Ritchey Logic releases updated Outback: New Fork + More Tire Clearance

“Tom Ritchey rides about 10,000 miles (16,000 km) per year, and most of that is off-road. Combine that with his more than 40 years of designing and building bicycles, and it’s no wonder the Outback has become an icon in the gritty world of gravel and adventure bikes.” – Ritchey Logic

ritchey outback 2020 version 2

“We took more than a few suggestions from our customers when rethinking the Outback to make the bike you see now. Versatility was crucial to the design; accommodation of both 650×51 and 700×48, a new straight steerer carbon adventure fork with anything mounts are the most notable changes.”

ritchey outback 2020 version 2

“We also included fender mounts and third bottle cage for extended bike camping adventures. Given all this, the Outback is still a ripper. Whether a multi-day bike packing trip or through the perils of a DK200, Outback is our quintessential gravel bike.”

ritchey outback 2020 version 2

“The frame accepts flat-mount disc calipers, and is painstakingly TIG-welded with proprietary triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing. The Outback frame delivers the legendary Ritchey ride quality that’s resilient over the harshest terrain and delightfully responsive when you want to open it up.”

ritchey outback 2020 version 2


  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L XL
  • Heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic tubeset
  • Flat-mount brake compatibility
  • Thru-axles in front and rear
  • TIG-welded
  • Rack and fender mounts
  • New Ritchey Adventure Fork with multi-purpose mounts
  • Tire Clearance: 700 x 48mm or 650 x 2.0in
  • Headset: WCS drop in 1-1/8” (included)
  • Frame Weight: 2.27 kg (XL w/ thru-axle and derailleur hanger)
  • Fork Weight: 473g (uncut w/ thru-axle)
  • Total Weight: 2.74 kg (XL)
  • Color: Guacamole y Crema
  • Retail Price: € 1449/$US 1399 (frame / fork / headset)

ritchey outback 2020 version 2


ritchey outback 2020 version 2

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ritchey outback 2020 version 2

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  1. Avatar Jason P Fearing

    Looks outstanding, might be first Ritchey.

  2. Avatar Bobby Kennedy

    Ooooh, what tires are thoooose?

    • Avatar Eric

      Looks likeRitchey Z-Max Evolution

  3. Avatar Marcee

    Can’t go wrong with Ritchey. I have his road logic steel bike and it is special. He knows how to make a frame!

  4. The good stuff! Yup, had many years of riding on Ritchey Components, decades really. Also had a great experience riding, training and racing on an early 2000s Road Logic. Tom knows his stuff, frames especially–it’s refreshing to ride on steel after years on carbon!!! #steelisreal

  5. Avatar souleur

    Fact, #steelisreal

    Got 2 in the shed, a road logic and swiss cross, both are great

    have considered the Outback and may dive in next year


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