Definition of chromoly in English:



  • [mass noun] A form of steel containing chromium and molybdenum, used to make strong, lightweight components such as bicycle frames.

    • ‘A car owner must also choose between the two types of metal used for roll bar or cage construction: mild steel and chromoly.’
    • ‘Factor in the highly compliant ride of the Reynolds 631 chromoly frame with a forgiving ride similar to many $1,400 frames and you've got one of the best values for 2002.’
    • ‘The sheet metal, chromoly tubing, and various parts and pieces that were destroyed can be replaced.’
    • ‘The 2002 product line consists of the toughest built 4130 chromoly frame built specifically for urban riding, dirt jumping and free riding.’
    • ‘Constructed of ultra-thick 2.2mm chromoly tubing, these tubular cranks are built to handle the very worst abuse riders can dish out.’


1980s: blend of chromium and molybdenum.