One of the shop owners has the previous generation Ritchey outback .. and has been quoted as saying ‘its the best bike I’ve ever ridden’
The Ritchey logic magic is real, ride quality on a whole new level!
The thing that makes the new Ritchey Outback frame so special is Tom’s attention to detail, Tom Ritchey spent 2 years designing the rear ‘Flat Mount’ dropout to ensure that the frame was up to date and as light as the previous iteration, absolutely no compromises.
The 2020 Ritchey Outback has been updated in all the best ways, mudguard mounts, anything cage mounts, more tyre clearance, and slacker angles to make it all the more ‘adventure ready’
Tom Ritchey rides about 10,000 miles (16,000km) per year, most of that is off-road. Combine that with his more than 40 years of designing and building bicycles, it’s no wonder the Outback has become an icon in the gritty world of gravel and adventure bikes.
Updated for 2020, the new Ritchey 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 2.0″ tyres opens up a whole new world of possibilities. The frame accepts flat-mount disc callipers, with the new all-carbon fibre Ritchey Adventure Fork with multi-purpose mounts on the legs, giving you more places to stow the supplies you gather at the last cafe.
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.
Bikepacking, road, off-road, trail, expedition, you name it…the new Ritchey Outback is designed do it all.
• Includes new Ritchey Adventure Fork with multipurpose mounts.
• Accepts 700c x 48mm or 650b x 2.0″ tyres.
• Rack and Fender mounts.
• External cable routing.
• Replaceable stainless-steel derailleur hanger.
• Can accommodate 1x or 2x chainrings.
• 2 Bottle Mounts.
• Ultra-light forged and machined straight 1-1/8″ headtube.
Material:Heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing – TIG welded.
Headset:WCS headset included (IS42/28.6|IS42/30).
Axle Spacing:142mm (12mm alloy thru-axle included).
Seat Tube:27.2mm with integrated seat collar.
Front derailleur Clamp:28.6mm (max torque setting: 2.5Nm).
Bottom Bracket:68mm – English threaded.
Minimum/Maximum Chainring Size:36-46t (single) / 46/33t – 46/36t – 50/34t (double).
New Ritchey Adventure Fork
• Integrated 45-degree Crown Race.
• 100mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included).
• 300mm Steerer – 1.1/8″ Diameter.
• 393mm Axle to Crown.
• 50mm Offset/Rake.
• 3kg Max Fork Payload (each side).
Wheel and Tyre compatibility:700 x 48mm or 650 x 2.0″ (depending on tire/rim manufacturer)
Max Frame Spacing:58mm.
Max Fork Spacing:60mm.
Brakes:Flat Mount – 140mm-160mm (adaptors available separately).
Flat Mount Bracket Height:10mm.
Frame Weight:2,175g (size L – w/o thru-axle).
Fork Weight:446g (uncut w/o thru-axle).
Colour:Guac y Crema.