“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 innvations 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 ends 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 resitilent ride feel over the harshest of terrain. Of course Ritchey frames retain their signature 27.2 seatpost spec and straight steerer so as to not over build a bike in the name of stiffness, becasue 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)