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    New Chromag

    There doesn't seem to be much about Chromag in this forum so i thought i would post a picture of my new Samurai.



    This one will be living in the North of Scotland

    Gordymac

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    Nice bike!
    Congrats.
    Like you said not a lot of Chromag on this site. Not sure why?
    I have a hardtail that I won't sell but I need to get out on the trails.......

    Cheers,

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    Nice ride!

    One of my bro's is riding a stylus with a 66 fork. They make such nice bikes- enjoy!

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    I bought a Samurai over the summer and I've never been happier with a bike. It's an amazing frame and the attention to detail is spot on.

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    Gorgeous bike!

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    How much is that frame? CDN $$? thanks and where did you get it? thx!

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    how tall are u?
    does the medium fit well?

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    Hi Jass

    I bought my Samurai in the UK so i have no idea what it is in Cn$.

    Hogger

    I am 5' 7" and the medium is a good fit for me. It is easily chuckable and rides like a dream.

    Gordymac

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    Thx Gordymac! Look like a nice frame! Anyway, i wrote to Chromag directlly! Jaz

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    I have a Stylus that I got in the fall. Such a nice hardtail and the angles are well suited to tech singletrack. I have a photo of my build that I'll post up later, but quickly listing it out:

    Large Stylus frame.
    Pike Team
    Saint Cranks
    Juicy 7 brakes
    Hadley Gold hubs onto Syncros DS28 rims
    Thomson post and stem
    Easton Bars.

    It's not a light build but built for epic BC riding.

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    I had my answer from Ian at chromag this morning.... 1100 CDN$ for tha samurai frame!

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    Sharp, sharp bike. love that Canadian steel work.

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    thinking about getting an 17.5" chromag stylus with pike for tech singletracks...
    a lot cheaper than the trl or samurai (and a bit longer tt in 17.5"....i m 185cm tall)

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    How much for yhe stylus?

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    Stylus is about $700CDN. I'm about the same height as you and ride the large frame, fits really well, nice angles and it's great to have the low stand over height. Makes the bike feel really flickable. It's a stiff frame too and really responds to inputs in a snappy manner.

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    do you have a picture of your stylus built? how much it's weight complete? thx!

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    I have a picture and I'll post it up tonight. As for weight, not sure, don't really have access to scales, but it's not light, I'd estimate 30-31lbs.

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    Here she is.....

    Okay, not the best photo but you'll get the idea:

    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1185667/

    Full build list:

    Stylus frame - large
    Pike SL fork
    FSA headset
    Thomson Stem
    Monkey Lite bars
    Juicy 7 F + R (185/160)
    X9 shifters and rear mech.
    LX front mech
    Saint cranks/BB
    Old DX spd pedals
    e13 DRS
    SRAM 990 rear cassette
    Thomson seatpost
    WTB saddle
    Oury grips
    Kenda Nevegal tire front
    Michelin 2.2" tire rear
    Hadley hubs f+r
    Syncros DS28 rims.


    As you can tell not built to be light, built to last and take on tech singletrack. I'm running a 90mm stem and I'm 6'2" and the seatpost has no layback...so the frame is plenty long enough.

    It's a great frame and I love the graphics. It's a nice looking hardtail built up, not an XC racer, purposeful, looks like it needs to be ridden hard.

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    Sorry, I'll try again....

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    exactly the same frame fork combo i would looovvveeee to ride

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    Here's a hint... don't get the U-turn version of the Pike. You don't need it for this frame. Leave the fork in the 140mm setting and just ride. Honestly the angles are just right for all kinds of riding, even tehnical climbs.

    I could easily shed a few lbs from the bike with an air Pike (mines a coil) and XT cranks over the Saints on there.

    Jon.

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    my parts list would look like this:

    Stylus large
    pike 426 coil ( can get it for 360 euros aprox. 450 us)
    fsa XL II
    xt cranks
    dmr Hubs and syncros rims with maxxis single plys
    funn stem with diabolus bar
    shimano deore (180mm/200mm combo) brakes with goodridge housing (work really good, and i already have them :-) )
    and so on
    think im ready in june or something like that....bought an bigbike in the winter have to save some money ;-)

    ps.: can you post up more pics??

    holger
    www.dirtindustries.de

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    here a french thread about Chromag frames.
    sur you won't understand a few words but there are some nices photos. Some from here some from others country.

    http://forum.velovert.com/index.php?showtopic=63933

    Mine will be the old blue one. I'll put all the parts of my Cove Stiffe on the blue frame. Deemax wheels, Pike Air U-turn, XO transmission, some raceface parts and i hope it will be great. Know 3 Chromag frames in France ! Maybe more i hope !

    So i'll put on this frame


    all i have on this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogger
    ps.: can you post up more pics??
    I will clean my bike and then get some better pictures of it over the weekend. It looks so nice when it's all clean and shining.

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    Here what I just got in my mail box (yes, it's a very big one thanks god !)


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    Sweet toy!!!

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    Here we are :






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    Nice build. They are nice clean looking frames.

    Just been out a got VERY muddy on mine. About to go and clean it off.

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    awesome

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    http://homepage.mac.com/ronandmaria/PhotoAlbum20.html

    Here's my gypsy
    This bike friggen rocks.
    It can take anything you can ride it off of and come away smiling.
    buy one and you won't regret it.

    They also make sweet bars and stems.
    www.chromagbikes.com

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    Latest pic of my Stylus... spot the upgrades;

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    how does it work with the lyrik?
    i could imagine the geo is spot on but can you use the 160mm on hardtail?
    i think it could feel unbalanced?

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    It's all down to preference, but I think it rides really well. I like my forks to be a little softer than most. That way they track the ground really well. The back wheel follows whatever the front wheel is doing, so as long as there is a big tire fitted and you're willing to soak up the bumps, you can ride rough ground pretty quick (DH at least). I didn't think the bike felt stupid with that fork up front in any way, the geometry of the bike really lends itself to that kind of aggressive riding.

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    Great looking bikes!

    I picked up Chromag at our shop after being very impressed with what I saw up in BC last summer. I've yet to move one but I think it's only a matter of time.

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    Well, this thread pretty much sealed the deal. Did you guys buy your bikes directly from Chromag or a local dealer? I'm the US and could use some insight into how much these frames run and how long the wait is to get one. I'm most interested in the Large TRL.
    A trail thats too difficult wouldnt exist because itd never be used. But, trails can exist thatre too difficult for you.

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    Check your PM's Nickle. I'm a US dealer for Chromag and can hook you up.

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    E-mail Ian using the info link on the Chromag website. He'll be able to advise you on where to find the frames near you. I got my frame from Cove Bikes in North Vancouver. I'm pretty sure those guys do mail order so maybe give them a call and see what they have in stock. I know there were a couple of frames in there a few weeks back. From what I recall, the Stylus frames were well stocked in various sizes and colours with the distributor.

    Good luck!

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    Not a Chromag, but the hand holding my custom belongs to the guy that welds them up.


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    I just ordered on myself. A Samurai in Carbon/Matte Black. I'll post pics when I get it.

    Eric
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    The Stylus looks promising.
    I suppose it is kind of a budget version of the Gypsy and now I am wondering what exactly the Gypsy (or TRL) has to offer over the Stylus.

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    weight

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    Spam alert - I'm selling my Stylus frame, I'm consolidating the bike collection and raising funds for house reno's at the same time.

    See add:

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/classified...ct=9574&cat=25

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_boy
    Spam alert -
    check yer PM's

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    Seen the monk?
    From a post on black box labs (code on their blog not allowing me to post a link...):
    Wednesday, November 7, 2007
    Chromag Monk.
    Posted by: Claire

    I saw the new Chromag Monk the other day. It was so beautiful, lightly speckled with mud, that I had to take pictures of it Homegrown here in Whistler, Chromag Bikes are seriously the sickest hardtails on earth and the Monk is the new design coming spring 2008. It is a strictly single speed design so..... the perfect dirt jump, skate park, street or pump track bike! You choose! Check out www.chromagbikes.com




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    Hey JoshG
    That looks pretty sweet, It seems like Iain can do no wrong!

    Well almost a year on from my original post and things have not changed one little bit, I love my Samurai it is by far the best hardtail i have ever owned. It is so much fun and it rides like a dream.

    Gordymac

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    monk - i read at whistlermtb.com that it will be produced in far east, too.
    (think it is a good thing, because here in germany are the canadian made hardtails reallly expensive. im just waiting for a taiwan samurai)

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    Here is the story that Hogger is mentioning...some more info and pics on the monk.
    http://www.whistlermountainbike.com/...7-chromag-monk

    And a story on their 'new' quick releases:
    http://www.whistlermountainbike.com/...-quick-release





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    i really like the style and craftmanship of chromag...but if its purpose is dirtjumping and its as expensive as its sisters and brothers (even the stylus) than i doubt it is getting a huge success...

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    bump!

    Anymore chromag owners out there wanna show off their rides??

    I am really stoked about these bikes, I have been researching steel hard tails for a while and I really believe chromag has what I need. Their geometry looks spot on and the craftsmanship looks top notch. Only problem is deciding which model I need and a US dealer near by that sells them. Sweet bikes.

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    Pics from the WORCA / Chromag Show and Shine

    http://www.worca.com/itoolkit.asp?pg=AUGUST_2ND

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