Our first ever Titanium hardtail! The Surface Ti mirrors the geometry of our highly evolved Surface model featuring our most updated design, tuned for all mountain capabilities with rugged trail riding as the priority.
As per the evolution of all our trail bikes the Surface Ti features long front end geometry, slacker head angle, steep seattube angle, short chainstays, and low BB height, all tuned for longer travel (150mm). This frame is designed with 148 boost rear axle spacing and a new yoke, CNC machined from solid titanium for increased tire clearance.
Titanium is most known for it's corrosion resistance and strength to density ratio, the highest of any metallic element. It's half the weight of steel for the same tensile strength and twice as strong as aluminum alloy. In practical terms this means we can use less material (ie. thinner tubing) to achieve the same strength. Combining this with it's ductility means we can create incredibly light frames, but still maintain incredible compliance and ride feel.
Titanium is also much more resistant to fatigue and impact than aluminum alloys, and it's natural protective layer of Titanium Dioxide shields it from the elements.
A perfect balance between carbon fibre, aluminium and steel.
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)
|G1 BEST BUILD
|Rock Shox Pike Select +150mm
|Chromag Hifi 40mm
|Chromag Cutlass Carbon 25mm Rise, 800mm Wide
|Cane Creek Forty ZS
|SRAM X1 Carbon
|SRAM Guide RSC
|SRAM X01 Eagle
|SRAM X01 Eagle 10-50t
|SRAM X01 Eagle
|Chromag 29" Phase30 Rims with Chromag Magna Hubs. (Magna40 Rims for 27+)
|Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR
|Rock Shox Reverb
|Chromag Trailmaster LTD
|SRAM X01 Eagle
Build options are subject to availability and liable to change without prior notice.
To purchase a complete build, please contact us directly. We are happy to answer all your questions about our bikes and products. Call: 604-905-6667 Email: email@example.com
*US pricing applies to all US and International purchases.
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.
At the first moment I threw a leg over it, I could tell its a well-built ti frame. It has a certain connectedness, a certain vibrational frequency that nicely pairs with the geometry. I’m already pushing hard in areas I couldn’t ride with confidence on my 29’ carbon hard tail. I think I’m feeling the 50.8mm bb drop during transitions between banked turns- it tips in with confidences then hooks up. I love how fun it is to ride.
I love my Surface Ti. I have had a lot of bikes over the years and there has not been another bike that makes me want to ride more often like this one does. I know this bike is the "least aggressive" in the lineup but it does absolutely everything well. Climbs faster than me, descends faster than me and is an absolute blast to ride. It is incredibly versatile and capable from long epic days to short aggressive laps on the North Shore I never feel like I have the wrong bike. I have also enjoyed dealing with Chromag and value the attention to detail and support they offer to customers. I have ridden and continue to ride the steel offerings from Chromag and love them too but there is just something special about the Ti Surface. Without hesitation I can say it is, for me, the best bike I have ever ridden.
Team was great to work with to spec Surface Ti, straight answers about components and frame (thanks Sean). Delivery arranged to coincide with bike show, subsequently added 27+ wheels and small parts - just work with you every step of the way and professional - prompt calls / emails / build sheets...
Best part, the actual build - from alignment & spacing of controls on bar, tire logos to valve stems, banjo bolts to line run... attention to detail otherwise only seen when people build for themselves (shoutout to Pete).
Am impressed with how nimble the 29r front end rides. The bike is just connected and sufficiently sexy for old fat guy to look cool , or at least the bike looks cool. Had a year now, its a happy bike.
Recently purchased a Surface Ti from Chromag. Service was excellent allowing for a complete custom order to my desired specs. Communication throughout the whole process from design to delivery was great.
This is my first Chromag, and have to say that the fit & finish is excellent. The geometry and feel of the Surface is perfect for an all-day in the saddle trail bike that can ride hard, but still be light enough for cross-country when needed. Couldn't be happier and highly recommend this bike as the ultimate do-it-all bike.
|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