Ritchey Reviews and News


Gear Review: Ritchey Vector Evo Streem saddle and Trail seatpost

Ritchey’s lightweight Vector Evo monorail saddle and seatpost system suspends rider for exceptional comfort.

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Handmade Show: Ritchey carbonates Break-Away travel bike

Ritchey has been building their luggage-checkable Break-Away travel bikes in steel and titanium for years. This year company adds a three-pound carbon frame option.

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Handmade Show: Ritchey rolls a fattie into NAHBS with launch of new Commando fatbike

Ritchey goes back to the future with new Commando fatbike. Orgainic farmers rejoice.

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Handmade Preview: Ritchey unveils Swiss Cross Disc CX bike at NAHBS

Ritchey gives us a sneak peak at what they’ll be showing at this weekend’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, starting with the new Swiss Cross Disc.

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Interbike 2013: Ritchey Shows New Wheels, Bars, Saddle System

Comfort, reliability and ease of maintenance are the hallmarks of three new offerings from the famed California-based component maker.

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2013 Predictions: Tom Ritchey of Ritchey Design

We had the opportunity to chat with Tom Ritchey before he left to attend the NAHBS show in Denver recently. Ritchey was recently inducted into the United States Bicycle Hall of Fame.

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RoadBikeReview’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Welcome to the RoadBikeReview Holiday Gift Guide: 2012 edition. Picking the perfect gift for the road cyclist in your life is never an easy task. With so many options in the bike space, it can be quite the frustrating experience. We’re here to help with this holiday gift guide! This year, we’re going to highlight […]

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Tom Ritchey’s 40 Year Ride – Short Film

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Tom Ritchey entering the cycling industry. To celebrate the milestone, Jay Bird Films has produced and released a short film titled “Tom Ritchey’s 40-Year Ride”.

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Ritchey Road Super Logic Carbon Stem and Evo Curve Carbon Handlebar

Sean shows us the latest offerings from Ritchey on the Super Logic front. A new all carbon stem, utilizing the C260 clamping system, as well as an all new all carbon Evo Curve Carbon handlebar. The Evo Curve bend has been one of Ritchey’s most popular aluminum bars, so it only seemed logical to make […]

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Ritchey Road Logic

Tom Ritchey stops by to talk 40 years of building bikes. Starting out as a 15 year old who just wanted to build a bike on a whim, he started professionally building road bikes for years before venturing into the new category of mountain bikes in 1979. This year, Ritchey will be launching a new […]

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Tom Ritchey Classic 40th Anniversary Auction Frame

Tom Ritchey, legendary framebuilder, started building his first frames in 1972, making 2012 his 40th year of custom framebuilding. To celebrate this landmark Tom Ritchey is offering a small batch of his finely crafted, fillet brazed steel frames to the public for the first time in many years. Tom stops by to show us the […]

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Featured User Review: Ritchey Break Away Cross Frame

Featured User Review: Ritchey Break Away Cross Frame by 55×11 Price: $1049.00 at BicycleDoctorUSA Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Favorite Ride: Random city rides Bike Setup: Ritchey Breakaway Steel Cross (Cyclocross) 2011 model, with 105/Ultegra components. Tested with Mavic Aksium and Easton EA70 SLX wheels, as well as 700×23 road […]

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First Look – 2012 Ritchey C260 WCS Stem

Ritchey unveiled three new products at the recent DealerCamp expo out in Park City, Utah. First of those three products was the C260 WCS Stem. We were able to get some time with one recently and can say we’re quite impressed with the new stem. The stem is noticeably light when picked up (100grams for […]

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NAHBS 2011 – Ritchey Design Swiss Cross Cyclocross Bike

Sean Coffey of Ritchy Design brings over the newly announced 2011 Swiss Cross Cyclocross bike. This particular frame was built and fillet brazed by Tom Ritchey himself, but production versions will all be tig-welded.

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Ritchey Design-Sponsored Teams Begin June with Strong Race Results

Michael Creed with Team Type 1, Marc de Maar with UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis & Nathaniel English with Echelon Gran Fondo/Z-Team SAN CARLOS, Calif. – On Sunday, Ritchey Design-sponsored teams UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis, Jamis/Sutter Home Men’s Pro Cycling Team and Colavita/Baci Women’s Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light made significant advances in the 2010 […]

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Luis Amaran of Ritchey Design-Sponsored Jamis/Sutter Home Men's Cycling Team Earns First NRC Stage Win at Joe Martin Stage Race

SAN CARLOS, Calif. – Luis Amaran, rider for the Ritchey Design-sponsored team Jamis/Sutter Home Men’s Cycling Team, won the 33rd annual Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, Arkansas May 6 – 9, 2010 racing on the Ritchey Design WCS Logic II Bar, 4-Axis Stem, and WCS 1-Bolt Seat Post. It is his first National Racing […]

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Sneak Peak – New Ritchey WCS EvoCurve Handlebar

“Ritchey Dave” a Ritchey Design Rep just posted some sneak peak photos of the new WCS EvoCurve in our forums. A combination of the popular Evolution bar’s comfortable ergo tops and the shallow drop of their new Curve bar, the end result – EvoCurve. Specs – Drop: 131mm Reach: 83mm Width: 40, 42, 44cm Weight: […]

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Sea Otter Classic 2010 – Ritchey Design

Angelo of Ritchey shows us some of the new road products coming from Ritchey Design this year, including a new group of “classic” bars and stems.

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Latest Ritchey Design WCS Curve Bars Now Available

SAN CARLOS, Calif. – Ritchey Design, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-quality road and mountain bike components, today announced its new World Championship Series (WCS) Alloy and Carbon Curve Bars are available to consumers through independent bicycle dealers nation-wide. Sporting a compact drop of only 128 millimeters, the WCS Curve Bars let riders […]

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Colavita/Baci, Jamis-Sutter Home, United Healthcare and Webcor Round Out 2010 Ritchey Sponsorship Roster

SAN CARLOS, Calif. – Ritchey Design, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of the Webcor Builders woman’s pro cycling team to its roster of sponsored teams, along with renewed sponsorship agreements with professional teams Colavita/Baci presented by Cooking Light, Jamis-Sutter Home presented by Colavita and United Healthcare presented by Maxxis. “Ritchey is proud of […]

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Ritchey SuperLogic Carbon 46 Clinchers Pro Review

Ritchey SuperLogic Carbon 46 Clinchers Pro Review – by Twain Mein Same as the tubulars above but in a clincher-style rim 46mm tall for aerodynamics Ritchey hubs with premium bearings Cool quick releases-extremely light Front: 20 hole, 610 grams claimed. $1460.00 msrp Rear: 24 hole, 800 grams claimed. $1540.00 msrp Actual combined weight of 1430 […]

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Meredith Miller Keyed Off Team Effort to Take Solo Glory in the 2009 U.S. Road National Championship Race

SAN CARLOS, Calif. – Meredith Miller with Ritchey Design-sponsored Team TIBCO captured the 2009 U.S. Elite National Road Championship title in Bend, Ore., July 30. This marks the second year in a row for Team TIBCO to wear the National Championship jersey following Brooke Miller’s win with Team TIBCO in 2008. Miller was part of […]

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Ritchey's WCS Echelon Pedal Sneak Peak

The WCS Echelon Pedal, MSRP $189.95, has a body made of 6061 alloy and a cromoly spindle with (adjustable) retention claw made of carbon-resin composite. Weighing-in at 233 grams, the WCS Echelon has great strength and durability for its compact size. The distance between the axle and body platform is extremely low which creates a […]

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Ritchey Design Time Trial Handlebars Compliant with International Cycling Union "3:1" Component Regulation

Ritchey Design shares the bicycle industry’s concerns about UCI regulations that could limit future innovation in bicycle equipment design SAN CARLOS, Calif. – Ritchey Design announced today that its time trial handlebars, the WCS Carbon Hammerhead and WCS Carbon Interval, comply with the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) “3:1″ bicycle design regulation that the governing body […]

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Sea Otter Classic '09 – Ritchey Designs

Jesse from Ritchey Designs runs us through what’s new at Ritchey for 2009. Including a few new wheelsets, named Apex.

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