Primer - Mid Grey - M/L+
The Primer is built up with 27.5+ wheels paired with geometry designed for aggressive all mountain riding. It is handbuilt in Canada by local fabricator Mike Truelove, in small batches that are painted individually for each customer.
The Primer uses what we would describe as our most progressive 29er geometry to date (excluding the Doctahawk!), notably the short chainstays, lower than ever BB height, steep seattube with a slack head angle, low stack headtube and long front center. This combination is the most versatile 29er we've ever built.
Building a frame with 27.5+ compatibility means that we had to redesign our ‘yokel’ junction to maximize the chainstay layout clearance. Incorporating a BB92 bb shell and boost dropout spacing also accommodates the most room possible for tire widths as wide as 3.0.
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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.
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)
Wheel Size // 29" or 27+
Recommended Fork Length // 160mm (±10mm)
Builder // Chris Dekerf and Mike Truelove
|FORK||Rock Shox Yari RC 170|
|STEM||Chromag HiFi 50mm|
|HANDLEBAR||Chromag OSX 25mm Rise, 800mm Wide|
|HEADSET||Cane Creek Forty ZS|
|BRAKES||SRAM G2 RSC|
|SHIFTER||SRAM NX Eagle|
|CASSETTE||SRAM NX Eagle 10-50t|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX Eagle|
|WHEELSET||Stans 27.5 Baron rims on Chromag R3 hubs.|
|TIRES||Maxxis Minion DHF 2.8 / DHR 2.8|
|SADDLE||Chromag Lynx DT|
|CHAIN||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Frame Size||STypical Rider Height: 155cm - 165cm||MTypical Rider Height: 163cm - 174cm||M/LTypical Rider Height: 172cm - 183cm||LTypical Rider Height: 181cm - 192cm||XLTypical Rider Height: 190cm - 200cm|
* Max. post insertion based on Rockshox Reverb