Mountain Bikes Blog / Ritchey Logic

  1. A Big Dumb Ridiculous Ride, or How to Ride a Bike Further Than You Should

    A Big Dumb Ridiculous Ride, or How to Ride a Bike Further Than You Should

    For the past 5 years, as long as we have been a team, we make our way to the Northern tip of California's Central Valley to ride Highway 36 from the town of Red Bluff to coastal Fortuna and back over a weekend. Seemingly a straight shot on paper, the ride is anything but simple. Cresting two major passes along the undulating rural highway, the ride is often a mediation on our strengths and weaknesses.

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  2. The Best Gravel Rides

    The Best Gravel Rides

    Just a couple of years ago, the gravel riding and racing scene was small - it was easy to choose some killer events to attend. These days there are tons of gravel rides to choose from. Here are Ritchey's choices for where to roll your gravel tires this year.

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  3. Interview: Thomas Frischknecht

    Interview: Thomas Frischknecht

    Thomas Frischknecht on “Frischi,” losing to cheaters, how he scouts talent, his Olympic predictions, and about a relationship with Ritchey that’s lasted 30 years.

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  4. How and when to ride in your bicycle the dark

    How and when to ride in your bicycle the dark

    While you might be enjoying that extra hour of sleep now that the clocks have changed, you might lament the sun's escape a bit earlier in the day. Not happy with less riding time? Well, darkness shouldn’t extinguish your cycling routine! Here are some tips and ideas about riding at night!

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  5. How to Organize a Group Ride

    How to Organize a Group Ride

    Group bike rides offer wonderful cycling experiences, the chance to bond with other cyclists, and are a great way to find new bicycle routes. You've likely ridden bikes with all sorts of groups of other people, but have you ever tried to organize your own group ride? It's easy and fun, and these guidelines for organizing a group ride for the first time will ensure everyone will have a great ride.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 2018 Ritchey Holiday Gift Guide

    2018 Ritchey Holiday Gift Guide

    Looking for the perfect gift for that special cyclist in your life? Or maybe you just want to give yourself a little something because, you know, you deserve it for all the hard work you've done this year. Either way, here's a list of some great Ritchey goods that we think will make great gifts!

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  9. Check out what Karl Scored...

    Check out what Karl Scored...

    1984 Ritchey Team Comp with original Bullmoose! "Picked up this little gem off Craigslist today. Almost all original including the Dura Ace hubs.I cleaned it up a bit, removed the killed chain and broken front derailleur. She's almost all original. Dura Ace hubs, XT deer head shifters and derailleur. Four finger Shimano levers and twin down tube water bottle bosses.

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  10. The Rider Side: A Quick Q&A with Olympic and World Champion Jenny Rissveds

    The Rider Side: A Quick Q&A with Olympic and World Champion Jenny Rissveds

    Jenny Rissveds powered away from her next closest competitor in the final lap at the Rio Olympics to win her race by over 30 seconds, making her the youngest woman to have ever won the XC race in its 20 year history. Rissveds is also the only woman to hold a World Championship title (U23 MTB XC) while simultaneously earning an Olympic title.  We were able to catch Jenny as she transitioned to her off season and hear about her season.

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