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Ritchey Swiss Cross Frameset XXL 59cm

Ritchey Swiss Cross Frameset XXL 59cm

Regular price $2,299.00 AUD
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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 in 1994 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 – proving itself a winning combination of Tom’s framebuilding mastery and Frischi’s dominance in racing.

As a true ‘cross ripper or a fast gravel racer, the Swiss Cross remains lightweight and compliant, and offers the winning combination of confident responsiveness and razor-sharp handling. Its race-ready geometry will ignite the competitive spirit, while clearance for 40mm tires will appeal to those who’s pursuits reach beyond the course tape.

The Swiss Cross is painstakingly TIG-welded with proprietary triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing and features a Ritchey carbon fiber fork. This classic off-road machine delivers the legendary Ritchey ride quality that’s resilient over the harshest terrain and delightfully responsive when you want to open it up.

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.


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


Ritchey WCS Carbon Cross Disc Fork included

1-1/8" straight steerer with integrated 45-degree crown race 

Steerer length300mm

Fork length380mm



100mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included)

30mm maximum spacers below stem


Wheel and tire compatibility700 x 40c tire clearance (depending on tire/rim manufacturer)

Frame max spacing49mm

Fork max spacing53mm


Flat-mount brakes front and rear140mm (160mm max - adaptors available separately)

Frame flat-mount bracket height10mm


SizesXS / S / M / L / XL / XXL

Frame weight1,950g (size L - w/o thru-axle)

Fork weight430g (with uncut steerer / not including axle)

Colorblack or white

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