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NEW

Ascent Frameset

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Description

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

Tech Specs

Frame
Materialheat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing - TIG welded
Ultra-light forged and machined straight 1-1/8" headtube
Seat tube clamp size28.6mm (2.5Nm max for derailleur clamps and chain guides)
27.2mm seat tube with replaceable seat collar (max torque setting: 6Nm)
Bottom bracket73mm - English threaded
BOOST 148mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included)
Crankset min/max ring size - single24 to 40t / double: 24/34 to 28/38t
Can accommodate 1X or 2X chainrings (Side Swing front derailleur required for double)
Bottle mounts2
Multi-purpose mount underside of downtube
Rack and fender mounts
External cable routing (continuous housing)
WCS headset included (upper IS42/28.6 - 16mm stack height | lower IS42/30)
Replaceable stainless-steel derailleur hanger
Fork
Ritchey steel fork with multi-purpose, rack, fender and threaded crown port
1-1/8" straight steerer
Steerer length300mm
Axle-crown435mm
Rake/Offset52mm
BOOST 110mm spacing (15mm alloy thru-axle included)
Tire Compatibility
Wheel and tire compatibility27.5" x 2.6" or 29" x 2.6" (depending on tire/rim manufacturer)
Frame max spacing78mm
Fork max spacing78mm
Brake Compatibility
Post-mount brakes180mm max front rotor / 160mm max rear rotor
Details
SizesS / M / L / XL
Frame weight2400g (size L - w/o thru-axle)
Fork weight1125g (with uncut steerer / not including axle)
ColorSierra Red
Ritchey Bike Check: Introducing the 2021 Ascent

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