In 2012, we did actually make a working full sus prototype that saw a couple of years of test riding. This was quite a robust, single pivot layout with a steel front triangle and aluminum rear. It was a two year process, made entirely here in B.C. It was also a major learning experience. By the time the prototype was made, we realized just how much further we’d need to go to get a proper full suspension program off the ground.
It wasn’t until 2018 that we dedicated some real time and resources towards a committed full suspension program. At the time, we thought we’d be going live with models inside a year or two. As it turns out, it took a little while longer. Part of this was simply due to how much we had to learn in making a full suspension bike precisely and consistently, however a big part of it was our approach. We decided to go at it much the same way we started making hardtails. By producing every part ourselves and having direct involvement in every step of fabrication.
The bikes you see here are the result of almost a decade's worth of work, and the next chapter for Chromag. We hope you enjoy the ride as much as we do!