The Ritchey Review - A Cycling Blog

  1. Boris Vallée of Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert Wins in China

    Boris Vallée of Team Wanty-Groupe Gobert Wins in China

    2018 showed the Wanty-Groupe Gobert team fight strongly from the cold cobble stones of the Spring Classics to the grueling breaks of the Tour de France. To finish out the season, Belgian Boris Vallée climbed to the top of the podium at the Tour of Taihu Lake in China this past weekend.

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  2. Tour du Rwanda: So Much More Than a Bike Race

    Tour du Rwanda: So Much More Than a Bike Race

    Despite the preconceived notions that might be held by some people, cycling and bicycle racing are quite popular in Rwanda. Marc Pro Strava, a United States-based pro/Cat-1 road racing team, recently traveled to this African country to race. This deep dive report is a first-hand account of the experience.

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  3. 7 Heaven: An Intro to the 7stanes MTB Trail Centers

    7 Heaven: An Intro to the 7stanes MTB Trail Centers

    In Southern Scotland, close to the English border, sits a heaven for those of us who worship mountain biking. The 7stanes offers a wide network of trails that's sure to have something for every type of mountain biker. Beth Bryn Hodge took her Ritchey P-650b to explore everything 7stanes has to offer.

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  4. A Journey Back to Cycling

    A Journey Back to Cycling

    You might be surprised to learn that the life of a cycling journalist is not as easy of a job as you might think. Near constant travel and weeks without actually riding a bike can take a toll on one’s body, but after being inspired by a Ritchey Road Logic, our author gets back on the bike and pedals his way to better health and joy.

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  5. N1NO and Ritchey WCS XC Mountain Bike Pedals

    Nino Schurter's list of wins and championships is staggering. Olympic Champion. Multiple World Cup Series Champion. Thirty World Cup wins. And, most recently, he's a seven-time World Champion. Through all of these wins, he's ridden Ritchey WCS XC pedals. "The tools to winning."

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  6. How to wrap your handlebars!

    Wrapping bars is not only an exercise in skill, dexterity and patience, it's also an artistic endeavor that can make or break the critical interface between your hands and the handlebars. You don't want to screw it up. Fortunately, Fergus from Ritchey is here to drop some knowledge to ensure your bicycle handlebar wrapping experience is a positive one.

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  7. Top Tips for Your First Cyclocross Race

    Top Tips for Your First Cyclocross Race

    That’s right. #CrossIsComing. You’ve likely watched this exciting cycling discipline develop over the years, and you’ve found it incredibly interesting. Is this the season that you finally dip your toe into the mud and suffering of this painfully beautiful sport by moving beyond spectating? Are you ready to participate? If so, here’s a collection of tips and ideas for your first cyclocross race.

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  8. Ritchey Break-Away: A Bike of Two Halves

    Ritchey Break-Away: A Bike of Two Halves

    Our friends at Always Riding, a very cool shop in the United Kingdom, recently spent some quality time with the Ritchey Break-Away Carbon Road bike. The result is a detailed look at the benefits of having a bike that is easy to travel with.

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  9. Get Creative and You Could Ride the Japanese Odyssey

    Get Creative and You Could Ride the Japanese Odyssey

    If you’re the type of person who loves to use different artistic mediums to document your adventurous bicycle experiences, you could win the chance to be flown to Japan for this amazing ride.

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  10. How to Choose Your Next Bike Vacation

    How to Choose Your Next Bike Vacation

    Your local riding is definitely some of the best in the world, for sure. But we know you dream about your tires touching new trails or roads in other parts of the world. You’re planning on visiting some of these cycling destinations, but how do you choose where to you go for your next cycling vacation? Here’s some insight for you.

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