We built the new Chris Cross to be an incredibly versatile machine, equally capable of crushing your local CX race, tackling long summer gravel rides and bike packing trips, or fitting fenders for mixed terrain winter training. Adaptable and lightweight, with Chris Chance's signature lively handling it's designed to keep you smiling whatever terrain you throw at it.
The new Chris Cross is handcrafted here in the USA, from a mix of Columbus and Reynolds 853 tubing. It features a custom tapered 34/44 head tube to fit a variety of fork sizes including the Ritchey WCS Carbon fork as standard. Fork upgrade options include the 1 1/2″ tapered ENVE CX fork, TRP Carbon fork (with fender mounts) and the Yo CX fork. Built by Chris Igleheart, and based on the design of the legendary Yo Eddy mountain bike fork, the Yo CX fork comes equipped with a host of braze ons for additional water bottles, front porteur rack or fenders.
Ovalized chainstays and curved seat stays give the Chris Cross some big tire clearance for 700x40c through to 650b x 2.1″ mountain bike tires (using the ENVE fork). We use the same modular down tube cable routing that we use on the Yo Eddy to give flexibility to run 2 or 3 cables depending on whether you use a 1x or 2x set up.
A custom 3D printed bottom bracket cable stop is provided for 2x use (together with a band on front mech). Our rear dropouts are equipped with 2 different alloy inserts, one with fender mounts, one without. Combined with the subtle chainstay and seat stay bridge fender mounts we wanted to ensure easy fender mounting, while keeping the frame lines super clean and simple without them.
Whatever your next adventure… Chris Cross it off your list with this bike!
Here's the essentials on the new Chris Cross:
- Handmade, designed, welded & painted in the USA using Chris' special blend of Columbus & Reynolds tubing.
- Available as a frame, Ritchey carbon fork and Ritchey headset package for $2195 (with single color paint).
- 3 new single color options, 1 team fade option, plus all of our usual paint options.
- Fork upgrades available for; ENVE Carbon (for 650×2.1″ clearance), Yo CX Steel and TRP Carbon (with fender mounts).
- Painted ENVE stem and Chris King headset upgrades.
- Pre-Order the frame now (with a 50% deposit) with delivery of the first batch August 1st.
Handmade, designed, welded & painted in the USA.
Custom mix of Columbus and Reynolds 853 tubing.
Custom tapered 44/34 head tube.
27.2mm Seatpost (Custom black seat collar included).
4 fork options; ENVE, Ritchey CX, TRP (with fender mounts) and Yo Eddy steel.
Fender compatible with rear dropout insert and chainstay / seat stay anchor points.
Band-on front mech required (28.6mm size) to run 2x chainset.
Monster tire clearance; 700 x 44mm, 650b x 2.1″ (requires ENVE fork).
68mm BSA (English Threaded) Bottom Bracket.
Down tube cable routing for 2,3 or 4 cables.
Optional painted ENVE road stem (additional charge).
3 new paint options in addition to our standard Yo Eddy paint options.
2 new Chris Cross paint options; Cross White, Cross Black (both shown in photos)
Standard Fat Chance single color paint option; Grello, Lavender, Slim Blue.
Standard 2 color fades; Team Chris Cross Fade (shown in photos), AquaFade, Chameleon Metallica. $300 upcharge.
ENVE fork & Chris King Headset upgrade. $250
YO CX Steel Fork & Chris King Headset upgrade. $350
Painted ENVE Stem. $280
If selected above, these items will be added to your final invoice (they are not included in the price shown above).
|A – Seat Tube Length (Center to Top)||458||504||538||563||574||600|
|B – Head Angle||71°||72°||72.5°||72.5°||72.5°||72.5°|
|C – Seat Angle||74°||73.5°||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|D – Top Tube Length (Horizontal Center to Center)||522||540||555||570||585||598|
|E – Chainstay Length||425||425||425||425||425||425|
|F – Bottom Bracket Drop||67||67||67||67||67||67|
|G – Head Tube Length||115||135||155||175||190||203|
|H – Reach||365||372||375||385||395||404|
|I – Stack||544||566||587||606||621||633|
|J – Wheelbase||998||1003||1008||1023||1039||1052|
All dimensions listed above are in mm unless otherwise stated.
Top tube has a -6 degree slope on all sizes.
Fork rake depends on which fork option is selected:
– Ritchey 45mm
– ENVE 47mm
– TRP 47mm
– Yo CX Steel 55mm
Full build kit options including details of how to add these to your frame order will be available here (and by email to anyone placing frame orders) from Monday May 8th.
We’re taking pre-orders for our very first batch of Chris Cross frames scheduled for completion by August 1st. This is an estimate and can change depending on our production schedule. Your order is secured with a 50% deposit, you’ll be invoiced directly for the balance payment (including tax & shipping) 2 weeks prior to your frame / bike shipping.
What about shipping costs & sales tax?
These will be added to your order when you checkout. Sales tax is payable relative to where you live in the US. Overseas customers do not pay any sales tax, but are liable for any customs charges or similar. We apply a simple Flat Rate of shipping; US customers pay $100 for FedEx Ground, International customers $200 for FedEx Air.
Do you ship outside the US?
Yes! For frame only we ship to anywhere in the world. Complete bikes are only available within the US / Canada.
What about build kit options?
We’re working on putting together complete build kit options from Ritchey, Praxis, SRAM, Shimano and more. These will available here on our website to add to your frame order from May 8th.
Yes, both the seat stay and chain stay bridges have a threaded bolt insert for fender mounting. In addition the production frames will have a replaceable dropout insert with a fender eyelet (for the launch frames feature a standard dropout without fender eyelet).
What’s the tire clearance?
We designed the frame to allow for a wide variety of tire sizes up to 700x40c (with space for much wider than 40mm depending on the tire brand). In addition the frame also fits 650×2.1″ tires, but this will depend on the exact tire used, you may find that some 2.1″ tires with a very aggressive tread pattern will not fit.
Can I buy one at my local dealer?
Not right now, our frames / bikes are only available directly from Fat Chance. We are looking at working with select retailers in major markets in future.