BIKE SHED : Surface - Complete - Neon Orange - XL
This frame has a small paint chip on the top tube as seen in the photos.
The Surface has probably the least extreme geometry of the bunch, but don't let that fool you, it was still designed right here in Whistler so it can still take a few punches, and even hand out a few.
The Surface features longer front end, slacker head angle, steeper seat tube, 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 Surface is a 29er but will also accept 27.5+ tires up to 2.8” or possibly more.
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
Seatpost Size // 31.6mm
BB // 73mm Threaded
Wheel Size // 29" or 27+
Recommended Fork Travel // 150mm (±10mm)
Builder // Chris Dekerf
Weight // 6.5lbs / 2.95kg (M/L)
|FORK||Rock Shox Lyrik Select 160mm|
|STEM||Chromag HIFI V2 40mm|
|HANDLEBAR||Chromag Cutlass 25mm Rise|
|HEADSET||Cane Creek Forty ZS|
|CRANKSET||SRAM GX 170mm|
|BRAKES||SRAM G2 RSC|
|SHIFTER||SRAM GX Eagle|
|CASSETTE||SRAM GX Eagle 10-50t|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||SRAM GX Eagle|
|WHEELSET||Chromag 29" Ally / Chromag R4 Hubs.|
|TIRES||Maxxis Minion DHF / DHR Exo+|
|SEATPOST||Rock Shox Reverb 200mm|
|SADDLE||Chromag Trailmaster DT|
|CHAIN||SRAM GX Eagle|
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.
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.
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.
Chain Stay Protector
All Chromags now ship with our injection moulded chain stay protector to help keep the paint fresh and the noise low. These have an adhesive applied, but also slot for zip ties if they come unstuck years down the line, or if you want to apply it to another frame.
|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