Our longest running & most evolved frameset.
The Samurai is our longest running and most evolved frameset. It has had several changes including updated geometry, new features, and compatibilities.
Made in Canada by fabricator, Mike Truelove, the Samurai is our 27.5 wheel, all mountain hardtail. The newest version features longer front end geometry with relaxed headtube and steepened seattube. Oriented to longer travel forks, the Samurai positioning is readjusted for the best balance of direction control and stability. It also includes boost rear wheel spacing, tapered headtube and stealth seattube routing. A new machined yoke paired with the boost layout means that we can increase tire clearance significantly. For those interested in dabbling in the future option of 26+, there is clearance to explore that route.
By Mike Truelove,
in British Columbia, Canada.
6.0 lbs (Medium, Frame Only)
Design optimized for a 150mm fork
Chromag custom 4130 chromoly steel alloy, drawn to our own specifications for each model.
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.
Head Tube Badge
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.
As 12mm through axles have proven to be solid, reliable and convenient, we have committed most of our models to utilize this format. Our 12mm dropouts are accurate and tough and feature a removable derailleur hanger with a sturdy interface for strength and reliability. All 2017 models (excluding Monk and Nice Dreams) will follow the 148mm boost spacing.
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.
Custom Colour Choice
|Typical Rider Height||5'2"-5'7"||5'5"-5'10"||5'8"-6'2"||6'-6'4"||6'3"-6'7"|
|Top Tube Length (Effective) TTL||577mm||603mm||622mm||648mm||667mm|
|Seat Tube Length STL||394mm||431mm||470mm||495mm||533mm|
|Stand Over SO||687mm||710mm||737mm||754mm||772mm|
|Head Tube Angle HTA||66°||66°||66°||66°||66°|
|Seat Tube Angle STA||75°||75°||75°||75°||75°|
|Chain Stay Length CSL||419mm||419mm||419mm||419mm||419mm|
|Bottom Bracket Height BBH||320mm||320mm||320mm||320mm||320mm|
|Head Tube Length HTL||105mm||105mm||105mm||105mm||105mm|
|Fork Offset FO||42mm||42mm||42mm||42mm||42mm|
|Seatpost Size||31.6mm||Seatclamp Size||35mm|
|Headset Size||44mm-56mm tapered|
|BB Shell||73mm threaded||Rear Axle||184mm, M12 x 1.75mm (Boost 148 Spacing) - Included|
|*Measured with a 150mm fork. Optimal 140-160mm|
|PARTS||GX EAGLE BUILD||EAGLE XO1 BUILD|
|FORK||Rock Shox LYRIK RC 150 SA
|Rock Shox LYRIK RC 150 SA
|STEM||Chromag HiFi 50mm||Chromag HiFi 50mm|
|HANDLEBAR||Fubars OSX 25mm Rise||Fubars OSX 25mm Rise|
|HEADSET||Cane Creek Forty ZS||Cane Creek Forty ZS|
|CRANK||SRAM GX EAGLE||SRAM X1 EAGLE Carbon|
|BRAKES||SRAM Guide RS B1||SRAM Guide RSC B1|
|ROTORS||180mm Centreline||180mm Centreline|
|SHIFTERS||SRAM GX 12 SPD||SRAM X01 EAGLE|
|CASSETTE||SRAM XG-1275||SRAM XG-1295 EAGLE 10-50|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX 1X12||SRAM X01 EAGLE 1X12|
|WHEELSET||CHROMAG PHASE30 Rims with CHROMAG MAGNA Hubs||CHROMAG PHASE30 Rims with CHROMAG MAGNA 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 Squarewave||Chromag Squarewave|
|CHAIN||SRAM GX EAGLE||X01 EAGLE|
|FRAME ONLY||$1,900 CAD
|RockShox Reverb Seat Dropper optional.
*US pricing applies to all US and International purchases.
To purchase, please contact us directly. We are happy to answer all your questions about our bikes and products. Call: 604-905-6667 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org