Many Ritchey-sponsored mountain bike champions were also cyclocross champions—Thomas Frischknecht, Henrik Djernis and Ruthie Matthes, to name a few. And though they were paid to race Ritchey mountain bikes, they often wanted a Ritchey cyclocross bike to race in the winter. This ultimately resulted in another iconic Ritchey model—the Swiss Cross. Now the Swiss Cross is back, and better than ever. We started with the same forged-and-machined integrated head tube design found on the P-29er—80 grams lighter than a standard 1-1/8" head tube and just as strong—a design which also provides much-needed shouldering room at the head tube. Tubing is an all-new triple-butted, heat treated steel designed to Tom's specifications for a classically lightweight, compliant, yet tough-as-nails frame. Geometry has been updated to reflect what 'cross riders want: race-ready handling and responsiveness that's still versatile enough to serve as a capable all-around rough road/trail bike. Tire clearance? Plenty. The Swiss Cross is designed with 'cross racing in mind, after all. But with two bottle cage mounts, the Swiss Cross is perfect for long mixed rides in the off-season. - Painted-to-match Ritchey WCS Cross fork and WCS integrated headset included - Bottom Bracket: 68mm English threaded - Front Derailleur Clamp: 28.6mm (Caution: Front derailleur clamp MAX torque of 2.5Nm) - Headset: WCS integrated drop-in 41.8 (included) - 130mm rear spacing - Weight: 1941g / 4.28lbs (55cm, frame only) - Sold as frameset only
650b what? In the old days when randonneuring bikes ruled on long rides over mixed surfaces, the 650b tire size was perfectly suited for moving fast under control. Surly took this concept and applied it to the Straggler, a disc brake-equipped any-road type of bike bred from their revered Cross Check. The slightly smaller wheels accommodate smaller frame sizes and plump tire widths, creating options where few exist in this realm of bike riding. Disc brakes highlight the Straggler 650b story, sporting Hayes CX Experts with 160mm rotors front and rear. The athletic character continues with a SRAM Apex 2x10 drivetrain, giving you a useful gear range for any type of riding you can dream up, and continues with 32-hole alloy Alex Adventurer 2 rims wrapped in Surly's own super-versatile 650b x 41 Knard rubber. A Salsa Cowbell handlebar is great for riding on mixed terrain, too, giving you a bit more control when it's loose while retaining comfortable positioning for cranking into the wind. Make it your gravel explorer on weekends, your trusty commuter during the week, and go collect all the hand-ups when cyclocross season rolls around. This Straggler's lookin' for a good time and you seem like the type to oblige.
Ready to build your dream 'cross bike? Boone Disc frameset is built with ultralight 600 Series OCLV Carbon. It features a cyclocross-specific geometry, Rear IsoSpeed to smooth rough courses, and front and rear 12mm thru axle dropouts for better stiffness and handling. It's right for you if... You're lining up every weekend to race, and you're looking to build up a lightweight cyclocross bike (or a really sweet pit bike) so you can spend more time doing what you love: getting muddy and winning races. The tech you get A svelte, ultra-lightweight 600 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Rear IsoSpeed, an integrated cartridge bearing headset, internal cable routing, and a T47 threaded bottom bracket. Plus, a full carbon Trek Cross fork. Designed for 12mm thru axles and flat mount disc brakes. The final word There are a lot of carbon cyclocross frames out there, but there's only one with Rear IsoSpeed. Boone soaks up the fatiguing bumps in a 'cross course so you'll stay stronger longer and have enough energy after your race to party. Why you'll love it - This bike was designed with input from cyclocross royalty, including World Champion Sven Nys and U.S. National Champ Katie Compton - Carbon rules on the cross course—it's lighter, more forgiving, and more efficient than aluminum - The combination of Front and Rear IsoSpeed cuts down on the fatiguing impacts of rough courses and increases compliance, giving you more traction when it matters - Boone's cross-specific geometry and tube shapes make shouldering easy so you can dominate all aspects of a race, including run-ups
Boone 6 Disc is a carbon cyclocross race bike that's built for crushing any CX course—even the most legendary on the UCI circuit. The sleek, lightweight carbon frame has terrain-smoothing Rear IsoSpeed and is trimmed with parts that perform in any conditions, like a robust GRX drivetrain, vibration-absorbing handlebar, and powerful disc brakes that deliver stopping power on bumpy, muddy terrain. It's right for you if... Your happy place is in mid-air bunny hopping over barriers, and you race every course in pursuit of that top spot on the podium. You want a high-end CX race bike designed to help you get there and look great doing it. The tech you get A svelte, ultra-lightweight 600 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Rear IsoSpeed for comfort and traction, hidden cable routing for added protection from the elements, a Trek IsoSpeed Cross carbon fork, 1x11 Shimano GRX drivetrain, Bontrager Elite IsoZone handlebar, and powerful flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes that provide precision stopping power in even the messiest conditions. The final word If you love crushing frites almost as much as crushing flyovers, Boone's the bike for you. It's made for pure speed and podium-topping performance on every section of course, in any conditions. Why you'll love it - Shimano GRX is designed specifically for rough rides—you get great chain retention and a better grip on the hoods and levers - This bike was designed with input from cyclocross royalty, including World Champion Sven Nys and U.S. National Champ Katie Compton - Rear IsoSpeed cuts down on the fatiguing impacts of rough courses and increases compliance, giving you more traction when it matters - Boone's cross-specific geometry and tube shapes make shouldering easy so you can dominate all aspects of a race, including run-ups - Carbon rules on the cross course—it's lighter, more forgiving, and more efficient than aluminum
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