The Ritchey Review - A Cycling Blog

  1. To ‘cross or not to ‘cross

    To ‘cross or not to ‘cross

    Is bike racing a good ride spoiled? Klaus decides to head out to the cyclocross course for some soul searching to see if racing truly, "would simply get in the way of the inherent fun of bike riding."

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  2. Ritchey Bike Check: Ben Frederick's Small Monsters Swiss Cross

    Ben Frederick's Small Monsters Ritchey Swiss Cross

    Ritchey factory rider Ben Frederick shows off his Small Monsters Special Edition Ritchey Swiss Cross that he will be racing for the 2021/22 cyclocross season.

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  3. Friday Lunches, Commuting by Bike, and Nude Beach Interactions

    Pandemic bicycle commute in Seattle

    Klaus shares a cycling tale about lunch with a co-worker, riding into the city, and waving at the guy at the nude beach. These are his lessons learned during the pandemic.

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  4. What I learned riding my bike 1000 kilometers

    What I learned riding my bik 100km

    Thomas sets out to race his bike 1000 kilometers through France. As he prepares for, and conquers, his adventure, he learns a lot about what's inside of us and what it takes to complete such a mission. Read on!

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  5. Introducing the 2021 Ritchey Ascent

    The 2021 Ritchey Ascent

    Way back in 2015, the original Ritchey Ascent was one of the first true gravel/bikepacking rigs presented to the market. Today, we're thrilled to announce a new Ascent for 2021. The new Ascent builds upon the original bike by adding updates for the modern demands of bikepacking and adventure riding. Check it out!

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  6. Why Are Cycling Product Prices Rising?

    Why Are Cycling Product Prices Rising?

    With the welcome increase in the popularity of cycling around the globe comes some unwelcome delivery delays - and now price increases. Here's a look at what's affecting the current situation for Ritchey.

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  7. Two Beers with Ritchey - Episode 9

    Two Beers with Ritchey Episode 9

    Episode 9 is here! Fergus and Bike Tour Fergus address all of your questions about bikepacking and lightweight touring.

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  8. All The Right Ratios: The perfect ride is close to home

    All The Right Ratios: The perfect ride is close to home

    We first noticed Jordan and his adventures in the Kiwi Beervet bike packing/pub visiting trip in the 20th Anniversary Edition of Single Track magazine and asked him to share more. Instead of waiting for another well-organized out-of-town tour, he said why not keep in tune with the current climate and pay closer attention to the wide range of riding options available from his front door.

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  9. Video: How to Pack for a Lightweight Bikepacking Trip

    How to Pack for a Lightweight Bikepacking Trip

    In this video, we go over our essentials for a lightweight bikepacking trip for anything from an over-nighter to a weeklong ride.

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  10. When Will More Ritchey Products Be Available?

    When Will More Ritchey Products be Available?

    The bicycle industry is seeing an unprecedented combination of extremely high demand and painful supply chain delays. Here's some information about how this impacts Ritchey and the availability of products you're looking to get.

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