“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.”
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
Gloss Black, Blood Red, Gray with Blue Accents, Lime Green
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
|5'11 - 6'4"
180 - 193cm
|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.