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Swiss Cross Canti Frameset



Many Ritchey-sponsored mountain bike champions were also cyclocross champions—Thomas Frischknecht, Henrik Djernis and Ruthie Matthes, to name a few. And though they were paid to race Ritchey mountain bikes, they often wanted a Ritchey cyclocross bike to race in the winter.

This ultimately resulted in another iconic Ritchey model—the Swiss Cross. Now the Swiss Cross is back, and better than ever.

We started with the same forged-and-machined integrated head tube design found on the P-29er—80 grams lighter than a standard 1-1/8” head tube and just as strong—a design which also provides much-needed shouldering room at the head tube.

Tubing is an all-new triple-butted, heat treated steel designed to Tom's specifications for a classically lightweight, compliant yet tough-as-nails frame. Geometry has been updated to reflect what 'cross riders want: race-ready handling and responsiveness that's still versatile enough to serve as a capable all-around rough road/trail bike.

Tire clearance? Plenty. The Swiss Cross is designed with 'cross racing in mind, after all. But with two bottle cage mounts, the Swiss Cross is perfect for long mixed rides in the off-season.

Tech Specs

Materialheat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing - TIG welded
Ultra-light forged and machined straight 1-1/8" headtube
Seat tube clamp size28.6mm (2.5Nm max for derailleur clamps and chain guides)
27.2mm seat tube with integrated seat collar (max torque setting: 6Nm)
Bottom bracket68mm - English threaded
Crankset min/max ring size46/33t to 50/34t
Bottle mounts2
Cantilever brakes / mini V-brakes compatible
External cable routing
Standard Quick Release front and rear
WCS Cross headset included (IS42/28.6|IS42/30)
Ritchey WCS Carbon Cross Canti Fork included
1-1/8" straight steerer with integrated 45-degree crown race 
Steerer length300mm
Tire Compatibility
Wheel and tire compatibility700 x 35c tire clearance (depending on tire/rim manufacturer)
Frame max spacing43mm
Fork max spacing54mm
Brake Compatibility
Cantilever brakes / Mini V-brakes compatible
SizesXS / S / M / L / XL
Frame weight1.94Kg (size L)
Fork weight445g (uncut steerer)

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