Fat Chance, an iconic bike brand of the 80’s and 90’s, just released the Chris Cross, a bike built for “all roads unpaved…”

Posted by Logan Watts

Designed, welded, and painted in the USA, Fat Chance claims their new mixed-terrain machine is “capable of crushing your local CX race or gravel grinding your way through the mountains and beyond”.

Built from a mix of Columbus and Reynolds 853 tubing, the Fat Chance Chris Cross features oversized chainstays and curved seatstays to allow ample room for 700x40c or 650b x 2.1” tires, the latter being what piqued my interest — with a ‘Yo Adventure Rigid’ steel battle axe, boss-encrusted fork.

Fat Chance Chris Cross, CX and adventure bike

  • Fat Chance Chris Cross, CX and adventure bike
  • Fat Chance Chris Cross, CX and adventure bike

Fat Chance Chris Cross Features:

  • Frame: Custom mix of Columbus and Reynolds 853 tubing
  • Head tube: Tapered 44/34 head tube
  • Brake mounts: Flat mount rear brake
  • Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
  • 4 Fork options: ENVE, Ritchey CX, TRP, and Yo Eddy steel
  • Clearance: up to 700 x 44mm, 650b x 2.1″
  • BB: 68mm BSA (english threaded)
  • Rear-end: 142×12 rear thru axle
  • MSRP: $2195.00

Fat Chance Chris Cross, CX and adventure bike

More about the Fat Chance Chris Cross at FatChance.bike … also, how about that Yo Eddy 2.2:

Fat Chance Yo Eddy 2.2

  • rocketman

    saw this at Sea Otter yesterday. It was the best bike there IMO. The geo on the larger sizes is fairly low trail with the steel fork’s 55 mm rake and the fork is made by Chris Igleheart too.

  • http://www.bikepacking.com/ BIKEPACKING.com (Logan)

    Nice. Yeah I wish I could have made it out there… looks like there were a few cool things to see. This press release for this one definitely caught my eye.

  • rocketman

    interesting that they had the 2.1 Ritchey tires mounted to Ritcheys new 40 rim ( i35 ). There was still plenty of space.

  • http://www.bikepacking.com/ BIKEPACKING.com (Logan)

    Interesting. Yeah, i35s are pretty wide for a 2.1. I am guessing it flattened out the tread a bit? That would be perfect for a 2.5 or 2.6, which I assume is what Ritchey is targeting with those…

  • http://www.fatchance.bike Fat Chance Bikes

    Best. Headline. Ever!! Mac Dad Adventure Mobile… for sure!

  • http://www.bikepacking.com Logan Watts

    Thanks! Looks like a slick bike!

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