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Gravel Framesets

When Ritchey updated the Swiss Cross to a more contemporary cyclocross geometry for cantilever brakes, Ritchey traditionalists struggled with need to do this, but it made the bike fit better for more people, and added a superlative WCS carbon fork, improving the experience for riders. That geometry was then adapted for the disc brake revolution, which again, offered more cyclists better control in the harsh conditions of cross. Now the geometry and disc brake design is not only accepted but embraced and for riders seeking a very capable, forgiving steel-framed cyclocross bike, the Swiss Cross Disc offers the best design and construction for the money. That evolutionary process with one of the most significant nameplates from Ritchey's early years represents the true essence of Tom Ritchey- never being afraid to develop something unique to the the brand, but no resting on his laurels. In celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Ritchey, this specially painted, limited edition Swiss Cross Disc 50th Anniversary Frameset carries the best of Ritchey's core values in the next decade of the eponymous company.

The Swiss Cross nameplate it'carries forward one of Tom Ritchey's most notable designs, with a results-driven palmares. 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. Many years later, the heat treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic II tubeset equipped CrMoSwiss Cross is still a staple of the Ritchey fleet, only now it features a progressive geometry and the expected 12mm thru-axles, flat-mount disc brakes, and 700x40mm tire clearance. One thing has remained unchanged: it is still a no-holds-barred race-ready dirt ripper. Whether it's leading the charge on bell lap or ticking off the grueling miles training for season, the new Swiss Cross is more than capable of tackling it all.

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  • 50th Anniversary limited edition scheme Swiss Cross Disc frameset
  • Handmade steel modern disc brake frameset built to Ritchey's exacting standards
  • Updated modern sloping top tube Cyclocross geometry
  • Heat treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic II™ CrMo steel tubing throughout, TIG welded
  • Forged/machined head tube with integrated cups for drop-in headsets; lighter and stronger than a standard head tube
  • WCS Carbon Cross Disc Fork thru-axle fork, painted to match; 47mm rake, axle-to-crown 383mm; w/compression plug
  • 1-1/8" straight steerer w/optimized layup for stiffness under braking forces without excessive harshness; integrated 45-degree crown race
  • WCS headset included (IS42/28.6|IS42/30)
  • Full-length housing stops for use with cable or hydraulic brakes externally routed
  • Can accommodate 1x or 2x chainrings (1x: 36-46tT / 2x: 46/30T - 50/34T)
  • Flat mount disc caliper standards used on frame and fork
  • Frame/Fork: 140/160mm rotor compatible with proper adapters
  • Forged 12/142mm thru-axle rear dropouts; 12/100mm thru-axle front
  • Tire clearance: up to 40c (depending on tire and rim manufacturer)
  • Requires 28.6mm front derailleur clamp (Caution: Max torque 2.5Nm), 27.2mm seatpost required; integrated seat collar (Max torque 6.2Nm)
  • Replaceable stainless steel derailleur hanger
  • Bottle cage bosses: 2 sets (DT/ST)
  • Note: 30mm maximum headset spacer height below stem
  • Includes: frame / fork / WCS headset / thru-axles
  • Sizes XS-XXL
  • Color: Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Red scheme
  • Weight: Frame- 1.95Kg (size Large, w/o thru-axle), Fork- 430 grams (uncut)
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Size XS Small Medium Large XL
Wheel Size 700 700 700 700 700
Stack 519mm 535mm 552mm 570mm 592mm
Reach 376mm 380mm 387mm 394mm 399mm
Head Angle 71.5° 72° 72.25° 72.5° 73°
Seat Angle 74.5° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73°
Top Tube Length 520mm 525mm 550mm 563mm 580mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 115mm 130mm 150mm 170mm
Standover 762mm 777mm 794mm 813mm 835mm
Fork Offset 45mm 45mm 45mm 45mm 45mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 65mm 65mm 65mm 65mm 65mm
Wheelbase 995mm 1000mm 1007mm 1021mm 1027mm
Chainstay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm
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