Fat City Cycles, renowned for their expertise in titanium craftsmanship, traces its roots back to the 1990s when they produced a series of Ti Yo Eddy frames in collaboration with Merlin. In 2023, they present the first “new” Fat Chance Ti bicycle, christened the Ti Gravel Chris Cross. This exceptional gravel road bike encompasses all the essential features avid gravel cyclists seek, providing an unparalleled ride quality tailored for every adventure.
The Ti Gravel Chris Cross boasts inherent titanium suppleness, harmoniously combined with large-diameter tubing and strategically reinforced wall thicknesses for optimal performance. Designed with boundless versatility, the bike accommodates a wide array of tire sizes: up to 44mm in the 700c range and 2.1″ for 650b mountain bike options. Ingeniously engineered demi-yokes and precisely positioned dimples in the chainstays ensure ample tire clearance without compromising the chainstay’s functionality, which delivers perfect energy transmission and rear-wheel control.
Constructed with the finest materials, the Ti Gravel Chris Cross features double-butted titanium top and down tubes, a welded seat tube collar for secure 30.9mm seatpost fitting, and integrated flat mounts in the chainstay for enhanced disc brake support. Embodying the timeless quality of titanium, this bike is truly immortal.
Designed & Handmade in the Fat Lab in Medford, Oregon.
44mm head tube.
30.9mm Seatpost (seat collar included).
2 fork options: ENVE or Yo Eddy Bikepacking steel.
Fender/rack compatible with optional welded rear dropout mounts and chainstay/seatstay bridge anchor points.
Band-on front mech required (34.9mm size) for 2x chainset compatibility.
Exceptional tire clearance: 700 x 44mm, 650b x 2.1" (ENVE fork required).
68mm BSA (English Threaded) Bottom Bracket shell.
Down tube cable routing accommodating 2, 3, or 4 cables.