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Outback Tandm Frameset



The adaptable and versatile Ritchey Outback family grows by two saddles with the introduction of the new Outback TandM Break-Away tandem frameset.

The only thing better than experiencing life in foreign lands by bicycle is sharing those adventures with someone riding along with you. Be it sipping coffee at a cafe found along the white gravel roads in Tuscany or devouring a bowl of warm stew somewhere just off the costal roads in Ireland, the Outback TandM Break-Away tandem serves as the vehicle to get you there.

More than 40 years of frame-building heritage, innovation, exploration, and lots of riding in far-away countries come together to make the new Outback TandM Break-Away the ultimate way to share experiences in new locales with your travel partner. Built with triple-butted Ritchey Logic Tubing, the Outback TandM Break-Away delivers the same exquisite ride feel Ritchey is known for but doubles it up for a unique shared experience.

The "T and M" in the name of this tandem refers to Tom and his wife Martha's (see what we did there?) frequent rides in all parts of the world - the inspiration behind Tom designing this bike. The Outback TandM Break-Away easily and quickly disassembles to fit into two included sturdy travel cases, which help you avoid airline extra baggage fees. Once you arrive at your destination, the bike assembles with ease - allowing you and your riding companion to quickly get out and go.

The Outback TandM Break-Away is a road-oriented tandem frame that cruises endless tarmac routes yet has the advantage of being able to fit 35c tires, making it adaptable enough to effortlessly handle gravel roads that disappear into the horizon. With fender mounts, the ability to fit five water bottles and a confident steel fork with multi-purpose mounts, the Outback TandM Break-Away has all of the features to keep you and your riding partner outfitted with everything you'll need for your time out riding.

  • Includes wheeled carrying bags that fit within most guidelines for airline baggage
  • Designed for on- and off-road riding
  • Available in one size only

Tech Specs

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 tubes with integrated seat collars (max torque setting: 6Nm)
Bottom bracket68mm - English threaded
Designed for standard tandem gearing - stoker crank52/39/30T
Bottle mounts 5
145mm Quick Release
Fender mounts
Forged dropout with integrated derailleur hanger
External cable routing
WCS headset included (upper IS42/28.6 - 16mm stack height | lower IS42/30)
Materialheat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing - TIG welded
1-1/8" straight steerer with integrated 45-degree crown race  
Steerer length300mm
Quick Release 100mm OLD
Fender mounts
Wheel Compatibility
Comp Zeta TandM wheels recommended
Tire Compatibility
Wheel and tire compatibility700 x 35mm tire clearance (depending on tire/rim manufacturer)
Frame max spacing55mm
Fork max spacing 65mm
Brake Compatibility
IS51 brake mounts / 203 max rotor size (adaptors available separately)
Housing stops on down tube optimized for mechanical brake coupling
Hydraulic brake compatible (please see brake manufacturer recommendation for traveling with hydraulic brakes)
Sizes1 size
Frame weight5.02kg (3 sections of frame assembled in one piece)
Fork weight1070g (uncut steerer)
ColorMerlot, Creme & Indigo
Break-Away travel cases (2) and padding included
Hinge Clamps, rear brake cable connector and derailleur cable connectors included
How to Pack a Ritchey  Break-Away Bicycle

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