Ritte Cycles Satyr Steel Gravel Bike: Long-Term Review!

Ritte Satyr steel gravel bike review

“The road hasn’t always been paved. In fact, there haven’t always been roads. Or paths. Or tracts. Or trails. Somewhere along the way we became less rugged, more fearful of the woods and the desert. We became serious and conservative, riding for structured training rather than fun. It’s time to balance it all out – the racing, the training, the wooded adventures.” – Ritte Cycles

Ritte Satyr steel gravel bike review

“The Satyr was a mythical forest creature known to the Romans as a woodland God (and a bit of a party animal), and it’s also the newest Ritte. The embodiment of fun and rowdiness, the Satyr was a man built atop the legs of a goat. And climb like a goat the new Satyr does. It goes down smooth too, with geometry influenced by Tom Kellogg’s years of designing frames for championship-winning racers mixed with his dirt riding prowess.”

Ritte Satyr steel gravel bike review

“Taking cues from our All-Road Phantom, the Satyr dials it up to 11. But you’d expect nothing less, this thing’s got horns! The Satyr clears a 700x43c tire to tackle tough terrain, but it turns in with an eagerness many road bikes can’t match. It’s equipped with a T47 bottom bracket and internal cable routing, to keep your cables protected through the harshest conditions. Flat mount disc brakes with thru-axles front and rear keep you in control. The Enve gravel fork up front provides direct, confident steering input and comes in differing rakes to suit each frame size perfectly. The Satyr’s custom Reynolds tubeset is stiff where you need it, but tames the trail chatter in a manner that only steel can accomplish.”

Ritte Satyr steel gravel bike review

“From the dirt roads of the Berkshires to the backcountry trails of the Sierra Nevadas, the Satyr has been in testing all year proving it’s capabilities. It’s the bike that truly can ride right out the front door – road to trail it gallops along happily, easily earning its name.”

Ritte Satyr steel gravel bike review

Ritte Satyr Steel Gravel Bike: Long-Term Review Video

JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew has been riding the Ritte Satyr for several months, and taken it to places near and wide, at least as far as Covid-19 will allow. In other words, JOM’s been riding the Satyr a lot in North Florida and South Georgia. In this comprehensive review, he covers the features, ride experience and more.

Ritte Satyr steel gravel bike review

Below, the stock wheelset that ships with this variant of the Ritte Satyr

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2 comments on “Ritte Cycles Satyr Steel Gravel Bike: Long-Term Review!

  1. Glad to hear you dug the bike – it was fun to watch the video, the drone shots were especially rad!

    Just a quick note, we do offer 2x drivetrains on all of our build levels as well as the option to customize any build. We’ll have to make it more clear on the website, so thank you for pointing it out!

    1. Thanks for chiming in, I will be sure to make a note of the 2x drivetrains in this article and in the video description on YouTube.

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