Chromag Teases New Full Suspension Bike

Jul 15, 2021
by Mike Kazimer  

It looks like Chromag, the Canadian company renowned for their steel hardtails, has a full suspension bike on the way, at least based on their most recent Instagram post. There have been rumors about a Chromag that wasn't a hardtail making the rounds for years, but so far no production models have been released. Based on the photos, it looks like an aluminum frame (*gasp*) that uses a Horst link suspension layout is in the works.

Now, before you get that credit card out, keep in mind that there's a good chance this is a kids bike, designed for all the little shredders out there - another Instagram post shows a stoked grom and their new ride. Still, it's a start - maybe someday the big kids will get a full sized version of their own...


145 Comments

  • 281 0
 If they'd've used a wideangle lens they could've got the whole bike in shot.
  • 458 14
 nah pb has it. It's behind the paywall
  • 34 1
 It's just scratching the Surface. Give it time.
  • 11 2
 You'd have to be a photographic Monk to get that shot.
  • 17 6
 Looks like a session, but they just want to tease us a little first
  • 37 2
 Maybe they want us to go”Outside” and ride instead of reading full articles
  • 9 0
 But then you would have got Down to the Root of what the bike is.
  • 10 5
 Pretty sure it is an e-bike.
  • 1 0
 @tacklingdummy: could just be a storage compartment or wire compartment, ive seen that on non e-bikes before
  • 7 0
 @evanmtbs: Just a sarcastic joke. Chromag would never make an e-bike.
  • 5 0
 It's a primer for what's to come
  • 5 2
 A Wideangle shot would work.. or a rethink of the chosen camera Aperture…
  • 6 0
 @tacklingdummy: Neither was Santa Cruz......
  • 5 1
 Your momma(‘s chromag bike) is so big when she goes on TV it takes two channels to fit her all in.
  • 4 0
 Well disguised, I thought I was looking at a wheelbarrow until I read ‘bike’
  • 2 0
 @tacklingdummy: I thought the same for YT.
  • 2 0
 @tacklingdummy: You heard it here first....
  • 5 1
 Last night I dreamt they've put the comments behind the paywall. It was a good dream.
  • 1 0
 @brandaneisma: BOOM! Here we go, let the hate flow through. Love this!
  • 1 0
 @Soni @Mecadav: True. Haha. I guess never say never.
  • 1 0
 @tacklingdummy: never say never Wink
  • 2 0
 They gotta make sure the photos are really high quality too. Maybe do some photoshop touch-ups using some sort of stylus.
  • 3 0
 @abzillah: looks like a $e$$ion?
  • 228 15
 Full review tomorrow and more *
* for only £9.99 per month
  • 48 3
 Not a bad price to see if it looks a like a Session
  • 66 165
flag coadymacmillan (Jul 15, 2021 at 16:01) (Below Threshold)
 It’s been a day, and these jokes are getting old
  • 160 1
 @coadymacmillan: It's funnier how you think it's a joke.
  • 90 0
 @coadymacmillan:

"Downvoted commentary is available for premium subscribers only."
  • 11 0
 @William42: that's genius, upvotes are free but downvotes cost 10c... But the user getting downvoted gets 2c per downvote. Comment section becomes our troll fest, everyone calls themselves doublecrownaddict38574
  • 1 0
 @Mugen: doubIecrownadd1ct
  • 2 0
 @TheBlueBear: Doublecrownisadick?
  • 1 0
 @fred0: yes!! You can recreate his actual username if you use a capital i for instead of a lowercase L too hahahah lolzer
  • 1 0
 Randy, protour and waki would definitely subscribe…
  • 1 0
 @TheBlueBear: I have always wondered how to make capital letter stick in a user name...mine never want to
  • 60 3
 3 months and 15 days late for April Fools, I guess they use Internet Explorer at Chromag
  • 3 0
 I also thought this was a April fool's joke!
  • 7 1
 Perhaps they're SUPER early for next April Fools?
  • 51 0
 For real, Chromag never ceases to amaze me.
Unlike other brands they tend to stick to their roots and listen.
Customer service with this company has been on point.
Kind, helpful and resourceful.
Particularly, when it comes to their small components.
Always quality stuff from Chromag.
You know quality goes a long way in this industry.
While even the bigger companies fail at this.
At least not Chromag, no sir/mam.
Least of all, most bike companies can't even respond in a timely manner.
Luckily, that is not the case with Chromag.
Seriously, good products, this bike will be no different.
  • 5 0
 I love my Rootdown and my Contact pedals. Ian and the folks there have always been helpful and responsive. If this is indeed a kids susser and my 5 yr old can fit it in a year or two, she’ll be on it.
  • 4 0
 I will flat out agree with their customer service. I had a monk frame and wanted to know the the paint code. It was same day response. Super helpful. Micheal! Thank you for your time and help!
  • 5 0
 I’ve tried the same with the big S a month ago, asked politely the color code of my stumpy to make fork stickers. The answer was the color code is proprietary, pretty sure this is not a real color ahah
  • 15 0
 Is this a poem?
  • 10 0
 @redrook: Not a poem, but a cleverly hidden message to Pinkbike. Look at the first letter of each line...
  • 1 0
 @Brodybro29: that's a garage response from Specialized. Take it to a paint shop and get them to match it.
  • 2 0
 @cjonesmtb: *mindblown*
  • 59 5
 "10 Best New Bikes You Haven't Seen!" - PB 2022
  • 10 0
 @jaydawg69: and HERE comes the paywall...
  • 1 0
 @jaydawg69: Noooooooooooooooooooooo
  • 2 0
 @jaydawg69: well that was fast
  • 40 2
 maybe its psychological, but these new articles just dont feel the same. almost like i cant enjoy it anymore.
  • 28 2
 It's like when your ex says 'yeah but we can be friends'
  • 8 2
 @kfilenda: And your ex isn't hot.
  • 22 1
 @kfilenda: or worse: we can still be a couple, for a small monthly payment.
  • 8 1
 @andrewbmxmtb: sure you'll still get fresh nudes from me, here's my OF account
  • 24 0
 "I was early to finish, I was late to start, I might be an adult, but I'm a minor at heart. Go to college, be a man, what's the f*cking deal? It's not how old I am, it's how old I feel" —Ian MacKaye
  • 5 0
 Bottled Pacifism
  • 16 0
 @suspended-flesh: Ahhhh...there's the dischord on the comments thread I was looking for. . . .
  • 6 0
 @rodeostu: that's the inside line comment right there. Nicely done
  • 3 0
 @ATXZJ: Hey, you're in Austin too.
  • 9 0
 Ian MacKaye, Dischord, and associated acts (eg Fugazi, minor threat) have made a point of never selling out, staying DIY and true to their roots and community.

Just sayin’
  • 8 0
 @rodeostu: Maybe I’m out of step, but I don’t wanna hear it.
  • 5 0
 Salad days are gone.
  • 5 0
 @leifgren: I'll be in the waiting room. Waiting for the paywall to crumble.
  • 3 0
 So good. Never sell out, never fucking relent. Ian Mackaye and Richard Sachs need to do a collab.
  • 7 0
 @jason475: You are a patient boy . . .
  • 19 0
 $3950 CAD // $3400 USD*

Hub Spacing // Boost 148mm (Axle and Hanger Included)
Headset // 44-56 Semi Integrated
Seat Clamp Size // 35mm
Seatpost Size // 31.6mm
BB // 73mm Threaded, ISCG Tabs
Wheel Size // 24" (S1), 26" (S2)
Recommended Fork Travel // 140mm (S1), 150mm (S2)
Rear Travel // 140mm
Shock Size // 190 x 45mm
Shock Tune // MM1T


chromagbikes.com/pages/minor-threat-builds
  • 10 0
 Down already!
  • 2 0
 @Glenngineer: Can I upsize the S1 Minor Threat by swapping out the 24” wheels for 26"?
The short answer is yes, you can do this, however it will not make any difference in the fit of the bike for the rider’s body height.

The key rider-fit figures do not change. The seattube length remains the same and the reach, (pedals-to-cockpit length) will not change (unless you increase the stem length). It will only raise the bike off the ground by the difference of the wheel size. For that reason, we offer the 24” and 26” configurations in two separate bike sizes, with different reach, stack and seattube lengths for each size, to optimize the fit.
  • 5 0
 @Glenngineer: MINOR THREAT BUILDS
PARTS S1 S2
FORK Rock Shox Yari 150mm Boost 110x15mm Rock Shox Lyrik 150mm Boost 110x15mm
STEM Chromag HiFi 40mm Chromag HiFi 40mm
HANDLEBAR Chromag OSX 25mm Rise, 800mm Wide Chromag OSX 25mm Rise, 800mm Wide
HEADSET Cane Creek Forty ZS Cane Creek Forty ZS
CRANK SRAM NX SRAM GX
BRAKES SRAM G2 RSC SRAM G2 RSC
ROTORS 180mm 180mm
SHIFTERS SRAM NX Eagle SRAM GX Eagle
CASSETTE SRAM NX Eagle 10-50t SRAM GX Eagle 10-50t
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX Eagle SRAM GX Eagle
WHEELSET Chromag 27.5" Ally Rims / Chromag R4 Hubs. (Magna40 Rims for 26+) Chromag 27.5" Phase30 Rims / Chromag R4 Hubs. (Magna40 Rims for 26+)
TIRES Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR
SEATPOST Chromag Dolomite Rock Shox Reverb
SADDLE Chromag Trailmaster DT Chromag Trailmaster DT
GRIPS Chromag Squarewave Chromag Squarewave
CHAIN SRAM GX Eagle SRAM GX Eagle
PEDALS - -
PRICE $3450 CAD
$3000 USD* $4450 CAD
$3850 USD*
FRAME ONLY $890 CAD
$770 USD*


RockShox Reverb dropper post optional ($350 CAD / $260 USD).

Build options are subject to availability.

*US pricing applies to all US and International purchases.
  • 3 0
 @s1705: frame only price looks good
  • 1 0
 @mtb-scotland: hopefully thats accurate since all of that is old versions of the site before they blocked it with the "you sneaky devil" page
  • 1 0
 @s1705: Those are Wideangle build specs. Notice the lack of a shock spec.
Chromag copies and pastes pages of other bikes to use as templates. I remember seeing Doctahawk geo numbers on a Wideangle when they launched their new site.

Theres another teaser pic on their Instagram with a large AL(?) headtube. Probably 29er =(
  • 14 0
 I'm stunned that nobody took the bait from the article's title and turned the comments into a Minor Threat (google "Minor Threat Chromag" to find the pages on the Chromag website about this bike) themed pun-fest. Y'all are out of step with Kazimer's efforts at wordplay.
  • 2 0
 Yeah. It's not often you see the derailleur almost touch the rim.
  • 2 0
 Hard times are comin through!
  • 17 0
 Minor Threat 24/26”. A bunch of them on the trails in Whistler already.
  • 1 0
 24" Atomlab's on a P2 was one of the best summers of my entire life at Whistler.
  • 15 0
 This paywall situation is the best thing to happen since Reece Wallace won the world cup overall.
  • 3 0
 Is he the one that rides for giant or the one that won Scotland’s freedom, I always forget
  • 2 0
 @DizzyNinja: we are not free sadly Frown
  • 1 0
 24” and 26” kids bikes
  • 1 0
 Chromag didn't do their homework?
  • 2 1
 I'd hoped it was a full blown adult trail or enduro bike that someone had finally put a decently short head tube on. It would be a great antidote to the Santa Cruz range with their headtubes that are as long as seat tubes.
  • 1 0
 @lukeb: it seems you're looking for an XC bike
  • 2 1
 @lukeb: Check out Knolly bikes if you like reasonable sized head tubes. Allows for lots of customization or just that fully slammed position.
  • 7 0
 a Minor Threat reference on PB???
  • 8 1
 #chromagallthethings
  • 3 0
 That dropout casting looks an awful lot like the rear end of a Privateer. I believe they use off-the-shelf castings from their factory, which is the same factory that RAAW uses. All of that sounds kinda hopeful.
  • 2 0
 That's 100% Privateer's dropout, tubing being different on chainstays.
  • 5 0
 I see red! And it hurts my head. I guess it must be something I read.
  • 4 0
 Oh good. maybe ill be able to sell that 24" rear wheel I've had kicking around my garage for 20 yrs!
  • 5 0
 I paid. I saw the whole bike.
  • 3 1
 Why are they teasing? Just show us the bike man... >.> #OhComeON P.S. LOVE me an Aluuuminium bike\frame... 8D #YesPLEASE
  • 3 0
 100% a kid's bike. The site's menu now says 26"/24" when it used to only say 26"
  • 2 0
 There a good chance it's a kids bike....meanwhile they have the full size one for testing right now but can't talk about it....
  • 1 0
 kids bike, 24" and 26" (found some specs online before they took it down) no word yet on proper 27.5/29" enduro bike. Maybe they looking to hit the grom market which is currently lacking.
  • 3 0
 I've seen the adult version getting around pemby.
  • 3 0
 First impressions without a word.
  • 9 0
 You can't believe your eyes at first
  • 17 0
 @mikekazimer: I got a Kaz reply, day made.
  • 8 0
 @Grimes1405:

Bruh - I got a Richard Cunningham one today.
  • 3 0
 @suspended-flesh: Cloud 9 on a Thursday.
  • 2 0
 Looks like front-end could be steel based on nothing other than the tubes being round
  • 10 1
 No it doesn't. Go and get your prescription checked.
  • 1 0
 It's got to be a slopestyle bike! With the Monk coming soon it makes sense that they would want to release a slopestyle bike.
  • 3 0
 getting excited AF
  • 1 0
 A quick showed me a Chromag Minor threat is a 24 or 26 inch wheel kids full suspension bike, specs are up.
  • 2 0
 Obviously no bottle – that thing will melt in commentator flames like a can of coke during recycling.
  • 2 0
 Chromag full sus= sold!!! I’ll put money down now!!!
  • 2 0
 I’ve got to stop giving my kid my credit card!
  • 2 0
 Looks like a 20" rear wheel ultra mullet
  • 2 0
 The Cro-mags and Minor Threat are both hardcore punk bands - love it!
  • 2 0
 I'd still buy even if kids bike. I'll just say it's a dirt jumper.
  • 2 0
 If Chromag makes a full suspension I’d buy it in a heart beat
  • 1 1
 In case ‘kid’ bike is in stock - all in, same day order, give us something is stock ! Season already open, kids deserve the best
  • 1 0
 Let's hope they have done the right thing and kept the wheels the same size all round.
  • 1 0
 CHROMAG WHAT WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR IS THE CANADIAN RESPONSE TO STANDARD SWITCH9ER FS.
  • 2 0
 plot twist! its a hardtail with nonfunctioning linkage
  • 1 0
 Wow, the full article in the plus section shows the whole bike and the 2022 lineup!
  • 1 0
 Gettin from concept to proof of concept is the next step
  • 2 0
 There has been two locked up in the bike racks at my kid's school for the last year. They seem to be working ok.
  • 2 0
 Coming 2025...
  • 2 1
 Its aluminum because pinkbike are carbon fiber crybabies
  • 1 0
 Bring back Picture of the Day please.
  • 1 0
 Wow! Didn't even notice it was gone.
  • 1 0
 Looks like a … paywall.
  • 1 0
 The head tube looks very short and stubby. Kids bike seems likely.
  • 1 0
 When will the Arcturian be available???
  • 1 0
 Isn't slag enough !
  • 1 0
 I knew that 3 years ago
  • 1 0
 no high pivot, no thanks
  • 1 0
 LOVE that red!
  • 1 0
 I want one!
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