CrossWorx Cycles come from the green heart of Germany, from Thuringia. Born out of the love for mountain bikes and with the aim of creating products that are fun and expand your own limits.
After several years as a developer in the bike industry, Chris was able to acquire the know-how about production processes from Asia, as well as the German market. Out of conviction he decided to continue to manufacture the frames in Germany. Every frame is Made in Germany, with the necessary care and precision!
Since the end of 2018, the frames have been manufactured exclusively in Germany. The CW headquarters is located not far from Rudolstadt and thus in direct proximity to some technical mountainbike trails. Perfect test conditions for testing our Made in Germany frames.
Furthermore and additionally, the first own frames were tested in an extensive two-year field test under the hardest conditions on various European and alpine tracks and finally provided the last but still necessary knowledge for serial production.
But before we started with the production – we decided to change the name to CrossworxCycles GmbH in December 2019.
Immediately afterwards, we expanded our machine fleet with some useful tools and machines. In our two-storey production hall of only 36 sqm we can now prepare the frames for the final welding completely self-sufficiently.
To develop a bicycle frame on paper requires a lot of know-how and passion. The final realisation and bringing those frames to life requires the trust in suppliers and, in addition to the time needed for in-house production, various tools produced in-house for example the assembling of bearings.
A partner company from the South German area supplies us with the necessary milled parts for the frame production. And with the arrival of the milled parts the production can start. The tubes for the rear frame and the main frame are cut to size, provided with holes for cable routing and mounted in the respective jigs.
Only when the individual frame parts fit together perfectly the frame gets spot-welded.
Welding aluminium requires a lot of experience and practice to finally guarantee the planned fatigue strength and stability of the frames. Therefore the final welding process takes place at a nearby welding expert. A distance of only a few kilometres, which we can and want to overcome with the load bike.
After the welding process, the frames are straightened again in House and removed from storage to be ready for assembly in a short time. The frames are then fitted and assembled, also in our headquarters, with bearings and links.
Depending on the customer’s requirements, we can also equip your bike with components from various manufacturers.
To produce the frames here in Thuringia, on the edge of the Thuringian Forest, has many advantages. We can exert an incredible amount of influence on the creation of our own products and thus generate short delivery times, not least because we have also cleverly chosen our suppliers. Some of our suppliers are only a few minutes away by bike. The entire supply chain is designed for high sustainability and quality and is almost entirely in our own hands. This is the only way we can ultimately deliver the quality we want, and which also goes hand in hand with the quality feature of German manufacturing.
With sporty greetings
– Kiwi & Chris