The CHIGZAG - Cyclocross frame set
Introducing the Chigzag, our hand-made-to-order cyclocross frame set!
Race proven and specially engineered for the demands of modern cyclocross and adaptable to any or off-road adventure. The Chigzag’s compact design and forward geometry aids front wheel traction and enhanced cornering and handling on loose or slippy terrain like mud or gravel. Available in 5 off the peg sizes including two 650b models, S and XS, to maintain a balanced frame throughout the size range without sacrificing on either the handling or ride quality.
Current turnaround time : 6 weeks
Tried, tested and conquered - Nothing that beats real-world race testing! At Stayer we have worked with cross racers and off road riders to develop a frame set that is strong, light and performs in the best and worst weather conditions. Winning races or riding trails; the Chigzag has proven to be the perfect no-nonsense off road cross machine.
Photos by Ev Sekkides
The frame tubing is a mix of Reynolds, Columbus and T45, stainless steel Bear Frame Supplies 12mm through axle rear drop outs and a T47 bottom bracket shell. Built for 1X gearing and with that signature bent seat tube allows for extra tyre and mud clearance.
Photo by Shamil Tanna
The best fit for you
As Stayer is primarily a custom frame and wheel builders we deal with sizing issues all of the time. While it is an off the peg sizing it was still vital to us that we develop this frame model in a range that would cover some real human sizes while maintaining the ride quality and race feel that we believe is lacking in most shop bought or mass produced bike frames, especially across smaller sizes. We collaborated with expert bike fitter Tim of Soigneur to devise some real world sizes with 700c and 650b wheels that would address both ride quality and fit regardless of the frame size. Have a look at the table below to see which size would be best for you, if you're not sure however just get in touch with us or Tim at Soigneur, he really knows his bikes and can book you in for a bike fit or consultation before you order.
As a standard we can supply your frame sets with an installed Hope Technology headset in black or silver and a T47 Wheels manufacturing bottom bracket for GXP, 24mm or 30mm axle.
There's also the option of a matching Stayer carbon wheel set, again hand-built-to-order in house.
Our 700c tubeless or tubular CX wheels on Hope Tech hubs is the set featured here but anything's possible. We now also have a 27.5" tubeless cyclocross carbon option (27mm deep and 21mm internal, perfectly compatible with the brand new 27.5" Schwalbe X-one!) as well as a tubular version with special order Dugast tubs, just get in touch with Judith and she'll sort you out.
If you are interested in a full bike build just get in touch! And, as mentioned above, for a full bike fit & build talk to Tim at Soigneur.
Photos by Shamil Tanna
And then colour!
For us this is one of the most exciting choices to make with every bike and we've narrowed the vast expanse of possibilities to 10 options for you; the Matt Black finish (our man Joe Peake's colour!) is the only option available in the extra light race ready Matt finish, all of the others colours are given a super durable gloss top coat for years of good looks through bad weather and repeated jet washes.
The steel frame is powder coated which is durable, inexpensive and looks fantastic when done right by the incredibly experienced guys at Aurum Finishing - seriously Steve is the best powder coater in the land! The fork is then finished to match and your choice of white or black vinyl Stayer decal is applied.
We are still a custom builder so we understand if you want something that you don't see here so for any other finishes please contact for pricing and options.