"Before I found the Surface I’d tried a bunch of 29ers and although the benefits of the wheels were obvious often the bikes they were attached to felt a little too cross-country for my liking. I wanted a bike that I can race at the local midweek events, have a beer instead of washing it, then throw it in the back of my truck to go away for a weekend of epic, all-day rides with my buddies and never have to wonder if I have the right bike, no matter what trail we ride. I also want a bike built by Chris Dekerf because I know his heritage as a frame builder combined with the Chromag design philosophy and aesthetic."
Big wheels, all mountain
The new 2017 Surface features longer front end per sizing, slacker head angle, steeper seattube, shorter chainstays, and bb height adjusted for longer travel (150mm). We are now using 148 boost rear axle spacing and a new ‘yokel’ layout for increased tire clearance. The 2017 Surface is a 29er but will also accept 27.5+ tires up to 2.8” or possibly more.
- Handmade in British Columbia, Canada by Chris Dekerf
- 29 x 2.5” or 27.5 x 2.8” tire clearance
- Head Angle – 66.5 degrees – 150mm fork
- Seat Angle – 75 degrees
- Chromag Custom True Temper and Aircraft grade 4130 chromoly
- Chromag's trail honed geometry
- Chainstay length optimized at 16.7" / 425mm
- Custom CNC machined dropouts for 12mm Maxle with replaceable hanger
- Rear hub spacing – 12 x 148mm
- CNC Machined Headtube Tapered 44-56mm
- Seatpost size – 31.6mm with Stealth routing
- Design optimized for a 120 - 150mm fork
- 31.6mm diameter seat tube with Stealth routing
- 35mm seat collar
- Frame weight – 5.9lbs
Metallic Black, Burnt Orange, British Racing Green, Pearl Night Blue *Custom color options available
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.
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.
|Headtube||4.5" / 115mm|
|BB Height||12.6" / 320mm|
|Headset Size||44-56mm tapered|
|Ft. Derailleur Size||34.9mm|
|BB Shell||73mm threaded|
*measured with a 150mm fork. Optimal 130-150mm.
|TYPICAL RIDER HEIGHT||5'2-5'7
|TOPTUBE LENGTH (EFFECTIVE)||22.75"
|SEATTUBE LENGTH (BB - TOP ST)||15.5"
|PARTS||GX EAGLE BUILD||EAGLE XO1 BUILD|
|FORK||Rock Shox Lyrik SA 150||Rock Shox Lyrik SA 150|
|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 PHASE30 Rims with CHROMAG MAGNA Hubs 27.5+ or 29||CHROMAG PHASE30 Rims with CHROMAG MAGNA Hubs 27.5+ or 29|
|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 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.