Fat Chance Chris Cross

chris cross

While Chris Chance keeps pumping out the legendary Yo Eddy steel hardtails that brought Fat Chance back to the world, he had his latest creation on show at Sea Otter — a cross/gravel bike. With a variety of build options to match your intended use, the Chris Cross is another contender to add to the growing list of super rad adventure bikes.

If you’re a product of the 90s, this bike will immediately make you want to throw on some baggy backwards jeans and start singing, “Jump! Jump!” But while Kris Kross may have been a one hit wonder, this Chris Cross certainly won’t be.

This steel frame adventure bike features a custom tapered head tube to fit a variety of forks — you get 4 different options, including a steel Yo Eddy road fork made by Chris Igleheart — depending on whether you want to use it for road, cyclocross racing, or gravel adventures. The frame allows for a wide variety of tire sizes up to 700x40c (with space for much wider than 40mm depending on the tire brand). It is also designed to fit 650×2.1″ tires depending on how big the tread.

The Chris Cross sits somewhere between a touring and cross geometry — a bit similar to the Diamondback Haanjo Trail and even the Co-op Cycle ARD 1.4 — with a long wheelbase to deliver a comfortable and stable ride.

Both the seat stay and chain stay bridges have a threaded bolt insert for fender mounting. In addition, the frames will have a replaceable rear dropout insert with a fender eyelet.

Depending on which options you choose, such as fork and paint color, a Chris Cross frame will set you back around $2000. Beyond that, Fat Chance will have a variety of build kits from Ritchey, Praxis, SRAM, Shimano and more — details will be available around May.

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