Where are the 27.5+ STEEL hard tails?

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Where are the 27.5+ STEEL hard tails?
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Posted: May 7, 2018 at 21:52 Quote
Don't forget Soma. B-side on 2.8's rides very nice, if you want 3.0-3.2 there's the Valhallen

Do wish there was one with Chameleon geometry, all the steelies I've found have long (relatively speaking) chain-stays.

Posted: May 16, 2018 at 5:23 Quote
madsweeney wrote:
Don't forget Soma. B-side on 2.8's rides very nice, if you want 3.0-3.2 there's the Valhallen

Do wish there was one with Chameleon geometry, all the steelies I've found have long (relatively speaking) chain-stays.

Chromag rootdown has 415mm stays...

Posted: Jun 17, 2018 at 5:59 Quote
Quinn-39 wrote:
dgoods wrote:
My wife's looking for a good quality, modern geometry steel 27.5+ hard tail. Who's making them these days?

We've looked at:
Spot
Soma

Any other makers out there we should be looking at?

The conversation begins and ends here: http://www.chromagbikes.com/

The Rootdown is the 'value' 29/650+ option, the Surface is handmade in Canada (C. Dekerf) and is a little more on the all-mountain/trail side while the Primer is a little rowdier, and also built in Canada (M. Truelove).

The complete options are pretty great.

Mike Truelove does frames for Chromag as well. His work is on the same level as Chris, who did some disk brake tabs for my tandem. IF you have SERIOUS coin, look into a Naked Bike. They are €£€¥$$ but the quality of the build is amazing.

I found a 2nd hand touring bike by them for $1100 WITH S and S couplers.

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 at 14:39 Quote
I have a Vassago VerHauen with Sram GX Eagle 12 speed that is an absolute mountain goat. It is my go to ride for almost any terrain. Love it!

Posted: Sep 27, 2018 at 20:17 Quote
Got to look at Cotic. Soul or Solaris. Solaris is the true fit for 29 or 27.5+.

Posted: Sep 30, 2018 at 22:08 Quote
DMR Trailstar has clearance for a 2.8" out back and a 425mm CS for all the funs.
i've recently built one up, loving it.

Posted: Oct 3, 2018 at 18:14 Quote
Stanton Sherpa
Chromag Rootdown or Primer
Transition Transam
Ritchey Timberwolf
Cotic Solaris

Posted: Oct 6, 2018 at 17:28 Quote
Kona Big Honzo ST

Posted: Oct 14, 2018 at 16:07 Quote
Chromag Wideangle, true 27.5 (no 29 fork offset) will take up to a 2.8 Rekon front and back. Have a Nobby Nic 2.8 on back room to spare.

Posted: Feb 14, 2019 at 11:39 Quote
Don't forget the new RSD middle child!
https://www.rsdbikes.com/portfolio/middlechild-cr-mo/


 
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