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The Fat Chance Chris Cross 

The Chris Cross is 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 handling, it’s designed to keep you grinning with dirt in your teeth, on whatever terrain you shred. 

The 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 Enve Gravel Disc fork standard, or choose the steel Yo CX fork. Built right here in the Fat Laboratory, 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 anything up to 44mm in the 700c range and up through 2.1” in the 650b 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, or even a dropper post! (Optional seat tube slot)

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 Chris Cross:

  • Handmade steel Gravel/CX frame (Hence GCX), designed & built in the USA, using Chris’ special blend of Columbus & Reynolds tubing.
  • Available as a frameset, with Enve carbon fork for $2495 (with single color paint). Upgrade the fork to a Yo GCX fork for $490.
  • 3 single color options, 1 team fade option, plus all of our usual paint options.
  • Pre-Order the frame now (with a 50% deposit).
  • Production then takes an estimated 12-14 weeks for each order.
  • We ship frames anywhere in the world, complete bikes in the USA only.


Paint Options:

  • 2 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 $400 upcharge


Frameset Options:

  • YO CX Steel Fork upgrade. $490
  • Painted ENVE Stem. $325 
  • Painted Thomson stem. $195
  • If selected above, these items will be added to your final invoice (they are not included in the price shown above).



Standard Features:

  • Designed & Handmade in the USA.
  • Custom mix of Columbus and Reynolds 853 tubing.
  • Custom tapered 44/34 head tube.
  • 27.2mm Seatpost (seat collar included).
  • 2 fork options; ENVE or 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 shell.
  • Down tube cable routing for 2,3 or 4 cables.





  2021 Gravel Chris Cross (GCX)            
A Seat Tube Length (Ctr to Top): 430 460 500 540 580 620
B Head Tube Angle: 71° 71° 72° 72° 72° 72.5°
C Seat Tube Angle: 74° 73.5° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
D Horizontal TT Length: 535 555 570 585 600 615
E Chainstay Length: 425 425 425 425 425 425
F Drop: 67 67 67 67 67 67
G Head Tube Length: 110 130 150 170 180 205
H Reach: 379 388 392 401 413 421
I Stack: 539 560 581 601 611 635
J Wheelbase: 1011 1022 1028 1038 1054 1069
K Standover (700c x 35): 755 782 796 822 842 866
K Standover (Inches) (700c x 35): 29.72" 30.79" 31.34" 32.36" 33.15" 34.09"
  All dimensions listed above are in mm unless otherwise stated.            


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