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Chromag Darco Complete G2

$5,822.50 $6,850.00
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SKU: 302-049-006

It's not a hardtail.


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Chromag has been making bikes for almost 20 years, and all of this knowledge and expertise has trickled down into creating The Darco. As you might have expected, this bike draws strongly on Chromag's steel hardtail roots.

The Darco rolls on 29” wheels and has 150mm of travel up front paired with a stout 120mm in the rear, a hardtailer's full-suser if you will. Chromag's geometry philosophy has carried right over onto this bike, pairing slack head tube angles (64°) and steep seat tube angles (78°), with ample room up front (490mm reach on M/L). Perfect for steep climbs and steeper descents.

Given what Chromag knew was achievable on a hardtail, it was appropriate to spec this bike with a reservoir shock. A shock intended for more aggressive riding and much less likely to be overwhelmed when in the thick of it.

This bike has been a labour of love for Chromag, and a project with such scope deserves a name near and dear to our hearts. Our dear friend and Chromag mechanic D’Arcy Burke passed away after a courageous battle with cancer in 2020. We affectionately referred to him as “The Dark One”. The Darco is a tip of the hat to our friend.

Shop Thoughts

We love the Darco! It's like our favourite hardtail, the Rootdown, with a little squish in the back. Perfect for someone that wants a playful bike that can take abuse. Fear not dropping it and breaking precocious carbon, for this is steel. The travel doesn't tell the whole story, do not confuse this 120mm rear travel bike with the down country/trail crowd. The G2 build has great bang for the buck, with smooth shifting GX drivetrain, reliable Rockshox Suspension, and a sturdy steel frame. The stock Guide RSC's are fantastic feeling brakes but we can't help but feel that this bike may outpace them. 

Build Kit
Build Kit Darco G2
Frame Darco Steel
Suspension Suspension 
Fork RockShox Lyrik Select+ 150mm 2023
Shock Rockshox Super Deluxe Air Ultimate
Brakes Brakes
Brakes SRAM G2 RSC 4-Piston
Rotors Front / Rear SRAM CenterLine 180mm / 180mm
Drivetrain Drivetrain 
Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle 12sp
Shifter SRAM GX Eagle 12sp
Cranks SRAM GX Eagle 32T
Cassette SRAM XG-1275 Eagle 10-52T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB 
Chain SRAM GX Eagle 12sp
Tensioner / Guide N/A
Controls Controls 
Handle Bar Chromag OSX 25mm 800mm
Stem Chromag HiFi BSX 40mm 
Grips Chromag Format
Headset Cane Creek 40-Series
Saddle Chromag Trailmaster DT
Dropper Post RockShox Reverb 125-200mm
Dropper Lever RockShox Reverb
Wheels Wheels
Wheel Set Front / Rear Chromag 29 Phase 30 R4 
Front Tire Maxxis DHR 29"x2.5 Exo+ Max Terra
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II 29"x2.4" Exo+ Max Terra


In MM Small Medium Medium-Large Large X-Large
A Reach 450 472 490 514 530
B Stack 617 617 622 631 640
C Head Tube Length 100 100 105 115 125
D Head Tube Angle 64° 64° 64° 64° 64°
E Front Center 780 802 822 850 871
F Wheel Base 1214 1236 1256 1284 1305
G Rear Center 435 435 435 435 435
H Bottom Bracket Drop 39 39 39 39 39
I Bottom Bracket Height 335 335 335 335 335
J Seat Tube Angle 78° 78° 78° 78° 78°
K Seat Tube Length 350 380 410 440 470
L Bike Standover 677 707 736 765 795
M Effective Top Tube Length 581 603 622 648 666
N Offset 42 42 42 42 42
O Axle To Crown Contact Contact Contact Contact Contact
P Suggested Rider Height 5'1" - 5'5" 5'4" - 5'8" 5'7" - 6' 5'11" - 6'3" 6'2" - 6'6"


Fork Size 150mm ± 10mm
Shock Size / Travel 165x45mm / 120mm
Shock Hardware Lower: 20x8mm Upper: Trunnion
Seatpost Size / Clamp Size 31.6mm/35mm
Headset Size zs44/zs56
Bottom Bracket BSA 73mm Threaded
Rotors Front / Rear 180mm/180mm
Rear Wheel Spacing 148mm
Crank Chainline 52mm
Post Mount 180mm
Derailleur Hanger Sram UDH


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