Samurai 27.5"

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.

HANDMADE

By Mike Truelove,
in British Columbia, Canada.

WEIGHT

6.0 lbs (Medium, Frame Only)

TRAVEL

Design optimized for a 150mm fork

REAR SPACING

12x148 Boost

MATERIAL

Chromag custom 4130 chromoly steel alloy, drawn to our own specifications for each model.

Features

Chromoly 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.

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.

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.

Colours

 

Custom Colour Choice

Geometry

 SMM/LLXL
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
Reach  R 411mm 437mm 456mm 481mm 500mm
Stack  S 619mm 619mm 619mm 619mm 619mm
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 
Wheelbase  WB  1136mm 1161mm  1181mm  1206mm  1225mm 
Seatpost Size 31.6mm
Seatclamp Size 35mm
Headset Size 44mm-56mm tapered
BB Shell 73mm threaded
*Measured with a 150mm fork. Optimal 140-160mm

Builds

PARTSGX EAGLE BUILDEAGLE XO1 BUILD
FORK Rock Shox LYRIK RC 150/120 2P Rock Shox LYRIK RC 150/120 2P
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 
PEDALS - -
PRICE $4,900 CAD
$4,250 USD*
$5,950 CAD
$5,150 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 your questions about our bikes and products. Call: 604-905-6667 Email: info@chromagbikes.com