“Stable and easy to manage for everything from asphalt to gravel to dirt singletrack.”- BikeRumor
“...offers a smooth ride that lets you focus on your adventure and scenery.”
“The Outback offers a ride that's not too harsh and not too flexible for the sort of multi-surface rides it's likely to be used on.”
A number of innovations and improvements to bicycle design came together to make the Outback a capable adventure companion. Road, off-road, trail, expedition, you name it, the Outback can do it all.
It starts with a fork that can comfortably clear a 700x40c tire with a surprisingly short axle-to-crown that improves the handling of the bike by lowering the front end's center of gravity. From there, choice decisions were made on the location and butting profile of time-tested Ritchey Logic steel tubing to create a resilient ride feel over the harshest terrain. Of course, Ritchey frames retain their signature 27.2 seatpost spec and straight steerer so as to not overbuild a bike in the name of stiffness, because who needs that when there are miles of trail yet to explore?
Slap a set of thru-axle Zeta Discs with your favorite tread on the Outback and you are ready to roll on a bike that's built to take on any and everything that stands in its way.
- Ritchey Carbon Fiber Gravel thru-axle fork
- 12mm Thru-Axle front and rear
- Fits up to 40c tires (depending on tire and rim manufacturer)
- Bottom Bracket: 68mm English threaded
- 28.6 front derailleur clamp (Caution: Front derailleur clamp MAX torque of 2.5Nm)
- Seatpost: 27.2mm
- Includes: frame / fork / headset
- Colors: Heritage Blue; Teal; Yellowstone (Europe only)
- Weight: 2.17kg (L – frame / axle / hanger)