Mountain Bikes Blog / Ritchey Logic

  1. N1NO - The Hunt for Glory - Chapter 1 - "Work Hard Play Hard"

    Nino Schurter belongs on the list of the most successful mountain bike athletes in history. The 3 time World Champion is the leader of SCOTT Odlo MTB Racing, the international XC team run by bike legend Thomas Frischknecht. “N1NO – The Hunt for Glory” is Nino Schurter`s first set of “webisodes.” The new video series features various chapters illustrating Nino`s colorful life as a professional mountain bike athlete during the pre-olympic year. It´s not only about how Nino prepares for the biggest goal of his career, the golden medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, but it‘s also about shredding trails, travelling around the world, and all the fun that mountain biking brings. "I am stoked to release the first chapter of N1NO – The Hunt for Glory. My first webisode is all about the MTB racing lifestyle, cool t

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  2. Ritchey Commando Takes On Fat Bike Nationals

    Ritchey Commando Takes On Fat Bike Nationals

    Several weeks ago, Ritchey approached HP and I asking if we’d like to race “Fat Bike National Championships,” in Ogden, Utah. It’s the first year of the event they said, and yes, USA Cycling is sanctioning it. We laughed, looked at each other, laughed again, and said, “Hell yeah, that would be fun.” A few conversations and a couple photos later, we were all set for a road trip to Utah from San Francisco. After a long drive and a short night of sleep, we arrived at the venue for a course pre-ride. This was important, as we’d probably logged a total of six hours on a fat bike between the two of us, and HP has not spent much time on snow--period. Luckily, the day was sunny and free of wind, a beautiful introduction to riding bikes on the snow. We had a blast shredding through burms and bunny-hopping rollers. The trip was off to a great start.

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  3. Ritchey Commandos Invade Snow Epic

    Ritchey Commandos Invade Snow Epic

    Just as the first Ritchey Commando fat bikes are shipping to bike shops across Europe, two Commandos will be participating in the first ever Snow Epic Stage Race, a five-day event around the mountains of Engelberg, Switzerland taking place between January 14th-17th. Italian Giuseppe Ribolzi and Canadian Jean Francois Clermont from Assos Werksteam will take these bikes to the limit. With years of global experience in road and mountain bike stage races, like the famous Cape Epic in South Africa, this will be the first time the Swiss and Canadian members of Assos Werksteam will race on fat bikes in the snow.

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  4. 12 World Cup Wins for Scott-Odlo's Nino Schurter!

    12 World Cup Wins for Scott-Odlo's Nino Schurter!

    The battle between the two best mountain bikers in the world continues. This time it was Nino Schurter's turn, with Nino grabbing his 12th World Cup victory! 

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  5. Jenny Rissveds of SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing Team Wins 1st XC World Cup

    Jenny Rissveds of SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing Team Wins 1st XC World Cup

    In her first World Cup appearance for SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing Team, Jenny showed off her talent celebrating her first XC World Cup win. A flat tire stopped Nino Schurter's winning strike. To have already 3 World Cup wins and an European Championship title in the Eliminator category on the palmarés at only 19 years of age is promising. Yesterday Swedish Champion Jenny Rissveds added another World Cup victory to it. Winning her first U23 XC World Cup.

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  6. Cape Epic: Interview with Nino Schurter: "Mental Power is King"

    Cape Epic: Interview with Nino Schurter: "Mental Power is King"

    Nino Schurter of SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing Team and partner Phil Buys gave it the perfect frame: In a stunning final at the world's greatest Mountain Biking happening, the World Champion and his South African companion escorted Matthys Beukes and Gert Heyns of SCOTT Factory Racing to their first win at the last stage of the ABSA Cape Epic. Four SCOTT riders- three of them South Africans- gave the "Tour de France of Mountain Biking" an emotional end in front of a spectacular crowd. We asked Nino Schurter a few questions about his experience he made during an incredible week.

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  7. Tom Ritchey's 2013 Cape Epic Report

    Tom Ritchey's 2013 Cape Epic Report

    Tom is back from Cape Epic and shares his thoughts and experiences. In modern cycling, term “epic” gets thrown around a lot. Not every long, hard race is worthy of the term, but the Cape Epic is truly epic. Eight days. 698 kilometers (434 miles). Over 15,650 meters of climbing (51,345 vertical feet). It starts in Durbanville and finishes in Lourensford, South Africa, covering some of the roughest country in the world, and the competition is world class. Tom Ritchey has raced the Cape Epic four times, finishing as high as top 50 among the pro’s. “It’s become a meeting round. The Cape Epic has become a highly sought-after win for pro riders. Nino Schurter and Florian Vogel of the Scott-SwissPower team came here to win, and they got humbled. It’s not a normal stage race or mountain bike event…it’s the cycling equivalent of the Baja 500 or Paris Dakar, it’s challenging on a completely different level and things can go very wrong,” Ritchey said.

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  8. Cape Epic 2013 - Stage 1-5 Update from Tom

    Cape Epic 2013 - Stage 1-5 Update from Tom

    Tom Ritchey sent us a very detailed recap from the first few stages of the 2013 Cape Epic. As you may know from previous updates, Tom is partnered up with Alex Stieda. Alex was the first American to wear the Yellow Jersey during his Pro Tour days. He's finished well in many of the hardest road races around the globe, yet has little experience with Mountain Biking. Having this in mind, Tom knows Alex can endure some of the hardest suffering and chose him to partner with in confidence.

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  9. Cape Epic 2013

    Cape Epic 2013

    Tom’s teammate in the Cape epic is Tour de France legend Alex Stieda. In 1986 Stieda wore the Yellow Jersey, the climbers polka dot jersey, the multi-colored jersey, the red and white jerseys of the Tour de France. He was the first North American to lead the Tour de France. So he should be able to hang with Tom!

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  10. Original Ritchey Mountainbike

    Tom and Martha visited Naked Bicycles while on a road trip. It turns out Sam from Naked has an original Ritchey Mountainbike that is in amazing shape.

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