Mountain Bikes Blog / Ritchey Logic

  1. Ritchey junior team from the 90's

    Ritchey junior team from the 90's
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  2. The Rider Side: A quick Q&A with Nino Schurter- World Champion

    The Rider Side: A quick Q&A with Nino Schurter- World Champion

    At 30 years old, Nino Schurter has racked up more career titles than most other professionals have dreamed of. Beginning with a Junior European Champion title in 2004, Schurter has taken numerous National and World Cup victories. Having just won his 5th World Championship, Schurter now ties Julien Absalon with the most WC titles of any rider in the history of the sport. Now on his way to the Rio Summer Olympics on his hunt for gold, we were able to catch up with Nino for a quick 10 questions in between training sessions.

    Congratulations on taking another World Champion title! Watching you during the event, you looked so at ease, how does this victory compare to previous titles you’ve won?

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  3. On Tires and Terrain: Rebecca Gross reviews the Ritchey MTB Tire line

    On Tires and Terrain: Rebecca Gross reviews the Ritchey MTB Tire line

    Trail Bite/Trail Drive – I took this setup out on the rockiest rootiest trail we have and proceeded to climb a steep 40 minute route to the top that begins with wide double track covered in rolling loose rocks to sandy flowing rollers and ends with slick hard-pack single-track intermittent with large step ups. My thoughts were to use the aggressive side knobs to help with picking the way UP through the very skittish rock gardens. The snowy and muddy patches that broke up the trail on the other hand allowed this tire to shine. The bite into the loose surface was secure and the line choice held with minimal slipping. Running this tire under the recommended pressure did make me more prone to pinching a sidewall and I could tell that there was a momentary collapsing of the sidewall in aggressive cornering. Despite this I had zero issues with durability, the sidewalls are thick and able to take this kind of abuse. For the rider who has a steady stream of flats to accompany

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  4. N1NO Schurter Wins 4th XC World Champion Title

    N1NO Schurter Wins 4th XC World Champion Title

    What a year for Nino Schurter! After World Cup Champion now World Champion as well! N1NO is at his best ever. Andorra, in an exciting World Championship race against Julien Absalon, N1NO takes the rainbow jersey back to his shoulders. It's his 4th elite World Champion title- his 10th victory this season. What an incredible way to finish his best season ever.

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  5. Ritchey: Built by Legends

    Three legends, one great ride. See Tom, Frischi and Nino riding and talking about how they work together to make Ritchey components even better.

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  6. Built by Legends Teaser

    Racers like Nino are the foundation of Ritchey's greatness. See him in action here and stay tuned for the full story dropping later this week.

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  7. N1NO - the Hunt for Glory - Chapter 5 - "In Search of the Beginning"

    N1NO`s 5th chapter of his #huntforglory webisode is all about a journey to the roots of Mountain biking. The 3x MTB World Champion meets one of the Godfathers of Mountain biking, Tom Ritchey, at his home place in Skyline, Northern California. Tom Ritchey is the guy who was already racing bicycles, which we call "Mountain bikes" today, back in the 1970s on his backyard trails in the hills of Skyline and Santa Cruz. He built the first Mountain bike frame, and since those early days, every new invention has been chased by another. Over the years Tom's focus has shifted from frame building too component design, but his obsession with functional, lightweight and reliable equipment has not waivered. Many Ritchey designs and manufacturing methods have become industry standards. Mountain bike racing has always

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  8. N1NO - the Hunt for Glory - Chapter 4 - "There is no place like home"

    There is no place like home. Chapter 4 of Nino Schurter`s #HUNTFORGLORY shows the 3x World Champion in his familiar surroundings. Nino is known for being a professional mountain bike athlete, always on the run, and always busy. Yet Chapter 4 is all about Nino’s roots, where it all started, and what he is doing when not surrounded by cameras but rather by his family and friends. Check out where Nino takes you on a very private tour.

    Check out the youtube channel here.

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  9. N1NO - the Hunt for Glory - Chapter 3 - "The First Big Battle"

    At World Cup races it's all about the #huntforglory! These are the moments that motivate me to give my all so that I can achieve my goals. Nove Mesto, with its superb atmosphere and great riding is definitely one of my favorite races- I love to battle there.

    Check out the youtube channel here.

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  10. N1NO - the Hunt for Glory - Chapter 2 - "On the Go"

    Being on a professional MTB team, there is a lot of travelling involved- before and during race time. Nino Schurter and SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing spent a decent amount of time in South Africa and California preparing for the upcoming World Cup season, which starts the coming weekend in Nove Mesto / CZ Republic. South Africa is where the team heads every year to start their season. Unlike recent years, Nino Schurter kicked-off the pre-olympic race season at the the Bonelli US CUP and the Sea Otter Classic in California. "At Sea Otter, my team mate Jenny Rissveds and I competed in four races, and it resulted in 4 podiums. It was a very cool experience to race in California and definitely felt good to bike where MTB was born," Nino says. Chapter 2 - "On the Go" gives an inside view into the team`s life and all

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