The Ritchey Review - A Cycling Blog

  1. NAHBS 2019 Bike Check with Breismeister Bicycles

    NAHBS 2019 Bike Check with Breismeister Bicycles

    North American Handmade Bicycle Show is a treat we get to participate in every year by working with our partners in the custom builder community. This year we featured 4 different custom steel bike builders in our booth, each with a different take on our individual lines from WCS gravel to Classic. Don't let Breismeisters gravel rig fool you, it's a no-holds-barred shredder. 

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  2. NAHBS 2019 Bike Check with W.H. Bradford Designs

    NAHBS 2019 Bike Check with W.H. Bradford Designs

    North American Handmade Bicycle Show is a treat we get to participate in every year by working with our partners in the custom builder community. This year we featured 4 different custom steel bike builders in our booth, each with a different take on our individual lines from WCS gravel to Classic. Brad's all mountain MTB ripper is the perfect tool for the job for NorCal trails. 

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  3. NAHBS 2019 Bike Check with Black Cat Cycles

    NAHBS 2019 Bike Check with Black Cat Cycles

    North American Handmade Bicycle Show is a treat we get to participate in every year by working with our partners in the custom builder community. This year we featured 4 different custom steel bike builders in our booth, each with a different take on our individual lines from WCS gravel to Classic. Todd from Black Cat shows us his take on WCS Road. 

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  4. Cycling in Japan: Break-Away Tour Diary

    Cycling in Japan: Break-Away Tour Diary

    Each armed with a Ritchey Steel Cross Break-Away, the husband and wife team of Nadia Abdul Aziz and Eka Jabar criss-cross Japan, immersing themselves in the scenery and local culture. In this five-part series, Nadia and Eka bring us along so we can share their experience. You'll enjoy the wonderful photos and colorful details of their journey.

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  5. Bike Check! Dustin's Ritchey Steel Road Break-Away

    Bike Check! Dustin's Ritchey Steel Road Break-Away

    Ritchey Road Break-Away® bike check. Check out Dustin's customized Road Break-Away!

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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