Ritchey Design / Logic – Outback, Break-Away Outback, Ascent, Handlebar Range: Sea Otter 2021

ritchey breakaway review
Ritchey Breakaway Outback

Ritchey Logic

“Tom Ritchey is one-of-a-kind. He continues to juggle his duties as president and lead designer of our company, which now has products distributed in over 40 countries – and he still logs at least 10,000 miles per year all over the world. Inspiration often comes to him while out on a ride, generating ideas that he then processes as three-dimensional design images – in his head. This is followed by the creation of initial concept models, many of which he creates by fillet brazing pieces or scraps of frame tubing. It all comes naturally to a guy who taught himself to build frames as a teenager, and who designed some of the burgeoning mountain bike industry’s first frames and components back in the 1970’s. Every year Tom guides our R&D efforts in pursuit of both subtle improvements to existing products or large-scale advances leading to new ones.” – https://ritcheylogic.com

Ritchey Logic Video: Sea Otter 2021

Ritchey Outback

“Updated for 2020, the new Outback now sports several practical and adaptable features that offer riders the ability to chase epic ride experiences beyond the end of the road and the end of the day. Rack and fender mounts help to keep things dry and expand the load-carrying capacity for longer bikepacking adventures, while clearance for 700c x 48mm or 650b x 2.0in tires opens up a whole new world of possibilities. The frame accepts flat-mount disc calipers, and the new all-carbon fiber Ritchey Adventure Fork with multi-purpose mounts on the legs gives you more places to stow the supplies you gather at the last cafe.”

ritchey design outback 2021

“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 review

ritchey outback review

Ritchey Break-Away Outback

“The Outback Steel Break-Away easily and quickly disassembles to fit into its own included sturdy travel case, which helps you avoid airline extra baggage fees. Once you arrive at your destination, the bike assembles with ease – allowing you to quickly get out and go.”

ritchey breakaway review

“In addition to its liberating and innovative Break-Away design, the Outback Steel Break-Away sports several practical and adaptable features that offer riders the ability to chase epic ride experiences beyond the end of the road and the end of the day. Rack and fender mounts help to keep things dry and expand the load-carrying capacity for longer bikepacking adventures, while clearance for 700c x 48mm or 650b x 2.0in tires opens up a whole new world of possibilities. The frame accepts flat-mount disc calipers, and the new all-carbon fiber Ritchey Adventure Fork with multi-purpose mounts on the legs gives you more places to stow the supplies you gather at the last café – wherever that may be.”

ritchey breakaway review

ritchey breakaway review

Ritchey Ascent

“The 2021 version of the Ascent keeps the proven geometry of the original but builds upon it with some modern features such as a new Ritchey steel fork with Boost spacing, a dynamo mount, and multi-purpose mounts on the legs. It also sports amulti-purpose mount on the bottom side of the downtube, and the rear of the bike features a 12mm thru-axle and Boost spacing, along with rack and fender mounts.”

ritchey ascent review

ritchey ascent review

Ritchey Ultra

“When Tom first designed the Ultra he knew it would appeal to riders who demand specific ride characteristics and dirt-slaying only he could deliver – and that was in the 1980s! Good design withstands the test of time, and the latest iteration of the Ultra is a prime example. Like its predecessor from 30 years prior, the new Ultra occupies a unique ride space from cross-country riders looking to get rowdy and go big to enduro riders lusting for some all-mountain shredding.”

ritchey logic ultra review

ritchey logic ultra review

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