The Ritchey Review - A Cycling Blog

  1. The Japanese Odyssey: 2018 Ride Summary & Gallery

    The Japanese Odyssey: 2018 Ride Summary & Gallery

    Through a collaboration with Apidura and 7Mesh, James Robertson was dispatched to ride and document the Japanese Odyssey. A photographer from Scotland, James spent 10 days riding around Japan and returned with a new camera, many rolls of film, and an interesting story to tell about his adventure. In addition to the story you're going to read here, Apidura is hosting more words and images from James. You can find that here.

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    I’m writing this having just watched the Ritchey Outback I was generously lent leave in the cab of a lorry: as if the courier instinctively new despite its shabby well traveled cardboard box that it deserved special treatment. I like to think I’m not the kind of person that gets

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  2. Perfect Strangers - The art of the bunch ride in a town you don't know

    Perfect Strangers - The art of the bunch ride in a town you don't know

    I'm in Austrailia for a week long bikepacking trip and decided to take on a couple bunch rides in Melbourne to put my Ritchey Outback through its paces. Read on about how we faired in the pack. 

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  3. A Practical Guide to Bicycle Handle Bars

    Bicycle handlebars offer up a myriad of shapes, sizes, widths, curves, rises, sweeps, drops and materials. It can be maddening to figure out what it all means and which bar is best for your style of riding. Watch this #EverythingsBeenDone discussion between Dustin Klein, Chip from What Bars, and Fergus from Ritchey to help demystify the bicycle handlebar.

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  4. Rebecca Gross: American Cyclocross in Belgium

    Rebecca Gross: American Cyclocross in Belgium

    Rebecca Gross immersed herself in the Belgian cyclocross experience by spending nearly two months living and racing in the motherland of the sport. This interview and photo gallery captured at Lille event of the DVV Trofee series  will give you a feeling of what her experience has been like living the dream.

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  5. Surviving Off-Season - With Siobhan Kelly

    Surviving Off-Season - With Siobhan Kelly

    The cold weather of the off-season can have a chilling effect on your motivation. However, some unique opportunities exist to keep your cycling enjoyable, your fitness at an acceptable level and your spirits high. Ritchey-sponsored cyclocross and mountain bike racer Siobhan Kelly illustrates how she keeps going during the cold Canadian winters.

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  6. Ritchey Tech Talk: Break-Away Packing

    Travel better and travel more with the Break-Away, which fits into its own airline fee-dodging travel case. This video will show you how to pack your Ritchey Break-Away bike. We also show you a few pro tips to make your packing even easier.  It's not a travel bike. It's a bike that travels.

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  7. Ritchey Tech Talk: Break-Away Assembly

    It's not a travel bike. It's a bike that travels. Get the skinny on the secret sauce that makes the Ritchey Break-Away such an ideal bicycle for traveling. You'll also learn how to assemble it once you arrive at your destination.

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  8. Mountain Bike Racing Tips & Winter Training Plan

    Mountain Bike Racing Tips & Winter Training Plan

    Now that we're well into the new year, with the gluttony of the holidays behind us, don't you think it's time to start your mountain bike racing training regimen? Sure, it's cold outside but winter pains equal summer gains! Check out this post for some winter MTB training tips and motivation.

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  9. Lightweight Bikepacking the Sierra Buttes

    Lightweight Bikepacking the Sierra Buttes

    "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." When an opportunity for some adventure presented itself, Fergus and Dustin heeded the call and set out for a few days of riding bicycles along the varying road surfaces of the Sierra Buttes, a mountain range separating the Northern most portion of the Central Valley from Nevada.

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  10. 4 MTB Destinations that aren’t Whistler, Moab, or Andorra

    4 MTB Destinations that aren’t Whistler, Moab, or Andorra

    Legendary MTB meccas like British Columbia and Moab earn their right at the top of everyone's mountain bike bucket list. However, truly excellent mountain bike riding abounds in all corners of the world, some of it as good as (or better than) Whistler or Porcupine Rim. Here is our list of great mountain bike locations you might want to consider for your next vacation.

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