Kross, a company that has evolved from a small bicycle shop to a leading manufacturer of bikes. It’s a story of a passionate group of people in Poland, one that begins relatively recently in 1990.
Photos: Callum Philpott
In recent years the company has grown and evolved rapidly, moving production to Przasnysz, north of Warsaw, where they have a assembled a custom welding and paint shop. Since 2006 they’ve well and truly been on the move – two wheels, one passion, or as they say in Poland, “dwa kola jedna pasja”.
SHAPE AND PURPOSE. This is our first ride on the Kross Moon. It is the longest travel bike to come from Przasnysz, the rest being primarily hardtails and road bikes. It sits at 150mm travel in three specifications and colourways and is available in four sizes small through to extra large. In terms of numbers our size ‘large’ comes in with a 453mm reach, 1165mm wheelbase, 5.5mm bottom bracket drop and 65.5 degree head angle. Our initial thoughts were that it’s a bit short but with a good component specification and a well finished frame.