Chromag Lowdown G2 Build West Kelowna Black
Chromag Lowdown G2 Build West Kelowna black bike
Chromag Lowdown G2 Build West Kelowna lizard green frame

Chromag Lowdown G2 Build

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The Lowdown takes everything Chromag has learned developing their full suspension line, and directs it into a long travel bruiser. They still have a penchant for 4130 steel, 29" wheels, slack head tube angles (63.5°) and steeper seat tube angles (79°), but now they've paired all of that with 170mm up front and 158mm out back.

The way they see it, they're still drawing strongly on their hardtail roots and design philosophy, they just removed one more constraint. 

Materials

As you might expect from any Chromag, The Lowdown relies firmly on a 4130 chromoly steel foundation. We believe that the ride characteristics and aesthetics for which their hardtails are known, absolutely translates to a full suspension platform.

However, a dual suspension rig provides different challenges, which is why they opted for 6066 aluminum chainstays and seatstays. Primarily for weight saving and stiffness, but the chainstay also houses bearings which is more difficult to do in steel. Using a mix of aluminum and steel helps strike the right balance of compliance and rigidity.

The rocker is made from forged aluminum due to its strength/weight ratio and ability to be machined.

Suspension Philosophy

We chose to use a 4-bar suspension layout for the Lowdown, with a main pivot located just above the bottom bracket, a seattube-mounted rocker link, and a vertically oriented, trunnion-mounted shock. We found this layout to strike a good balance of tuneability, ride quality, and elegant simplicity. A 4-bar layout offered enough tuning parameters for us to design the suspension characteristics the way we wanted them, simultaneously achieving our targets for leverage ratio, progression, anti-squat, and anti-rise.

At the same time, it keeps things simple and intuitive. With no hidden hardware, sliders, or concentric multi-link pivots, every pivot can be accessed, bolt-checked, and worked on without taking the whole bike apart.

Specs

WHEEL SIZE // 29"
REAR TRAVEL // 158mm
RECOMMENDED FORK TRAVEL // 170mm
MATERIAL // 4130 Chromoly Steel / 6066 Aluminum
HUB SPACING // Boost 148mm
HEADSET // 44-56 Semi Integrated
SEAT CLAMP SIZE // 35mm
SEAT POST SIZE // 31.6mm
BB // 73mm Threaded
HANGER// SRAM UDH
SHOCK SIZE // 205 x 60mm Trunnion
LOWER SHOCK SIZE // 20 x 8mm
BRAKE MOUNT // 180mm Post
FRAME ORIGIN // Taiwan

G2 BUILD

FORK // Rockshox ZEB Ultimate 170mm
SHOCK // Rockshox Super Deluxe Air Ultimate
STEM // Chromag HiFi 35 BSX 40mm
HANDLEBAR // Chromag OSX35 25mm Rise, 800mm
HEADSET // Cane Creek Forty ZS
CRANK // SRAM GX 170mm
BRAKES // SRAM Code RSC
ROTORS // SRAM 200mm
SHIFTER // SRAM GX Eagle
CASSETTE // SRAM GX Eagle 10-52t
DERAILLEUR // SRAM GX Eagle
RIMS // Chromag 29" BA30
HUBS // Chromag R4
TIRES // Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR DD
SEATPOST // RockShox Reverb
(150mm - S, M) (175mm - M/L) (200mm - L, XL)
SADDLE // Chromag Trailmaster DT
GRIPS // Chromag Format
CHAIN // SRAM GX Eagle

Geometry

Chromag Lowdown size chart Kelowna

Frame Size S M M/L L XL
STACK 623 623 625 637 646
REACH 449 471 490 513 530
EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE 570 592 612.5 637 656
HEAD TUBE 100 100 105 115 125
WHEEL BASE 1232 1254 1280 1302 1324
BB DROP 30 30 30 30 30
BB HEIGHT 345 345 345 345 345
STAND OVER 689 718 747 777 806
CHAIN STAY 440 440 440 440 440
SEAT TUBE 350 380 410 440 470
MAX POST INSERTION* 201 231 260 288 316
HEAD ANGLE 63.5°
SEAT ANGLE 79°
WHEEL SIZE
29.0''

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