The Surface has always been the bike to accompany you on an epic journey and has now undergone a complete overhaul, taking it even further in that direction. This is why it now goes under the name "Surface Voyager".
Its new name gives a little insight into what the new rig is designed for, travelling far and wide.
Due to the fact this item is custom painted, lead times may vary.
If you select a Custom Paint option, we'll be in touch about your paint job and delivery date once you complete checkout. Woo!
A big thankyou to Miles Arbour from bikepacking.com for letting us use some of his photos!
Pick Your paint
The Surface Voyager inlcudes a custom paint job of your choice!
To read more about what's included and what's possible click here.
Surface Voyager Geometry
|Frame Size||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
WHEEL SIZE // 29"
RECOMMENDED FORK TRAVEL // 140mm (±10mm)
MATERIAL // 4130 Chromoly Steel
FRAME WEIGHT (M/L) // 7.18lbs
HUB SPACING // Boost 148mm
HEADSET // 44-56 Semi Integrated
SEAT CLAMP SIZE // 35mm
SEAT POST SIZE // 31.6mm
BB // 73mm Threaded
HANGER // Chromag Sliding Dropout
BRAKE MOUNT // 160mm Post
FRAME ORIGIN // Canada
BUILDER // Chris Dekerf
Surface Voyager Sizing
Note: This is an approximate guide, some people have longer legs than others! Feel free to contact us to discuss.
The Surface Voyager
This new breed is designed around a 140mm fork, and can be thought of as a (very) aggressive adventure bike, gravel bike or bike packer given its ample gear mounts.
While it may be a little less ‘forked’ than our most aggressive trail models, this is still a trail bike at heart that can live up to a proper dose of technical singletrack. You know, the type which can often be found on the backside of a high mountain pass. It also features a modular sliding horizontal dropout system, so going single speed is a breeze, even when running disc brakes.
The Surface Voyager is built from quality 4130 chromoly steel tubing. Chromoly is an abbreviation for chromium-molybdenum indicating the materials that the steel is alloyed with.
The added chromium helps increase the steels hardenability and also provide some corrosion resistance. The molybdenum helps to increase the toughness of the steel.
It has a high tensile strength but is also malleable which is what gives our frames their notorious ride quality and feel. Chromoly is often used when more strength is required than that of mild carbon steel.
It falls under the AISI (American Iron & Steel Institute) 41XX designations which is where the “41” comes from. The “30” indicates it contains approximately 0.30% carbon by weight.
Chromoly is much stronger than traditional 1020 steel and it has a higher strength to weight ratio and high tensile strength, which means we can use less material and achieve a product that can withstand the abuse that riders love to throw at it.
The Surface Voyager was designed and crafted in Canada with durability and longevity in mind.
Frames are assembled with plenty of grease, and each one is thoroughly checked over by one of our mechanics before leaving Chromag HQ. And we do mean thoroughly.
Each frame is meticulously inspected by our crew. Threads are chased, seat tubes are reamed, head tubes are honed, fits are checked and checked again, all to make sure when you get your bike, everything is absolutely dialed.
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.
The Surface Voyager features horizontal sliding dropouts, which make running single-speed (or hub gears) a breeze, even with disc brakes. You can also convert your bike to single-speed in a pinch if you prang your derailleur miles away from home.
It also alows you to dial in your chainstay length to your exact preference (425 - 440mm).
Spares available here!
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.