There's a new Rootdown for 2024.

There's a new Rootdown for 2024.

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Introducing the new 2024 Rootdown.

2024 marks the year of the Rootdown V6. Our most popular hardtail model gets some tweaks and a facelift to make one of the most progressive hardtails even better.

The Rootdown was first launched in 2015. At a time when 29er’s were still for light duty X/C riding, it earned a reputation for being a badass hard-charging hardtail, at home in the rough terrain around BC and the PNW. Robust tubes, detailed machining, and progressive geometry have steered the bike through five iterations and landed at the V6.

Rootdown V6 Specs
  • Material // Handbuitl 4130 Chromoly Steel
  • Wheel Size // 29" or 27+
  • Fork Travel // 160mm (±10mm)
  • Headtube Angle // 64°
  • Seat Angle // 76°
  • Frame Weight // 7.13lbs (M/L)
  • BB // BSA 73mm Threaded
  • Hanger // UDH (Included)
  • Brake Mount // 180mm Post

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The V6 carries forward the tried and tested geometry the Rootdown is known for with all sizing spec. remaining consistent to the previous version. New for 2024 are updates to tubing, materials, finishes, machined junction and interfaces.

The Rootdown is built with our own custom butted 4130 tubing. They are built to last. A capable all mountain bike, designed for the steep demanding terrain available at our doorstep, right here in Whistler, B.C.

2024 is the year of gradient graphic packages. We mixed that with reserved colours; Chestnut Brown and Black.

The Rootdown is produced at one of the premier factories in Taiwan by some of the most skilled fabricators in the business. All tubing is custom drawn, and heat treated on site. Frame components are CNC machined and critical areas like the BB shell are machined again after welding.

Frame Details

New Tubing
The V6 Rootdown uses our most advanced chromoly tubing to date. New forming processes, butted profiles, and heat treatment, achieve higher yield strengths that rival exotic name-brand tubes.
Updated ED Coating
ED (Electrophoretic Deposition) coating is the process of applying a thin layer of coating to all surfaces of a part, both inside and out. This gives our frames great corrosion protection as the inside of all tubes are also coated. The ED coat also acts as a great primer for the paint to adhere to.
Update from PF to Threaded BB
Yes, we are finally moving away from PF92. We did like the bigger tube, wider bearing stance and lots of weldable space, but variations between different brands’ BB assemblies made for varied fit results. Threaded BB’s prevail as the standard for compatibility and keep choices open to run what ever brand of BB you want to run.

Redesigned Yoke

We’ve redesigned our yoke and chainstay layout around this universal interface.

Update from IS to Post Mount brake tabs

Post mount tabs reduce hardware and the need for adaptors. If you are running the stock 180mm rear rotor you won't need an adapter at all.

The new Rootdown is a continuation of a story that has been evolving ever since we first started making hardtail frames over 20 years ago. We love the simplicity and purity of hardtails and revel in how capable and versatile they can be. The V6 Rootdown represents everything we’ve learned and evolved into this model to date! The Rootdown can be a bike for almost any type of ride and if you are looking for a 29er hardtail that delivers confidence and versatility in some of the most demanding terrain, the Rootdown is ready to deliver!
The Rootdown can take you on alpine adventures
At home in the Whistler Alpine. 📷: Ben Haggar
It's just as capable on steep descents

Dazy know which Tree is her favourite. 📷: Andrew Bradley 

"I Love Loam" - Dazy Dog

For some the rootdown has been a race bike
Julian Hine racing the Rootdown in the 2015 Whistler EWS 📷: John Gibson
"I used to race" - Julian
For others the Rootdown is chance to show their style.

Mrs. Chromag's Rootdown adding some shine to the Train Wreck. 📷: Rebecca Ritz

What you do with your new Rootdown is totally up to you.

A new generation of Chromag Rootdown, piloted by a new generation of Chromag riders. 

📷: Rebecca Ritz 


Shop Rootdown V6 today

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