Press Release: Announcing Ritchey Ascent for 2021 – “Swiss Army knife of sorts, Jack of most trades, Jeremiah Johnson of Bikes”

2021 ritchey ascent review

“We warmly welcome the legendary Ascent back into the Ritchey line-up. Inspired by the experiences of life, the new Ritchey Ascent invites you to chase your own life experiences out on those unexplored passes, winding roads, and endless trails. The adventurous soul of the original Ascent remains while expanding its adaptability with modern features and much-requested details.”

2021 ritchey ascent review

“Tom Ritchey loves experiencing all sorts of bicycle adventures – seeking out winding dirt roads, cruising along gravel lanes, ripping flowy singletrack or pushing it on endless tarmac. He designed this latest version of the Ascent to be a do-it-all adventure bike so that others can share the same thrills of adventure while also enjoying the renowned Ritchey ride experience.”

2021 ritchey ascent review

“The new Ascent is more adaptable than ever. The frame is tig-welded with heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing that features rack and fender mounts and a multi-purpose mount under the downtube, while a new Ritchey steel fork offers up multi-purpose, rack, fender, and a threaded crown port. Other notable features of the new Ritchey Ascent include post-mount brake compatibility, BOOST 148mm spacing, and an external seat collar.”

2021 ritchey ascent review

“Throw a mountain bike bar on it and some 27.5” wheels for more trail-oriented adventures. Or ride it with drop bars and 29” wheels for some longer-distance rough road riding. However you choose to roll, your riding possibilities are limitless atop the new Ritchey Ascent.”

2021 ritchey ascent review

Specifications

  • Frame: heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing – TIG welded
  • Ritchey steel fork with multi-purpose, rack, fender and dynamo lights mounts
  • Rack and fender mounts
  • Wheel and tire compatibility: 27.5” x 2.6” or 29” x 2.6”
  • WCS headset included
  • BOOST 148mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included)
  • Replaceable stainless-steel derailleur hanger
  • 27.2mm seat tube with replaceable seat collar
  • Can accommodate 1X or 2X chainrings
  • Bottom bracket: 73mm – English threaded
  • Bottle mounts: 2pc
  • Sizes: S / M / L / XL
  • Frame weight: 2400g (size L – w/o thru-axle)
  • Fork weight: 1125g (with uncut steerer / not including axle)
  • Color: Sierra Red

2021 ritchey ascent review

2021 ritchey ascent review

2021 ritchey ascent review

2021 ritchey ascent review

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Available worldwide from Ritchey Logic or your LBS – $US 1,299 / €1,299

2 comments on “Press Release: Announcing Ritchey Ascent for 2021 – “Swiss Army knife of sorts, Jack of most trades, Jeremiah Johnson of Bikes”

  1. What color even is this bike?? It looks red in the youtube video, and orange or even brown-orange in your photos.

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