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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ritchey Swiss Cross

I stumbled upon this picture in Cyclingnews.com's coverage of NAHBS and my heart nearly stopped.  Ritchey is starting to produce production non-folding bikes again and will have two models available, a P-29er and the Swiss Cross.

If memory serves 2005 was the last year that Ritchey frames were available.  One of my regrets was not buying one of last Swiss Cross framesets that they had available.  Looks like I may yet have a chance.  

This model looks super sharp with a Force build kit and the wet red post/wet white stem combo.  Normally I match stem & post if not in brand then at least in color but I have to say that I like this look quite a bit.  I also tend to run the hoods and tape to match, but here's a good example of contrasting them without it looking out of place.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like I may actually be lucky enough to have one of these on the way...