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“Ritchey’s Break-Away system has proven itself, with thousands of Break-Away frames in the hands of well-traveled cyclists. The elegantly simple system can easily be managed with a minimum of mechanical know-how. One model Break-Away fans clamored for was a titanium cyclocross frame. And while there are some folks who will race this product, the vast majority of cyclists who buy this frame want a more capable road frame that can accommodate larger, or knobby tires that better suit the riding conditions found around the world. Having a cyclocross style frame makes the perfect travel bike more versatile, and titanium is the optimum material for this option.” – From the archives of ExcelSports.com
Ritchey Breakaway Feature Video
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In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew covers the details of the latest updates to his personal Ritchey Breakaway Ti CX / Gravel Travel bike, and hints towards the next fun trip happening aboard this rig.
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“As in the Ti-Road Break-Away, the titanium finish and bead-blasted logos hold up exceptionally well to the rigors of packing and travel. The custom drawn, lightweight, mitered 3/2.5 tubing provides a smooth forgiving ride, but responds immediately when you power up. The 44mm rake, straight blade full carbon fork is WCS level, so it is light, stiff, and soaks up vibration. The bridgeless chainstays offer increased rear tire clearance, and rear rack eyelets demonstrate that Ritchey knew the market when the frame was developed.”
“Geometry wise, the Break-Away Ti Cross is closer to the traditional Swiss Cross design with a very slight top-tube slope. The geometry was designed to be stable on and off pavement, but with closer to a true cross bottom bracket clearance.”
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Links of Interest:
- FSA (Full Speed Ahead) – https://fullspeedahead.com
- EVOC Road Bike Bag Pro Case, Long Term Review: Works for Gravel Bikes Too!
- Unpacking & Building the Ritchey Breakaway Ti Gravel / Cyclocross Bike
- Disassembling & packing a Ritchey Breakaway Gravel Bike for Travel – Time Lapse
- First Rides on the Garmin Edge 1040 Solar
- GARMIN EDGE EXPLORE 2: Quick Tour & First Rides
- Gravel Cyclist’s Route Library
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