Ritchey Swiss Cross Cyclocross Frameset. The Ritchey Swiss Cross frameset is one of the most prized and sought after bikes in cycling. This iconic bike still features the 'cross racing heritage that Ritchey is known for, and the famous Ritchey Swiss Cross livery and paint scheme...but the bike has been updated through and through as a modern CX machine. Bike fit has changed a lot since the early days of Ritchey Bikes, so Tom decided it was high time to give the geometry of the Swiss Cross a face lift. The shorter headtube, and more compact geometry help improve handling and cornering, and make it easier for riders to match the fit of the Swiss Cross to their road bikes. And, if like many people, you don't have a road bike and plan on using the Swiss Cross as your do-everything-bike, it will also improve its performance on the tarmac, making it a truly multi-disciplinary race bike for road, trail or CX course. Beyond that, the Ritchey Logic II chromoly steel provides a silky and smooth-- but decidedly race-like ride, and the full carbon fork keeps things nice and stiff upfront. The included Ritchey headset will make diving into turns and making the holdshot easy, while needing the bare minimum of maintenance. Cantilever brakes mean that it's fully compatible with your current collection of rim brake wheels. The Ritchey Swiss Cross is read to build out with your favorite components, and become the steel dream bike you've always wanted.