295 EAGLE 10-50|
|WHEELSET||Stans Flow S1 on Stans NEO hub.||Stans Flow MK3 on HOPE Evo 4 Hubs|
|TIRES||Maxxis Minion Fr/Minion Rr||Maxxis Minion Fr/Minion Rr|
|SEATPOST||Chromag Dolomite||Chromag Dolomite|
|SADDLE||Chromag Trailmaster DT||Chromag Trailmaster DT|
|GRIPS||Chromag Basis||Chromag Basis|
|CHAIN||SRAM 1170||X01 EAGLE Chain|
|RockShox Reverb Dropper Post optional.
Prices are in Canadian Dollars. For US and International pricing please contact us.
To purchase, please contact us directly. We are happy to answer all your questions about our bikes and products.