Break-Away Carbon Outback Frameset


Size: XS, S, M, L, XL

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“Now your adventure doesn't need to end when you run out of land, just hop on a plane and travel to another part of the world.”


142 thru axle rear spacing for stability and strength.

Travel anywhere and avoid airline fees, thanks to the patented Ritchey BreakAway system.

Built with carbon fiber tubes designed for optimal stiffness, beautiful ride quality and durability.

Ritchey WCS Carbon gravel fork accepts flat-mount disc brakes and will fit 40c tires.


“With the whole bike fitting into a case that’s barely larger than a wheel box, one’s travel experience is truly transformed.”

“Ritchey’s Break-Away Carbon is, to all intents and purposes, a relatively racy carbon road bike, with ‘classic Ritchey geometry' and a top-spec, lightweight build.”


The all new Break-Away Carbon Outback takes the best of the lessons learned from the monster-cross defining Mount Cross and the sophistication of the Break-Away Carbon Road and pulls them together in a bike that knows no bounds or limitations. Designed to be a versatile adventure machine, the Break-Away Carbon Outback is nimble in conditions that are beyond the scope of a traditional 'cross bike, yet adept for long miles over tarmac. The secret to the ride quality Ritchey fans long for is found in Tom’s ideal tubing profile for carbon, which is engineered to dampen trail noise while being stiff enough for the discerning race, and with the straight steerer fork that deflects harshness while providing ample stability.

Proven time and again to be the ultimate travel companion, Ritchey’s newest addition to the Break-Away line is a no-holds-barred, unrelenting machine that is capable for almost any occasion.


  • Patented Ritchey Break-Away® design
  • Material: carbon fiber – aluminum joints
  • WCS headset included (upper IS42/28.6 - 16mm stack height | lower IS42/30)
  • 142mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included)
  • Replaceable rear derailleur hanger
  • 27.2mm seat tube with integrated seat collar (max torque setting: 7Nm)
  • Brazed-on front derailleur
  • Bottom bracket: 68mm - English threaded
  • Can accommodate 1X or 2X chainrings
  • Crankset min/max ring size - single: 36 to 46t / double: 46/30t to 50/34t
  • External cable routing
  • Bottle mounts: 2



  • Ritchey WCS Carbon Disc Gravel Fork included
  • 1-1/8" straight steerer with integrated 45-degree crown race 
  • 100mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included)
  • Steerer length: 300mm
  • Axle-crown: 383mm
  • Rake/Offset: 47mm


Tire Compatibility

  • Wheel and tire compatibility: 700 x 40c tire clearance (depending on tire/rim manufacturer)
  • Frame max spacing: 49mm
  • Fork max spacing: 53mm


Brake Compatibility

  • Flat-mount brakes front and rear: 140mm min (160mm max - adaptors available separately)
  • Frame flat-mount bracket height: 10mm
  • Housing stops on down tube optimized for mechanical brake coupling
  • Hydraulic brake compatible (please see brake manufacturer recommendation for traveling with hydraulic brakes)



  • Sizes: XS / S / M / L / XL
  • Frame weight: 1.51kg (size L)
  • Fork weight: 430g (with uncut steerer / not including axle)
  • Color: matte carbon / teal
  • Packs into proved travel case (8.5” / 21.6cm W x 26.5” / 67.3cm H x 31” / 78.8cmL w/ wheels)
  • Downtube hinge clamp, rear brake cable connector and derailleur cable connectors included



Note:  Ritchey does not guarantee airlines will not charge additional fees for Break-Away travel bags. Luggage charges are always at the discretion of the airline.

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Set-up Guide DOWNLOAD
Owner's manual DOWNLOAD