Swiss Cross Frameset


Color: Black/White Logo, White/Red Logo
Size: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Shop local
Swiss cross disc frameSwiss cross disc frame

“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.

If cats could text you back, they wouldn't.

Clearance for 40mm tires or 32mm tires packed with six pounds of mud and misery.

Just say ‘no’ to decaf.


“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
  • Ultra-light forged and machined straight 1-1/8" headtube
  • WCS headset included (IS42/28.6|IS42/30)
  • 142mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included)
  • Replaceable stainless-steel derailleur hanger
  • 27.2mm seat tube with integrated seat collar (max torque setting: 6Nm)
  • Seat tube clamp size: 28.6mm (2.5Nm max for derailleur clamps and chain guides)
  • Bottom bracket: 68mm - English threaded
  • Can accommodate 1X or 2X chainrings
  • Crankset min/max ring size - single: 36 to 46t / double: 46/30t to 50/34t
  • External cable routing
  • Bottle mounts: 2



  • Ritchey WCS Carbon Cross Disc Fork included
  • 1-1/8" straight steerer with integrated 45-degree crown race 
  • 100mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included)
  • Steerer length: 300mm
  • Axle-crown: 383mm
  • Rake/Offset: 47mm


Tire Compatibility

  • Wheel and tire compatibility: 700 x 40c tire clearance (depending on tire/rim manufacturer)
  • Frame max spacing: 49mm
  • Fork max spacing: 53mm


Brake Compatibility

  • Flat-mount brakes front and rear: 140mm (160mm max - adaptors available separately)
  • Frame flat-mount bracket height: 10mm



  • Sizes: XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL
  • Frame weight: 1.95Kg (size L - w/o thru-axle)
  • Fork weight: 430g (with uncut steerer / not including axle)
  • Color: black or white
Fork Tech Drawing DOWNLOAD