It may have been in hibernation since the late 90’s, but the Chris Cross has made its return. While the new bike is built in the spirit of the original, obviously a lot has changed since those early days. Tires are bigger, drivetrains have morphed, and geometry has shifted into what we’re now referring to as gravel, adventure, or sometimes cross bikes. The new Chris Cross reflects those changes, but it’s still a Fat Chance through and through…
Built using a blend of Columbus and Reynolds steel tubing, the Chris Cross is hand built and painted in the U.S. with single color paint or team fades as an option. Like many gravel bikes, the Chris Cross will run 650b x 2.1″ tires or 700 x 40c with gravel geometry.
Built with a 12mm thru axle front and rear, a threaded 68mm bottom bracket, flat mount rear brake, and a tapered 1.5 – 1.125″ head tube, the frame has almost every modern standard you would want. Fender mounts are also included should you want to keep yourself clean. Shown with an ENVE carbon fork, Fat Chance provides a number of options including their new Yo Eddy steel fork below. Sold as a frameset or complete, there are a ton of options to consider with pricing starting at $2,195 with a Ritchey fork and headset. Available for preorder now, delivery should be around August 1st. For more details including geometry, head over to the Fat Chance site.
Fat Chance also announced the rebirth of the Yo Eddy segmented road fork – which was the first of its kind back in the day. The fork is back with a made in the USA build by Chris Igleheart in Portland, OR. Designed with a 1 1/8″ straight steerer, the fork blades are made form Reynolds 853 steel with an OX Platinum steerer.
- Axle-Crown 368mm
- 1 ⅛ inch Steerer
- Reynolds 853 Blades
- True Temper OX Platinum Steerer
- 28mm Tire Clearance
- 700c Wheel Size
- Weight: 638g (22 oz.) 300mm steerer tube