Swiss Cross Frameset

€1,449.00 VAT included
€1,449.00 VAT included
€1,449.00 VAT included
€1,449.00 VAT included
€1,449.00 VAT included
€1,449.00 VAT included
€1,449.00 VAT included

Size: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

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“Equally at home on long mixed terrain rides or on a cyclocross course for an hour or so of pain.”

–Cyclocross magazine

WCS Carbon disc cross fork with straight carbon steerer - offers precise steering and calms course harshness.

Heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic II CrMo steel tubing frame designed to Tom Ritchey's exacting standards.

Clearance for 40mm tires or 32mm tires packed with 8lbs of demoralizing mud and misery.

Tom design, forged integrated flat mount dropout.


“Puts a smile on your face that's hard to shift, whether you're winning or not.”

“The pedigree and background knowledge that is put into this frame is substantial.”

“The Swiss Cross Disc should have you cycling with a smile for decades to come.”


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 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.

  • Material: Heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing - TIG welded
  • Sizes: XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL
  • Ultra-light forged and machined straight 1-1/8" headtube
  • External cable routing
  • Headset: Integrated 1-1/8” (included)
  • Headset bearings: 41.8mm OD / IS42/28.6 (S.H.I.S.)
  • 142 x 12mm rear spacing with replaceable stainless-steel derailleur hanger (thru-axle included)
  • 27.2mm seat tube with integrated seat collar
  • Can accommodate 1X or 2X chainrings
  • Front derailleur clamp: 28.6mm (Max torque setting: 2.5Nm)
  • Bottom bracket: 68mm - English threaded
  • Crankset Minimum / Maximum Ring Size: 36-46t (single) / 46/33t  46/36t  50/34t (double) 
  • Ritchey WCS Full Carbon Fork included
  • 1-1/8" straight steerer with integrated 45-degree crown race 
  • 100x12mm thru-axle (included)
  • Axle-Crown: 383mm
  • Rake/Offset: 47mm
  • Wheel and tire compatibility: 700 x 40c tire clearance (depending on tire/rim manufacturer)
  • Fork max spacing: 53mm
  • Frame max spacing: 49mm
  • Flat-mount brakes front and rear: 140mm min / 160mm max (adaptors available separately)
  • Frame Flat-mount bracket height: 10mm
  • Bottle mounts: 2
  • Frame Weight: 1.99 kg (size L w/ thru-axle)
  • Fork Weight: 485g (uncut w/ thru-axle)
  • Color: Black/White