Chromag Bikes

Arcturian Frame

$1,900   CAD

It might be alien to some but 29+ wheels are a real thing, especially now that you can get tires with serious tread, like a Maxxis Minion 3.0.

The Arcturian started off as an experiment…to see if it could really work.  29+ bikes have been growing in popularity, due to their ability to carry momentum and offer a soft ride when things get rough, even with a bunch of gear strapped on.  The big wheels are great for long trips and adventure riding where you’re mixing up road surfaces with sections of trail.  But could they also deliver as a real-deal trail bike for proper technical riding?  The answer is yes.  The Arcturian - a bike with our most progressive dimensions and angles, corrected for the gargantuan diameter of 29+ tires.  

Gravel roads with cross ditches and log piles?  Mountain passes with ridge traverses and winding descents?  Technical climbs with a healthy scattering or slippery roots and edgy rocks?  Descents that slab and chunk their way to the valley floor?  The Arcturian is ready.

  • Looking for the non + version? Check out the Primer.

Due to the fact this item is custom painted, lead times may vary.
If you select a raw option, we'll be in touch about your paint job and delivery date once you complete checkout. Woo!

Hub Spacing // Boost 148mm (Axle and Hanger Included)
Headset // 44-56 Semi Integrated
Seat Clamp Size // 35mm
Seat post Size // 31.6mm
BB // 92mm Press Fit (PF92)
Builder // Mike Truelove

Click here to view the frame user guide.

PARTS EAGLE GX BUILD EAGLE XO1 BUILD
FORK Rock Shox Yari 140 +
Boost 110x15mm
Rock Shox Pike 160 +
Boost 110x15mm
STEM Chromag HiFi 40mm Chromag HiFi 40mm
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 EAGLE 1X12 SRAM X01 EAGLE 1X12
WHEELSET CHROMAG MAGNA40 Rims with CHROMAG MAGNA Hubs 29+ CHROMAG MAGNE40 Rims with CHROMAG MAGNA Hubs 29+
TIRES Maxxis Minion Fr 3.0" Maxxis Minion Fr 3.0"
SEATPOST Chromag Dolomite Chromag Dolomite
SADDLE Chromag Trailmaster DT Chromag Trailmaster DT
GRIPS Chromag Squarewave Chromag Squarewave
CHAIN SRAM GX EAGLE X01 EAGLE 
PEDALS - -
PRICE $4,999 CAD
$4,300 USD*
$6,090 CAD
$5,250 USD*
FRAME ONLY $1,900 CAD
$1,650 USD*
 
  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 of your questions about our bikes and products.

Call: 604-905-6667

Email: info@chromagbikes.com

Almost all Chromag frames are made from quality 4130 chromoly steel tubing. Chromoly is an abbreviation for chromium-molybdenum indicating the materials that the steel is alloyed with.

The added chromium helps increase the steels hardenability and also provide some corrosion resistance.
The molybdenum helps to increase the toughness of the steel.

It has a high tensile strength but is also malleable which is what gives our frames their notorious ride quality and feel. Chromoly is often used when more strength is required than that of mild carbon steel.

It falls under the AISI (American Iron & Steel Institute) 41XX designations which is where the “41” comes from. The “30” indicates it contains approximately 0.30% carbon by weight.

Chromoly is much stronger than traditional 1020 steel and it has a higher strength to weight ratio and high tensile strength, which means we can use less material and achieve a product that can withstand the abuse that riders love to throw at it.

Chromag 4130 Tubing

Head Tube Badge

Your bike is special. The head tube badge is the finishing touch so we’ve always made a point of taking the time to do something interesting with it. Our head tube 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.

Chromag Head Tube Badge

Dropouts

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.

chromag boost dropouts

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.

Chromag Yokel

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Arcturian Frame Geometry Chart

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Frame Size LTypical Rider Height: 183cm - 193cm XLTypical Rider Height: 190cm - 199cm
Stack680.5680.5
Reach501526
Effective Top Tube653.7678.7
Head Tube105105
Wheel base12781303
BB Drop7373
BB Height317.5317.5
Stand Over765.7796.8
chain stay438438
Seat Tube460492
Head Angle64°
Fork Offset51MM
Seat Angle77°
Wheel Size29"