"I want a bike that is lawless. I want to be able to descend anything I find myself above but I want to get up there with minimum of fuss and maximum speed, which is why I want a 29er. Too many people discredit 29ers as being only for old guys and cross-country racers, but bikes like the Rootdown defy small-minded definition. I’ve tried my hand at all types of mountain biking but after years of searching I realized I just like being out on the trails and that specific categorization is a waste of time. I just want to fly through the woods, feel the loam flick up on my shins, and never have to worry about wiping the grin off my face."
Big wheels, all mountain
A combination of longer top tube, shorter chain stay, slacker head angle, steeper seat tube and lower BB, continues the progression of all mountain hardtail. Stealth routing for dropper posts is standard as is full housing. Build with our custom-drawn tubes and featuring a 12 x148 Boost rear end, this is the evolution of Chromag frame design in 29er form. It's a stable ascender and a dominant descender.
- Handmade in our Taiwanese partner factory
- Custom chromoly tube set
- Chromag's own trail honed geometry
- Chain stay length optimized at 413mm
- 44-56mm ZS headtube
- Design optimized for 120-160mm fork
- Custom CNC machined dropouts, yokel and zip guides
- 12x148mm Maxle
- 31.6mm seat tube with stealth routing
- Up to 2.5 tire clearance
- 6.5lb median frame weight
Gloss Black, Blue, Neon Orange
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.
|BB Height||12.6" 320mm|
|*measured with a 160mm fork. Optimal 120-160mm.|
|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 - 201cm
|TOPTUBE LENGTH (EFFECTIVE)||23.75"
|SEATTUBE LENGTH (BB - TOP ST)||17"
|PARTS||GX BUILD||EAGLE BUILD|
|FORK||Rock Shox LYRIK RC 160/130 2P||Rock Shox LYRIK RC 160/130 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||SRAM X1 EAGLE Carbon|
|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.