The Ritchey Review - A Cycling Blog

  1. Top Tips for Your First Cyclocross Race

    Top Tips for Your First Cyclocross Race

    That’s right. #CrossIsComing. You’ve likely watched this exciting cycling discipline develop over the years, and you’ve found it incredibly interesting. Is this the season that you finally dip your toe into the mud and suffering of this painfully beautiful sport by moving beyond spectating? Are you ready to participate? If so, here’s a collection of tips and ideas for your first cyclocross race.

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  2. Ritchey Break-Away: A Bike of Two Halves

    Ritchey Break-Away: A Bike of Two Halves

    Our friends at Always Riding, a very cool shop in the United Kingdom, recently spent some quality time with the Ritchey Break-Away Carbon Road bike. The result is a detailed look at the benefits of having a bike that is easy to travel with.

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  3. Get Creative and You Could Ride the Japanese Odyssey

    Get Creative and You Could Ride the Japanese Odyssey

    If you’re the type of person who loves to use different artistic mediums to document your adventurous bicycle experiences, you could win the chance to be flown to Japan for this amazing ride.

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  4. How to Choose Your Next Bike Vacation

    How to Choose Your Next Bike Vacation

    Your local riding is definitely some of the best in the world, for sure. But we know you dream about your tires touching new trails or roads in other parts of the world. You’re planning on visiting some of these cycling destinations, but how do you choose where to you go for your next cycling vacation? Here’s some insight for you.

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  5. Grinduro Scotland, New Bike Day, Ornot.

    Grinduro Scotland, New Bike Day, Ornot.

    Matt and Justin from Ornot had planned the perfect adventure to travel to the United Kingdom to ride Grinduro Scotland. Their plans went a bit sideways when both of their bikes were damaged by the airline. But what's an adventure without some surprises? This is a lovely tale about an unexpected #NewBikeDay

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  6. Discussion With Tom Ritchey at fahrstil magazine in Germany

    After a great ride above Heidelberg, Germany, Tom Ritchey sat down for a question and answer session with fahrstil magazin in the cozy setting of the fahrstil klubhaus. Topics ranged from steel forks to electric bikes to weird spoke nipple sizes.

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  7. Riding Gravel and Talking with Tom in Germany

    Riding Gravel and Talking with Tom in Germany

    It was a fine Saturday afternoon in Heidelberg, Germany to host an on- and off-road ride with Tom Ritchey. The climbing was rewarding, the views were spectacular and the company was excellent. To top it all off, this great experience was followed by an hour-long question and answer session with Tom. Read the story, check out the gallery and watch the video.

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  8. Eight Great Gravel Bike Events in Europe

    Eight Great Gravel Bike Events in Europe

    Gravel riding and racing isn't just for the United States. Some seriously great gravel events have emerged in Europe, and we couldn't be more excited. Here's a collection of eight of our favorite gravel events in and around Europe!

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  9. A Welcome Travel Companion

    A Welcome Travel Companion

    After one too many negative (and expensive) encounters with a desk agent at the airport, H. Vollert immediately decided the Ritchey Break-Away road bike is what he needed. So far he's spent three years traversing the globe—able to ride anywhere he wants.

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  10. Five Bikepacking Tips for a Great Adventure

    Five Bikepacking Tips for a Great Adventure

    It makes complete sense to want to make the most of our time outside when conditions are good. Why turn around half way through the day? The great thing about bikepacking is how liberating it is. The distance you can cover, and places you can explore are instantly opened up to far beyond where your legs can carry you during the course of a single day. In this piece, Tom Hill offers us a practical guide for how to prepare, and enjoy, your bikepacking adventures.

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