“I’m about going all over all of the mountains. Or maybe not even mountains, just wherever the next trail leads me. I wanted a bomber hardtail that is totally up to date with all the relevant technology and design features of a modern mountain bike: great geometry, strong yet not overbuilt, and is optimized for all the great new components that make riding hard much better, like chunkier tires, powerful brakes, a solid suspension fork and a sturdy, fast-rolling set of wheels to roll on. I need all the cutting edge devices but I also want something that is reliable and timeless. As technology keeps advancing I want a frame that won’t need upgrading and which I can just bolt on the latest and greatest parts and keep riding hard.”


Specs

Midweight, All Mountain

People wanted a Chromag bike with 27.5-inch wheels so we made them. We started by producing our most popular bike, the Samurai, as a 27.5 option but now we also offer a version produced by our partner factory in Taiwan at a slightly lower price, making it even more accessible to get on the exact kind of Chromag frame that you might want. It’s handmade using a custom tube set with our own removable modular drop outs. It’s a contemporary classic that features all the on-trail characteristics that we pride ourselves on.

  • Handmade in our Taiwanese partner factory
  • Chromag Custom chromoly tube set
  • Chromag's own trail honed geometry optimized for 27.5” wheels
  • Chainstay length 16.5” / 419mm
  • Chromag modular/replaceable dropout system for 10x135mm or 12x142mm
  • 44mm headtube accepts tapered steerer forks
  • Design optimized for 120-150mm fork
  • 31.6mm seattube with stealth routing
  • 35mm seat collar

Colours

Gloss Black, Blood Red, Gray with Blue Accents, Lime Green


Features

Modular Dropouts

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.

Yokel

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.

Tubing

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.


 

 


Geometry

  
Chainstay 16.5" / 419mm
Headtube 4.2" / 107mm
Head Angle 68°
Seattube Angle 73°
BB Height 12.9" 328mm
Seatpost Size 31.6mm
Headset Size 44mm
Ft. Derailleur Size 34.9mm
BB Shell 73mm

*measured with a 140mm fork.  Optimal 120-150mm


Sizing

 SMM/LL
TYPICAL RIDER HEIGHT 5'2-5'7
157-170cm
5'5"-5'10
165-178cm
5'8"-6'2"
173-188cm
5'11 - 6'4" 
180 - 193cm
TOPTUBE LENGTH (EFFECTIVE) 22.25"
565mm
23"
584mm
23.75"
 603mm
24.4"
620mm
SEATTUBE LENGTH (C-TOP) 15.5"
394mm
17"
432mm
18.5"
470mm
19.5"
495mm
REACH 381mm 400mm 420mm 436mm
STACK 602mm 602mm 602mm 602mm

Complete Builds

PARTSGX BUILDEAGLE 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
PEDALS - -
PRICE $3,500 $4,500
FRAME ONLY $850 $850
  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.
Call: 604-905-6667
Email: info@chromagbikes.com