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Swiss Cross Frameset

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Description

Possibly the most iconic frame associated with Ritchey, the Swiss Cross draws its name from early factory rider, cyclocross and mountain bike legend Thomas Frischknecht. The first iteration of the Swiss Cross was a no-holds-barred race machine designed for one thing: ripping through dirt like no other. Captained to numerous victories under Frischi, the Swiss Cross went on to become one of the most revered frames of the Ritchey offering.

Twenty-five years later, the Swiss Cross is still a staple of the Ritchey fleet - now featuring modern standards such as 12mm thru-axles, flat-mount brakes, and higher-volume tire clearance. Yet one thing has remained unchanged: it is still a no-holds-barred race-ready dirt ripper. Whether it's ticking off the grueling miles of a gravel race or leading the charge on bell lap , the new Swiss Cross is more than capable of tackling it all. Go fast. Get dirty.

Tech Specs

Frame
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
142mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included)
Crankset min/max ring size - single36 to 46t / double: 46/30t to 50/34t
Can accommodate 1X or 2X chainrings
Bottle mounts2
External cable routing
WCS headset included (IS42/28.6|IS42/30)
Replaceable stainless-steel derailleur hanger
Fork
Ritchey WCS Carbon Cross Disc Fork included
1-1/8" straight steerer with integrated 45-degree crown race 
Steerer length300mm
Axle-crown383mm
Rake/Offset47mm
100mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included)
30mm maximum spacers below stem
Tire Compatibility
Wheel and tire compatibility700 x 40c tire clearance (depending on tire/rim manufacturer)
Frame max spacing49mm
Fork max spacing53mm
Brake Compatibility
Flat-mount brakes front and rear140mm (160mm max - adaptors available separately)
Frame flat-mount bracket height10mm
Details
SizesXS / S / M / L / XL / XXL
Frame weight1.95Kg (size L - w/o thru-axle)
Fork weight430g (with uncut steerer / not including axle)
Colorblack or white
25 Years of Ritchey Swiss Cross

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