A high performance bike like the Cross demands a high performance frame. The double butted aluminium chassis – made with our own premium quality aluminium tubes – is packed full of technical highlights. Using our Smooth Welding technology throughout contributes to an almost organic look, one frame tube blending into the next for the ultimate in good looks, low weight and high strength. The tapered head tube makes for a stiff, precise-steering frame that goes exactly where you point it, no matter how rough the road. 3D forged dropouts contribute to superb torsional rigidity, providing the Cross SL with explosive acceleration whenever you need it. They're also the mounting point for mudguards, a luggage rack and our Easy Mount kickstand. And we've routed all the cables internally, partly to match the frame's sleek good looks, and partly so that your gear shifts will stay smoother for longer. Truly, the devil is in the detail.