25th Anniversary Ritchey Swiss Cross Disc Cyclocross Geometry

Ritchey Swiss Cross Official Details

Possibly the most iconic frame associated with Ritchey, the Swiss Cross draws its name from early factory rider, CX and MTB XC 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 being 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, only now it’s received some modernization of 12mm thru-axles, flat-mount brakes and higher tire volume clearance. Yet 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 of a gravel grinder, the new Swiss Cross is more than capable of tackling it all.

In honor of its 25th anniversary and namesake, Ritchey has created 100 limited edition framesets, crafted after the frame Frischi rode to European Cyclocross Championships. Only 30 of these frames will be offered in the US alone, each numbered for added uniqueness while delivering the same ride quality Ritchey frames are heralded for.

As part of this special limited time pre-sale, all orders will receive along with the frameset, a Frischi bobblehead and set of WCS MegaBite tires. While both colors are available, ONLY the Anniversary Edition framesets will ship with a Frischi bobble and tires. Orders ship at the end of April.

  • 6 sizes available from XS-XXL (Geometry chart)
  • Ritchey Monocoque Gravel thru-axle fork
  • 12mm thru-axle front and rear
  • Fits up to 700c x 40mm tires (depending on tire and rim manufacturer)
  • Bottom Bracket: 68mm English threaded
  • 28.6 front derailleur clamp (Caution: Front derailleur clamp MAX torque of 2.5Nm)
  • Seatpost: 27.2mm
  • Includes: frame / fork / headset / axles
  • Colors: Heritage Red/White, Black
  • Weight: 2.17kg (L – frame / axle / hanger)

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