Experience
gravelmountain
New

Ascent Frameset

SKU
97000008001
€1,299.00 VAT included
€1,299.00 VAT included
€1,299.00 VAT included
€1,299.00 VAT included
€1,299.00 VAT included

The new Ascent is more adaptable than ever. However you choose to roll, your possibilities are limitless. 27.5" wheels and a mountain bike bar? Sure! 29" wheels and a drop bar? Go for it!

Sir Edmund Hillary's first ascent of Mt. Everest was in 1953.

Ride your way with 27.5" or 29" wheels and tires.

The new Ritchey steel fork has an 1-1/8th straight steerer and multipurpose, fender, rack, and dynamo light mounts.

Chocolate ice cream was invented before vanilla.

The adventurous soul of the of the original Ascent remains, while expanding its adaptability with modern features and much-requested details. 

"Slim tubes, elegant lines, and a classic aesthetic – the Ritchey Ultra looks like a winner." - Cycling Tips

PRODUCT DETAILS

We warmly welcome the legendary Ascent back into the Ritchey line-up. Inspired by the experiences of life, the new Ritchey Ascent invites you to chase your own life experiences out on those unexplored passes, winding roads and endless trails. The adventurous soul of the of the original Ascent remains, while expanding its adaptability with modern features and much-requested details.

Tom Ritchey loves experiencing all sorts of bicycle adventures - especially dirt – seeking out winding dirt roads, cruising along gravel lanes, and ripping flowy singletrack. He designed this latest version of the Ascent to be a do-it-all adventure bike so that others can share the same thrills of adventure while also enjoying the renowned Ritchey ride experience.

The new Ascent is more adaptable than ever. The frame is tig-welded with heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing that features rack and fender mounts and a multi-purpose mount under the downtube, while a new Ritchey steel fork offers up multi-purpose, rack, fender and dynamo light mounts. Other notable features of the new Ritchey Ascent include post-mount brake compatibility, 148mm spacing and an external seat collar.

Throw a mountain bike bar on it and some 27.5" wheels for more trail-oriented adventures. Or ride it with drop bars and 29" wheels for some longer distance rough road riding. However you choose to roll, your riding possibilities are limitless atop the new Ritchey Ascent.

  • Includes rack and fender mounts, 3 multi-purpose mounts (2 fork, 1 frame) and threaded crown port
  • Features the new Ritchey steel fork with an 1-1/8" straight steerer
  • Fits 27.5" or 29" wheels and tires

Frame

  • Material: heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing - TIG welded
  • Rack and fender mounts
  • Ultra-light forged and machined straight 1-1/8" headtube
  • WCS headset included (upper IS42/28.6 - 16mm stack height | lower IS42/30)
  • BOOST 148mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included)
  • Replaceable stainless-steel derailleur hanger
  • 27.2mm seat tube with replaceable seat collar (max torque setting: 6Nm)
  • Seat tube clamp size: 28.6mm (2.5Nm max for derailleur clamps and chain guides)
  • Bottom bracket: 73mm - English threaded
  • Can accommodate 1X or 2X chainrings (Side Swing front derailleur required for double)
  • Crankset min/max ring size - single: 24 to 40t / double: 24/34 to 28/38t
  • External cable routing (continuous housing)
  • Bottle mounts: 2
  • Multi-purpose mount underside of downtube
  • Follow rack manufacturer for fork maximum payload

 

Fork

  • Ritchey steel fork with multi-purpose, rack, fender and threaded crown port
  • 1-1/8" straight steerer
  • BOOST 110mm spacing (15mm alloy thru-axle included)
  • Steerer length: 300mm
  • Axle-crown: 435mm
  • Rake/Offset: 52mm
  • Follow rack manufacturer for fork maximum payload

 

Tire Compatibility

  • Wheel and tire compatibility: 27.5" x 2.6" or 29" x 2.6" (depending on tire/rim manufacturer)
  • Frame max spacing: 78mm
  • Fork max spacing: 78mm

 

Brake Compatibility

  • Post-mount brakes: 180mm max front rotor / 160mm max rear rotor

Details

  • Sizes: S / M / L / XL
  • Frame weight: 2400g (size L - w/o thru-axle)
  • Fork weight: 1125g (with uncut steerer / not including axle)
  • Color: Sierra Red

 

Warning: Please follow the recommended maximum torque specified by accessory manufacturers, though Ritchey recommends not exceeding 3Nm. To ensure safety and trouble-free usage, please use the original Ritchey fork/frame hardware when no aftermarket accessories are mounted to the fork/frame.

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