Gravel Bikes Blog / Ritchey Logic

  1. Five Bikepacking Tips for a Great Adventure

    Five Bikepacking Tips for a Great Adventure

    It makes complete sense to want to make the most of our time outside when conditions are good. Why turn around half way through the day? The great thing about bikepacking is how liberating it is. The distance you can cover, and places you can explore are instantly opened up to far beyond where your legs can carry you during the course of a single day. In this piece, Tom Hill offers us a practical guide for how to prepare, and enjoy, your bikepacking adventures.

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  2. Tom's Gravel Ride at Eurobike

    Tom's Gravel Ride at Eurobike

    This is the story about a beautiful multi-surface escape from the hustle and hassle of the Eurobike show floor. In August of 2017, an exclusive group of cyclists had the opportunity of a lifetime: a 30km multi-surface ride along with Tom Ritchey.


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  3. Vernor Cycling Touring Tips

    Vernor Cycling Touring Tips

    It's safe to say Brian Vernor has traveled his fair share of the world - often documenting his experiences through photos in such a way that the viewer is compelled by the flowing landscape or moving city without the need for words. When he speaks of his trips, it's casual - not flippant or glib. It’'s with an ease that one would suspect even the worst moments are worth more than their weight in gold. We were able to catch up with Brian after a trip he made to Chile in the summer of last year and hear his take on traveling and what lures him to keep moving.

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  4. RITCHEY x STINNER x ORNOT

    RITCHEY x STINNER x ORNOT

    We teamed up with Ornot Clothing and Stinner frameworks on this beautiful collaboration that features our coming soon late tapered disc fork and over-sized external lower headset.

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  5. Jay on traveling and cycling in Ecuador

    Jay on traveling and cycling in Ecuador

    Earlier this year, Jay Ritchey took a trip with his wife to Ecuador for some light bike packing and adventure riding. To test out our new Ascent, we decided to send it along with him for a little adventure of its own. Here's his story:

    My wife works in health care and looks for opportunities to improve her medical Spanish. Last year she went to Costa Rica and this year she found an opportunity to shadow in a hospital in Cuenca, Ecuador. The more we read about the area the more it appealed to us? an old bustling colonial town, resting at 8,000ft just East of the Occidental Andes. I began flying over the area on Google Earth. I was looking for dirt roads leaving the city and escaping to higher elevations. The topography lead me towards

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  6. TR Does Eroica California

    TR Does Eroica California

    It is possible Tom’s Eroica ride started with the challenge that came about from contemplating the over exaggeration the market demands of the bicycle. Calls for stiffer bottom brackets, stiffer head tubes, stiffer front ends. The jargon of, aero wind tunnels, and carbon anything washes over the fundamental of whether or not the bike even rides well or if the rider fairs well after the ride. It’s easy to get caught up in the technological whirlwind of advancement for advancements sake when there are fundamentals deeply rooted in cycling history. At the end of the day, these desires produce a bike what rides like brick with cork tape wrapped around the ends. And that’s just it, right? What is it we ride for if not to enjoy the very element we’re immersing ourselves in when riding. For Tom, the value is if the bike can forgive the ground and terrain for fighting again the ride; it’s in the bikes compliance. If a bike can comply with the very elements it seeks to tackle. Thus, a challenge to t

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  7. Brian Vernor takes on a Legend: Yorkshire, England's Three Peaks Cyclocross Race

    Brian Vernor takes on a Legend:  Yorkshire, England's Three Peaks Cyclocross Race

    Brian Vernor is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, photographer, artist and storyteller. More than anything, he’'s a cyclocross racer. Here he talks about his experience tackling one of the most infamous cycling events of any discipline: Three Peaks Cyclocross Race.

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  8. Grinduro

    Grinduro

    It hasn’'t been a week yet since we struck out to do the Grinduro- an event orchestrated by Giro to benefit the Eastern Sierra Trail Stewardship. The event page boasted camping, epic views, challenging terrain and beer. Not being ones to shy away from epic events that ask for you to dig deep in the pain cave and be rewarded with libations and fireside tall tales from the ride, we signed up. The Grinduro was hosted by Quincy, a small logging town nestled in the eastern Sierras, about an hour and a half north east of Marysville, CA. It’s the kind of place Carver would have written about, where the hum of the sawmill always abuzz, and the nights come too quickly. In mid-October, the air smells crisp in anticipation of fall, and the trees are turning a blaze from the top down not even ashamed of turning too red too soon. Something about the timing and location of the event created an environment ripe for a ride with about 300 of your closest friend you won’t soon forget.

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  9. #BEFOREPROJECT : Stage 11 of 2015 Vuelta

    Originally published on 31/08/2015 by Guillaume Prébois Stage 11 of Vuelta 2015 (Andorra - Encamp On Cortals) Our man, Guillaume Prébois, is back at it previewing some of the hardest stages the pros will tackle in the grand tours and giving us a layman’s perspective from his saddle. Tomorrow’s stage of the Vuelta has been touted as the toughest stage ever created in the history of this Grand Tour. Read on for Guillaume’s opinion. This is the first real mountain stage of the Vuelta 2015 and what stage! She would have been directly inspired by Joaquim Rodriguez, who in the Principality, is a national hero. All climbs are also marked by signs where his name appears. Andorra is a handkerchief wrapped into a tourniquet, the stage looks like the Amstel Gold Race in the sense that the race wraps around the same area and returns several times to the same place.
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  10. #BeforeProject : Milan-San Remo

    #BeforeProject : Milan-San Remo

    Guillaume Prébois came to Ritchey with a plan: to ride the Spring Classics and key Pro Tour stages of 2015 prior to the actual race, give his insight on what the pro peloton would experience and where the crucial moves would happen. What unfolded is something Guillaume calls the #BeforeProject. So we put him on our Superlogic EvoCurve bar, Superlogic C260 stem, WCS Contrail and WCS Zeta II wheels- ensuring he would have the best, near-pro experience while over taking these courses. Below is his take on the historic classic Milan-San Remo.

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