Framesets ($2,700) are offered in five colorways, including this sexy gloss white number. The included seatpost is 31.6mm and is full carbon. Also included is a 34.9mm seat collar clamp.
Los Angeles-based bike maker Ritte has rolled out its latest road frame, the Ace (MSRP: $2,700 for frame, fork and seatpost). Highlight features include monocoque construction and a molding process that uses a hard inner mold and bladder system, which Ritte claims results in higher carbon compaction and more uniform tube wall density.
The new frame also has internal cable routing that's Di2 and mechanical shifting compatible, clearance for up to 25c tires, a braze on front derailleur mount, PressFit 30 BB, and it comes in six sizes and five colors.
Frame geometry mostly carries over from the bike company's previous top road steed, the Vlaanderen, and is designed to provide confident precise handling and stable descending. The wheel base has been lengthened to improve balance and handling, especially on rough roads. Here's the geo chart.
Tube shapes are decidedly boxy, revealing the fact that this bike is not geared toward the #aeroiseverything crowd. Up front is a tapered 1 1/8 to 1 ¼ headtube that interfaces with a pair of beefy, oversized fork legs. The bottom bracket shell is also box-shaped, which Ritte claims helps maximize power transfer. Same goes for the square'ish chainstays. Indeed, the whole package is full of sharp edges and 90-degree angles. At this point we can't verify if all this translates into a bike we'd like to ride, but Ritte gets props for the Ace's attractive chiseled look - and we're always big fans of the Lion of Flanders, who's taken up residence on the front of the head tube.
Fort more info visit rittecycles.com and check out the video and photo gallery below. It's clear the gang from Ritte has a slightly different take on the cycling world.